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How sports led to Marauder love Marauders share how their shared love for sports has brought them together, and how it has led to strong relationships off the field
Feb14

How sports led to Marauder love Marauders share how their shared love for sports has brought them together, and how it has led to strong relationships off the field

Photos by Catherine Goce Matt and Rachel Basketball & Volleyball When Rachel Woock was in her first year at McMaster, she immediately fell for Matt Quiring. The tall blonde basketball player was on her mind for quite some time but like most men, Quiring was too oblivious to notice. Putting her feelings aside, the two remained friends for a while until a falling out stopped them from speaking to each other for a month. It was not...

Sex and the Steel City Art Submissions
Feb14

Sex and the Steel City Art Submissions

Come Together Kyle West This photography series was inspired by comparing classic symbolism of unity and strength with consideration to the themes of Sex and the Steel City. Across the world and throughout many diverse culture, the symbol of holding hands can be seen to communicate intimacy or a close relationship. Taking this symbol and empowering it through strong vertical compositional choices lend the viewer to perceive these...

Toronto-based artist explores women’s sexuality Mia Sandhu’s paper cut outs depict her evolving ideas on women’s sexuality
Feb14

Toronto-based artist explores women’s sexuality Mia Sandhu’s paper cut outs depict her evolving ideas on women’s sexuality

Photos C/O Mia Sandhu By: Rya Buckley   Mia Sandhu’s paper cut outs depict images of women partially or entirely nude, amidst backgrounds of leaves or behind curtains. She began working on these figures four years ago as a way of working through her own ideas about women’s sexuality. Sandhu is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Toronto. Her work has been exhibited in Toronto, Kingston, Halifax and Hamilton. She is a member...

Seriously, can we scrap the term “sexually active?” How clinical language can lead to disparities in sexual healthcare for the LGBTQ2S+ community
Feb14

Seriously, can we scrap the term “sexually active?” How clinical language can lead to disparities in sexual healthcare for the LGBTQ2S+ community

Graphic by Sukaina Imam By: Julia Healy “Sexually active” is an awkward phrase that many of us only hear in the doctor’s office. It is used in an attempt to bridge the intimate world of sex with the clinical and professional world of medicine, which is not an inherently harmful goal. What is harmful is that whether or not one is sexually active is often the only question concerning sexual health that is asked during a doctor’s visit....

“Me” time for better “us” time How focusing on self-love and introspection can improve your relationships
Feb14

“Me” time for better “us” time How focusing on self-love and introspection can improve your relationships

Graphics by Sukaina Imam By: Jackie McNeill When I had friends over as a kid, I would pull my mom aside after a few hours and ask, “When are they going to leave?” It’s not that I wasn’t having fun — I loved seeing my friends, but this time with others never failed to become draining and leave me with a need for some alone time. While I once thought this desire to be alone was abnormal and unhealthy, as I got older I learned to take...

Sex and the Steel City Embracing love and sex-positivity by reflecting on our history and aspirations as a community
Feb14

Sex and the Steel City Embracing love and sex-positivity by reflecting on our history and aspirations as a community

Photos C/O USC Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive If you’re an avid reader of the Silhouette, then you’d know our annual rendition of Sex and the Steel City, much like the paper itself, has evolved quite a bit over the past couple of years. Putting together this year’s sex-positive publication meant embracing the diverse ideas around sexuality, love and health. It’s about creating a non-judgemental space where experiences can be...