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Three students receive trespassing tickets during May at Mac protest HSMN members were holding a demonstration that criticized university administration on a range of issues
May13

Three students receive trespassing tickets during May at Mac protest HSMN members were holding a demonstration that criticized university administration on a range of issues

Photo by Hannah Walters-Vida Three student activists received trespassing tickets Saturday afternoon while holding a demonstration that criticized McMaster University administration on a range of issues including policing on campus, sexual violence, overcrowding and inadequate mental health services. Protestors acting on behalf of local activist group Hamilton Student Mobilization Network gathered in the McMaster University Student...

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...

SOUNDING THE ALARM BELL What will it take for Hamilton to reach new emission reduction targets?
Apr04

SOUNDING THE ALARM BELL What will it take for Hamilton to reach new emission reduction targets?

Graphics by Sukaina Imam Hamilton city council recently declared a climate emergency and pledged to substantially reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. While the declaration carries symbolic weight, the ambitious emission reduction targets can only be met if city council commits significant resources towards climate change measures. Climate activists and city councilors weigh in on what this will mean for the city. On March 27,...

Seasonal recipes Exam time calls for quick and easy recipes that don’t compromise quality
Apr02

Seasonal recipes Exam time calls for quick and easy recipes that don’t compromise quality

Many of us don’t need to be reminded that there’s only a few days left before exam season starts, but we might need a reminder to make time for a nice home cooked meal. It’s easy to turn to buying lunch or dinner when you’re tight on time during these next few weeks, but there are ways to make cooking an enjoyable experience while relieving some stress too. The Sil staff have compiled their favourite recipes that are easy to make,...

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...