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Where’s the student choice? The Government deemed us non-essential, we, the students, say otherwise
Sep19

Where’s the student choice? The Government deemed us non-essential, we, the students, say otherwise

Students invest a great deal of time and money into the university. The power of how and where students money is spent should lie in the hands of students, and while the Student Choice Initiative (SCI) may give students the illusion that they have the power to choose, a critical look at this government mandated program proves otherwise.  SCI does not empower students — it does the opposite. The threats to services deemed...

CUPE calls for strike vote The main cause of the impasse was whether to bargain within the framework of Bill 124
Sep12

CUPE calls for strike vote The main cause of the impasse was whether to bargain within the framework of Bill 124

Photo by Hannah Walters-Vida / Editor-In-Chief After a summer of labour negotiations with McMaster University, the union representing McMaster teaching and research assistants has declared a strike vote for the end of the month. Since June, the Canadian Union of Public Employees 3906 has been negotiating the collective agreements governing academic workers at McMaster University. Last Wednesday, the unit representing teaching...

Dyeing after dark Art exhibit brings new life to a decades-long practice
Sep12

Dyeing after dark Art exhibit brings new life to a decades-long practice

Photo courtesy of @nighttimenicholas Art comes in many different forms, but for Nicholas Tsangarides, neither paintings nor sculptures captured his essence. His work is contained in small vials that burst with vibrant pinks, blues and yellows. A closer look at his art reveals the macabre reality behind the glass. Specimens float suspended in fluid; their brightly dyed skeletons visible under layers of transparent flesh. The animals’...

SRA de-ratifies Dominion society “We made a mistake, but we’re going to fix it”
Aug14

SRA de-ratifies Dominion society “We made a mistake, but we’re going to fix it”

Content warning: white supremacy At an emergency meeting last night, the Student Representative Assembly voted unanimously to de-ratify the Dominion society due to concerns that the club had neglected to disclose its affiliation with an external organization with alleged ties to xenophobic individuals. The Dominion society was ratified alongside 337 other clubs at the July 24 SRA meeting. Prior to ratification, concerns were raised...

“White supremacist and xenophobic attitudes and activities have no place in the MSU Clubs System” Calls for an overhaul to the clubs' approval process come following release of information about Dominion Society
Aug07

“White supremacist and xenophobic attitudes and activities have no place in the MSU Clubs System” Calls for an overhaul to the clubs' approval process come following release of information about Dominion Society

Photo C/O Kyle West Content warning: white supremacy On July 24, McMaster Students’ Union president Josh Marando issued a letter urging the student representative assembly to revoke a new club’s status due to its alleged connections to people and organizations with white supremacist ties. The Dominion society, originally named the MacDonald society, describes itself as a club aimed at celebrating Canadian culture and history....