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From Brandon Hall to Massey Hall How Max Kerman and the Arkells thrived from Hamilton
Jan15

From Brandon Hall to Massey Hall How Max Kerman and the Arkells thrived from Hamilton

Photo C/O @nathannash_ By: Natalie Clark Since graduating from McMaster in 2008, the Arkells have become one of Hamilton’s greatest accomplishments. “You write what you know,” mentions lead singer of the Arkells, Max Kerman, who accredits not only Hamilton, but McMaster, to the inspiration behind many of the band’s greatest hits. “You write material based on your own life experiences; you’re trying to tell a story about a person, a...

Humanities course’s approach is just write New mandatory first year course provides students with an opportunity to improve writing
Jan08

Humanities course’s approach is just write New mandatory first year course provides students with an opportunity to improve writing

Graphic by Razan Samara By: Kian Yousefi Kousha As one word finds itself next to another, the ideas in our mind begin to fill pages. These words have the ability to further our imagination and change our lives. Whether conveyed through the dystopian world created by George Orwell or the sentimental spirits of L. M. Montgomery’s characters, words are powerful and writing freely is an indispensable tool. The concept of free writing has...

Showcasing a work in progress Southern Ontario artists showcase their fragile side with a piece of unfinished work
Nov29

Showcasing a work in progress Southern Ontario artists showcase their fragile side with a piece of unfinished work

Artwork by Drew Taylor By: Andrew Mrozowski For many artists, creating their work is a very emotional experience, forcing them to go through various stages. At one point they could feel wonderful and happy before immediately turning to disappointment. This creates a fragile state for artists and makes them feel vulnerable with their unfinished piece. On Nov. 30, 13 various artists from Mississauga to Niagara Falls will come together...

A little vintage soul in this geek Downtown vintage clothing shop has more in store than a wardrobe
Nov29

A little vintage soul in this geek Downtown vintage clothing shop has more in store than a wardrobe

Photo by Kyle West By: Drew Simpson A maroon building nestled between shops on King Street East right before Jarvis Street is home to VintageSoulGeek. As the aged gold letters spelling out the shop’s name suggest, it’s a vintage boutique selling clothing, jewelry and accessories. Owned by couple Nik and Connie Bulajic, where Connie is the curator and Nik calls himself the shop boy or shop keeper. As the curator, Connie carefully picks...

Getting back to chocolate basics Westdale’s The Casual Gourmet hosts a chocolate workshop with Cake & Loaf Bakery chef
Nov22

Getting back to chocolate basics Westdale’s The Casual Gourmet hosts a chocolate workshop with Cake & Loaf Bakery chef

Photos by Kyle West By: Andrew Mrozowski Nestled away on the corner of King Street West and Paisley Avenue South lies a small storefront with kitchen accessories on display in the windows. Peering through, you are sure to see a cute boutique filled with cutlery, appliances and cookware. Only if you go into the store, will you find a functioning kitchen and breakfast bar tucked away in the back-right corner. The Casual Gourmet has made...