Earning my B.Sil Working at The Silhouette has been more than just a job

The Silhouette staff has always jokingly said that working in this office merits you a second degree majoring in The Sil. After having worked here for four years, nothing feels truer. Every week the staff at The Silhouette churns out another paper. It’s considered small compared to most weekly papers and magazines, but an impressive feat for a student newspaper. We’ve worked unpaid overtime almost every single week that we’ve been...

The hiring and requested firing of Glenn De Caire Chronicling the hiring of the former Police Chief and the mobilization of students to remove the Director of Parking and Security services from campus
Mar24

The hiring and requested firing of Glenn De Caire Chronicling the hiring of the former Police Chief and the mobilization of students to remove the Director of Parking and Security services from campus

The Silhouette sincerely apologizes to Glenn De Caire for the false contents found in the previous version of the article “The hiring and requested firing of Glenn De Caire,” published on thesil.ca and distributed across campus on March 24, 2016. The disparaging statements made about Glenn De Caire are entirely untrue and are hereby unconditionally retracted by The Silhouette. Amendments to the online article were made on April...

“Welcome Week Rep Fatigue Syndrome” It’s an illness sweeping our campus, but we don’t seem to care
Mar17

“Welcome Week Rep Fatigue Syndrome” It’s an illness sweeping our campus, but we don’t seem to care

When I was in first year, I hated Welcome Week. I’m a naturally small and quiet person who gets easily lost in crowds, so the tradition of thousands of students swarming small fields and screaming at each other is a surefire way to erase me from any and all social activities going on at the same time. I didn’t get along with the reps in my faculty, was generally neglected by the off-campus reps that were supposed to show me around,...

Mac doesn’t actually ❤️ democracy OK, it does a little.
Mar10

Mac doesn’t actually ❤️ democracy OK, it does a little.

This week has the McMaster student body gearing us up for the event of the year — the MSU’s General Assembly! Just joking, no one actually cares that much about the GA. Typing that last sentence, I feel a pang of remorse for all those that have dedicated time to planning this year’s assembly (hell, I even feel bad for my own staff because we take the time to report on it each year). But the reason most students genuinely do not care...

Four books by and about women of colour
Mar03

Four books by and about women of colour

Growing up, I always found it difficult to fully empathize with the leading characters in young adult novels. Often starring an ambiguously White female lead with a token Black or Latina BFF, the books of my childhood didn’t mirror my coming of age experiences. While most of these stories were set in some North American city or town, and I could often relate to that element, the plot lines were portrayed through White eyes and never...