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

Unhooking the stigma behind going braless

Unhooking the stigma behind going braless

There isn’t a woman I know that enjoys wearing a bra. How can anyone blame them? Bras are confining, they cut into the skin and add an extra layer of fabric in the summer. However, because I’m not entirely small chested, I never considered going braless. People would notice; my breasts would be out of control. It seemed like the […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 3 comments · Opinion ·
Graphic by Jessi Wood

Soul searching with a psychic

Next month I’m turning 21. Like most people my age, I have no idea who I am, what I’m supposed to do or who I’m supposed to be. Of course, I have dreams, but they all seem so distant and unachievable that they’re usually boiled down to another anxiety that keeps me up at night. So – with what I […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · Arts and Life, Life ·
Photo by Marco Pedri

Consent is Cool event to be held at Turret

On April 1 at the Turret, a nightclub event will be hosted by local DJ and undergraduate at Wilfrid Laurier University, Garrett Large. The event is a club-night dubbed Consent is Cool and will raise proceeds to donate to the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASC). SASC works with Laurier directly and acts as a 24-7 phone support […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
Graphic by Fani Hsieh

Marijuana dispensaries see a rise in raids

On March 10, Waterloo Regional Police raided one of the five cannabis dispensaries in the area. After a search warrant was presented to Green Tree Medicinal Dispensary on King Street, four arrests were made, as well as charges for the possession with the purpose of trafficking. Ontario has seen an increase in the number of dispensaries — seemingly more are […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · Local, News ·
Accepting and living with an eating disorder

Accepting and living with an eating disorder

No one will love you if you don’t love yourself. These are the words that loop in my head as I stand in my kitchen. The words aren’t a reminder for me to celebrate myself, it just tells me that no one can love me. I’ve eaten once over the span of two days and the thought of eating churns […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 2 comments · Opinion ·
New science course offered at Laurier

New science course offered at Laurier

A new course is being offered this summer at Wilfrid Laurier University. The course, named physics for medicine and biology, will be held by the department of physics and computer science and will be taught by Ioannis Haranas, adjunct assistant professor. This is the first time the course is being offered and will act as a test-run for a permanent […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

E(RACE)r work reviewed after a year of action

“Until the philosophy that holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war.” These are the words that framed the e(RACE)r summit on race and racism on Canadian university campuses post-summit report. Above, Laura Mae Lindo, director of the Diversity and Equity Office, quoted the words of civil rights activist Bob Marley […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
Graphic by Fani Hsieh

Female award empowers international community

On March 8, the Women’s Executive Network announced nominations for Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. The award will recognize women in leadership roles in Canada. The Women’s Executive Network hopes to inspire current and future generations of women and men. The Top 100 Awards, which will be open to nominations until May 19, is presented to women in […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · News ·
Photo by Qiao Liu

Feminist poetry slam emphasizes the importance of an inclusive agenda

“Understand that the poets are giving all that they’ve got. There’s going to be blood, but that’s okay,” Samantha Estoesta, University of Waterloo alumna and former executive director of LSPRIG, said on March 6 during a poetry slam at the University of Waterloo’s pub, The Bombshelter. “Spoken word, as a medium, is meant to be very community orientated. It’s very […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · Arts and Life ·
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Province to assist those with low income in region

As part of a new movement towards financial literacy in the province, Ontario has increased funding to support free tax clinics and financial coaching which is also meant to assist those in Ontario surviving on low income. At an event on March 7, Minister of the Community and Social Services, Helena Jaczek, and MPP Kitchener-Centre, Daiene Vernile, along with others, […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · Local, News ·