Reducing OHIP+ only hurts students Eliminating free prescriptions for young people with private insurance limits a generation’s bodily autonomy
Aug09

Reducing OHIP+ only hurts students Eliminating free prescriptions for young people with private insurance limits a generation’s bodily autonomy

On June 30, the provincial government, under Doug Ford’s leadership, altered the Ontario Health Insurance Plan so that children and young adults with private health benefits are now no longer able to access OHIP+, the program which offered free prescriptions to those under 25. There is a lot to be said about the Progressive Conservative Party that was recently elected, and with the speed at which they are changing things, it feels...

Meet McMaster’s pink orientation crew A new initiative coming out of the MSU Pride Community Centre promises to connect LGBT first-year students to support systems on campus
Aug09

Meet McMaster’s pink orientation crew A new initiative coming out of the MSU Pride Community Centre promises to connect LGBT first-year students to support systems on campus

If you are on campus at all during Welcome Week, you might notice a wave of Welcome Week representatives out and about with flamingo patches on their suits. These patches symbolize the new Pride Representative Network at work, a pet project of Miranda Clayton, the McMaster Students Union Pride Community Centre coordinator. “This year, when I took over the [PCC], we did this whole thing where we rebranded it, we completely overhauled...

Who is Ward 1? A review of Ward 1's character before the municipal election ramps up
Jun07

Who is Ward 1? A review of Ward 1's character before the municipal election ramps up

In the coming months, the city of Hamilton will see another election, this time to vote in the new city council. Ward 1, the ward in which McMaster University and many of its students reside, is known for having a relatively high voter turnout; during the 2014 election, Ward 1’s voter turnout was 40.7 per cent, while Hamilton’s overall turnout sat at 34 per cent. But a lot can change in four years, and the city keeps on changing....

What to know about the upcoming provincial election How each provincial party plans to address three major student issues
May25

What to know about the upcoming provincial election How each provincial party plans to address three major student issues

On June 7, Ontarians will be casting their vote to elect their Legislative Assembly. For those voting in the West Hamilton-Ancaster-Dundas riding, the riding in which McMaster resides, voters have four choices: the incumbent Ted McMeekin from the Liberal Party, Ben Levitt of the Progressive Conservative Party, the National Democratic Party’s Sandy Shaw and Peter Ormond, representing the Green Party. Each of these parties have a unique...

What really went down during the MSU presidential election Meeting minutes reveal that broken links, the Ombuds office and collusion all played a part in this year’s MSU presidential race
Apr05

What really went down during the MSU presidential election Meeting minutes reveal that broken links, the Ombuds office and collusion all played a part in this year’s MSU presidential race

This year’s McMaster Students Union presidential election was a wild ride from start to finish, after two candidates were disqualified and then later reinstated, all done over the course of the winter semester. Ikram Farah is the official president-elect, but the question still stands: why was she disqualified in the first place? The MSU Elections Department recently published their meeting minutes, which outline the discussions their...