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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Beauty standards are finally changing for the better

The days of extremely thin runway models setting the unattainable female beauty standard are gone. Body types like Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj are the new unattainable and the new ideal. Big butts, flat tummy, large breasts, popping cheekbones and pouty lips, all while keeping an hourglass shape. You have to be small in the right places and big in […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
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Laurier partners with Vancouver film school

For Wilfrid Laurier University’s film students interested in production, a new opportunity started “rolling” on September 22. A partnership with the Vancouver Film School, one of the best production schools in North America, was launched. The new Vancouver Film School pathway is available to Laurier film studies single majors who have completed at least 2.5 credit courses by the end […]

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

Canada in a Day’s poor marketing campaign

Filming for Canada in a Day happened September 10 and, although it certainly will be a moving display when completed, it seemed to miss the mark with students. Canada in a Day is a film project by CTV to showcase what citizens love most about Canada by asking them to film their day and submit the clips. It’s based on […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life ·
Graphic by Lena Yang

Plagiarism outside of academia

Everyone knows that stealing is wrong and we shouldn’t do it. In the same way, you wouldn’t steal someone’s laptop, their less tangible items shouldn’t be stolen either. Taking someone else’s creation, whether an idea, research, written piece or artwork without their consent is stealing. It’s plagiarism and it should be seen equally as wrong as taking someone’s wallet. In a […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
Vogue misrepresents people with disabilities in offensive ad

Vogue misrepresents people with disabilities in offensive ad

Recently, Brazilian Vogue published a feature stating “we are all Paralympians” in an attempt to promote the Rio Paralympic games. As if the statement wasn’t offensive enough already, they photoshopped disabilities onto able-bodied models, removing the female model’s arm and giving the male a photoshopped prosthetic leg. This disgusting display of ignorance is a giant leap in the wrong direction […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Lena Yang

Investing in back to school essentials

There’s no doubt that back-to-school sales are tempting to the best of us frugal shoppers, and it’s pretty hard to separate the junk from the jewels. What’s worth the splurge? What are the things that a university student should not live without? Protective Laptop Case From the group chat for planning Phil’s nights, to handing in assignments on MyLearningSpace, your […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life ·
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The issue with Taylor Swift’s “squad”

By now, I’m sure everyone who has any access to social media has heard about Taylor Swift’s “squad” of friends. They’re a clique of female celebrities who show up at her concerts, hold massive parties and support each other through drama. The problem is, they are not a squad, nor are they “goals”. It’s the worst thing to happen to […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Fani Hsieh

Defense against the dark arts

I am not excited for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. There, I said it. I don’t know if I will see it, and if I do, it’ll probably be in a few years when it goes off Broadway or goes on tour. To me, it’s nothing more than a money grab. We learned about supply and demand in grade […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Lena Yang

Political ad campaigns are insignificant

This is the time to form your own political opinions, cast a ballot, and make a change.

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·