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In defence of print media In our ever-increasing digital world, there remains an important need for print publications

  In light of recent discussions made by the Student Representative Assembly concerning the fate of Incite Magazine, talks of the supposed “death of print” have once again circulated campus. Incite Magazine is McMaster University’s creative arts and writing publication featuring student work across a wide range of mediums. The magazine, which prints three times a year, is entirely student-led and student-funded, receiving $1.02 per...

To the Silhouette alumni and staff I miss you already
Apr05

To the Silhouette alumni and staff I miss you already

My experience began with trying to write the best album reviews possible. It ended with the want to help the McMaster community by holding people, organizations and institutions accountable for their actions. Humble beginnings grew into the desire to create a high enough quality media source to rival journalism schools across the country despite not having one. I wanted to help grow the Silhouette into one of the most credible media...

Just savour it Let the little things take centre stage
Mar15

Just savour it Let the little things take centre stage

To those of you in the latter half of your undergraduate degree, what do you remember about the end of high school? I can tell you that I don’t remember much of Grade 12. I think I enjoyed myself a little bit, but I was also the head of three clubs, applying to university and grappling with the idea of moving away from home. I wish I could say I have a fountain of memories of lazy spring evenings or poorly-planned adventures, but most...

The office lore Contributing to almost a century of history should be fun
Aug04

The office lore Contributing to almost a century of history should be fun

As a disclaimer, our Operating Policy states that we are limited to only having one page per issue dedicated to satire and parody. The Speculator on the back page of the physical issue took this up. We have not requested any exceptions to this, and everything you are about to read is factual. Throughout the year, we run weekly meetings for each of our sections. If you want to contribute as a writer, photographer, videographer or have...

Make your house a home Your student house is more than just a roof over your head
Feb16

Make your house a home Your student house is more than just a roof over your head

Scrolling through the McMaster housing groups on Facebook, posts proclaiming a house’s proximity to campus, low rent or length of bus ride to neighbourhood amenities are abundant. These are but a few of the selling points landlords and tenants scrambling to find another person to fill out the house use to promote their homes, but there are more important factors than the newness of the stove. You will be spending a lot of time in your...

Five years and a piece of paper Who says you have to do an undergrad degree in four years?
Nov17

Five years and a piece of paper Who says you have to do an undergrad degree in four years?

When this issue hits stands, I will have walked across the stage at Hamilton Place with my diploma in hand. Graduation is an exciting day for everyone, but the date is significant for me. Two years ago, almost to the day, I was sitting in my bedroom in Westdale, calling my parents to tell them I think I had to drop out of school and move back home. My fight against depression and anxiety was not going well: I had no motivation to go...