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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...

Sillies: Staff taste test pumpkin spice lattes
Oct09

Sillies: Staff taste test pumpkin spice lattes

It’s pumpkin spice latte season, right? Our staff really doesn’t know any better… We taste tested SIX pumpkin spice lattes and tried to guess where they’re from! Watch most of us realize that we’re not the biggest fans of the popular fall drink. How do you feel about your local...

Where’s the student choice? The Government deemed us non-essential, we, the students, say otherwise
Sep19

Where’s the student choice? The Government deemed us non-essential, we, the students, say otherwise

Students invest a great deal of time and money into the university. The power of how and where students money is spent should lie in the hands of students, and while the Student Choice Initiative (SCI) may give students the illusion that they have the power to choose, a critical look at this government mandated program proves otherwise.  SCI does not empower students — it does the opposite. The threats to services deemed...

Save the Sil The Student Choice Initiative puts the Sil's funding in jeopardy
Sep17

Save the Sil The Student Choice Initiative puts the Sil's funding in jeopardy

The Student Choice Initiative has placed many students in a difficult position. How much choice is there when students are forced to compromise supporting student services so that they can save money to mitigate the consequences of OSAP funding cuts and increased financial stress, or vice versa? The answer is that there isn’t much choice, and unfortunately, it’s still one that students across Ontario will have to make....

Seasonal recipes Exam time calls for quick and easy recipes that don’t compromise quality
Apr02

Seasonal recipes Exam time calls for quick and easy recipes that don’t compromise quality

Many of us don’t need to be reminded that there’s only a few days left before exam season starts, but we might need a reminder to make time for a nice home cooked meal. It’s easy to turn to buying lunch or dinner when you’re tight on time during these next few weeks, but there are ways to make cooking an enjoyable experience while relieving some stress too. The Sil staff have compiled their favourite recipes that are easy to make,...