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Art as a medium for healing “Mixed Matter” paints an intimate look at Ahmed Elfatih’s life
Sep19

Art as a medium for healing “Mixed Matter” paints an intimate look at Ahmed Elfatih’s life

Photos by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor Mental illness touches everyone. For artist Ahmed Elfatih, intimate memories of his own life created the foundations for his art. From Sept. 7 to 16, Elfatih’s art pieces took over the walls of the Hamilton Audio Visual Node (HAVN) on 26 Barton Street East for “Mixed Matter”. This unique exhibit displayed Elfatih’s struggles leading up to his immigration from Omdurman, Sudan to Hamilton, Ontario....

Supercrawl 2019 The Sil takes you along with them for Supercrawl 2019
Sep18
Trade in your next Starbucks drink for MSU services Please #OptIn because non-essential student services are important to fund
Sep12

Trade in your next Starbucks drink for MSU services Please #OptIn because non-essential student services are important to fund

Photo by Matty Flader/ Photo Reporter From Sept. 12 to 20, the newly implemented Student Choice Initiative will allow university students across Ontario to opt-out of non-essential student services. According to the Tuition Fee Framework and Ancillary Fee Guidelines, essential services consist of athletics and recreation, career services, student buildings, health and counselling, academic support, student ID cards, student...

Faculty planners deserve to be paid Welcome week faculty planners are currently unpaid, and here’s why it’s not okay
Sep12

Faculty planners deserve to be paid Welcome week faculty planners are currently unpaid, and here’s why it’s not okay

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor Every year, faculty planners are paid through compliments of their parallel programming and through reps expressing appreciation for their coordinators’ work.  And … that’s all that they’re paid with. No job, no honorarium or gift card, just through their really rewarding volunteer experience. However, they should be receiving some kind of financial compensation for their work. In 2018, residence...

Shining for whom? Students should be aware of who they’re donating to before they fundraise
Sep05

Shining for whom? Students should be aware of who they’re donating to before they fundraise

Photo by Silhouette Archives Every Welcome Week, McMaster reps across faculties and residences partake in Shinerama, a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Shinerama is an incredibly successful fundraising campaign as McMaster fundraises over $100,000 every Welcome Week. Altogether, over 40 Canadian colleges and universities fundraise money for Shinerama annually, collectively fundraising approximately $500 thousand every year....