What do you want from me? Tell me McMaster, what do you want to see in The Silhouette?
Feb25

What do you want from me? Tell me McMaster, what do you want to see in The Silhouette?

I love a good subtweet. So long as it isn’t misogynistic, racist or a personal attack on my upbringing, I usually get a strange form of excitement from people sending pseudo-insults across cyberspace. Working for a creative product, I am no stranger to people thinking they can freely insult our product because it is something visual and easy to critique. Sometimes these comments are harsh and unwelcome and leave me questioning our...

VP referendum fails by 0.3 percent
Feb04

VP referendum fails by 0.3 percent

  With the announcement of the new President-elect, the MSU also revealed the results of the VP electoral referendum. During this election period, students not only had the chance to vote for their choice candidate for president, but to also vote for or against (or abstain) initiating an election process for MSU Vice-Presidents. The referendum resulted in 66.4 percent of the votes in favour of the process, with 4,590 students saying...

Talking to parents about the f word When it comes to understanding feminism, age is slightly more than just a number
Feb04

Talking to parents about the f word When it comes to understanding feminism, age is slightly more than just a number

  “I’m not a feminist.” I was shocked to hear the words leave her mouth; I almost didn’t even believe it. “I can’t tell, are you joking right now?” I asked. “No. That’s just never a word I would use to describe myself.” Hearing my mom tell me she didn’t relate to the term “feminist” was a blow to my whole understanding of society. For my entire life she has been the driving force that has taught me that women deserve equal rights when...

On background checks McMaster’s recent Parking and Security hire is against what our student body is trying to stand for
Jan28

On background checks McMaster’s recent Parking and Security hire is against what our student body is trying to stand for

Not too long ago, McMaster made a new hire. The university was in need of a new director of Parking and Security Services and looked to the community for an option. The person who was eventually hired was Glenn De Caire, the former Chief of Police for the Hamilton Police Service. Looking at title alone, De Caire sounds more than qualified to fill a security-related role at the university, but looking deeper into his background, one...

Critiques of each presidential candidate One main point gets examined from each platform
Jan26

Critiques of each presidential candidate One main point gets examined from each platform

Critique: Devante Mowatt’s MSU Office Hours Critique: Jonathon Tonietto’s lack of tuition advocacy Critique: Justin Monaco-Barnes’ coursewares Critique: Mike Gill’s “Build our McMaster” Critique: Sarah Jama’s food and healthy...