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The glass is greener Learning about the art of glass blowing
Nov14

The glass is greener Learning about the art of glass blowing

Photos C/O Courtney Downman Courtney Downman is a glass artist operating out of the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. Her work will be showcased at The Cotton Factory as part of the upcoming Work In Progress art exhibit. The exhibit will feature unfinished pieces from 13 artists. Downman says that much of her inspiration comes from the process of creation, which works well for an exhibit of partially finished work.  “A lot of the...

Making a mill a home The Cotton Factory creates a space for the arts in Hamilton
Nov14

Making a mill a home The Cotton Factory creates a space for the arts in Hamilton

The Cotton Factory used to be a mostly abandoned groups of buildings in Hamilton’s industrial sector, a remnant from a bygone era of manufacturing in the city. That all changed five years ago, when Laura and Robert Zeidler purchased the property on 270 Sherman Avenue North, transforming it into the vibrant centre for the arts that the are today. They’ve refurbished the boarded-up windows and empty rooms, turning the buildings into...

OPINION: Wake up and smell the intolerance Hamilton is the hate capital of Canada and that has to change
Nov07

OPINION: Wake up and smell the intolerance Hamilton is the hate capital of Canada and that has to change

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor  cw: white supremacy, hate speech Hamilton is the hate capital of Canada. Even if you’re not from Hamilton, as a McMaster University student, this is the place where you’ve chosen to pursue your education. This is where you are preparing for your future. This beautiful, vibrant city that is full of artists and music also has the highest rate of reported hate crimes in the country.  After...

Turning a new page on eating disorders Body Brave Canada hosts a book swap to raise awareness
Nov07

Turning a new page on eating disorders Body Brave Canada hosts a book swap to raise awareness

Photo C/O Sarah Noltner cw: this article references eating disorders/disordered eating Body Brave Canada is a charitable organization that provides resources and support for individuals struggling with eating disorders/disordered eating. On Nov. 10, they will be holding a Book Swap at The Spice Factory (121 Hughson St. North) in order to being the community together and raise awareness about their work. There will be a reading by...

Falling in love with apples Enjoy the season with this easy apple crisp recipe!
Oct10

Falling in love with apples Enjoy the season with this easy apple crisp recipe!

Photos by Andrew Mrozowski / Arts & Culture Editor Hamilton’s apple season kicked off this past weekend with Apple Fest Weekend, as part of Food Literacy Month. Orchards are officially open, and there’s no better time to go out and pick some apples. I have a habit of picking way more apples than any one human can possibly eat. To make use of all them, I pull out a classic apple crisp recipe to bake and share with friends. Although...