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Weed is the new steel So what is going to happen in April?

  In a few weeks, the question of whether Hamilton should host private cannabis stores goes before the city’s planning committee. Within the year before marijuana was legalized, the number of marijuana dispensaries operating in Hamilton had nearly tripled. With nearly 80 dispensaries popping up around the city, Hamilton had the most dispensaries per capita across Ontario, a testament to how huge the weed market really is in our city....

Boom, roasted We need you to roast us like a Rotisserie chicken

Working at a newspaper is a good time, especially when the mean comments come in. Here at the Silhouette, we’re no stranger to harsh comments. For real, just go through our Facebook reviews. For whatever reason, you folks think that you could do our job better than we can. Sure, maybe you could, but you don’t, so until you overthrow the staff at the Silhouette and claim the paper as your own, we’re asking you to roast us. Your student...

The value of contributing Why your future self will thank you for getting your work published

Early on in my undergrad, one of my favourite professors told me that the best thing that you could do for your future self is to have published works under your belt. Sure, he was talking to a class of communication studies undergraduates and sure, having any kind of writing experience in the communications industry is a major asset. However, I believe more than anything else that this holds true to just about everyone. As a student...

Full steam ahead The LRT debate is tired, so why was it the only prominent issue this election?

This past municipal election came with special significance. It served as a pivotal moment for Hamilton, a moment that would decide whether the city would be moving forward with the $1 billion light rail transit system or not. While I’m grateful for those who fought tirelessly to bring something so obviously important to a city like Hamilton, I’m disappointed. I’m disappointed that so few councillor candidates discussed the issue of...

Believing survivors How the Kavanaugh hearings reach further than the Senate Judiciary Committee

CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of sexual assault and rape. These past few weeks have been tough to watch. On Sept. 27, Prof. Christine Blasey Ford gave a testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, whom she says sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers. Since Prof. Blasey Ford spoke out, three more women have made similar reports against Kavanaugh, who, by the time this piece is published, may be...