New strides in MSU advocacy The MSU spent the year researching and compiling policy recommendations for three distinct topics affecting student life
Mar22

New strides in MSU advocacy The MSU spent the year researching and compiling policy recommendations for three distinct topics affecting student life

As a part of their last few meetings, the McMaster Students Union Student Representative Assembly voted to adopt three policy papers which will guide future legislation. Throughout the year, SRA members, MSU research assistants and other MSU members compile research which they then condense into 30 to 40 page papers. Students also had the chance to voice their concerns on the given topics during the MSU’s policy conference, which...

Where the MSU presidential candidacy currently stands This year’s unprecedented race may lead to changes in the Elections Department
Mar12

Where the MSU presidential candidacy currently stands This year’s unprecedented race may lead to changes in the Elections Department

This story has been edited to reflect new information revealed since its initial publication. Now well over a month since the campaign period ended, the McMaster Students Union finally has an official MSU president-elect: Ikram Farah. Following this year’s race, students may see changes in the Elections Department as they reconsider their current system. This year’s MSU presidential election saw two disqualifications, something...

Searching for answers after Soli’s death McMaster Muslims for Peace and Justice are still looking for answers about the death of Soleiman Faqiri
Mar08

Searching for answers after Soli’s death McMaster Muslims for Peace and Justice are still looking for answers about the death of Soleiman Faqiri

Content Warning: This article contains descriptions of violence In December 2016, Soleiman Faqiri died in segregation in a Lindsay, Ont. jail after being subdued by over 20 officers. Since then, both his family and members of the McMaster community have been waiting for answers surrounding the circumstances of his death and the punishments to follow. Walid Abdulaziz, a student and member of McMaster Muslims for Peace and Justice, is...

Changes coming to the QSCC The new coordinator has big plans to bring the peer support service up to speed
Mar08

Changes coming to the QSCC The new coordinator has big plans to bring the peer support service up to speed

The McMaster Students Union Queer Students Community Centre may see big changes in the coming school year if incoming coordinator, Miranda Clayton, has her way. Clayton, who plans on implementing new programming and potentially change the physical layout of the space, hopes to bring the QSCC to the quality of other MSU peer support services on campus. “The QSCC hasn’t felt like home to queer and trans students for a really long time....

MSU rescinds Peer Support Line Making sense of the SRA's decision to stop operating Peer Support Line
Feb26

MSU rescinds Peer Support Line Making sense of the SRA's decision to stop operating Peer Support Line

Content Warning: this article contains mentions of suicide Following deliberations at the Feb. 25 Student Representative Assembly meeting, the SRA has decided to rescind Peer Support Line. Created in 2013, PSL is an anonymous hotline and online chat system students may access to receive peer support. The service currently operates from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. every day. As a part of the regular service review, which every McMaster Students...