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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...

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,...

The Repair Café is coming to Hamilton Workshop aims to promote sustainability in the age of disposal and replacement
Mar28

The Repair Café is coming to Hamilton Workshop aims to promote sustainability in the age of disposal and replacement

Photo C/O Repair Café Toronto By: Anastasia Richards Our lifestyles tend to be disposable. Many of us are prone to throwing things away and replacing them without thinking twice about it. We reach for simplicity and convenience, regardless of the consequences. The Repair Café, a grassroots organization based in Toronto, will be hosting their first event in Hamilton at the Worker’s Arts and Heritage Centre as part of the ongoing...

Artesano Canada brings traditional Mexican art to Hamilton The fair trade family business works with traditional artisans to share the rich culture of Mexico
Mar26

Artesano Canada brings traditional Mexican art to Hamilton The fair trade family business works with traditional artisans to share the rich culture of Mexico

Photo C/O @artesano_canada Ever since Hina Glazer and Oren Harad moved to Canada from Mexico in 2010, they wanted to find a way to link the two countries. Inspired by how Canadians love to connect with other cultures and travel to Mexico, they wanted to show Canadians the beauty of Mexico beyond the tourist resorts. They started Artesano Canada, an enamelware and folk art business that puts Mexico’s art in the spotlight. The name...