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Three weeks and counting for a legitimate response to the sexual allegations within the Maroons A half-hearted statement won’t fix the ways in which the McMaster Students Union has treated survivors of sexual assault
Apr04

Three weeks and counting for a legitimate response to the sexual allegations within the Maroons A half-hearted statement won’t fix the ways in which the McMaster Students Union has treated survivors of sexual assault

Graphic by Katarina Brkic Two long weeks after The Silhouette released an article regarding the gaps within the McMaster Students Union sexual violence disclosure processes, MSU President Ikram Farah finally released a statement. The statement, which reads as a rambling pat on the back, condemns sexual violence and commits to a systematic review of the Maroons and the MSU as a whole, something that two Maroons representatives brought...

State of emergency Is fear the only thing that can save us from climate change?

There is absolutely no doubt that climate change is happening. From heat waves this past summer that killed up to 70 people in Quebec or this winter’s freezing polar vortex, we’re seeing undeniably extreme weather disturbances across the world. That said, by no means is climate change a new thing. For decades, scientists and researchers have warned about the effects that come with global warming and for decades, policy makers and...

Bringing Sex(and the Steel City)y Back Why we stepped up our game with SATSC this year

Sex and the Steel City has made its rounds over the years. Whether it was moving on from a totally separate issue to an insert, reviving it from the dead after it was put to rest in 2014 or making the decision to not distribute 8,000 copies of full-on porn around campus and the community, looking through the SATSC archives is both hilarious and moving. Special issues are a lot of work. Every aspect of this issue has a meticulous...

What recent media cuts mean for future journalists The future of journalism looks bleak, what does that mean moving forward?

When I was 16 years old, I told my parents that I wanted to be a journalist. They hated that, obviously, and I don’t blame them. Why would they want their kid to go into a (their words) dying field? Especially one that has been at a low point for the past ten years. Over the past decade, the number of jobs in newsrooms have dropped by 45 per cent. In the past month alone, major news companies have laid off major portions of their...

We can do better Students are struggling, so why are this year’s presidential platform points surrounding mental health nothing more than talking points?

  On Jan. 11, McMaster Daily News published an article by Catherine Munn, an associate clinical professor from McMaster University’s psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences and lead psychiatrist at the McMaster Student Wellness Centre. Titled ‘Why are so many students struggling with mental health?’, the article discusses the factors that may lead to why students are struggling with mental health and the support systems in...