Stunting like an all-star As cheerleading makes its bid to join the Olympics, the McMaster cheer team prepares for nationals in a sport that gets less respect than it deserves
Nov23

Stunting like an all-star As cheerleading makes its bid to join the Olympics, the McMaster cheer team prepares for nationals in a sport that gets less respect than it deserves

The term “sport” has been questioned lately as the definition is increasingly expanded to include many competitive physical activities that were never thought of as sports before. Where a sport begins and a game or hobby ends is often scrutinized by fans, with non-traditional sports often being excluded. However, the tide is changing. In Dec. 2016, cheerleading was granted provisional status as an Olympic event, along with Muay Thai....

Mac’s new “anti-disruption” guidelines The new precautionary guidelines being developed have campus activists concerned over  the exact nature of the policy
Nov23

Mac’s new “anti-disruption” guidelines The new precautionary guidelines being developed have campus activists concerned over the exact nature of the policy

On Nov. 13, an article published in the Hamilton Spectator highlighted McMaster’s development of an anti-disruption policy aimed at barring students from disrupting future speakers on campus. In his article for the Spectator, Andrew Dreschel praises McMaster president Patrick Deane’s prioritization of an anti-disruption policy and his commitment to free speech. He argues McMaster does not currently protect free speech sufficiently,...

Students matter Last decade’s MSU left you at the curb, will you do the same to future Mac students?
Nov23

Students matter Last decade’s MSU left you at the curb, will you do the same to future Mac students?

By: Joey Coleman Hamilton city council isn’t anti-student, it’s pro-vote. Since students don’t vote, city council doesn’t care about your issues, and the result is they make decisions against your interests. In the 2006 municipal election, only 10 students voted at the on-campus polling. The city did not repeat the experiment of on-campus voting in 2010 or 2014, citing the high cost for so few votes. Considering the damage this low...

McMaster in motion The inaugural motionballU Marathon of Sport McMaster raised $6,500 in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation
Nov23

McMaster in motion The inaugural motionballU Marathon of Sport McMaster raised $6,500 in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation

The inaugural motionballU Marathon of Sport McMaster took place on Nov. 18. The event made for an exciting day of athletic competition that teamed up McMaster students with Special Olympics athletes in a variety of sports. Motionball is a not-for-profit organization that builds awareness and raises funds for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. Founded by brothers Paul, Mark and Sean Etherington in 2002, the organization has held...

Novemburger 2017
Nov23

Novemburger 2017

Novemburger 2017 is the fourth iteration of the city’s fundraising burger “festival”. 76 restaurants are participating in Hamilton and Burlington this year by creating a signature burger, their Novemburger. Part of the sales of each burger is donated to the United Way. As we conclude another year of festivities our staff decided to try some of the local offerings: two burgers you can get on campus, and one of the more expensive...

Back on track Although they were initially missing from the U Sports Top 10, the men’s volleyball team remains a force to be reckoned with
Nov16

Back on track Although they were initially missing from the U Sports Top 10, the men’s volleyball team remains a force to be reckoned with

By: Griffin Marsh The McMaster men’s volleyball team, the Ontario University Athletics defending champions, produced a dominant weekend of matches at Windsor and Western. This is how the team initially intended to start the season before their first OUA game resulted in a shocking loss. The OUA volleyball season is long. It is challenging and strong performances are asked of teams quickly. These are the lessons that the volleyball...