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

Clubs on campus: the importance of getting involved

Clubs on campus: the importance of getting involved

Getting to know people on campus can be both challenging and intimidating. Thankfully, there are more places to meet people than just in the classroom. Involving yourself in campus clubs and organizations is a sure-fire way to situate yourself around people with similar interests, but with so many amazing groups to join, it can be a task in itself just […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Features ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

Renovation to Laurier’s Peters Building set to modernize the space for students

Construction on the Peters Building is well underway. “Almost all of the demolition is complete,” Brent Carpenter, project manager of capital projects, physical resources at Laurier, said. “New walls are going up and the new building is starting to take shape. The project, which is expected to be completed around April 30, 2018, should have students studying in Peters again […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Madeline McInnis

Breaking down the fundamentals of Bullet Journalism

If you’re looking for a new way to stay organized and make memories this school year, you might want to try your hand at bullet journaling.  A bullet journal, at its core, is a no-strings-attached way to track your life. It’s a mix of a to-do list, journal, scrapbook, notebook, sketchbook – or whatever else you may want to include. […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Contributed Image

Achievement and age don’t go hand in hand

This past summer, the Canadians swept gold, silver and bronze in the individual senior young rider’s division of the 2017 FEI North American Junior Young Rider Championships horseback riding competition. As a member of the equestrian community, this was obviously an exciting moment. These three young athletes made Canada proud and they’re the future of the sport in our country. […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
Photo by Madeline McInnis

Waterloo gives the community a walk to remember

“It’s sort of fun to learn what was here in the past,” Janet Seally, manager of information services and local history at the Waterloo Public Library, said regarding the walking tour of Waterloo Park she led on August 12. Oftentimes, we seem to take our surroundings for granted and we don’t think about local history. Even us history majors can […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Contributed Image

Where luck is lacking

I like to say that I have the luck of the Irish, which – historically speaking – is fucking awful. From missing the bus to breaking my ankle during playoffs Having the wifi go down just as I’m handing in an assignment to finding myself in the most disgusting stall in the public washroom – luck never really seems to […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
Reflecting on the meaning of Pride

Reflecting on the meaning of Pride

For many of us, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Warm weather, the sun, at least some free time and the rainbow flag is flying overhead. June is Pride Month and festivals are picking up to celebrate LGBTQ+ folks in our communities. Queer history is being explored and showcased in many ways for those who are eager to […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life, Events, Life ·
Contributed Image

How to cut the budget and save the corners

When you’re making an investment in your future, particularly one as huge as university, saving a few bucks here and there can really add up. But where should you save on those investments? Heading to the dollar store for your school supplies can be a great way to keep your bank account happy. However, if you’re a stationery snob like […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Photo by Tanzeel Sayani

Comparing grades and measuring intelligence

Back in grade nine, I had a teacher who didn’t ever take any real notice to her students’ personal lives. To me, that made her interest, when it did happen, even more memorable. After a particularly hard test, one of my friends continued to ask what grade I received, even after several times of me trying to politely avoid the […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Fani Hsieh

City of Waterloo runs pilot project to turn dog poop into electricity

A new pilot project being introduced by the City of Waterloo aims to turn dog waste into energy, heating and fertilizer. This would be accomplished through a process known as anaerobic digestion, which happens when organic waste breaks down in an environment without oxygen. “Here was an opportunity to do something that’s environmentally friendly, show that we’re a dog-friendly city […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Local, News ·