The little shop around the corner Newest café in Hamilton adds a burst of colour to Bold Street
Nov23

The little shop around the corner Newest café in Hamilton adds a burst of colour to Bold Street

On Nov. 6, Hamilton’s newest café, The Nook, opened its doors to the sleepy part of Bold Street just off James Street south. Those familiar with the area likely know the café’s location: a tiny space that has stood — or at least looked to be — vacant in recent history. With a dark exterior and darker windows, the spot was so uninteresting one could almost skip over seeing it without realizing a building was there. But Suad Abukamla...

Culinary class act: Noodle Me New James Street addition serves delicious hand-pulled noodle dishes
Sep21

Culinary class act: Noodle Me New James Street addition serves delicious hand-pulled noodle dishes

What is it? As we settle into fall and brace ourselves for (shudder) winter, the search for a cozy meal that doesn’t break the bank becomes ever more important. Hamilton has no shortage of stick-to-your ribs options, from Bul Gogi’s stone bowls to the Burnt Tongue’s soup to the Hearty Hooligan’s vegan pizza buns. But recently these restaurants gained a new companion in the fast, filling and delicious category. Located next to August...

Taking the Pulse of campus projects The gym’s lack of space is just one example of the MSU’s inconvenient long-term planning
Sep21

Taking the Pulse of campus projects The gym’s lack of space is just one example of the MSU’s inconvenient long-term planning

I have a question for the 2016-2017 McMaster Students Union Board of Directors: how much time did any of them spend in the Pulse? Shockingly, adding a gym fee to everyone’s student fees means that more people are actually going to go to the gym. The spacing problems associated with this would be evident to anyone who has ever walked past the Pulse sign-in desk. The Pulse is always packed at 6 a.m. when I go. It is packed at 11:30 a.m....

Drawing from a life in Hamilton Local artist Meredith Park’s work delivers big ideas in small images
Sep07

Drawing from a life in Hamilton Local artist Meredith Park’s work delivers big ideas in small images

Meredith Park believes in the impact of small-scale work. Best known for her four-panel visual journaling on Instagram, the Hamilton-based comic artist uses her work to make sense of sweeping issues. Park’s early comics revolved around slapstick comedy featuring a recurring cast of characters, inspired by the Three Stooges and “Happy Tree Friends”. “I only really started doing autobio [works] when I was about 20,” she said. “I stopped...

Guaranteed residence requirements McMaster’s guaranteed residence policy assumes high school never ends
Jun01

Guaranteed residence requirements McMaster’s guaranteed residence policy assumes high school never ends

The beginning of June is an exciting time for Grade 12 students in Ontario. The first of the month marks the final day they are able to accept an offer to a university program and the beginning of the end of high school starts to feel real. For future Marauders, June 1 is also the deadline for applying to residence. Students with academic averages above a certain point, 83.33 per cent for the 2017-18 school year, are guaranteed a spot...