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High gypsy moth populations in Dundas Seeing more of them around? Here’s what you need to know
Jul06

High gypsy moth populations in Dundas Seeing more of them around? Here’s what you need to know

By: Elizabeth Ivanecky Hamilton Conservation Authority staff have noted that the Dundas and Ancaster regions in Hamilton are expected to experience a high degree of defoliation this summer due to the high levels of the European gypsy moth populations. Noticeable defoliation will occur in the Dundas Valley Conservation Area east of the Hermitage Parking lot and south of the Hydro cut where HCA staff recorded 275 to 4580 egg masses of...

Survival of the fittest Why the structure of tutorials need to change at McMaster
Dec01

Survival of the fittest Why the structure of tutorials need to change at McMaster

By: Elizabeth Ivanecky With course evaluations available until Dec. 8, McMaster University needs to adjust the structure of tutorials that often accompany lecture-sized classes. Tutorials simply do not accommodate all types of personalities and learners. The choice to remain anonymous in lecture halls isn’t present in tutorials. This tutorial strips more reserved students of this anonymity and forces them to share their opinion. What...

Ode to McMaster’s street art Finding creativity despite the stresses of midterms
Oct20

Ode to McMaster’s street art Finding creativity despite the stresses of midterms

By: Elizabeth Ivanecky Graffiti is vandalism — I won’t even begin to deny it, but it is also an important way for Mac students to artistically express themselves anonymously. With November just a couple of weeks away, the stress of midterm exams and assignments is here. What it doesn’t mean is dropping all of our creative energy and redirect it only towards our studying. The anonymity of graffiti art at Mac gives both freedom and...

Owning a part of history Hamilton real estate is bringing back life to the city
Sep29

Owning a part of history Hamilton real estate is bringing back life to the city

By: Elizabeth Ivanecky At this moment in time, Hamiltonians are consciously choosing to change the current cultural fabric and reputation of Hamilton. A great place to see this transformation of the Hamiltonian culture and reputation is in its real estate. This transformation is redefining Hamilton as a place that preserves the old and openly accepts the new — holding onto and respecting the traditions of Hamilton’s heritage and...

Only a matter of time Volunteering builds character in a person and the Hamilton community
Sep22

Only a matter of time Volunteering builds character in a person and the Hamilton community

By: Elizabeth Ivanecky Time is money, and your time at McMaster is no different. I don’t have to remind us all how much coffee we bought for those all-nighters and of course the big kahuna — our tuitions. So yes, your time at Mac is money, no doubt about it, but you can make it count for more than that. Time is one of the most valuable things you can give when it comes to volunteering. And volunteering in the Hamilton community is an...