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Action and awareness through arts and culture journalism A year in review of the Sil's reporting on arts and culture in Hamilton
Apr03

Action and awareness through arts and culture journalism A year in review of the Sil's reporting on arts and culture in Hamilton

By Nisha Gill, Staff Writer “My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get to be so late so soon?” wrote Dr. Seuss. Over the last year, there has been increasing awareness and action on a number of important issues: including accountability, accessibility, climate change, diversity and 2SLGBTQIA+ rights. The arts and culture community in Hamilton, including the Arts & Culture section here at the Silhouette, have been working...

A love letter to the Silhouette Parting thoughts from a fourth year Arts & Culture Reporter
Apr03

A love letter to the Silhouette Parting thoughts from a fourth year Arts & Culture Reporter

Illustration by Elisabetta Paiano / Production Editor I never actually applied to be the Arts and Culture Reporter, I got here mostly by accident. I applied to a few other positions on staff, but when I got a phone call from our Editor-in-Chief on a windy summer day to offer me a job, it was for A&C Reporter. I didn’t even know it was a paid position for another month.  McMaster isn’t my first school, I went to Western for two and...

Roberts’s legacy in McMaster Soccer After a storied career filled with adversity, we say goodbye to women’s soccer team captain Stephanie Roberts
Apr03

Roberts’s legacy in McMaster Soccer After a storied career filled with adversity, we say goodbye to women’s soccer team captain Stephanie Roberts

Illustration by Elisabetta Paiano / Production Editor  Student athletes will face many obstacles in their careers. These range from injuries to team conflicts, from saying goodbye to friends graduating to having to deal with life as a student and life outside of sports. For most, university is a time of immense growth, and student athletes are no exception. The obstacles that student athletes face can help them grow and deal with...

Students react to postponed convocation ceremonies Spring convocation will be held online, in-person ceremony to be held at a later date
Apr02

Students react to postponed convocation ceremonies Spring convocation will be held online, in-person ceremony to be held at a later date

Photo C/O MD Duran On March 24, McMaster announced that this year’s spring convocation ceremonies, previously scheduled from May 19 to June 12, will be postponed. Instead, virtual celebrations will be planned to comply with the need for physical distancing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The press release assured students that an in-person ceremony will be held at a later date, but did not specify what this ceremony would entail. This...

The Sil Records: Discussing the fate of print media
Mar30

The Sil Records: Discussing the fate of print media

By Kristen Da Silva, Contributor  Many newspapers are increasingly going online-only and letting the ink dry on print publications. What does this mean for the fate of the Silhouette? We have 90 years worth of tireless efforts and incredible memories keeping print alive. We sat down with former staff members to talk about the evolution of the Sil and the battle between print and online. The Silhouette has changed drastically over the...

Helping people, one step at a time Top three ways people are stepping up to help others (and how you can help too!)
Mar26

Helping people, one step at a time Top three ways people are stepping up to help others (and how you can help too!)

Photo C/O Carlos PX Scrolling through the news and social media right now is an endless trek through updates that are hard to stomach. It’s easy to feel like everything is terrible and there’s nothing you can do to fix the world, especially when you’re stuck indoors trying to practice social distancing.  Here are the top three ways that people in the community and the world are stepping up to manage social-distancing, in their own...