Shyenne MacDonald

Shyenne MacDonald

Articles by Shyenne MacDonald

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri gets three thumbs up

From a small premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September to headlining wide-release theatres this week in the United Kingdom. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is this year’s breakout, runaway hit looking into awards season, and it was just announced as a nominee for best picture at the Oscars. It cleaned up at the Golden Globes, grabbing the awards […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts and Life ·
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Valleys is a new sound for a new band

  Remember when Down With Webster went on hiatus? If you don’t that’s fine, I admittedly didn’t notice. But did anyone notice when they formed a new band? Patrick Gillet, Cameron Hunter, Tyler Armes and Andrew Martino — while on hiatus — formed a new band called Honors. Before we continue, I’ve noted and deducted imaginary and insignificant points from […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Editorial: a show that brings more than nostalgia

Editorial: a show that brings more than nostalgia

For the first time in 20 years Cardcaptor Sakura began a new season. The show, which first ran at the very beginning of a long list of “magical girl” animes, is hands down the best thing to air on television. Not only does it have LGBT representation with characters that are three-dimensional (which for the 90’s, and even now, that’s […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Opinion ·
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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 ·
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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 ·
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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 ·
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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 ·
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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 […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts and Life ·