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Embracing diversity A look at how individuals in our communities are spending the winter holiday season
Nov28

Embracing diversity A look at how individuals in our communities are spending the winter holiday season

Graphic by Razan Samara / Online Editor How do you spend the holiday season? Rachel Lieske: My friends refer to me as the Grinch. The older I get, the more I realize how important Christmas is to others, and how insignificant it is to me. My sister and I set up a Christmas tree every year, even though my family never exchanges presents. I would wake up early like my friends, but instead of rushing to open presents, I would watch TV....

Did we choose student life? Two months out from the SCI rollout we still don’t know the numbers but some services are feeling the impact
Nov28

Did we choose student life? Two months out from the SCI rollout we still don’t know the numbers but some services are feeling the impact

September 2019 marked the first of possibly many registration periods in which students could opt-out of student union fees deemed non-essential. This change, instituted by the Government of Ontario in January 2019, is part of the widely criticised Student Choice Initiative. In the past, McMaster’s student union fees for all clubs and services have been mandatory. Non-essential fees range from a few dollars, like the $1 fee for Mac...

SCI deemed unlawful Collective student action leads to legal victory, but what lies ahead is uncertain
Nov28

SCI deemed unlawful Collective student action leads to legal victory, but what lies ahead is uncertain

Photos by Andrew Mrozowski / A&C Editor  On Nov. 21, the Ontario Divisional Court struck down the Student Choice Initiative, a controversial directive introduced by the provincial government which required universities and colleges to allow students to opt-out of student fees deemed “non-essential.” Three judges unanimously ruled that the government did not have the legal authority to interfere with the autonomous and democratic...

Lights out defence at TD stadium The Marauders handed the Mustangs their first loss this year, winning the 2019 Yates Cup
Nov14

Lights out defence at TD stadium The Marauders handed the Mustangs their first loss this year, winning the 2019 Yates Cup

Photo C/O Brandon Vandecaveye / Western Mustangs On Nov. 9, the McMaster Marauders beat the Western Mustangs 29-15. This marks the eighth Yates Cup win in school history and will hopefully lead to the fifth Vanier Cup appearance for McMaster, although the Marauders will have to get through the University of Calgary Dinos first.  Although it was a big win for the school, we wish a speedy and full recovery for Mustangs’ quarterback...

Making a mill a home The Cotton Factory creates a space for the arts in Hamilton
Nov14

Making a mill a home The Cotton Factory creates a space for the arts in Hamilton

The Cotton Factory used to be a mostly abandoned groups of buildings in Hamilton’s industrial sector, a remnant from a bygone era of manufacturing in the city. That all changed five years ago, when Laura and Robert Zeidler purchased the property on 270 Sherman Avenue North, transforming it into the vibrant centre for the arts that the are today. They’ve refurbished the boarded-up windows and empty rooms, turning the buildings into...

OPINION: You can’t spell “diet” without “ED” Calories, BMI and dieting aren’t indicative of good health
Nov14

OPINION: You can’t spell “diet” without “ED” Calories, BMI and dieting aren’t indicative of good health

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor By Ember, Contributor cw: fatphobia, disordered eating Food is what fuels our bodies. So why is it that there is an ever increasing rise of popularity in dieting and diet culture? A movement that encourages us to deprive ourselves; to aspire to be thin. To put it plainly? A hatred for fat bodies that results in widespread disordered eating. The way we frame different topics and discussions is very...