Letter to the Editor: McMaster’s protest guidelines
Mar08

Letter to the Editor: McMaster’s protest guidelines

By: Zachary Strong Given the discussion surrounding McMaster’s protest guidelines, I’d like to offer some perspectives for today’s student activists to consider. First, some biographical details for context. In 2011, I was the first person to publicly denounce offensive and crude cheers used by the engineering “Redsuits” group during Welcome Week. In 2012, I ran for the position of McMaster Engineering Society President on a...

Letter: Thanking McMaster students
Dec08

Letter: Thanking McMaster students

By: Betty Bechtel I wish to thank the many students who came to my rescue on Nov. 29 at around 3.30 p.m. I was picking up litter in front of my home when I slipped on the grass and fell, hitting the right side of my head on the sidewalk. Many students came to help me. Two, whose names I have forgotten, said they were in Health Sciences; helped me to get up and to retrieve my glasses. They also gave me a Kleenex as I was bleeding from...

Letter: Peace on campus
Nov23

Letter: Peace on campus

By: Joshua Weresch It has been a long time since I’ve spent any measure of time on McMaster’s campus. I used to visit the art museum and Mills Library when I was there during my undergraduate days. Those were almost ten years ago now and I hear, through the local media, only occasionally what’s happening on campus. I’m a Hamiltonian, born and living here, a settler on Anishnaabe land and it’s been in that intervening decade that I’ve...

Letter: Board of Directors’ broader perspective
Sep29

Letter: Board of Directors’ broader perspective

A response to the “Taking the Pulse of campus projects” editorial from the Sept. 21 issue. By: Shaarujaa Nadarajah From being an SRA member to being on the Board of Directors, I have always tried to take criticism with grace. I am a strong believer in the notion that there are always ways we can improve as a community and the day I choose to reject feedback was the day I fail as a representative member. However, in my time...

Letter: Spotted at Mac: “punch a Nazi”
Sep29

Letter: Spotted at Mac: “punch a Nazi”

A response to the “Spotted at Mac: ‘punch a Nazi’” article from the Sept. 21 issue. By: Lilian Obeng I remember when every single social science and humanities professor chose to dedicate a portion of their lecture time to discussing this infamous question last year. A video showing white nationalist Richard Spencer getting punched by an anti-fascist protestor had gone viral and captured the attention of...