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Opinion: The referendum for OPIRG’s fee is unjust The MSU is making cuts against a group that advocates for marginalized populations
Mar11

Opinion: The referendum for OPIRG’s fee is unjust The MSU is making cuts against a group that advocates for marginalized populations

By Sarun Balaranjan, Contributor Note: Sarun Balaranjan is a member of the Board of Directors for OPIRG.  Before I begin, I must acknowledge my conflict of interest as a member of the Board of Directors for OPIRG. This year has been troubling for OPIRG in many respects. The Student Choice Initiative forced us to terminate all of our staff. The new Board of Directors had almost no prior experience with OPIRG. Oh, and the McMaster...

Responding to women’s homelessness during the winter Without funding, shelter services struggle to address the needs of homeless women in Hamilton
Nov28

Responding to women’s homelessness during the winter Without funding, shelter services struggle to address the needs of homeless women in Hamilton

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor By Christina Reed, Contributor Every winter, many women in Hamilton find themselves without a safe, warm place to sleep.  Without protection from the elements, these women struggle to survive. As affordable housing in Hamilton becomes increasingly inaccessible, the number of homeless women in Hamilton in need of emergency shelters rises each year. According to a 2018 community profile from the...

Stop freaking out over rainbow poppies A lot of the outrage surrounding rainbow poppies has been misled
Nov11

Stop freaking out over rainbow poppies A lot of the outrage surrounding rainbow poppies has been misled

A poppy created and sold on eBay by Julie Fearnley in 2018. Photo C/O Julie Fearnley.  By Sarah Homsi, Contributor cw: homophobia As vibrant, red poppies take residence on jackets and over people’s hearts, they act as a solemn symbol to remind us of those who have fallen during times of war.  This year, the lead up to Remembrance Day feels different. My various social media platforms have been overwhelmed with people disputing the...

A slam dunk start for the men’s basketball team Starting off 2-1, the team looks promising
Nov07

A slam dunk start for the men’s basketball team Starting off 2-1, the team looks promising

Photo C/O Kyle West By: Jovan Popovic The 2019-2020 McMaster men’s basketball team kicked off their season on Oct. 25, with a heartbreaking two-point loss against the Lakehead University Thunderwolves. Following this loss, they won their next two games, against Lakehead and the Brock University Badgers, bringing the team to a record of two wins and one loss. This season, the team looks to break the playoff barrier and achieve their...

Wojtek Kraj among additions to the Men’s Volleyball team Kraj comes from the Polish team Jastrzębski Węgiel and looks to make an immediate impact
Sep08

Wojtek Kraj among additions to the Men’s Volleyball team Kraj comes from the Polish team Jastrzębski Węgiel and looks to make an immediate impact

After a tough end to their last season, the McMaster Marauder’s men’s volleyball team made key acquisitions to offset the loss of a few veteran players. Most notably, they signed Wojtek Kraj, a six foot ten middle hitter. Kraj played for Jastrzębski Węgiel, a prestigious club in Poland which is a part of the top Polish volleyball league, PlusLiga.  Coming from Poland, Kraj’s familiarity with the Hamilton and McMaster community are...