Madeline McInnis

Madeline McInnis

After her time as opinion editor and creative director, Madeline is now the features editor at The Cord. She’s a fourth-year history and film studies major who’s fresh back from her exchange in England where she fell even more in love with London, writing, tea, art, and fountain pens.

Articles by Madeline McInnis

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Plan on writing in November? What a novel idea

    Hang onto your seats everybody, it’s Oct. 25. You know what that means?  You have one week left to plan your novel.   Sound the alarms, bare the trumpets and practice your typing skills. Try not to panic, then fail, because we’re definitely panicking right now.  National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) happens every November. It’s a worldwide not-for-profit that encourages literacy […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life ·
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The difficulties of looking beyond university

Is it ever okay to not have your mind made up?  Of course, it seems obvious that the answer is unequivocally “yes.”  There are countless articles already in this newspaper alone from writers coming to terms with the fact that the possibilities are endless and inevitable.  But that’s hard to accept when your stance was previously set in stone.  One […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
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There seems to be no winning for Macklemore

It seems popular to hate on Macklemore these days, despite his popularity just a few short years ago. The other day, I read a BuzzFeed in-depth about Macklemore showing his white privilege through his new music. Now, I’m usually actually quite fond of BuzzFeed in-depths. They usually show very personal stories of regular people or offer new looks into the […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
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“Me too” isn’t an effective internet movement

  This Monday, my Facebook feed blew up with young women setting “me too” as their status, showing that they are a survivor of sexual harassment and/or assault. The idea behind this initiative is that if every woman shared this as their status, people would understand how large the problem of sexual violence is in our modern society. As touching […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
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Editorial: Fighting hate with acceptance

On Sunday, Jagmeet Singh was officially elected the leader of the federal New Democrat Party. Singh won this vote by an absolute landslide, which I think comes as no surprise to anyone who has been following the elections process. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this the first time that a visible minority has been elected to lead a […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
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Following airline rules isn’t optional

Recently, a woman was dragged off of a Southwest Airlines flight because she claimed that she was deathly allergic to dogs, didn’t have paperwork to prove she was alright to fly and there were two service dogs on board. The airline has apologized for the way the situation was handled, but I honestly don’t understand why. People get escorted off […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
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These notebooks are noteworthy: the best journal for the job

I’m one of those students who, if I’m on my laptop, I’m bound to be on Facebook instead of taking notes. For that reason, as well as to help with memory, I made the switch to handwriting. Between my bullet journal, my creative pocket notebook, my publications notebook and my class notes, I almost always have my backpack jammed with […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life ·
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London, France, let’s talk about underpants!

I have some breaking news for you, so you better sit down if you’re not already. Women wear underwear. Along with the cultural obsession with bra straps, another worst-kept-secret seems to be underwear — namely, visible panty lines. “It’s very strange that underwear and the idea that people have to wear underwear is sexualized,” Alicia Hall, assistant coordinator at the […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life ·
Living with OCD is nothing for you to pity

Living with OCD is nothing for you to pity

“Hello, I’m Madeline McInnis, and before I start, I just want you to know that I have obsessive compulsive disorder so that you can judge me now instead of changing your opinion about me later.” True? Yeah. Unnecessary? Absolutely. Then why does the conversation suddenly have to change when we find out that someone does have a mental illness after […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·