Breathe in, breathe out What my first year covering sports taught me about myself
Apr05

Breathe in, breathe out What my first year covering sports taught me about myself

Deep breath in, deep breath out” were the words I told myself as I approached the press box to cover my first game as a Sports Reporter for the Silhouette. It was the McMaster men’s football team’s 2017 pre-season game against the Saskatchewan Huskies, and as I tried desperately to blend behind my editor, I stood out. Black skin, big hair and the only woman in the room? In the sports industry, I attract attention to myself no matter...

Marauders hoop it up McMaster’s men’s and women’s basketball teams support Best Buddies McMaster’s “Hooping it Up” event
Apr02

Marauders hoop it up McMaster’s men’s and women’s basketball teams support Best Buddies McMaster’s “Hooping it Up” event

On March 20, the Best Buddies McMaster University Chapter hosted Best Buddies Canada’s annual Hooping it Up event. The event was a free-throw competition that took place in elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities across Canada. For a $2 donation to your Best Buddies chapter, students will attempt to sink as many baskets as possible within 60 seconds. Best Buddies Canada is an organization that promotes one-on-one...

The last dance As the year comes to an end, Mac Dance president Chimira Andres reflects on the team’s year before their last showcase
Mar29

The last dance As the year comes to an end, Mac Dance president Chimira Andres reflects on the team’s year before their last showcase

As one of the outgoing presidents of Mac Dance, leaving the team after four years of dedication is going to be hard for Chimira Andres, but she knows it will be in good hands. The Mac Dance team started as an amalgamation of all dance groups on campus. Now, there is a competitive team with 40 members and a recreational team with over 200 members. The competitive team participates in weekly conditioning and technique classes to prepare...

For the love of skating OUA gold medalist and conference all-star Belvina Mao reflects on her second year skating at the university level
Mar22

For the love of skating OUA gold medalist and conference all-star Belvina Mao reflects on her second year skating at the university level

At this year’s Ontario University Athletics Figure Skating Championship, Belvina Mao of the McMaster women’s figure skating team captured the gold medal in the Senior Silver Solo Dance event. The second-year Kinesiology student brought home one of five medals that helped the Marauders to a fourth-place finish. First stepping on the ice when she was two years old, Mao fell in love with figure skating immediately. But as she grew older,...

Running into the wind The McMaster men’s volleyball team fell short in a tough semifinal match-up with the Trinity Western Spartans, but redeemed themseleves in a shutout bronze medal win
Mar22

Running into the wind The McMaster men’s volleyball team fell short in a tough semifinal match-up with the Trinity Western Spartans, but redeemed themseleves in a shutout bronze medal win

March 18 marked the end of the McMaster men’s volleyball 2017-2018 season. After claiming their sixth straight Ontario University Athletics title, the Marauders’ quest for the national title was unfortunately brought to a halt thanks to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Trinity Western Spartans. The U Sports championship weekend started off with a close win for the Marauders. After dropping the first two sets 25-22 and 25-21 in the...