Novemburger 2017
Nov23

Novemburger 2017

Novemburger 2017 is the fourth iteration of the city’s fundraising burger “festival”. 76 restaurants are participating in Hamilton and Burlington this year by creating a signature burger, their Novemburger. Part of the sales of each burger is donated to the United Way. As we conclude another year of festivities our staff decided to try some of the local offerings: two burgers you can get on campus, and one of the more expensive...

Islands Caribbean Takeout Delicious and convenient Caribbean food for those late Friday night take out cravings
Oct26

Islands Caribbean Takeout Delicious and convenient Caribbean food for those late Friday night take out cravings

What it is On the Hess Street Village side of King Street West lie a number of take-out-oriented restaurants for residents in need of a quick bite and for the late-night crowds on Friday and Saturday evenings. The strongest recommendation out of all these locations easily goes to Islands, one of my favourite Caribbean restaurants in the city. Islands serves up great jerk chicken, oxtail, roti and curry goat. Their delicious range of...

Culinary Class Act: The Cannon Coffee Co. Fantastic breakfast waffles and coffee are worth the short trip to Ottawa Street North
Oct05

Culinary Class Act: The Cannon Coffee Co. Fantastic breakfast waffles and coffee are worth the short trip to Ottawa Street North

What it is Now that you have gotten through the first month of a school, you have probably found more than a fair share of delicious breakfast/brunch places on James Street North and Locke Street South. If you’re in the city during reading week, it may be time to expand your breakfast horizons. What better way to do that then with some damn good waffles? The Cannon is the only place in the city that excels in both waffles and...

In defence of  disappointment Supercrawl isn’t for me — and that’s okay
Sep14

In defence of disappointment Supercrawl isn’t for me — and that’s okay

Supercrawl 2017 was the first time in five years that I felt that the event wasn’t for me. This came with the fairly obvious, but important realization that the festival is not for people like me — those who live, work and spend their free time in the downtown core. Supercrawl 2017 did a lot of things really well this year. There was a good balance of big Canadian acts while still emphasizing local performers. The event introduced...

The art of wrestling McMaster graduates pursue their dreams and learn the ropes at Battle Arts Academy
Sep07

The art of wrestling McMaster graduates pursue their dreams and learn the ropes at Battle Arts Academy

I love professional wrestling. I started watching WWE two years ago, and while it began as a guilty pleasure, I developed an interest in its history and both its international and local independent promotions. Eventually, I began to appreciate how demanding it was to create engaging stories through the medium. The appeal of pro wrestling is obviously not in its “reality”. Wrestling weaves effective storytelling while constantly...