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The Silhouette Yearbook Saying goodbye to Volume 90 and our 2020 staff graduates
Apr13

The Silhouette Yearbook Saying goodbye to Volume 90 and our 2020 staff graduates

We didn’t get the chance to say farewell in person and celebrate the achievements of our graduating staff members this year, so instead, we’re putting them in a little online spotlight. The Silhouette family is proud of all our soon to be graduates for their tireless dedication to the Sil, their passionate efforts to learn and grow at McMaster and their commitment to supporting their communities.      ...

A day in the life (under quarantine) Find out how your favourite Sil staff members are spending their time in quarantine
Apr08

A day in the life (under quarantine) Find out how your favourite Sil staff members are spending their time in quarantine

Sil diary entry by Adrianna Michell, Features Reporter I have a lot of free time and I love to be snoopy. I’m a fourth year student and suddenly my undergraduate years are over. I need a little comfort right now. I need a little bit of normalcy.  After reading Jenna Wortham’s Vanity Fair “corona diary” I wanted to do my own. Although I am neither an NYC based writer nor a wellness witch, I am a panicked student trying to make sense of...

COVID-19 closures leave students unemployed How CareMongering HamOnt is creating networks of care
Apr08

COVID-19 closures leave students unemployed How CareMongering HamOnt is creating networks of care

Photo C/O Erik Mclean Students’ lives have rapidly changed with the COVID-19 virus closing campus doors. On March 13 David Farrar, McMaster’s president, announced that all graduate and undergraduate classes were cancelled and no in-person exams would take place this April. The days following this announcement have brought updates including the closure of all non-essential services on campus.  Many students found that not only were...

There’s no more excuses How can Hamilton cope with climate change? Climate resilience and social cohesion are key to coping with possible disasters
Mar25

There’s no more excuses How can Hamilton cope with climate change? Climate resilience and social cohesion are key to coping with possible disasters

Graphic by Elisabetta Paiano/ Production Editor The threat of climate change was made clear by the fires that spread across Australia earlier this year. Heat waves and drought caused bush fires that permanently altered the country’s landscape, which were made at least 30 per cent worse by the impacts of climate change. Australia’s devastating fires are only an early example of the consequences of the climate crisis. Although, across...

Wet’suwet’en solidarity actions in Hamilton Action in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation connected with arrests
Mar16

Wet’suwet’en solidarity actions in Hamilton Action in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation connected with arrests

Solidarity actions have sprung up across Canada in support of the ongoing protests against the pipeline under construction through Wet’suwet’en First Nation territory.  The Wet’suwet’en territory, in what is now known as British Columbia, is unceded land not covered by a treaty with the Canadian state. In 1997, a precedent-setting court case recognized the authority of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs over their territory, who...