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“You’re paying for other students to be assaulted”: Maroons speak out against rampant sexual violence A slew of Maroons have disclosed some kind of sexual assault in the last year
Mar14

“You’re paying for other students to be assaulted”: Maroons speak out against rampant sexual violence A slew of Maroons have disclosed some kind of sexual assault in the last year

Graphics by Katarina Brkic, Screenshots C/O Jess and Jane CW: Discussions of sexual violence For Jess*, a veteran Maroons representative, Welcome Week used to be a positive experience, with the Maroons team offering a sense of community. But following a series of sexual assaults by fellow representatives and a varied response, Jess and others in her position continue to feel unsupported by their student union.   The Initial Assaults...

Documenting Hamilton’s loss of queer spaces WIthout any brick-and-mortar spaces, Hamilton’s LGBTQAS+ community struggles
Feb14

Documenting Hamilton’s loss of queer spaces WIthout any brick-and-mortar spaces, Hamilton’s LGBTQAS+ community struggles

Photos by Catherine Goce In recent years, Hamilton’s downtown core has changed rapidly, with many businesses closing down and new ones popping up, just as fast. While some may welcome these changes, many others point to a loss for the LGBTQA2S+ community, with many popular gay bars closing down as the city evolved. In the early 2000s, there were five major gay bars people could go to: The Werx, the Rainbow Lounge, The Embassy, M Bar...

“The MSU has no legitimacy to govern us” — protestors rally in MUSC Members of the HSMN protested against the Ford government and the student union
Jan30

“The MSU has no legitimacy to govern us” — protestors rally in MUSC Members of the HSMN protested against the Ford government and the student union

Photos by Sasha Dhesi Stationed in front of Union Market, student activists put on a demonstration, rallying against the recent changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program and the legitimacy of the McMaster Students Union. At around 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 30, protestors gathered in the McMaster University Student Centre. Their protest began on the north side of the first floor of MUSC and then moved to the MSU office. The group...

Provincial government announces changes to OSAP Multiple groups have spoke against the proposed changes
Jan17

Provincial government announces changes to OSAP Multiple groups have spoke against the proposed changes

Photos By: Madeline Neumann On Jan. 17, 2019, the provincial government announced their plan to roll back tuition by 10 per cent, change the Ontario Student Assistance Program and make ancillary student fees optional, putting into question the tenability of various student organizations. The Ministry of Colleges, Universities and Training announced that as of the 2019-2020, significant changes will be made to OSAP, particularly the...

It takes a village Café Baffico aims to bring people together and offer a place of relaxation in Hamilton’s east end
Jan17

It takes a village Café Baffico aims to bring people together and offer a place of relaxation in Hamilton’s east end

Photos by Catherine Goce Nestled away right off of Main Street East and Ottawa Street South lies Jordan Weisz’s newest venture, Café Baffico, alongside his long-time friend and colleague, Fady Dawood. Together, the two have set out to bring the joy of good food and rest to the bustling Crown Point neighbourhood.   Dawood and Weisz met about six years ago when the two both worked on Locke Street South; Weisz was running Johnny’s Coffee...