Making a splash Provincial competition goes swimmingly for the McMaster’ women’s swimming team as they bring home team bronze at the 2018 OUA Swimming Championships
Feb15

Making a splash Provincial competition goes swimmingly for the McMaster’ women’s swimming team as they bring home team bronze at the 2018 OUA Swimming Championships

Setting records and winning medals, the women of the McMaster swimming team led the Marauders in a successful weekend at the Ontario University Athletics Swimming Championships in London, Ontario. The women finished the three-day event with a bronze medal effort and a total of 17 U Sports qualifications for the team as a whole. First-year Isabelle Lei was awarded OUA Rookie of the Year, winning gold in the 200m freestyle event and...

The power of powderpuff A closer look into women’s flag football and how the extramural sport unites women across campus
Feb15

The power of powderpuff A closer look into women’s flag football and how the extramural sport unites women across campus

Powderpuff football, also known as women’s contact flag football, is one of the biggest extramural sports played at McMaster. On paper it may not seem like much, but the sport involves a great deal of skill, strength and the ability to run on snow and ice. Made up of about 119 girls split up into five teams, the extramural club’s season begins in January and runs for six weeks. “This is the first year we have three new teams and two...

Tackling the future The women’s rugby team’s new head coach and former Marauder Tim Doucette is ready to lead the decorated program back to the top
Feb12

Tackling the future The women’s rugby team’s new head coach and former Marauder Tim Doucette is ready to lead the decorated program back to the top

Newly named head coach of the McMaster women’s rugby team Tim Doucette is no stranger to the Mac rugby program. First moving to Hamilton 11 years ago, Doucette played on the men’s rugby team while earning his degree in business. Immediately after graduating, he was offered a job in the university’s payroll and pension department. It was at that time when former head coach Cam Mitchell gave him his first coaching opportunity. “A week...

Hanaka impact Mac’s star guard Hilary Hanaka brings grit and experience to a star-studded women’s basketball team through a dominant season
Feb08

Hanaka impact Mac’s star guard Hilary Hanaka brings grit and experience to a star-studded women’s basketball team through a dominant season

The McMaster women’s basketball team has returned from Thunder Bay, the last stop of their five-city road trip, and are now sitting comfortably in first place of the Ontario University Athletics West Division. One of the biggest contributors to the team is fourth-year guard Hilary Hanaka, who leads the team with an average of 16 points per game. Though she is now a key component of the winning team, Hanaka did not find it easy to...

Attitude reflects leadership A deeper look at what goes into being a leader, both on the field and in the office
Feb01

Attitude reflects leadership A deeper look at what goes into being a leader, both on the field and in the office

The McMaster Students Union president-elect Ikram Farah and captain of the Marauders football team Mark Mackie may have a lot of differences, but one thing that brings them together is their shared ability to be a leader. Farah, a fourth-year Honours Political Science and Labour Studies student pinpoints her first real position of leadership as when she served as the social sciences caucus leader on the Student Representative Assembly...