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The Sil Records: Discussing the fate of print media
Mar30

The Sil Records: Discussing the fate of print media

By Kristen Da Silva, Contributor  Many newspapers are increasingly going online-only and letting the ink dry on print publications. What does this mean for the fate of the Silhouette? We have 90 years worth of tireless efforts and incredible memories keeping print alive. We sat down with former staff members to talk about the evolution of the Sil and the battle between print and online. The Silhouette has changed drastically over the...

A student’s guide to navigating change A growing list of tips on transitioning to e-learning, maintaining a social life and self-care
Mar24

A student’s guide to navigating change A growing list of tips on transitioning to e-learning, maintaining a social life and self-care

Let us preface this guide by telling you that if this period of uncertainty is stressing you the f*&k out, it’s okay. There’s quite a bit on our minds — reorganization of courses, fears over graduation, lost jobs and co-ops, forced move-outs and the sudden disruption of pretty much everything. In more ways than one, this time is defining our present and future, and soon it will be just a single moment in our...

Associate professor has been suspended McMaster University and Hamilton police investigating professor for allegedly breaching university policies, including McMaster’s sexual violence policy
Mar20

Associate professor has been suspended McMaster University and Hamilton police investigating professor for allegedly breaching university policies, including McMaster’s sexual violence policy

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives cw: mention of sexual assault  Following what the university calls “serious allegations” of policy breaching, Scott Watter, an associate professor in McMaster’s department of psychology, neuroscience and behaviour, has been suspended from his position and is no longer allowed on campus. Maureen J. MacDonald, dean of science, was the first to communicate these decisions in an email sent on Feb. 19....

Breaking news: McMaster University cancels in-person classes and exams Amid COVID-19 pandemic, university administration suspends various activity on campus by the end of day Friday March 13
Mar13

Breaking news: McMaster University cancels in-person classes and exams Amid COVID-19 pandemic, university administration suspends various activity on campus by the end of day Friday March 13

On Friday March 13, 2020, at approximately 10:10 a.m., McMaster announced that it will be suspending all in-person classes for undergraduate and graduate students. Classes will end at the end of day Friday March 13 and no in-person exams will be held at the end of this term. In a previous announcement earlier in March, faculty members and instructors were advised to consider planning for e-learning alternatives to in-person classes....

MaiPai and all its tiki glory New restaurant brings back tiki bar culture to Hamilton
Feb06

MaiPai and all its tiki glory New restaurant brings back tiki bar culture to Hamilton

After settling in the dust for a few years, a vacant restaurant space on 631 Barton St. E. has been given a new name and identity. The space now breathes the essence of tiki culture as extravagant drinks are set on fire and music pulsates through its art-covered walls and wooden floors etched in Polynesian-inspired patterns.  MaiPai is adding to a renewed sense of prosperity on Barton Street East as new businesses open up and historic...