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Students call on McMaster for accountability McMaster students petition for the removal of Glenn De Caire, current Director of Security and Parking Services
Jun29

Students call on McMaster for accountability McMaster students petition for the removal of Glenn De Caire, current Director of Security and Parking Services

Photo C/O Silhouette Photo Archives On June 2, Black Lives Matter — Toronto posted a livestream series on Twitter of students protesting the “violence that Black and racialized Indigenous students face” on McMaster University’s campus. “McMaster also silences students when we protest, we get ignored and we get ticketed for speaking against basic injustices that happen here on campus,” a student on the livestream stated. At the end of...

Opinion: COVID-19 is inspiring compassion Despite having to practice physical distancing, communities have never been closer
Apr05

Opinion: COVID-19 is inspiring compassion Despite having to practice physical distancing, communities have never been closer

Photo by Cindy Cui We have seen many drastic changes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, including the closure of several Ontario universities, the introduction of travel bans and a decline in group gatherings. This has forced many people to quickly adapt — for example, students are learning online, grocery stores have limited the number of toilet paper rolls you can buy and people are being restricted to their homes. Physical distancing,...

Empty promises for marginalized communities Don’t say you’ll advocate for marginalized people if you’re only doing it for brownie points
Feb04

Empty promises for marginalized communities Don’t say you’ll advocate for marginalized people if you’re only doing it for brownie points

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor Historically, McMaster Students Union presidential candidates often have big dreams to tackle issues concerning marginalized communities. Topics that reappear every year include accessibility, reducing financial barriers and sexual violence support. While these platform points can be well-intentioned, they can often be examples of poor allyship instead. Using people of colour, the 2SLGBTQ+ community,...

OPINION: Disabled students deserve adequate support Educators need to re-evaluate their idea of accommodations
Jan16

OPINION: Disabled students deserve adequate support Educators need to re-evaluate their idea of accommodations

Photo By Cindy Cui / Photo Editor It was my second year of university and I was finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with my studies because I was having traumatic flashbacks every day and night terrors every night. I was seeing a counsellor and a doctor to address my poor health. Despite this, my marks continued to slip. Luckily, I was able to register with Student Accessibility Services when I realized I needed some extra...

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....