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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Creating FOMO (fear of missing out) through musical experiences

In the immortal words of Goyte’s 2011 hit “Somebody that I used to know,” you can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness. Except, this sadness isn’t born from an unhealthy romantic experience, instead it’s the FOMO. Which means –  if you’re perpetually out of sync with the latest acronyms like me – the feeling of missing out. If […]

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Keep your eyes on The Kents

Lindsay is a small town in Ontario located along the Scugog River. Founded in 1825, it’s claim to fame since then has been that it was the home of a long dead military official. Trip Advisor suggests checking out the Lounge Haven Cottage and Boating Club, if you’re so inclined. In more recent years, however, the town has received attention […]

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What you value in experience: Refinding the drive-in

We were barely late to Friday night’s double feature at the Mustang drive-in and it was definitely a sign of good things to come. The night’s bill included the reimagining of Stephen King’s classic, It and the prequel to the Conjuring’s spin off, Annabelle: Creation. The show should have felt like an uninspired exploration of the classic tropes of childhood […]

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Creating a dialogue about consent for first-year students

On Sept. 6, in the heart of Orientation Week, Wilfrid Laurier University hosted Mike Domitrz, founder of the Date Safe Project, author of Can I Kiss You and public speaker. Domitrz gave an informative presentation on consent and its concomitants. Date Safe Project is an organization which has the mission statement to prevent sexual assault and promote healthy intimacy and […]

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Shinerama poised to continue Orientation Week programming for Laurier students

  On Sept. 9, Wilfrid Laurier University will be celebrating its annual Shine Day. A day where volunteers and first years gather in the community to raise money for research toward Canada’s leading fatal genetic disease, Cystic Fibrosis. Shine Day, in conjunction with Shinerama, is held every year by the Students’ Union during Orientation Week. “[Shinerama] is the largest post-secondary […]

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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 […]

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