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$10? For a pita? ???? The new MacEats app doesn’t let students search meals based on price and affordability
Oct29

$10? For a pita? ???? The new MacEats app doesn’t let students search meals based on price and affordability

The second year that I worked for The Silhouette, at least 50 percent of my job revolved around food. I ran the Lifestyle section, and I took restaurant reviews very seriously. I still love eating out now, so when the new MacEats app was released, I was quick to download it and give it a try. The new app is the offspring of Hospitality Services and the Student Dining Committee, a group of students devoted to sampling and judging the...

That’s still racist McMaster continues to lead in a lack of awareness about culturally insensitive costumes
Oct22

That’s still racist McMaster continues to lead in a lack of awareness about culturally insensitive costumes

Halloween easily makes my top three favourite times of the year. Being a student during late October is a fantastical time when the student body seems to come together in a show of mutual admiration for costume-wearing, alcohol consumption and pagan rituals (not so much for the last one). And typically, I have a great time getting into the spirit of Halloween. That is, right up until someone decides it would be absolutely hilarious to...

On joining Starbucks nation Gentrification is affecting campus, what does this mean for students?
Aug13

On joining Starbucks nation Gentrification is affecting campus, what does this mean for students?

Early this summer, McMaster announced that based on what students voted on, the Student Life Enhancement Fund would be footing the bill for a series of MUSC renovations. This includes changes to Compass, a permanent sound system, and the expansion of Starbucks to include additional seating and a more café-like atmosphere. Overall, it’s been great having Starbucks on campus. There’s another coffee option for early mornings and late...

Diagnosing the dialogue Mac needs drastic change in how eating disorders are talked about and treated. We should not accept the status quo.
Feb05

Diagnosing the dialogue Mac needs drastic change in how eating disorders are talked about and treated. We should not accept the status quo.

Happy National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, McMaster! I think it’s time we talk. You see, eating disorders are an ugly problem especially prevalent among people our age, and we need to change that. One in ten people with anorexia will die due to suicide or medical complications within ten years of diagnosis. We all contribute to perpetuating society’s disordered relationship with food and exercise and we all have the responsibility...