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Shifting the focus from merit-based to needs-based scholarships McMaster should funnel more of its money into creating needs-based scholarships
Nov29

Shifting the focus from merit-based to needs-based scholarships McMaster should funnel more of its money into creating needs-based scholarships

Photo C/O Madeline Neumann It’s scholarship season. If you’re like me, you probably spent a few days scouring Mosaic to find a list of awards to apply to, in hopes of receiving a subsidization of your degree, no matter how small. Many of McMaster University’s largest scholarships are merit-based, which strike me as odd; would it not be more beneficial to assist students demonstrating financial need? A good example of such a...

Culinary Class Act: Hakka Hamilton Hamilton Hakka is the perfect place for those missing Hakka cuisine or hungry for something new
Nov15

Culinary Class Act: Hakka Hamilton Hamilton Hakka is the perfect place for those missing Hakka cuisine or hungry for something new

Photos C/O Kyle West What it is I’ve lived in Hamilton for a few years now and while I appreciate the city, I still occasionally miss living in the greater Toronto area. One of the things I miss most is Hakka food, a staple in GTA strip malls. While Hakka food is the cuisine of the Hakka people, chances are if you’re eating Hakka food in the GTA, you’re probably eating the South Asian take on it. A cuisine unto itself, Indian Hakka...

McMaster Daily News is not news The university’s public relations site being portrayed as a news outlet is dangerous to students
Nov01

McMaster Daily News is not news The university’s public relations site being portrayed as a news outlet is dangerous to students

Photo C/O McMaster Daily News Like most post-secondary institutions, McMaster University has a communications and public affairs office which releases press statements and other similar material in order to inform their students and faculty of the affairs of the institution. While there is nothing inherently wrong with such a set-up, why is this office’s main website called McMaster Daily News? McMaster Daily News presents itself as a...

A call to keep the planned wage increase The MSU needs to follow through with their initial wage increase, despite the cancellation of Bill 148

A few weeks ago, the provincial government froze the minimum wage at $14 per hour and cut the planned increase to $15 per hour that was planned for January 2019. With this cut, many businesses, but not all, have decided to forgo the planned increase they had set up for employees. The McMaster Students Union should not be one of them. Studies have shown that the actual living wage in Hamilton is $15.85. The cost of tuition ranges, but...

White paint thrown onto the pride crosswalks, police investigating The pride crosswalks, located at Sterling Street and Forysth Avenue North, appear to have been vandalized
Sep27

White paint thrown onto the pride crosswalks, police investigating The pride crosswalks, located at Sterling Street and Forysth Avenue North, appear to have been vandalized

Photos By: Sasha Dhesi Students walking home on Sept. 27 were surprised to see the usually colourful crosswalks at the most eastern part of campus covered in white paint. The crosswalks were commissioned by the city of Hamilton in an effort to honour Hamilton’s LGBTQ+ community. Introducing the beautiful new crosswalks at the Sterling Street entrance to campus! Thank you to #HamOnt Mayor @FredEisenberger and Ward 1 Councillor...