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Meals and memories After four years, the Silhouette and its staff have helped me foster a love for Hamilton and a future in food journalism
Apr05

Meals and memories After four years, the Silhouette and its staff have helped me foster a love for Hamilton and a future in food journalism

How should I remember these past four years? As one of the many graduating staff members at the Silhouette, I think a lot of us are thinking and obviously writing about how to make sense of the past four or more years at McMaster and at the paper. My life has been structured around the weekly publication schedule since first year. The paper has also helped me realize some of most important passions: writing and food. I realize that...

An ode to Taro On the Silhouette staff’s relationship with our one of our favourite campus food vendors
Mar15

An ode to Taro On the Silhouette staff’s relationship with our one of our favourite campus food vendors

It’s a familiar lunch-time scene in the Silhouette office. Someone walks in with a white, Styrofoam take-out container, plops down on the couch and before they can even open their lunch, someone will always ask, “butter chicken or shawarma?” It should come as no surprise that the student newspaper staff, damned to the student centre basement, rely on the neighbouring halal food and bubble tea shop, Taro. Their prices are reasonable,...

Markham-raised  artist and  illustrator uses art to explore queer  culture, the complexity of sexuality and to crack a couple of dick jokes along the way
Feb15

Markham-raised artist and illustrator uses art to explore queer culture, the complexity of sexuality and to crack a couple of dick jokes along the way

In preparation for our interview, Yigi Chang laid out a table full of his artwork and crafts. He had coasters featuring the gaping anuses of men, which he carefully painted, felted, resined and assembled. He had cum rags with open-mouth portraits, a button with a golden crown of cocks and an intricate penis bookmark. He was drinking coffee out of his signature “Cup of Joe Mug”; with a naked man doing the backstroke, erect cock poking...

An un-frog-ettable exhibit Royal Botanical Gardens hosts a chorus of colourful critters
Jan26

An un-frog-ettable exhibit Royal Botanical Gardens hosts a chorus of colourful critters

It was looking like we were about to lose out on another ribbiting story opportunity. Our staff’s resident wildlife photographer was heartbroken, and we couldn’t find any of the chocolate-covered crickets that were promised at the door. The Royal Botanical Garden members and press opening evening for their Frogs! winter exhibition was bustling with antsy children and photographers. There were no frogs yet. They were set to arrive that...

Culinary Class Act: The Fizz Sodas + Sandwiches King Street East serves satisfying menu of smoked meat sandwiches and hand-mixed sodas
Jan11

Culinary Class Act: The Fizz Sodas + Sandwiches King Street East serves satisfying menu of smoked meat sandwiches and hand-mixed sodas

What is it? Despite my well-documented love for trying new foods, I have been eating the same lunch for my entire life as a student: a plain, but effective coldcut number with Havarti cheese and lettuce. Perhaps my rigid relationship with the sandwich has interfered with my curiosity for downtown Hamilton’s dedicated sandwich and soda shop: The Fizz. I instantly regretted that after my first bite of their pulled pork shoulder, apple...