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Critique: Justin Monaco-Barnes’ coursewares
Jan26

Critique: Justin Monaco-Barnes’ coursewares

MSU Presidential candidate Justin Monaco-Barnes has a long history of working for the Underground Media + Design, a printing and media service provided by the MSU. He started as a part-time employee and now works full-time as the Services Manager, a student opportunity position offered through the Union. Monaco-Barnes has a platform point on reducing courseware fees by 30 to 50 percent by printing through the Underground. While the...

Behind the campaigns A presidential colour & design analysis
Jan21

Behind the campaigns A presidential colour & design analysis

This logo and visual identity analysis will focus on the analysis of campaign colours, logo shape and design, layout and use of photography. To keep the analyses fair, the cover photo from each candidate’s Facebook page is being used as the central design feature, with some mention of other elements in their physical branding. Sarah Jama Colour: Orange While colours can have many meanings, in North American society, certain colours...

[REVIEW] Caribbean Flavah A unique addition to Westdale's restaurant scene, but there's still some planning left to do
Jan14

[REVIEW] Caribbean Flavah A unique addition to Westdale's restaurant scene, but there's still some planning left to do

I will preface this review by saying I come from a Caribbean family and therefore walked into Caribbean Flavah with higher than normal expectations for a take-out restaurant. Most students who have lived in Westdale-Ainsliewood for the last few years are already very well-acquainted with the restaurant, as the signage for the store went up roughly two years ago. While its presence has been looming, the restaurant itself only opened...

Drop it like it’s hot? McMaster’s course add/drop dates can put students into unnecessarily difficult positions
Jan14

Drop it like it’s hot? McMaster’s course add/drop dates can put students into unnecessarily difficult positions

This past week, the full staff of The Silhouette attended an annual journalism conference hosted by the Canadian University Press. We had a great time; we got nominated for a few awards, met amazing leaders in the industry, got super drunk and danced to Drizzy, the list goes on. We were there for four days, and when we returned, our student staff members were ready to get back into the swing of classes. Everyone was attending their...

Faces like mine WANTED: Celebrated female university staff in a range of colours
Dec03

Faces like mine WANTED: Celebrated female university staff in a range of colours

There are two university staff members that I see everyday who look like me. They are both women, and they are both very soft-spoken. We don’t ever exchange more than a “Hello” with one another, but between us there seems to be an unspoken agreement that we acknowledge and respect one another’s work. It’s not often that I see university staff faces with a similar bone structure to mine, the same skin colour as mine, or whispered hints...