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Where’s the student choice? The Government deemed us non-essential, we, the students, say otherwise
Sep19

Where’s the student choice? The Government deemed us non-essential, we, the students, say otherwise

Students invest a great deal of time and money into the university. The power of how and where students money is spent should lie in the hands of students, and while the Student Choice Initiative (SCI) may give students the illusion that they have the power to choose, a critical look at this government mandated program proves otherwise.  SCI does not empower students — it does the opposite. The threats to services deemed...

Save the Sil The Student Choice Initiative puts the Sil's funding in jeopardy
Sep17

Save the Sil The Student Choice Initiative puts the Sil's funding in jeopardy

The Student Choice Initiative has placed many students in a difficult position. How much choice is there when students are forced to compromise supporting student services so that they can save money to mitigate the consequences of OSAP funding cuts and increased financial stress, or vice versa? The answer is that there isn’t much choice, and unfortunately, it’s still one that students across Ontario will have to make....

Where’s the celebration? With a number of Black student-athletes at McMaster, an event celebrating Black History Month is noticeably missing from the Marauder community

Feb. 28 is the last day of February. That also means it is the last day of Black History Month and the McMaster Athletic Department has yet to do anything to celebrate it. We saw a number of different causes celebrated at games throughout February; #BellLetsTalk, Chinese New Year and a Pride Game to celebrate the LGBTQA2S+ community. But there has been nothing to celebrate BHM and Black student-athletes and that needs to change....

State of emergency Is fear the only thing that can save us from climate change?

There is absolutely no doubt that climate change is happening. From heat waves this past summer that killed up to 70 people in Quebec or this winter’s freezing polar vortex, we’re seeing undeniably extreme weather disturbances across the world. That said, by no means is climate change a new thing. For decades, scientists and researchers have warned about the effects that come with global warming and for decades, policy makers and...

Bringing Sex(and the Steel City)y Back Why we stepped up our game with SATSC this year

Sex and the Steel City has made its rounds over the years. Whether it was moving on from a totally separate issue to an insert, reviving it from the dead after it was put to rest in 2014 or making the decision to not distribute 8,000 copies of full-on porn around campus and the community, looking through the SATSC archives is both hilarious and moving. Special issues are a lot of work. Every aspect of this issue has a meticulous...

What recent media cuts mean for future journalists The future of journalism looks bleak, what does that mean moving forward?

When I was 16 years old, I told my parents that I wanted to be a journalist. They hated that, obviously, and I don’t blame them. Why would they want their kid to go into a (their words) dying field? Especially one that has been at a low point for the past ten years. Over the past decade, the number of jobs in newsrooms have dropped by 45 per cent. In the past month alone, major news companies have laid off major portions of their...