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PRIDE: OPINION: Bringing Pride back to its roots Why we can’t celebrate Pride without supporting Black Lives Matter
Jun25

PRIDE: OPINION: Bringing Pride back to its roots Why we can’t celebrate Pride without supporting Black Lives Matter

Photo C/O The LGBT Community Center National History Archive By Lauren O’Donnell, Contributor In the early hours of  June 28, 1969, there was a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village. The Stonewall Inn was one of the only places where 2SLGBTQIA+ people were able to gather as it was one of few places that accepted drag queens as well as trans men and women. On June 28, the police raided the bar, assaulted...

Opinion: Adjusting to changes takes time Physical distancing can pose barriers to students’ learning
Apr08

Opinion: Adjusting to changes takes time Physical distancing can pose barriers to students’ learning

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor By Elisa Do, Staff Writer  For many of us, the last few weeks have certainly been a novel experience. The spread of COVID-19 has caused in-person class cancellations and the disruption of our typical day-to-day lives. As with most universities across the globe, McMaster University has moved courses and examinations online. Although the transition is necessary due to the current circumstances, it is...

What even is a “break” year? Unpaid placements make the midwifery program financially inaccessible for many
Mar24

What even is a “break” year? Unpaid placements make the midwifery program financially inaccessible for many

Photo by Hannah Walters-Vida / Editor-In-Chief By Touka Shamkhi, Contributor It’s 5:30 a.m. and I allow myself to enjoy a few moments of pre-dawn peace before I get up to confront the day ahead of me. As I scramble to get ready, I take a mental note of my plans for the day: placement, work and then tutorial prep. Why work, you may ask? Well, although midwifery students receive reimbursements from the program, it takes a long time to...

OPINION: The referendum for OPIRG’s fee is unjust The MSU is making cuts against a group that advocates for marginalized populations
Mar14

OPINION: The referendum for OPIRG’s fee is unjust The MSU is making cuts against a group that advocates for marginalized populations

Cindy Cui / Photo Editor By: Sarun Balaranjan, Contributor Before I begin, I must acknowledge my conflict of interest as a member of the Board of Directors for OPIRG. This year has been troubling for OPIRG in many respects. The Student Choice Initiative forced us to terminate all of our staff. The new Board of Directors had almost no prior experience with OPIRG. Oh, and the McMaster Students Union decided to threaten our very...

OPINION: Let’s keep everyone alive A lack of allergy awareness on campus puts students at risk
Mar14

OPINION: Let’s keep everyone alive A lack of allergy awareness on campus puts students at risk

Cindy Cui / Photo Editor By: Elisa Do, Staff Writer CW: death A lot of people hear the word “allergies” and think of seasonal allergies. Maybe they think of a sniffling nose or an itching skin rash. Maybe they think of watery eyes and sneezing; something that comes and goes. However, an allergic reaction can be much more severe than just that. Anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction that is severe, life-threatening and terrifyingly...