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Mohawk students campaign for sharps disposal bins The organizers say the lack of a disposal system is dangerous and stigmatizing
Feb14

Mohawk students campaign for sharps disposal bins The organizers say the lack of a disposal system is dangerous and stigmatizing

Photo by Kyle West, Graphic C/O Mohawk sharps containers online petition Students at Mohawk College are campaigning for the school to introduce sharps disposal containers in washrooms. The Change.org petition campaign, being led by a group of six Mohawk students in their final year of the social service workers program, currently has over 100 signatures. Vince Soliveri, a campaign organizer, said the petition is driven by safety...

“This is a social justice and equity issue” — Residents unhappy with uncleared sidewalks Hamilton residents are upset that city sidewalks are making it impossible for older residents and those with disabilities to get around safely
Feb12

“This is a social justice and equity issue” — Residents unhappy with uncleared sidewalks Hamilton residents are upset that city sidewalks are making it impossible for older residents and those with disabilities to get around safely

Photo by Kyle West Following recent snowstorms that deposited as much as 40 cm onto Hamilton streets, some Hamilton residents are using social media to bring attention to the issue of snow-covered residential sidewalks. Currently, residents are expected to clear snow from their sidewalks within 24 hours of a “snow event.” If residents fail to comply, the city will issue a 24-hour “Notice to Comply,” followed by possible inspection and...

“It’s just frustrating”: students speak out against OSAP changes Over 17,000 McMaster students will be affected by the cuts
Feb08

“It’s just frustrating”: students speak out against OSAP changes Over 17,000 McMaster students will be affected by the cuts

Photo by Kyle West On Jan 17, the provincial government announced plans to change the Ontario Student Assistance Program and cut tuition by 10 per cent. The OSAP changes include requiring students to take out a loan when receiving an Ontario Student Grant, lowering the threshold to receive financial assistance, and eliminating the six-month interest-free period after graduation. On Jan. 31, more than 75 student associations across...

Hamilton students rally against OSAP changes The HSMN organized a rally in downtown Hamilton in hopes of galvanizing students and protesting Ford government changes
Feb08

Hamilton students rally against OSAP changes The HSMN organized a rally in downtown Hamilton in hopes of galvanizing students and protesting Ford government changes

Photos by Catherine Goce On Feb 1, the Hamilton Student Mobilization Network, a local activist group, hosted a rally at Gore Park in downtown Hamilton to protest the government’s proposed changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program. The event featured various speakers including Angie Perez, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees 3096, and Sandy Hudson, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto. “Students have gone to...

A sit-down with your MSU president-elect President-elect Josh Marando talks about finding about the results, why he won and his future plans
Feb01

A sit-down with your MSU president-elect President-elect Josh Marando talks about finding about the results, why he won and his future plans

Photos C/O Kyle West On the evening of Jan. 24, Josh Marando was voted in as the next unofficial president-elect of the McMaster Students Union. Marando, a fourth year arts and science student, garnered over 600 first-choice votes compared to the second-place candidate Jeffrey Campana. Overall, Marando received 40 per cent of the 2,654 first-place votes. Marando’s platform consists of 12 pillars, touching on issues like mental health...