Unnecessarily gendered products are problematic Companies often create gendered products without considering the effects they may have on consumers who fall outside the gender binary
Mar10

Unnecessarily gendered products are problematic Companies often create gendered products without considering the effects they may have on consumers who fall outside the gender binary

In the year 2016, companies continue to put new products onto shelves that are distinctly marketed for specific genders. Obviously, this is problematic for many reasons. For one, unnecessarily gendered products avouch the gender binary. Today, men and women live very similar lives. We grow up together, attend the same universities and work in the same offices. There are few distinctions that require us to constantly think about how...

6 ways technology is ruining our lives It’s time to get cynical about society’s new toys
Feb25

6 ways technology is ruining our lives It’s time to get cynical about society’s new toys

By: Rob Hardy With society having been in the digital age for about two decades now, we are not unschooled in the many problems that technology can bring, along with its purported conveniences.  But with the explosive outreach of global communication and new smartphone apps every day, old problems are multiplying and morphing, while new ones are also rearing their ugly heads. Viruses, Malware and Spyware are expanding their reach It...

The horrors of student housing
Jan28

The horrors of student housing

By: Jennifer La Grassa Searching for a decent student house to live in within the McMaster area is like searching for a needle in a haystack — you’ll simply never find it, or by the time you do it turns out that the needle belongs to someone else. Most of the student-rented houses in Hamilton have unmaintained, cookie cutter interiors that attempt to cram eight to ten students in what should comfortably fit four people at most. A...

Hamilton gets Serve’d
Jan14

Hamilton gets Serve’d

Just off the intersection of John and King Street, Serve Ping Pong Bar & Lounge is an entertaining spin on the increasingly popular hobby bar. Similar in premise to a pool bar or a board-game cafe, patrons can come for a beer or a bite to eat, then hit the tables for some casual or competitive table tennis. With Ping Pong balls scattered all over the floor and a pitcher of beer positioned next to a group of friends heavily...

Join the club Former McMaster students are starting their own business, the Exclusive Club Card. One of their founders, Gabriel Gadala, shares his entrepreneurial tips and how you can benefit from their business
Oct01

Join the club Former McMaster students are starting their own business, the Exclusive Club Card. One of their founders, Gabriel Gadala, shares his entrepreneurial tips and how you can benefit from their business

What inspired you to make the Exclusive Club Card? I came here as an international student. I didn’t know anything about the city and for the first year, Hamilton was unknown territory for me. I hated every time that I would do something I would have to go to Toronto. But when I started working and living in the city I started falling in love with it. I started seeing James Street, Augusta Street, Ottawa Street, Concession Street,...

Getting used to “used” The textbook struggle
Sep24

Getting used to “used” The textbook struggle

By: Christine Chow Whether it’s the continuous Facebook notifications, the Campus store queue that never seems to dwindle over the first week of September, or the throng of people glancing doggedly at their phones and then at each other outside of MUSC Starbucks, nothing says “new school year” quite like the painful business of buying textbooks, or the subsequent hassle of getting them off your hands. Gone are the days of meaningless...