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Sleigh the season Your guide to Hamilton’s holiday happenings this December
Nov29

Sleigh the season Your guide to Hamilton’s holiday happenings this December

Graphic by Sabrina Lin As the semester quickly comes to an end during the busiest time of the year, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the piles of coffee stained study notes and to do lists. Between exams, holiday shopping and all the other things on your plate, it’s important to carve out some time to enjoy yourself. As Hamilton transforms into a winter wonderland, now is the perfect time to check out all the fun events happening...

MSU board of directors mid-year review Seven months into their term, The Silhouette looks at whether the BoDs have followed through on their year-plans
Nov29

MSU board of directors mid-year review Seven months into their term, The Silhouette looks at whether the BoDs have followed through on their year-plans

Photo C/O Haley Greene President Ikram Farah Ikram Farah has begun a series of initiatives over the first term and has mostly been on schedule with her year-plan thus far into the academic year. Farah worked with Metrolinx to implement extended Go bus hours on the busiest nights of Welcome Week and throughout the year, a prominent platform point for her. There are now two added trip times at night for the 47 eastbound and the 15A...

Men’s volleyball’s Doty on their blazing-hot start and team leadership Coming off a blazing-hot start, third-year setter David Doty talks about maintaining the competitive mindset, new team leadership and his own role on the team.
Nov29

Men’s volleyball’s Doty on their blazing-hot start and team leadership Coming off a blazing-hot start, third-year setter David Doty talks about maintaining the competitive mindset, new team leadership and his own role on the team.

Photo by Kyle West By: Coby Zucker With the departure of veteran outside hitter Brandon Koppers after capping out his eligibility last season, a void was created in the McMaster men’s volleyball team. Starting the season with a blistering 6-1 record, it’s safe to say the Marauders are managing well enough, thanks in part to the dependable play of third-year setter, David Doty. Recognition was quick to come to Doty, who received the...

Something’s rotten in the city of Hamilton What’s next for Hamilton’s Central Composting Facility?
Nov29

Something’s rotten in the city of Hamilton What’s next for Hamilton’s Central Composting Facility?

Photos by Hannah Walters-Vida As a result of severe odour issues this summer, Hamilton’s central composting facility has been shut down for the past five months. The odour issues bring up questions about the long-term future of the plant and its place in the city. The Dirt on the Plant The Hamilton central composting facility opened in 2006 after a citizens’ committee appealed to the city to implement a waste diversion plan. In 2012,...

Harper and Gates catching fire as they lead women’s basketball to #5 in Canada Sitting on top of the OUA West, the women’s basketball team is stuffing the stat sheet on their way to another successful season thanks to a balanced roster
Nov29

Harper and Gates catching fire as they lead women’s basketball to #5 in Canada Sitting on top of the OUA West, the women’s basketball team is stuffing the stat sheet on their way to another successful season thanks to a balanced roster

Photos by Kyle West The women’s basketball team is off to a red-hot start this season. Currently ranked fifth in the country, the Marauders have been spreading the ball effectively all season, averaging an Ontario University Athletics-leading 19.2 assists per game, allowing several players to contribute to the team’s 7-2 record. Two of the team’s biggest contributors this season are second-year guard Sarah Gates and fifth-year forward...

Shifting the focus from merit-based to needs-based scholarships McMaster should funnel more of its money into creating needs-based scholarships
Nov29

Shifting the focus from merit-based to needs-based scholarships McMaster should funnel more of its money into creating needs-based scholarships

Photo C/O Madeline Neumann It’s scholarship season. If you’re like me, you probably spent a few days scouring Mosaic to find a list of awards to apply to, in hopes of receiving a subsidization of your degree, no matter how small. Many of McMaster University’s largest scholarships are merit-based, which strike me as odd; would it not be more beneficial to assist students demonstrating financial need? A good example of such a...