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McMaster Students Union urges city council to support LRT With city council set to vote on an environmental assessment, the MSU is making their stance known
Apr13

McMaster Students Union urges city council to support LRT With city council set to vote on an environmental assessment, the MSU is making their stance known

Yes, it’s time for another story about light rail transit in Hamilton. But this time, Mac students have a chance to make a difference. Hamilton city council will vote on passing an environmental assessment for the LRT route on April 19. The new assessment comes after slight changes were made to the route. Despite 50 separate votes in favour of the project, LRT remains a divisive issue. In an April 6 story, we wrote about how...

McMaster University is spending thousands of dollars on critical reflection From online resources to course management, post-secondary education has been reshaped by the internet and computers
Apr09

McMaster University is spending thousands of dollars on critical reflection From online resources to course management, post-secondary education has been reshaped by the internet and computers

Technology has changed education. From online resources to course management, post-secondary education has been reshaped by the internet and computers. Among the many affected areas is critical reflection. McMaster University is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to try to address this. In 2013, McMaster University created the Learning Portfolio. According to a 2013 Learning Portfolio Working Group report, the project aimed to...

“Hello, I must be going” My time here is up, but I’ll always bleed Silhouette red
Apr05

“Hello, I must be going” My time here is up, but I’ll always bleed Silhouette red

Tradition dictates that the last editorial is a farewell from the Editor-in-Chief, or Executive Editor, as it was known when I started. As my first Executive Editor wrote in his sendoff piece, “I would like to depart from that tradition in no way at all”. My Sil story starts in 2011. I picked up my first paper in the Commons building after the Vanier Cup win and I was hooked. The product had a style to it, with inside jokes that I...

Time to change the channel?
Mar31

Time to change the channel?

The governing body for university sports in Canada signed a long-term contract with Sportsnet in 2013. U Sports was hoping to boost the profile of the league with expanded coverage and a refreshed approach. Instead, ratings are down, fewer events are being broadcast and questions surround what comes next for U Sports on television. The Silhouette looks at how we got here and what may lie ahead. There are a number of problems facing...

Standing up for ourselves City council ignores students because we don’t vote. Let’s change that in 2018
Mar31

Standing up for ourselves City council ignores students because we don’t vote. Let’s change that in 2018

As the school year winds down, so does this volume of the Silhouette. The end of something usually begs for some kind of retrospect to think about what we did, how it could have been done better, or what we need to continue to do. When I flip through the editorials and the news pages, I see a noticeable difference in our news and opinion coverage. There were more stories this year about the greater Hamilton community instead of simply...