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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“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 ·
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Radical religion: Kindness comes from the interpretation

Acceptance and love have are supposed to have always been the cornerstones of my religion. I went to Catholic school my whole life before attending Wilfrid Laurier University and I honestly believe that I was taught critical thinking and the ability to form an opinion like anyone else. But I didn’t pick up the messages that Catholic school kids are supposedly spoon-fed from infancy. Strangely enough, I can […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
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Laurier “free week” and intramural information

This September, getting involved at the athletic complex has never been easier. “Our Group-X classes, intramurals, dance classes and rock wall are all paid for separately from the membership, but then everyone is free to come and use the gym with their OneCard,” Stef Kubacki, recreation assistant explained. However, for the week starting Sept. 11, these activities have no charge […]

by Madeline McInnis· · More Sports, Sports ·
Reliving the nineties on the silver screen

Reliving the nineties on the silver screen

There’s something special about seeing your favourite movies on the big screen. As Karlis Wilde – The Cord’s features editor – revealed last issue, going to the theatre is an experience beyond the actual movie itself. It’s not just the two-hour run time, it’s the atmosphere created around the theatre that keeps us coming back time and time again in […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts, Arts and Life ·