Pulse expansion/student activity building passes 30.1% of students vote, 59.2% voted yes
Mar23

Pulse expansion/student activity building passes 30.1% of students vote, 59.2% voted yes

Riding a larger campaign team and a cheaper price tag, the Pulse expansion/student activity building referendum has passed. The final tally was 59.2 per cent votes for the project and 40.8 per cent against. 3.6 per cent people abstained. 30.1% per cent of the student population voted. In January, a similar referendum question was posed to students, but failed by 10 votes. Following the narrow vote, the university committed $10 million...

Making a stronger SRA A series of thoughts on the legislative body from someone who has followed it for far too long
Mar23

Making a stronger SRA A series of thoughts on the legislative body from someone who has followed it for far too long

With Student Representative Assembly elections finished, it’s time for everyone’s favourite kind of conversation: an “inside baseball” look at student politics. The SRA is an important group (just ask them) and play a significant role in shaping the student experience at McMaster. This is not up for debate. But the paradox is that the SRA represents students while not truly engaging them. As you can see from the news piece on page...

Letter: Why students should vote yes to the Pulse/student activity building referendum The "Vote Yes" team responds to an opinion article that asks students to be critical of the referendum
Mar22

Letter: Why students should vote yes to the Pulse/student activity building referendum The "Vote Yes" team responds to an opinion article that asks students to be critical of the referendum

Letters to the Editor are printed in full and are unedited by the Silhouette By: Ryan MacDonald (Vote Yes campaign team) This is a response to an Opinion piece titled “The new referendum does not change enough”, published on March 17, 2017. The author of said piece lists the following issues with the referendum and encourages students to vote no; this piece will seek to refute them and encourage students to vote yes: A compulsory...

Jordan Peterson lecture met by air horns and protesters The professor who refuses to use gender-neutral pronouns described it as the "most contentious event I've been to"
Mar20

Jordan Peterson lecture met by air horns and protesters The professor who refuses to use gender-neutral pronouns described it as the "most contentious event I've been to"

McMaster is the centre of controversy after a protest disrupted a debate-turned-lecture by University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson. Originally, a group called Overcome the Gap planned a four-person debate featuring Jordan Peterson and three McMaster professors. The discussion was supposed to be centred around freedom of speech and political correctness. Peterson, a clinical psychologist, has become a controversial figure after...

Bridging the generational gap Millennials face a harsh economic climate, and older generations need to admit it
Mar17

Bridging the generational gap Millennials face a harsh economic climate, and older generations need to admit it

The so-called gig economy is the new reality for millennials and it will take its toll. An ad for Fiverr, a website that connects freelancers to paid opportunities, made the rounds on Twitter recently because it promoted the ridiculous lifestyle that many fresh graduates face. The text read: “You eat a coffee for lunch. You follow through on your follow through. Sleep deprivation is your drug of choice. You might be a doer.” This ad...