Graduating into the unknown As the class of 2016 ponders their future and writes their last exams, it's important to say goodbye to McMaster
Mar31

Graduating into the unknown As the class of 2016 ponders their future and writes their last exams, it's important to say goodbye to McMaster

“What are you doing next year?” As graduation looms over the graduating class of 2016, we are confronted with this question asked by friends and family. For some, the answer is straightforward — I’m going to graduate school or I have a job lined up. But for many the answer is barely known, and the future consists of silhouettes you can scarcely make out. Throughout our lives and especially in our time at McMaster, we’ve all gone...

Horoscopes: March mayhem edition
Mar17

Horoscopes: March mayhem edition

Aquarius (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19): If you had a dollar for every MSU/faculty event you were invited to on Facebook, you’d have nothing, because you have no friends and you deactivated Facebook. Pisces (Feb. 20 – Mar. 20): For St. Patrick’s Day, be sure to dress up as a drunk Irish fish. You are more connected to this day of the year than 99% of the people at the party. Aries (March 21 – April 20): As Drake sang, “It’s...

In defense of dumb shit
Mar10

In defense of dumb shit

Last summer I had an entire month without responsibilities. Between all my sleeping and eating I managed to squeeze in a few binge sessions of Empire, a delicious hip-hop soap opera, and Dance Moms, a show where mothers of child dancers bitch each other out in ways you didn’t think were possible. It was a wonderful time. When I returned to school and told my friends about the shows, mostly because I needed someone who will freak out...

A celebrity is not a role model
Feb25

A celebrity is not a role model

With the Oscars fast approaching, we are closing in on the one-year anniversary of Patricia Arquette’s controversial comments on wage equality for women when she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. For the uninitiated, Arquette basically made the mistake of sounding like she was unaware of what intersectionality meant. As you can imagine, the Internet tore her apart, tweet by tweet, thinkpiece by thinkpiece. While the...

A death in the family
Feb04

A death in the family

  Earlier this month I lost my grandpa to pneumonia. Gramps was 88 years old. He saved all his money for his children and spent most of his life living alone. He used to have Coffee, a Pomeranian who ran his apartment. I wish I could say he lived a good life, but the sad truth is I don’t know. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease a few years ago, he was later moved to a retirement home. To see him deteriorate to the point of being...