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Students and CUPE call for return of York University Go bus stop Metrolinx’s decision to cancel the stop will increase financial barriers for students, sessional faculty and other campus Go bus users
Jan10

Students and CUPE call for return of York University Go bus stop Metrolinx’s decision to cancel the stop will increase financial barriers for students, sessional faculty and other campus Go bus users

Photos by Kyle West As of Jan. 5, Metrolinx has cancelled service to the York University Keele campus and Keele Street stops for multiple Go Bus routes, including the highway 407 47 route, which stops at the McMaster Go station. Instead, the bus routes will end at the highway 407 Toronto Transit Commission subway station. In a written statement, Metrolinx spokesperson and senior media manager Anne Marie Aikins said the change is part...

McMaster student activists launch “Whiter World” campaign The posters allege that university has promotes bigotry, white supremacy and endangers marginalized communities
Jan10

McMaster student activists launch “Whiter World” campaign The posters allege that university has promotes bigotry, white supremacy and endangers marginalized communities

Photos C/O “De Caire Off Campus” Facebook page   In Dec. 2018, posters featuring the same font and design as McMaster University’s Brighter World campaign posters but instead reading “Whiter World” began popping up in various locations around campus. According to the De Caire Off Campus Facebook page, the group behind the campaign is the Revolutionary Student Movement, an anti-capitalist student activist movement that...

A look back at the MSU election bylaws Have MSU election bylaws been fair or overly restrictive?
Jan10

A look back at the MSU election bylaws Have MSU election bylaws been fair or overly restrictive?

Photos C/O Housing & Conference Services   In recent years, questions of bylaw enforcement have been at the forefront of the McMaster Students Union presidential elections. While most students may not concern themselves with the details of election rules, past years’ rulings show us that while infractions may seem minor, enough violations may cast the integrity of the election into question. A look back at last year In the 2018...

Bringing arts to the forefront at Mac’s new research centre The Centre for Networked Media and Performance aims to facilitate artist-centric research
Jan09

Bringing arts to the forefront at Mac’s new research centre The Centre for Networked Media and Performance aims to facilitate artist-centric research

Photo by Kyle West By: Drew Simpson On June 26, the McMaster University board of governors, specifically the executive and governance committee, approved recommendation from the senate executive committee to establish the Centre for Networked Media and Performance. According to the Oct. 18 board of governors meeting agenda, the vision for the CNMAP is “the production, exploration and analysis of new forms of expression, communication...

MSU board of directors mid-year review Seven months into their term, The Silhouette looks at whether the BoDs have followed through on their year-plans
Nov29

MSU board of directors mid-year review Seven months into their term, The Silhouette looks at whether the BoDs have followed through on their year-plans

Photo C/O Haley Greene President Ikram Farah Ikram Farah has begun a series of initiatives over the first term and has mostly been on schedule with her year-plan thus far into the academic year. Farah worked with Metrolinx to implement extended Go bus hours on the busiest nights of Welcome Week and throughout the year, a prominent platform point for her. There are now two added trip times at night for the 47 eastbound and the 15A...

Student groups condemn gender identity resolution Trans activists express concern that the motion will put their rights in jeopardy
Nov29

Student groups condemn gender identity resolution Trans activists express concern that the motion will put their rights in jeopardy

Photo by Razan Samara By: Drew Simpson From Nov. 12 to 19, the trans and LGBTQA+ community came together to observe Trans Awareness Week. While marginalized groups were reflecting on the country’s history of transphobic violence, the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party passed a resolution to open debate whether gender identity theory should be stripped from curriculum in Ontario schools. The Nov. 17 resolution seeks to characterize...