Letter to the Editor: peace on campus
Nov23

Letter to the Editor: peace on campus

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 been coming to...

No to anti-disruption Marginalized voices silenced once again
Nov23

No to anti-disruption Marginalized voices silenced once again

By: Morgan Li Recently, the Hamilton Spectator published an article announcing, in a sneering mix of opinion and loose fact, that McMaster is “developing an anti-disruption policy”. The decision appears to be prompted by the vicious right-wing backlash to Mac’s alleged failure to protect freedom of speech on campus, particularly in the wake of Jordan Peterson’s visit to campus last March. In the article, Andrew Dreschel references a...

Students matter Last decade’s MSU left you at the curb, will you do the same to future Mac students?
Nov23

Students matter Last decade’s MSU left you at the curb, will you do the same to future Mac students?

By: Joey Coleman Hamilton city council isn’t anti-student, it’s pro-vote. Since students don’t vote, city council doesn’t care about your issues, and the result is they make decisions against your interests. In the 2006 municipal election, only 10 students voted at the on-campus polling. The city did not repeat the experiment of on-campus voting in 2010 or 2014, citing the high cost for so few votes. Considering the damage this low...

From inside a fraternity The university experience doesn’t have to be represented as just booze and Greek letters
Nov23

From inside a fraternity The university experience doesn’t have to be represented as just booze and Greek letters

By: Alex Bak Through the various “frat” Instagram accounts that often boast drunk endeavours and the typical mishaps of college students and the advertisements of beer paraphernalia, it became apparent that fraternity life has been coined into a lifestyle brand for college student. What people often forget in the midst of all the advertisements and representations on social media is that these secret Greek letter societies were formed...

Is Hamilton truly ready for Amazon? Ambition is good, but Hamilton has taken it to a whole new level
Nov16

Is Hamilton truly ready for Amazon? Ambition is good, but Hamilton has taken it to a whole new level

By: Rob Hardy This past autumn, huge buzz began to spread around Hamilton about the next big idea taking shape for the Hammer. Amazon, one of the largest players in a select circle of cool 21st century global tech brands, announced it was taking bids to open a second headquarters in North America, known as HQ2. Such a chance would provide an immediate boost to any city lucky enough to land a deal as large and rare as this. Numerous...