Hot Takes with your MSU candidates We asked them some spicy questions — 'Hot Ones' style
Jan22
In the pressure cooker Preparing your own food can be the best form of stress relief
Nov30

In the pressure cooker Preparing your own food can be the best form of stress relief

It’s the end of November; assignments are due, finals are imminent, I’m writing a graduate school admissions test in two weeks and the scones I have in the oven are almost ready to come out. The timer finishes and rings. I scramble to the kitchen, pull the tray out and leave it to cool. Back to studying. I grew up cooking and baking with my mother. At first, I mostly just stirred in (and ate) chocolate chips. But as I got older, I got...

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....