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Getting students to vote The city of Hamilton should take a vested interest in making sure McMaster students are able to vote in the municipal election  
Sep27

Getting students to vote The city of Hamilton should take a vested interest in making sure McMaster students are able to vote in the municipal election  

Photo by Catherine Goce In about a month, cities all over Ontario will hold their municipal election, elections which will dictate the political landscape for these cities for years to come. The results of this election can bring all sorts of changes to the neighbourhood and yet the city offers little to students to participate, further exemplifying that the city of Hamilton doesn’t care about McMaster students. Voting stations are...

Another break-in in the McMaster area, this time west of campus This incident marks the first publicly reported break-in outside of Westdale
Sep25

Another break-in in the McMaster area, this time west of campus This incident marks the first publicly reported break-in outside of Westdale

Photo by Madeline Neumann It seems that the break-ins that have plagued Westdale since early August have officially reached Ainslie Wood East. On Sept. 25, one group of students living in that neighbourhood woke up around 4:30 a.m. to find an intruder, who quickly escaped. The affected students reached out to the Silhouette, hoping to share their story given the recent prowling incidents that have occurred sporadically over the last...

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....