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Mass Disruption What does it mean to accurately represent the history of unrest?
Jul18

Mass Disruption What does it mean to accurately represent the history of unrest?

Cover Art C/O Razan Samara 100 years after the Winnipeg general strike, the Workers Arts and Heritage Center is encouraging us to critically reflect on what we do and do not know about one of the most influential strikes in Canadian history. In May of 1919, 35 000 workers walked off the job to protest unfair working conditions and mass inequality. The strike culminated in Bloody Saturday, when state representatives killed two...

One Month Later A month after the attacks at Hamilton Pride, the queer community continues to demand justice
Jul18

One Month Later A month after the attacks at Hamilton Pride, the queer community continues to demand justice

By: Adrianna Michell and Hannah Walters-Vida A month after far right demonstrators attacked Hamilton Pride, members of the queer community are working to come together, heal and fight to rid the city of hate groups. PRIDE ATTACKS Past Hamilton Pride events have been attended by conservative preachers and others who attempted to intimidate festival goers who annually come to Gage park to celebrate. Hamilton Pride has typically been a...

Three weeks and counting for a legitimate response to the sexual allegations within the Maroons A half-hearted statement won’t fix the ways in which the McMaster Students Union has treated survivors of sexual assault
Apr04

Three weeks and counting for a legitimate response to the sexual allegations within the Maroons A half-hearted statement won’t fix the ways in which the McMaster Students Union has treated survivors of sexual assault

Graphic by Katarina Brkic Two long weeks after The Silhouette released an article regarding the gaps within the McMaster Students Union sexual violence disclosure processes, MSU President Ikram Farah finally released a statement. The statement, which reads as a rambling pat on the back, condemns sexual violence and commits to a systematic review of the Maroons and the MSU as a whole, something that two Maroons representatives brought...

A fork in progress McMaster alumnus Rachel Katz shows students on a budget the joy of cooking
Apr04

A fork in progress McMaster alumnus Rachel Katz shows students on a budget the joy of cooking

Photos C/O @forkinprogress Rachel Katz often shares her cooking and baking with other people. After a time, people began to tell her that she should start a food blog. While Katz decided a blog would be too much to handle whilst being a full-time graduate student, she figured Instagram would be a manageable platform. So last summer while she was working one job and had relatively free evenings, she started her food Instagram, Fork in...

Enrollment opens for McMaster science of cannabis program The McMaster Centre for Continuing Education is setting the stage for more timely and accessible education
Apr04

Enrollment opens for McMaster science of cannabis program The McMaster Centre for Continuing Education is setting the stage for more timely and accessible education

Photo C/O Grant Holt By: Neda Pirouzmand The university has banned the consumption of cannabis on campus, but the McMaster Centre for Continuing Education, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research and Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medical Cannabis Research have combined efforts to pilot a new “Science of Cannabis” program. Science of cannabis is going to be a three-course program that will meet the needs of health and community...

Shamiya transitions from athlete to wrestling coach One of McMaster’s most decorated wrestlers, Ahmed Shamiya, looks to fill long-time Hall of Fame coach Nick Cipriano’s shoes
Apr04

Shamiya transitions from athlete to wrestling coach One of McMaster’s most decorated wrestlers, Ahmed Shamiya, looks to fill long-time Hall of Fame coach Nick Cipriano’s shoes

Photos from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Graham West Ahmed Shamiya is one of McMaster’s newest head coaches, taking the reins of the wrestling team from Nick Cipriano. Mac’s long-time former coach was a staple of the wrestling program for the past 35 years and was recently inducted into the Wrestling Canada Hall of Fame in January. Shamiya is one of McMaster’s most decorated wrestling alumni, having helped the team win the Ontario...