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Compassionate casual sex is blooming Online sex educator Eva Bloom talks about her career and how students can have better casual sex
Feb13

Compassionate casual sex is blooming Online sex educator Eva Bloom talks about her career and how students can have better casual sex

Thinking about sex education for many Ontario students brings back memories of latex condoms on bananas or ancient overheads showing anatomical diagrams in uncomfortable middle school classrooms. Sex education for many university students was characterized by giggles, awkward silence, confused teachers, and misinformation. Ontario’s repealed and then mostly reinstated 2015 curriculum gives the students of today a better chance of...

Sightings of cockroaches call McMaster’s pest control plan into question As students post videos of cockroaches, city of Hamilton Health department determines university’s pest control plan is adequate
Feb13

Sightings of cockroaches call McMaster’s pest control plan into question As students post videos of cockroaches, city of Hamilton Health department determines university’s pest control plan is adequate

Graphic by Elisabetta Paiano / Production Editor On Dec. 5, 2019, a video titled “Cockroaches at Centro (McMaster University)” was uploaded to YouTube. The video compiles several sightings of cockroaches at Centro cafeteria.  “McMaster University must decide when to address these issues and stop pretending that they don’t exist, like they have been for the last couple years. Just because health inspections are passed does not mean the...

Queer politics in Hamilton: A year in review A look at the fraught relationship between the city of Hamilton and the local queer community
Feb13

Queer politics in Hamilton: A year in review A look at the fraught relationship between the city of Hamilton and the local queer community

Photo C/O Kristin Archer   Note: This article has been edited to clarify that Marc Lemire has been working for the city of Hamilton since 2005. cw: homophobia, physical violence, white supremacy, religious extremism The annual Hamilton Pride event held on June 24, 2006 was interrupted midway by a group of homophobic soccer fans. The soccer fans allegedly swore and spat on those marching in the parade, but the Hamilton police were...

Putting their business degrees to good use Toques from the Heart makes toques and supports children’s hockey programming
Feb13

Putting their business degrees to good use Toques from the Heart makes toques and supports children’s hockey programming

Photo C/O Toques from the Heart Website Casey Rogan and Matthew Milne, two level III commerce students at McMaster University, are collecting knit hockey socks and repurposing them into toques that they’ve been handing out to help vulnerable community members, particulary those facing challenges of homelessness, stay warm this winter. The duo has co-founded Toques from the Heart, a Hamilton-based non-profit organization that provides...

Bus passes are here to stay Students vote to keep 12 month bus pass and extended HSR service
Feb04

Bus passes are here to stay Students vote to keep 12 month bus pass and extended HSR service

In last week’s referendum, full-time undergraduate students voted to uphold the current agreement between Hamilton Street Railway and the McMaster Students Union, which gives students bus passes for 12 months with expanded service on the 51-University bus line. Out of five options, 43 per cent of students that voted chose the 12 month expanded bus pass as their top choice on the ranked ballot. Students also had the option to decide...

Being MSU President is like being a rotisserie chicken Get too comfy in your seat (or spit), and you’ll burn
Feb04

Being MSU President is like being a rotisserie chicken Get too comfy in your seat (or spit), and you’ll burn

This article has been edited as of Feb. 11, 2019 A previously published version of this article misquoted Ikram Farah. The quote has since been updated. Students are often at a standoff with the MSU president. A commonly held belief is that the President cannot get things done, while presidents themselves often feel that they are misunderstood by the student body. Looking back at former presidents, we can see the difficult realities...