Freelancing as a full-time student How I earned extra cash, networked and developed skills I couldn’t learn in the classroom
Jan18

Freelancing as a full-time student How I earned extra cash, networked and developed skills I couldn’t learn in the classroom

By Hess Sahlollbey I still remember being in first year, looking at the banking machine and finding that I only had $22 to my name. In that moment I swore to myself that I’d never find myself in that position again. One of the hardest things to pull off in university is gaining work experience while trying to maintain a high grade point average. Many students, including myself, are put in a position at school where we’re forced to...

Joining the hive Hamilton urban beekeepers have people buzzing
Jan18

Joining the hive Hamilton urban beekeepers have people buzzing

By Hess Sahlollbey As urbanization continues to shift world populations from rural areas to major cities, a social movement has been growing where urban residents perform their own farming. These urban farming enthusiasts eschew processed foods and manufactured products in favour of cultivating and harvesting their own food. While small urban patches for fruits and veggies are often visible around the city and backyard chickens are...

Hamilton meets Campinas Hamilton’s culture could be explained by a distant cousin, the Brazilian city of Campinas
Nov30

Hamilton meets Campinas Hamilton’s culture could be explained by a distant cousin, the Brazilian city of Campinas

By: Antonio Vianna Some cities are too big, some cities are too small. Some cities are neither big enough to be too big, nor small enough to be too small. This statement points to the existence of one specific kind of town that is clearly not a small one, but might display some characteristics of a tiny village. At the same time, it can have access to certain resources that are commonly associated with a huge metropolis, such as...

Room for more colour Popular music and Hamilton's music scene should be more open to Asian artists
Nov23

Room for more colour Popular music and Hamilton's music scene should be more open to Asian artists

By: Sonia Leung A quick review of the Billboard Top 40 hits would reveal the gaping lack of variety in repertoire on any given week. Homogeneity in popular music is not a new complaint, but a lesser acknowledged and comparably prevalent sentiment is the lack of diversity in colour. Asian voices are hard to find in North American music. I lament my inability to name many notable Asian musicians, though I suspect that my inability to...

Sous Bas:  The party I didn’t know I needed
Nov16

Sous Bas: The party I didn’t know I needed

By: Nina It’s a Saturday evening and I’ve been sitting in my room all day claiming that I’ve been studying. My friends and I decide to go out. We could go to Hess and pay $10 to listen to 99.9 Virgin Radio, or we could slip beneath the earth’s surface and sizzle on the molten hot dance floor at Sous Bas. Sous Bas is a bar located at 145 Main Street East in Hamilton. It first opened its doors this June, but started in 2015 as a pop up...