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Students react to postponed convocation ceremonies Spring convocation will be held online, in-person ceremony to be held at a later date
Apr02

Students react to postponed convocation ceremonies Spring convocation will be held online, in-person ceremony to be held at a later date

Photo C/O MD Duran On March 24, McMaster announced that this year’s spring convocation ceremonies, previously scheduled from May 19 to June 12, will be postponed. Instead, virtual celebrations will be planned to comply with the need for physical distancing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The press release assured students that an in-person ceremony will be held at a later date, but did not specify what this ceremony would entail. This...

Supporting each other from a distance Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic as a student population
Mar22

Supporting each other from a distance Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic as a student population

Photo C/O Grant Alan Holt Just 10 days ago, the world health organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic. According to data collected by Johns Hopkins university, at the time of reporting there are over 300,000 confirmed cases around the world. What we’re facing is unprecedented and chaotic. Things are moving so quickly that it is impossible to know what the next days, weeks and months will look like. And while in some ways we’re...

McMaster tells students to move out of residence How CareMongering HamOnt is creating networks of care
Mar17

McMaster tells students to move out of residence How CareMongering HamOnt is creating networks of care

Please note: This is a developing story and this article will be updated as more information arises. McMaster is requiring students to move out of residence by this Saturday at 4 p.m., as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads and calls for social distancing increase across the province. In a release sent out the morning of March 17, McMaster announced immediate changes to support social distancing within residences. Until the move-out...

Portrayals of Wet’suwet’en land defenders  Land defenders are not the real threat
Mar05

Portrayals of Wet’suwet’en land defenders Land defenders are not the real threat

Recently, land defenders and allies across Canada have rallied behind Wet’suwet’en land defenders in northwestern British Columbia in response to the RCMP’s removal of land defenders. On Jan. 1, Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs issued an eviction notice to the Canadian government and Coastal Gas Link, who were planning on constructing a pipeline on traditional Wet’suwet’en territory. About a month later, armed RCMP officers raided the...

Truth and accuracy of opinion articles Responding to concerns brought forward by this week's Letter to the Editor

We recently received a Letter to the Editor that was critical of an opinion article the Silhouette published last month, titled “Chinese students aren’t brainwashed”. The opinion article voiced concerns about the anti-Chinese rhetoric that emerged following the de-ratification of the McMaster Chinese Students and Scholars Association last September. An earlier draft of the article, before its publication, had said, “Contrary to what...