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A new meaning of home Reflecting on the marks made on us and the ones we leave behind
Apr04

A new meaning of home Reflecting on the marks made on us and the ones we leave behind

Graphic C/O Razan Samara I have a theory that there is a ghost in the house I grew up in. It’s not a scary ghost that lives to haunt, but a benevolent entity that loves to play tricks. My house ghost has a penchant for stealing, making you wonder how the object you had on your person mere seconds ago has somehow vanished. The items always turned up later, underneath couches or beds. I just moved out of my childhood home in Mississauga...

A fork in progress McMaster alumnus Rachel Katz shows students on a budget the joy of cooking
Apr04

A fork in progress McMaster alumnus Rachel Katz shows students on a budget the joy of cooking

Photos C/O @forkinprogress Rachel Katz often shares her cooking and baking with other people. After a time, people began to tell her that she should start a food blog. While Katz decided a blog would be too much to handle whilst being a full-time graduate student, she figured Instagram would be a manageable platform. So last summer while she was working one job and had relatively free evenings, she started her food Instagram, Fork in...

Hamilton is Home Looking at the Hammer through the eyes of a gay man
Apr04

Hamilton is Home Looking at the Hammer through the eyes of a gay man

Photos from Sam Mills. By: Andrew Mrozowski I come from a small town outside of the greater Toronto area where I couldn’t be open about who I truly am.  There were no spaces that were created by people like me, no rainbow flags, no queer party nights – nothing. When I decided to move to Hamilton for school, I knew that with coming to a large city, I would be exposed to a different aspect of the LGBTQ2S+ community and be amongst people...

MacMSA hosts leadership workshop Empowerment workshop addresses lack of Muslim leadership
Apr04

MacMSA hosts leadership workshop Empowerment workshop addresses lack of Muslim leadership

Photos C/O McMaster Muslim Students’ Association By: Drew Simpson The McMaster Muslims Students’ Association recently held Finding Your Momentum, a leadership and empowerment workshop specifically curated for Muslims. Its objective was to increase youth engagement to improve community involvement. While MacMSA maintains a busy calendar, the process of organizing this event began well before the school year started. While...

Seasonal recipes Exam time calls for quick and easy recipes that don’t compromise quality
Apr02

Seasonal recipes Exam time calls for quick and easy recipes that don’t compromise quality

Many of us don’t need to be reminded that there’s only a few days left before exam season starts, but we might need a reminder to make time for a nice home cooked meal. It’s easy to turn to buying lunch or dinner when you’re tight on time during these next few weeks, but there are ways to make cooking an enjoyable experience while relieving some stress too. The Sil staff have compiled their favourite recipes that are easy to make,...

Graduating art students put on final show Graduating Studio Art students show the diversity of their works in the annual SUMMA exhibition
Mar28

Graduating art students put on final show Graduating Studio Art students show the diversity of their works in the annual SUMMA exhibition

Photos by Kyle West From April 6 to April 17, the Studio Art program’s 2019 graduates will present the annual SUMMA exhibition. Entitled Counterpoint, the show will be curated by Hamilton textile artist Hitoko Okada. For the first time in over 30 years, the McMaster Museum of Art will not house the show due to its ongoing updates. The exhibition will instead take place at the Cotton Factory. McMaster Studio Arts is a small program,...