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Did we choose student life? Two months out from the SCI rollout we still don’t know the numbers but some services are feeling the impact
Nov28

Did we choose student life? Two months out from the SCI rollout we still don’t know the numbers but some services are feeling the impact

September 2019 marked the first of possibly many registration periods in which students could opt-out of student union fees deemed non-essential. This change, instituted by the Government of Ontario in January 2019, is part of the widely criticised Student Choice Initiative. In the past, McMaster’s student union fees for all clubs and services have been mandatory. Non-essential fees range from a few dollars, like the $1 fee for Mac...

Stay in Your Lane War on cars or sharing the road? Cycling advocates explore the state of transportation in Hamilton
Nov07

Stay in Your Lane War on cars or sharing the road? Cycling advocates explore the state of transportation in Hamilton

Cycling zealots are once again calling for an upheaval of the streets — or, at least that’s what anti-bike lane proponents say. McMaster cycling advocates and experts tell a different story. Despite claims of a “war on cars” and swarms of cyclists taking over the street, cities across Ontario largely rely on road sharing instead of developing robust cycling infrastructure. Yet Kate Whalen, senior manager of McMaster’s academic...

Collection returns home to Hamilton for a 21st century revival The McMaster Museum of Art curates an exhibit that re-evaluates art history
Sep26

Collection returns home to Hamilton for a 21st century revival The McMaster Museum of Art curates an exhibit that re-evaluates art history

Photo by Matty Fladder / Photo Reporter A trove of paintings is held on McMaster’s campus. Monet, Matisse and Van Gogh are just some of the artists in the collection. Staples in galleries around the world, immortalized in art prints or socks, these artists have reached the pinnacle of the art world, but also having a place in Hamilton.  The collection of European masterpieces comes from Herman Levy, a Hamilton businessman and art...

The future of news in Hamilton Publications in Hamilton moving away from print, or shutting down entirely, in media industry facing threats to funding
Sep12

The future of news in Hamilton Publications in Hamilton moving away from print, or shutting down entirely, in media industry facing threats to funding

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor THE STATE OF PRINT MEDIA The constant drive of Hamilton print media is largely owed to the Hamilton Spectator, the city’s near-daily newspaper published since 1846. Sold to a parent company, TorStar, in 1999, the Spec may be owned across the lake, but it has been run, staffed, and read by Hamiltonians since it first began publication.   In August 2019, the Spec’s printing press stopped rolling....