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Queer politics in Hamilton: A year in review A look at the fraught relationship between the city of Hamilton and the local queer community
Feb13

Queer politics in Hamilton: A year in review A look at the fraught relationship between the city of Hamilton and the local queer community

Photo C/O Kristin Archer   Note: This article has been edited to clarify that Marc Lemire has been working for the city of Hamilton since 2005. cw: homophobia, physical violence, white supremacy, religious extremism The annual Hamilton Pride event held on June 24, 2006 was interrupted midway by a group of homophobic soccer fans. The soccer fans allegedly swore and spat on those marching in the parade, but the Hamilton police were...

Meet the new MSU president-elect Giancarlo Da-Ré talks about the 2020 Presidential elections and his plans for the coming months
Feb04

Meet the new MSU president-elect Giancarlo Da-Ré talks about the 2020 Presidential elections and his plans for the coming months

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor On the night of Jan. 30, 2020, Giancarlo Da-Ré was in the basement of Togo Salmon Hall with a few members of his core campaign team when he learned that he was the new president-elect of the McMaster Students Union. As per tradition, the news was delivered to him by the current MSU president Josh Marando via phone call. The ranked voting system requires over 50 per cent of the votes to elect a...

MSU Elections 2020: Jackson Tarlin’s Platform Overview A brief look at candidate Jackson Tarlin’s platform
Jan23

MSU Elections 2020: Jackson Tarlin’s Platform Overview A brief look at candidate Jackson Tarlin’s platform

Photo by Matty Flader / Photo Reporter Jackson Tarlin, a Level V Engineering Physics student at McMaster, has presented a wide-ranging platform that aims to address a range of issues affecting students. “Our goal is to take every annoyance you’ve grumbled about during your time at McMaster and throw them in the trash. Then set the trash on fire. If we have time left over once we’re done, we’ll use the trash fire to light our pipe and...

Dirty Homophobia at Dirty Dog’s Policies and recent incidents at the Dirty Dog Saloon lead to accusations of discrimination
Jan16

Dirty Homophobia at Dirty Dog’s Policies and recent incidents at the Dirty Dog Saloon lead to accusations of discrimination

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor  * Names have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals On Nov. 30, 2019, a Dutch exchange student at McMaster University was thrown out of the Dirty Dog Saloon, a downtown Hamilton club frequented by McMaster students, after he was found dancing on a pole that appears to be meant exclusively for women.  Summer Shepherd, a fourth year Communications student at McMaster and a friend of the...

Two Weeks Later Two weeks after the pro-Hong Kong Lennon Wall demonstration, concerns are being raised about inaction, censorship and isolation
Nov07

Two Weeks Later Two weeks after the pro-Hong Kong Lennon Wall demonstration, concerns are being raised about inaction, censorship and isolation

Photo by Cindy Cui/ Photo Editor * Names and identifying details have been altered to protect the privacy of individuals* The Oct. 22 Lennon Wall demonstration at McMaster was intended to raise awareness for the Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill protests happening in Hong Kong and to express solidarity with  Hong Kong protestors. An individual interrupted the demonstration  at around 4 p.m. and attempted to damage the signs on the...