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FIVE fashion items for anyone The best gifts come with a variety of designs and forms that can suit anyone
Nov28

FIVE fashion items for anyone The best gifts come with a variety of designs and forms that can suit anyone

Photo C/O Unsplash By: Katie van Kampen, Contributor Finding the perfect gift while holiday shopping is hard and will likely be time consuming, nerve wracking and frankly, stressful. Clothing, in particular, is nearly impossible to get right. What size is the person you’re shopping for? What styles do they like? Do they prefer fitted or oversized? With so many variables to consider, you’re overwhelmed. To help you find gifts that...

Creating a Mosaic of Craft Beer Mosaic Bar is bringing Ontario’s best craft beers to Hamilton
Jul18

Creating a Mosaic of Craft Beer Mosaic Bar is bringing Ontario’s best craft beers to Hamilton

By: Andrew Mrozowski In the heart of Barton village, a newly-opened bar brings the community a different experience. Named after a fruity type of hops used in some beers, Mosaic is giving Hamiltonians a new place to socialize and drink locally brewed craft beer. Co-owned by 12 friends, it was their goal from the start to create a space that feels like a second living room. “We wanted somewhere that is more comfortable and welcoming...

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,...