Less is more
Mar31

Less is more

Every aspect of our world is designed in one way or another. From the appliances in our kitchens to the clothes on our backs, every switch and button has been meticulously considered and executed. Design — whether it be in buildings, laptops or can openers — weave through the fabric of our lives. But things have changed. Today, we live in a throwaway society. We create and consume in abundance, forgoing detail for convenience. The...

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Professors of McMaster gets personal The people behind the “Professors of McMaster” Facebook page
Mar10

Professors of McMaster gets personal The people behind the “Professors of McMaster” Facebook page

There is a certain relationship between students and professors that makes students wary of approaching the people at the front of lecture halls. Osamah Al-Gayyali, now a third-year Biochemistry student, decided to do something about this. He got the idea while at the Biochemistry Society’s “Meet the Profs” event in his second year, where he could not shake the feeling of fear when approaching professors. Ironically, the event was...

Our civic responsibility to Flint Hamilton’s sister city, Flint, MI, is in the middle of a dangerous water crisis. Should McMaster students feel a responsibility to aid their citizens?
Feb11

Our civic responsibility to Flint Hamilton’s sister city, Flint, MI, is in the middle of a dangerous water crisis. Should McMaster students feel a responsibility to aid their citizens?

Flint is one of Hamilton’s sister cities. It is located in the state of Michigan, and it has a population of 102,434. It would take roughly four hours to fly there, and like Hamilton, it was built upon a prominent trade industry (in our case, steel; in theirs, lumber). We don’t typically have much to do with Flint, and most of the time the idea of a “sister city” seems like something arbitrarily assigned across the globe. Our status...

Love is a cocktail of pain Getting shot by cupid’s arrow is a mix of pleasure and pain
Feb11

Love is a cocktail of pain Getting shot by cupid’s arrow is a mix of pleasure and pain

By: Mitali Chaudhary Why does love feel like literally being stabbed by cupid’s arrow? Be it a bout of infatuation or a full-blown deep and passionate promise, at every step of the game, love seems to hurt just as much as it brings joy. To make things even more complicated, there isn’t just one type of pain that it causes. Instead, we get to experience an impressive range of conflicting feelings that are difficult to name, much less...