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Meet your sixth presidential catdidate Esther Chatul — Honours Animal Behaviour Level IV
Jan28

Meet your sixth presidential catdidate Esther Chatul — Honours Animal Behaviour Level IV

Esther Chatul is not your typical MSU Presidential candidate. Despite having more likes on Facebook than two of the candidates in the running this year, she is not on your presidential ballot. This is not because she doesn’t have a platform, but because of blatant speciesism. Esther Chatul, to put it simply, is a cat. In The Silhouette’s one-on-one interview with Esther, we learned a lot about the feline behind the non-human equity...

Five ways to bounce back from a bad semester
Jan14

Five ways to bounce back from a bad semester

Re-examine setbacks It’s easy to say that you didn’t do well because the instructor was an asshole, but there’s usually something on your end as well. Be critical about your study habits! Sometimes the reason is not as obvious as “I just didn’t go to class and crammed everything in the last week.” Maybe it’s because you’re studying to music with lyrics and you need to listen to ambient sounds instead. One of the best apps around is...

Hamilton2Paris to City Hall On Sunday, the largest environmental rally Hamilton has ever seen will take place in anticipation of the Sustainable Innovation Forum
Nov26

Hamilton2Paris to City Hall On Sunday, the largest environmental rally Hamilton has ever seen will take place in anticipation of the Sustainable Innovation Forum

This weekend, environmental groups around the world will march locally as part of the Global Climate March initiatives, set to coincide with the Sustainable Innovation Forum. The forum, taking place as part of the Conference of Parties in Paris, is the culmination of work from Climate Action and the UN Environment Programme, and will convene participants from business, government, finance, UN NGOs and civil society. Leaders at the...

Dear Satanbucks Your new cup isn’t embracing minimalist design, it’s definitely an assault on Christmas
Nov19

Dear Satanbucks Your new cup isn’t embracing minimalist design, it’s definitely an assault on Christmas

The other day I came to your store to buy a seven-dollar venti low fat extra whip salted caramel mocha with coconut milk, and the biggest outrage wasn’t the price or your misspelling of my name again, but rather the fact that your cup was just plain red. I couldn’t believe it. #RedCupGate is real. I mean, I forgot what your cups looked like in past years (I’m pretty sure Jesus on the cross was on the cup last year?), but this is...

Don’t go bacon my heart
Nov05

Don’t go bacon my heart

If bacon is bad for you, then I don’t want to live, and if the WHO is right, that won’t be a choice for me. The other day the aptly named organization (as in WHO do you think you are, destroying my world by telling me that the most delicious meat is carcinogenic?) tweeted: “Experts concluded that each 50 gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal #cancer by 18%.” The first thing to say is, “What part...