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It Gets Worse What do social assistance cuts mean for healthcare inequality in Hamilton?
Mar21

It Gets Worse What do social assistance cuts mean for healthcare inequality in Hamilton?

Photos from Silhouette Photo Archives Hamilton is a city of stark inequalities. As the city’s economy booms, many Hamiltonians are swept to the sidelines as a result of a housing crisis and employment insecurity. Compared to other cities in Ontario, Hamilton also has a high proportion of working class people, disabled people and refugees, who are often the first to feel the brunt of these changes. Health outcomes over the past decade...

Out of the box What happened to boxed water at Union Market?
Mar07

Out of the box What happened to boxed water at Union Market?

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives, Graphics by Sukaina Imam On Jan. 30, 2017, the McMaster Students Union announced plans to eliminate single-use plastic water bottles from Union Market as part of a strategy to work towards a more sustainable campus. However in the fall of 2017, the newly elected board of directors decided to return single use bottled water to Union Market. Soon afterwards, boxed water was pulled from shelves....

Form and function Talking erotic art with Lauren Goodman
Feb14

Form and function Talking erotic art with Lauren Goodman

Photos C/O Lauren Goodman From side tables to sex toys, Hamilton-based artist Lauren Goodman’s work is all about blending functionality, feel and form. Formally trained in fine woodworking at Williams & Cleal Furniture School in England, Goodman has a business designing and creating handmade furniture. She also collaborates with other artists at Hamilton Audio Visual Node (HAVN), a multimedia arts collective. Additionally, she...

Andrea Horwath on Ford government changes What the Ontario NDP leader has to say about tuition, OSAP and student fee changes
Feb08

Andrea Horwath on Ford government changes What the Ontario NDP leader has to say about tuition, OSAP and student fee changes

Photos by Kyle West On Jan. 25, The Silhouette sat down with Ontario New Democratic Party leader Andrea Horwath to discuss the Ford government’s recently announced changes to Ontario’s tuition framework, financial aid system and student fees. On Jan. 17, the Ford government announced a 10 per cent reduction in the up front cost of tuition in Ontario. This came alongside a plan to tighten the eligibility requirements for the Ontario...

Where do all the students go? How universities across Canada are dealing with increased demand for residence space
Feb01

Where do all the students go? How universities across Canada are dealing with increased demand for residence space

Photos by Kyle West, Graphics by Sukaina Imam For many students, living in residence is an important part of the first year experience. In recent years, universities across the country have had to act quickly to meet the increased demand for residence space on campus. McMaster has 12 residence buildings that house approximately 3,700 students. The demand for student housing, however, is far higher. Currently, there is only enough...