More of McMaster McMaster should consider campus expansion for greater opportunities
Mar22

More of McMaster McMaster should consider campus expansion for greater opportunities

By: Mohamed Mahoud McMaster University’s welcoming community, rich history and reputation are all factors that make it a nationally and globally renowned school. But why is McMaster, our home away from home, so far away from where most of us come from? Many Mac students leave their home towns and either commute or move to Hamilton to attend. This becomes a challenge for both students and their families, as making an adjustment in a...

The purpose of protest on campus McMaster’s proposed guidelines on freedom of expression fail to recognize the importance of students’ and workers’ right to dissent
Mar15

The purpose of protest on campus McMaster’s proposed guidelines on freedom of expression fail to recognize the importance of students’ and workers’ right to dissent

This article is written on behalf of the Socialist Fightback Students club regarding McMaster University’s recently released documents on freedom of expression. Socialist Fightback Students defends the rights of students to form collective actions, freely express their political opinions and protest those who spread hateful messages. In the document by McMaster’s ad hoc committee on protest and freedom of expression, censorship...

Silenced mental health concerns McMaster’s mental health services are not responding students’ needs
Mar15

Silenced mental health concerns McMaster’s mental health services are not responding students’ needs

By: Kamila Matyslakiewics McMaster University boasts commitment to mental health and well-being and claims to prioritize these services for students. But what is really happening on the front lines? What is the actual student experience of trying to access counselling services at McMaster? Mental health services for students are inadequate at McMaster University. When trying to get access to services on campus, students can expect to...

One lease to rule them all New Ontario housing lease changes can alter the hunt for off-campus accommodations for McMaster students for the better
Mar08

One lease to rule them all New Ontario housing lease changes can alter the hunt for off-campus accommodations for McMaster students for the better

By: Michelle Nakansah As classes draw to a close, for many, concerns over exams are mixed with concerns over future housing. For those looking for housing, there is a new game changer in the Ontario housing market that may be extremely beneficial for McMaster’s off-campus community. Finally, in our favour, the Ontario government has introduced a standard lease which will be required to be used in nearly all rental agreements beginning...

Limiting student expression The new provisions for anti-disruption and protesting limits students’ right to expression
Mar08

Limiting student expression The new provisions for anti-disruption and protesting limits students’ right to expression

By: Jordan Graber At an institution such as McMaster University, the subject of free speech is not an easy discussion. After Jordan Peterson, a controversial psychology professor from the University of Toronto came to visit McMaster, this has sparked immense discussion amongst students, faculty and other sources in Hamilton. It has been argued whether in this circumstance free speech had been impaired when Jordan Peterson was not able...