McMaster releases first public draft on freedom of expression guidelines Ad hoc committee report details recommendations about free speech and protests on campus
Feb16

McMaster releases first public draft on freedom of expression guidelines Ad hoc committee report details recommendations about free speech and protests on campus

McMaster has released the first public draft of its guidelines on protest and free speech on campus, in which it outlines what the university considers acceptable forms of protest at campus events. The university released two documents: a report of their own findings and a guideline draft. In the report released from the ad hoc committee on protest and freedom of expression, McMaster laid out the rationale behind recommending the...

On love in your early 20s
Feb15

On love in your early 20s

As February comes and brings on Valentine’s Day and assignment due dates, I’m reminded of the possible incompatibility of my relationships and my future plans, something I’m sure I share with others. With no guarantee of where you may end up after finishing your undergraduate degree, having a long-term partner during your early 20s comes with a series of questions that force you to evaluate your future and your relationship. Every...

A new president-elect, for now Muhammed Aydin is the unofficial MSU president-elect while other candidates seek appeals
Feb08

A new president-elect, for now Muhammed Aydin is the unofficial MSU president-elect while other candidates seek appeals

After deliberating once again, the McMaster Students Union elections committee has decided to disqualify the unofficial president-elect, Ikram Farah. After tallying the votes once again, Muhammed Aydin is the new, unofficial president-elect. As of Feb. 5, Farah has five business days to declare her intent to appeal to the elections committee. Rabeena Obaidullah, who was originally disqualified on Jan. 25 and whose disqualification was...

How does the MSU vote? An analysis of the past five MSU presidential election and referenda results
Feb01

How does the MSU vote? An analysis of the past five MSU presidential election and referenda results

With every election season comes a discussion about how engaged students are with student politics. This year was the first year in five where less than 40 per cent of the student population voted in the McMaster Students Union presidential election, but not every election season is made equal, and different election seasons saw a varying number of candidates, referenda and contention. This past MSU presidential election saw one of...

Meet your new MSU president-elect Ikram Farah talks about her mom, her plans for the MSU and what it means to her to win
Feb01

Meet your new MSU president-elect Ikram Farah talks about her mom, her plans for the MSU and what it means to her to win

With January over, the McMaster Students Union has its unofficial president-elect: Ikram Farah, a level IV political science and labour studies student. At the time of this article’s publication, the results are unofficial. Candidate Rabeena Obaidullah was disqualified but may appeal this decision to the MSU elections committee. Of the first-choice votes, Farah received 38.6 per cent of the total vote, while every other candidate...