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...

Adding up the benefits McMaster should help rectify the gap in mathematics knowledge for arts degrees
Apr06

Adding up the benefits McMaster should help rectify the gap in mathematics knowledge for arts degrees

On Mar. 23, the Ontario government announced a plan to make financial literacy a component of the new curriculum for the Grade 10 Careers course. This is welcome news. I entered university with next to no understanding of finance, personal or otherwise, and could have done without the onslaught of BuzzFeed-style personality quizzes doled out in my careers class. The announcement to rectify this knowledge gap at elementary and high...

Take a hike! New partnership between local coffee shop and Mac grad student promises to put some spring in your step
Mar24

Take a hike! New partnership between local coffee shop and Mac grad student promises to put some spring in your step

As the mid-March snow melts away, a new initiative is warming up in Westdale. King Street West café My Dog Joe has launched a monthly hike series to bring the community together and teach a little local ecology and history. “As a business owner, the main idea for me is to drive business and our brand,” said Jeff Groat, manager of My Dog Joe. “The main idea is to hang out, have some breakfast or coffee. People can get a coffee to go if...