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Men’s volleyball is set for a big year With only one loss, the team has been on a hot streak
Nov28

Men’s volleyball is set for a big year With only one loss, the team has been on a hot streak

Photo by Matty Flader / Photo Reporter By: Jovan Popovic, Contributor The 2019-2020 McMaster men’s volleyball team kicked off their season on Oct. 5. Currently, the team holds a record of seven wins and one loss.  In four of these wins, they managed to sweep the other teams, winning three sets to zero. The team this year looks to be extremely promising and ready to continue to build on their winning history.  McMaster has had an...

Closing out the term 4-4 The women’s volleyball team sports a .500 record going into the break
Nov28

Closing out the term 4-4 The women’s volleyball team sports a .500 record going into the break

Photo by Matty Flader / Photo Reporter By: Kyle West, Contributor The Marauders were looking to spark some momentum after a tough loss to York on Nov. 15, who stopped their chances at a four-game winning streak. With a return home on Nov. 16, they faced University of Toronto’s Varsity Blues, one of the nation’s leading forces on the court. The match lasted five sets: after a strong fourth set resurgence by the Blues, Mac’s return home...

Big day at nationals The men’s cross country team achieved second place at nationals and the women’s team achieved 13th
Nov14

Big day at nationals The men’s cross country team achieved second place at nationals and the women’s team achieved 13th

Photo by Maxine Gravina / Digital Media Specialist  By Jovan Popovic, Contributor The 2019 U Sports Championship Cross Country Tournament was held last weekend on Nov. 9. Both the men’s and women’s teams travelled to Kingston for the tournament, which is widely regarded as the most important event of the year for cross country. Both teams put as much as they could into this tournament, knowing how important it was. The men’s team...

The women’s lacrosse team is clearing the way for championship Backed up by a decorated head coach and great team chemistry, make sure to look out for the women’s lacrosse team
Oct10

The women’s lacrosse team is clearing the way for championship Backed up by a decorated head coach and great team chemistry, make sure to look out for the women’s lacrosse team

Photos C/O Vicky Schindel By Eamonn Valelly, Contributor  The McMaster women’s lacrosse team is a strong unit. After speaking to them for just ten minutes, their team chemistry was obvious. The way they carry themselves as a squad and the support they have for one another individually is reflective of how they perform on the field.  Outside of practice, the team organizes team-bonding activities. For example, this weekend they have...

Are supplements effective? Supplements have become a staple for gym rats, but research suggests they may not be as effective as we once thought
Oct03

Are supplements effective? Supplements have become a staple for gym rats, but research suggests they may not be as effective as we once thought

By Eamonn Valelly, Contributor McMaster has become one of the few Canadian universities to partner with TDF Sports, a plant-based nutritional supplement company. McMaster’s director of athletics and recreation, Shawn Burt, explained that this partnership will expose our varsity athletes to supplements that will help them pursue excellence.  A closer look at research on supplements reveals that their beneficial effects may not be so...