Transportation troubles? The future of Light Rail Trainsit remains murky as gridlock continues in City Hall
Apr06

Transportation troubles? The future of Light Rail Trainsit remains murky as gridlock continues in City Hall

There is an emerging concern that delays to the Hamilton Light Rail Transit approval may result in cancellation of the entire project. Last week, Hamilton city councillors met for 13 hours to discuss issues related to the LRT, with the hopes of garnering provincial approval for an environmental assessment. This approval serves as a prerequisite to signing a master agreement with Metrolinx to improve the coordination and integration of...

Cannabis right by campus Local dispensary focuses on offering alternative remedies to over 300 conditions
Mar31

Cannabis right by campus Local dispensary focuses on offering alternative remedies to over 300 conditions

It may be hard to imagine, but there is a marijuana dispensary just a few minutes away from campus. Nestled in Westdale Village lies a store with a casual spa-like façade. This is Pacifico, and while the words “Mind, Body and Soul” printed on the storefront resonates with a leisure experience, the shop deals almost exclusively in medical marijuana. Pacifico is positioned conveniently in a high-density of McMaster student residences....

The jump Are Hamilton students prepared for their post secondary education?
Mar24

The jump Are Hamilton students prepared for their post secondary education?

For many Marauders, March is a reminder of deciding to attend university. The adjustment from high school into post-secondary is a step in formal education that every student in university has gone through, and the repercussions from being unprepared for university remain pertinent. The disparity between student transitions into McMaster life and academics begs the question of whether this falls on the individual student or whether...

McMaster’s latest endowment: A look at how Mac is using their research funds McMaster University secures $1.37 million in research funding to support innovative projects
Mar17

McMaster’s latest endowment: A look at how Mac is using their research funds McMaster University secures $1.37 million in research funding to support innovative projects

As yet another convincing testament for the institution’s prowess in research, seven McMaster investigators have been awarded a total of $1.37 million in funding from the Canada Foundation For Innovation. The $1.37 million was supplied from the CFI’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund, a fund designed as a critical strategic investment tool to help institutions elevate promising researchers. The awards were announced in late February by the...

Stretching all library hours The need for extended library hours is not being met due to financial constraints
Mar09

Stretching all library hours The need for extended library hours is not being met due to financial constraints

Year after year, the Student Representative Assembly and McMaster Students Union executives bring Library Hour Extension into their campaigns and year after year, nightowl students continue to see the library facilities closed for the evening. This begs the serious question of why student demand is not being translated into longer schedules. Quite simply, it is because of finances. More elaborately, the potential for library buildings...