Madeline McInnis

Madeline McInnis

Madeline is a third year film studies and history major and the creative director at The Cord. Madeline was previously the editor of the opinion section and still enjoys writing on top of her design duties. If you wanted to find her on campus, she's the one wearing a history pun, Gryffindor sweater or a Renaissance art print. She also probably forgot about her tea.

Articles by Madeline McInnis

The ABC’s of OCD: Addressing the misconceptions

The ABC’s of OCD: Addressing the misconceptions

Obsessive compulsive disorder is often associated with organization and cleanliness. We often see fictional characters with cutesy, obsessive habits and their OCD can be magically cured when they fall in love. The idealized version of the mental illness is far from the reality. “When you hear that someone has OCD, it’s like, “oh they clean all the time!” Well, no, […]

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Why “partners” isn’t always the word to use

There’s no doubt that our words have impact. From our earliest days in elementary school, we’re told to watch our words. Even when your words may seem well-intentioned, the people on the receiving end may not agree. Especially when you’re talking about a person’s personal life, you don’t get to decide that their word choice is wrong. The biggest example […]

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Daddy-Dom relationships: a ride on the older side

Innocently or not, the word “daddy” seems to send a shiver down the spines of most students these days — and not in a good way. There’s a lot to be said about daddy-dom relationships and it seems that the only side to the conversation that is being discussed is the negative views of outsiders. “Now that it’s more out […]

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Princess Cinema’s Quote-Along continues to draw crowd with Princess Bride

It’s not every day you walk into a movie theatre to be greeted with a “Welcome to the Fire Swamp, watch out for the R.O.U.S.’s, but I don’t believe they exist.” On Thursday, Princess Cinemas and the “folkes” from the Royal Medieval Faire hosted a The Princess Bride quote-along (think sing-along with subtitles instead of song lyrics). They gave away […]

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#BellLetsTalk about how it’s okay to not be okay

Today is Bell Let’s Talk day and I want to talk about something very important: you don’t always have to be positive and grateful. The mentality that we have to find the silver lining can be extremely harmful, especially to those of us with mental illnesses. More often than not, there are fluff articles explaining “10 easy ways to think […]

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Reflections on bad qualities

Reflections on bad qualities

To this day, the lesson that has resonated with me the most came from my grade 12 literature class. We were instructed to draw a box in the centre of a page, then think of the person that we disliked most in this world. We were told to put the qualities about them that annoyed us so much around the […]

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Falling in love with your major

Though I haven’t been very vocal about it, over the summer I worked on the set of a History Channel documentary called Black Watch Snipers, highlighting the men of the Royal Highland Regiment during World War Two.  At the time, I knew that the story we were telling was an incredible one, but I didn’t know the magnitude of the […]

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Internet attacking Amber Heard for her account of abuse

Over the weekend, Amber Heard was trending on Facebook again. Since late May when Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp, it seems we can’t go two weeks without one of them trending and having their faces spread across our social media feeds. Recently, I’ve come to dread when Heard’s name begins to trend. Like most, I know that the […]

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Fantastic Beasts and how I found them

Fantastic Beasts and how I found them

I had been waiting three long years for this moment. This time, I traded my Hogwarts robes for an orange vest and a black bowtie. It was finally the premiere of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  I was excited, but I was skeptical. As an executive member of the Wilfrid Laurier University Harry Potter Alliance, I was really […]

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National Novel Writing Month: An exciting challenge for novelists

National Novel Writing Month: An exciting challenge for novelists

November, for most, is simply the month that comes between Halloween and Christmas. It’s Black Friday for the cross-border shoppers and when the crows finally decide to fly away, making mornings a little more quiet. Much less known, however, is that November is National Novel Writing Month — NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is a worldwide not-for-profit that works to provide a platform […]

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