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A growing voice With women making up seven of the ten VP candidates, increased publicity isn’t the only change this year
Mar31

A growing voice With women making up seven of the ten VP candidates, increased publicity isn’t the only change this year

With as much scrutiny and attention as there has been on electing Vice-Presidents this year within the McMaster Students Union, it’s easy to miss a lot of the progress that’s been made compared to previous years. Most recent and public of these were the VP Meet-and-Greet events, a chance for the 10 candidates variably running for VP Administration, Finance and Education to get to share and connect with the general public. “I think it...

Shaking up the system… sort of With the 2016-17 Student Representative Assembly having been elected, the time has come to re-evaluate how the MSU selects three of its most high-ranking roles
Mar10

Shaking up the system… sort of With the 2016-17 Student Representative Assembly having been elected, the time has come to re-evaluate how the MSU selects three of its most high-ranking roles

After the assembly of an ad hoc committee last summer and a public referendum during this year’s Presidential elections, the beginning of some changes have finally come for the McMaster Students Union’s Vice-President elections process. The Student Representative Assembly ratified several of these changes on March 6 following some slight revisions to the new policies brought forward by Miranda Clayton, the Operations...

Generating discussion within our generation McMaster student creates online platform to “InkSpire” younger generations
Mar03

Generating discussion within our generation McMaster student creates online platform to “InkSpire” younger generations

If Frank Ong’s Inkspire initiative takes off any further, he may have to publicly attribute his success to the Hamilton Street Railway buses. “It started as an idea just outside the [Health Sciences] bus stop, waiting for the really slow Hamilton buses,” said Ong, laughing. So you could argue that, if the HSR came more frequently, InkSpire might never have happened. It’s a simple idea with a clean presentation:...

Model citizens McMaster’s first Model United Nations conference proves to be a valuable learning experience
Mar03

Model citizens McMaster’s first Model United Nations conference proves to be a valuable learning experience

From Feb. 26-28, approximately 150 McMaster students gathered at the David Braley Health Sciences Centre to discuss and find solutions to global issues. Acting as delegates representing nations around the world, the weekend was the first large-scale effort in hosting a Model United Nations at McMaster University. Model UNs serve as both a conference and simulation to allow students to immerse themselves in numerous complex issues that...

Hamilton startup seeks sponsorship The creators of Dragon of Legends hope to capitalize on old-school gaming nostalgia as they relaunch their Kickstarter campaign
Feb11

Hamilton startup seeks sponsorship The creators of Dragon of Legends hope to capitalize on old-school gaming nostalgia as they relaunch their Kickstarter campaign

Hamilton has long been synonymous with the “Steel City” moniker, but a growing market for entrepreneurs is helping to re-shape that perception. This, along with the growing popularity of online crowd-funding models like Kickstarter have allowed developers like Nathan Dworzak, Parker Martin and Michael Huynh to gather support for their own online action role-playing game they’re calling Dragon of Legends. The three...