Kicking off Forge FC Hamilton’s professional soccer club, Forge FC, will launch their inaugural season in April 2019
Aug09

Kicking off Forge FC Hamilton’s professional soccer club, Forge FC, will launch their inaugural season in April 2019

The Canadian Premier League is the first division league of soccer in Canada, kicking off their inaugural season in April 2019.  Hamilton’s Forge FC will be one of the CPL’s founding clubs, joining Cavalry FC (Calgary), FC Edmonton, HFX Wanderers FC (Halifax), Valour FC (Winnipeg) and York 9 FC in York Region. A Port City team in British Columbia and another in Ottawa are expected to join. Hamilton’s team, aptly titled Forge FC, will...

The holy ghost (between my thighs) How the 1998 Sex Education curriculum has failed a generation
Aug09

The holy ghost (between my thighs) How the 1998 Sex Education curriculum has failed a generation

Content warning: graphic discussion of sexuality and discussion of sexual dysfunction disorder 2015 was an exciting year: we found liquid water on Mars, I started at McMaster, we had a federal election, and Ontario unveiled its new sexual education and health curriculum.  The new Ontario government is reverting to the previous version which debuted in 1998. I was living my best life back then, but little did I know that I would suffer...

Reducing OHIP+ only hurts students Eliminating free prescriptions for young people with private insurance limits a generation’s bodily autonomy
Aug09

Reducing OHIP+ only hurts students Eliminating free prescriptions for young people with private insurance limits a generation’s bodily autonomy

On June 30, the provincial government, under Doug Ford’s leadership, altered the Ontario Health Insurance Plan so that children and young adults with private health benefits are now no longer able to access OHIP+, the program which offered free prescriptions to those under 25. There is a lot to be said about the Progressive Conservative Party that was recently elected, and with the speed at which they are changing things, it feels...

Skip the plane, keep it simple How local travelling can be a valuable experience
Aug09

Skip the plane, keep it simple How local travelling can be a valuable experience

It was suddenly the day before April and I found myself broken down and tired. With exams around the corner, my savings trickling to their end and a general lack of motivation, I needed something to look forward to as I transgress the final stretch of the academic year.  I began to imagine myself sipping yerba mate at a café in Buenos Aires, Argentina, strolling through the Jalan Surabaya Flea Market in Jakarta, Indonesia, or even...

More than a couch Local filmmaker shares own experiences to highlight the opportunities that come out of saying yes
Aug09

More than a couch Local filmmaker shares own experiences to highlight the opportunities that come out of saying yes

Local filmmakers are making waves with their breakout movie, Chesterfield.  Aptly named, Chesterfield is a movie about a couch. Much more than that, however, it is a movie about friendship, adventure and the opportunities that come out of saying yes. Chesterfield takes audiences on a trip through Toronto. Lead character, Lewis, is new to the city and has found a couch on Kijiji to furnish his new apartment. When the only person that...

Union Market keeps things fresh MSU operated Union Market has been going through major changes over recent months
Aug09

Union Market keeps things fresh MSU operated Union Market has been going through major changes over recent months

Union Market is stepping up their game with new vibes and affordable options for your between-class cravings.  Operated entirely by MSU members, Union Market has sold bagels, coffee, snacks and cold drinks at the lowest prices on campus since it opened in 2002. Since May 1, the Market has seen some major changes.  From a new paint job, a soon-to-be new front of house vinyl logo and introducing bigger, better bagels, McMaster’s...