Upcoming special issues What do you want to see out of our big projects?
Nov16

Upcoming special issues What do you want to see out of our big projects?

On Apr. 9, 2015, one week after the final weekly paper of the academic year, the former arts and entertainment section known as ANDY had its last 24-page magazine. The direction and focus of the section in the 2015-2016 year lead to the magazine being discontinued, and was not revived with ANDY’s merging with the Lifestyle section in 2016-2017. On Feb. 10, 2016, we had our last Sex and the Steel City magazine, which was distributed at...

Corrupted live stream archives Issues with archives can inhibit the ability to double-check reporting
Nov02

Corrupted live stream archives Issues with archives can inhibit the ability to double-check reporting

On the Sept. 28 editorial entitled, “The McMaster Students Union’s lack of communication,” it was noted that a significant chunk was cut out from the archives from the Sept. 24 Student Representative Assembly meeting. This has not changed. It remains just over an hour long, a fraction of a much longer meeting, and 17 minutes of that is a break. The Oct. 28 meeting promised topics like Aidan Johnson and updates about ward 1,...

Your money and HSR complaints Poor and inconsistent service should not go unnoticed
Oct26

Your money and HSR complaints Poor and inconsistent service should not go unnoticed

On Jan. 16, the students of McMaster voted in overwhelming support in favour of continuing the relationship with the HSR when it comes to the bus pass contract. The first round of voting had only 574 votes out of 7,231, not including abstentions, against any form of bus pass in the McMaster Students Union referenda. The Graduate Students Association had a similar result with only 18.3 per cent of students against their HSR referendum....

Shouting into the political void Having knowledge about the city means little with low student voter turnout and engagement
Oct19

Shouting into the political void Having knowledge about the city means little with low student voter turnout and engagement

You deserve to know what is affecting you as a student when it comes to decisions the city is making. When it comes to informed decisions, we have generally kept you covered about topics like the LRT, the HSR, the additional bylaw officers in Westdale and trans health equity. In the future, we will continue to cover these topics and more such as the city council’s decision to change the ward boundaries and the appeals filed with the...

Hamilton does not deserve Amazon Treatment of Mac students does not satisfy the requirements for Amazon’s new headquarters
Oct05

Hamilton does not deserve Amazon Treatment of Mac students does not satisfy the requirements for Amazon’s new headquarters

On Sept. 27, city council approved spending as much as $500,000 on a bid to host Amazon’s second headquarters. The city will contribute $250,000 and private donors will contribute $250,000. This was already a pipedream given competition such as Toronto, Vancouver and major US cities are able to spend $2 million on their bids and Hamilton fails to satisfy such Amazon preferences as “[m]etropolitan areas with more than one million...