Shyenne MacDonald

Shyenne MacDonald

Shy is a third-year English studies major. After acting as a News Editor for a semester, she is continuing her time with The Cord as the Arts and Life Editor. Despite efforts to appear casual, Shy is entirely too invested in Batman. Her other interests revolve around buying books she knows she'll never read and devoting far too much of her time on the Sephora app, looking at makeup pallets that will inevitably bankrupt her.

Articles by Shyenne MacDonald

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Arts & Crafts with The Cord

  You get to a certain point in the semester where you just can’t read anymore. We, at The Cord, understand that struggle. We too get tired of reading from time to time. That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to give you suggestions of what you can do with The Cord when you can’t look at another word. You […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Graphic by Alan Li

The unwritten rules of social media you need to be following

Is social media presence becoming too muddled for you to understand? Are you lost? Take my proverbial hand and allow me to guide you through this mess we’ve all helped to create. Here are the unwritten rules you should always be following for Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Snapchat: I’m not going to say don’t snap drunk—because there’s nothing more […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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My heart left soaring while the critics are roaring

  On Nov. 17, I was one of the few others that went and saw Justice League, the newest instalment of the DCEU movie series. When I say “few others”, I mean that. The theatre wasn’t nearly as packed as compared to when I saw Thor, the week previous. And by now, we’ve all heard how poorly Justice League has […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Photo by Qiao Liu

Matcha, Matcha Man, Brandon Chow is the Matcha Man

What’s healthy, equivalent to coffee and green all over? Matcha! And entrepreneur Brandon Chow has got it by the truckload. When I first started this “Matcha Madness” escapade I had no idea what the wonderful green substance was, admittedly. “The main difference that people don’t realize is that for green tea you just dip the leaf in the water. But […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts and Life, Food ·
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Allegations against Kevin Spacey push actor out of House of Cards

On Oct. 29, Anthony Rapp flooded Twitter with accusations of assault directed toward actor Kevin Spacey. Later the same day, Spacey released a statement neither confirming nor denying the accusation, but instead revealing to the world that he was a gay man. The timing, which reads as “now’s a good as time as any,” leaves something to be desired. By […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Alan Li

An exploration of women’s Halloween costume

“In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In girl world, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it.” So said Lindsey Lohan’s character Cady in the movie Mean Girls. And, let’s face it, was […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

Transgressions among Witches, Wiccans and Wise Women

Witch City Arts North and Women in Music and Arts (WIMA) Toronto are currently hosting Witchfest North 2017, which will run from Oct. 5 to Oct. 31. Witchfest is an event wherein witches, Wiccans and wise women celebrate the repeal of section 365 from Canada’s criminal code. Section 365 states the following: “Every one who fraudulently (a) pretends to exercise […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts and Life ·
Editorial: Passion in your prose

Editorial: Passion in your prose

When I was younger, I was always embarrassed about writing. I never told people that I wrote, and God forbid if they did found out they and they asked to see it. Even now I get nervous over the idea of someone reading what I write. Which seems stupid, given the things I’ve had published. Even now, there’s only one […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Opinion ·
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Finding podcasts that help you ponder life

Want a break from life? Tired of the exceedingly mundane? Have you considered podcasts? Of course you have, everyone and their grandmother has a podcast they love. I have six that hold a permanent spot in my audio library. However, I want to talk about just three podcasts and what makes them unique. So my first one, which is currently […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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School for Scandal is a smashing success

  On Sept. 22 and 23, Student Budget Productions hosted their rendition of School for Scandal, a play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan written in 1777. Unlike most comedies in his time, Sheridan had taken the focus from court life and put it onto the newly influential merchant class. When the play opened in the eighteenth century, it had filled houses […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts and Life ·