Shouting into the political void Having knowledge about the city means little with low student voter turnout and engagement
Oct19

Shouting into the political void Having knowledge about the city means little with low student voter turnout and engagement

You deserve to know what is affecting you as a student when it comes to decisions the city is making. When it comes to informed decisions, we have generally kept you covered about topics like the LRT, the HSR, the additional bylaw officers in Westdale and trans health equity. In the future, we will continue to cover these topics and more such as the city council’s decision to change the ward boundaries and the appeals filed with the...

Hamilton does not deserve Amazon Treatment of Mac students does not satisfy the requirements for Amazon’s new headquarters
Oct05

Hamilton does not deserve Amazon Treatment of Mac students does not satisfy the requirements for Amazon’s new headquarters

On Sept. 27, city council approved spending as much as $500,000 on a bid to host Amazon’s second headquarters. The city will contribute $250,000 and private donors will contribute $250,000. This was already a pipedream given competition such as Toronto, Vancouver and major US cities are able to spend $2 million on their bids and Hamilton fails to satisfy such Amazon preferences as “[m]etropolitan areas with more than one million...

Letter: Board of Directors’ broader perspective
Sep29

Letter: Board of Directors’ broader perspective

A response to the “Taking the Pulse of campus projects” editorial from the Sept. 21 issue. By: Shaarujaa Nadarajah From being an SRA member to being on the Board of Directors, I have always tried to take criticism with grace. I am a strong believer in the notion that there are always ways we can improve as a community and the day I choose to reject feedback was the day I fail as a representative member. However, in my time...

Letter: Spotted at Mac: “punch a Nazi”
Sep29

Letter: Spotted at Mac: “punch a Nazi”

A response to the “Spotted at Mac: ‘punch a Nazi’” article from the Sept. 21 issue. By: Lilian Obeng I remember when every single social science and humanities professor chose to dedicate a portion of their lecture time to discussing this infamous question last year. A video showing white nationalist Richard Spencer getting punched by an anti-fascist protestor had gone viral and captured the attention of...

The McMaster Students Union’s lack of communication While the focus is on big projects, students need more updates on more things
Sep28

The McMaster Students Union’s lack of communication While the focus is on big projects, students need more updates on more things

The paper focused a bit on this last week in the article entitled “Communicating with the SRA” in the News section, but there are a few points mentioned in that piece that continue to be an issue. The live stream continues to be a problem, and the inability to fulfill the “Communication & Outreach” section of the Student Representative Assembly’s operating policy persisted for the Sept. 24 meeting. While the live stream was...

Taking the Pulse of campus projects The gym’s lack of space is just one example of the MSU’s inconvenient long-term planning
Sep21

Taking the Pulse of campus projects The gym’s lack of space is just one example of the MSU’s inconvenient long-term planning

I have a question for the 2016-2017 McMaster Students Union Board of Directors: how much time did any of them spend in the Pulse? Shockingly, adding a gym fee to everyone’s student fees means that more people are actually going to go to the gym. The spacing problems associated with this would be evident to anyone who has ever walked past the Pulse sign-in desk. The Pulse is always packed at 6 a.m. when I go. It is packed at 11:30 a.m....

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