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A discussion on consent McMaster University needs to take action and make consent education a priority
Apr04

A discussion on consent McMaster University needs to take action and make consent education a priority

Photo by Kyle West By: Eden Wondmeneh Consent education seems to always be an afterthought at McMaster University. The word “consent” is consistently thrown into events, seemingly out of place, with no elaboration, discussion or focus. During Welcome Week, the word was plastered on posters that appeared at all the major events and was projected in vibrant colours on the big screen prior to the concert. The way consent education was...

Making sustainability easy McMaster University needs to make changes as an institution to reduce their disposable waste, rather than putting the onus on students.
Apr01

Making sustainability easy McMaster University needs to make changes as an institution to reduce their disposable waste, rather than putting the onus on students.

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Saadia Shahid On Feb. 27, the McMaster Students Union promoted its three-day education campaign “Compost at Mac” which highlighted several composting bins around campus. The campaign encouraged students to locate areas within the university where compost bins should be placed. This was done in efforts to reduce the waste produced by students and also to promote composting. Another table that I...

Hitting faculty reps with hidden fees Being a Welcome Week representative comes with costly hidden fees that unfairly exclude candidates
Mar28

Hitting faculty reps with hidden fees Being a Welcome Week representative comes with costly hidden fees that unfairly exclude candidates

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Eden Wondmeneh Faculty representatives and Maroons can shape incoming students’ initial impression of the McMaster University community. They guide us through Welcome Week and are meant to play the role of mentor and role model. A few days into Welcome Week, new students grow accustomed to the vibrant suits and are well-aware of the colour distinctions of each faculty. Suddenly the suit, which...

Appreciating our instructors Students should do a better job at acknowledging the efforts made by their instructors through being engaged in class and filling out course evaluations
Mar28

Appreciating our instructors Students should do a better job at acknowledging the efforts made by their instructors through being engaged in class and filling out course evaluations

 Photo by Kyle West By: Rida Pasha Whether it’s the real world being brought into the classroom by a professor, or the ease in explanation provided by a teaching assistant, there is no doubt that a good learning experience is a product of the time and energy of professors and TAs. However, these educators are often overlooked and underappreciated for their efforts to bring life to course content. It’s time we become more active in...

What is the point of student politics? The Student Representative Assembly needs to do a better job at engaging first-year students
Mar21

What is the point of student politics? The Student Representative Assembly needs to do a better job at engaging first-year students

Photo by Kyle West By: Rida Pasha I am a first-year student who wasn’t aware of the Student Representative Assembly until just a few months ago. I am not alone in this experience.   Many first-year students only became aware of the presence of the SRA after the recent election campaign, with posters plastered around campus. It is not news that it is difficult to find clear information about what the SRA does as the supposed voice of...