Provincial elections Student awareness about this year’s provincial elections should be better addressed
Apr05

Provincial elections Student awareness about this year’s provincial elections should be better addressed

By: Patrick Leclerc I don’t know about you but when I hear that elections are coming up, I immediately become anxious. This anxiety isn’t fear by any means, it’s more an unsettling feeling that nobody really knows what they’re voting for. The most recent elections seem evident of exactly that. Many students seem to be voting without knowing what they are supporting. Students may vote for one side merely so that the opposing side does...

Making plans Hamilton’s proposed Downtown Secondary Plan sets the standard for future growth in the city, but some citizens are critical about its effects
Mar29

Making plans Hamilton’s proposed Downtown Secondary Plan sets the standard for future growth in the city, but some citizens are critical about its effects

The Original Downtown Secondary Plan, “Putting People First: The New Land Use Plan for Downtown Hamilton”, was the first formal plan developed for the downtown core developed in 2001. This plan was intended to foster a dynamic mix of urban residential, commercial and institutional activities. Downtown Hamilton has experienced significant changes since the plan’s initial draft 17 years ago. Signs of downtown Hamilton’s economic and...

Only going up The McMaster cheerleading team took a weekend trip to Québec where they finished off their season with a near-perfect routine to compete with other university teams
Mar29

Only going up The McMaster cheerleading team took a weekend trip to Québec where they finished off their season with a near-perfect routine to compete with other university teams

Kick’s Cheer and Events put on their 10th annual cheer celebration, attracting a wide variety of cheerleading clubs and university programs. Hosted over the March 24-25 weekend at the Centre d’excellence Sports Rousseau in Boisbriand, Québec, the Célébration Fiesta Mexicaine hosted the Marauders as one of five collegiate programs competing in the University All-Girl Level 6 category. There were many programs competing across several...

Giving back at Mac McMaster should extend thanks to Hamilton community members with a positive impact
Mar29

Giving back at Mac McMaster should extend thanks to Hamilton community members with a positive impact

From the HSR’s “friendly Frank” to our energetic Tim Hortons cashier, Terri, in McMaster University Student Centre, the McMaster community is lucky to have Hamilton community members who contribute to the betterment of Mac. Greater gratitude should be given to those who contribute to McMaster from the Hamilton community. We should be taking inspiration from Diana Marginean, who created a crowdfunding campaign to thank Frank Palin  for...

Elections, shmelections Technical difficulties and low voter turnout in various MSU elections has sparked an investigation
Mar29

Elections, shmelections Technical difficulties and low voter turnout in various MSU elections has sparked an investigation

As the school year wraps up, the McMaster community saw its usual tidal wave of elections. As different faculty societies and the McMaster Students Union select their representatives for the year, questions of the efficacy of the MSU Elections Department arise. During the MSU presidential elections, the voter turnout was 28 per cent, a large dip from the previous year’s 41.6 per cent voter turnout. Students have vocalized their...

One step at a time As one of 10 Marauders invited to the CFL regional combine, starting linebacker Eric Mezzalira recounts his experience while preparing for the national stage
Mar22

One step at a time As one of 10 Marauders invited to the CFL regional combine, starting linebacker Eric Mezzalira recounts his experience while preparing for the national stage

By: Lucas Uggenti The Canadian Football League announced on Thursday, March 1 they would be hosting three regional combines to showcase some of the top talent that Canadian university football has to offer. This is the sixth consecutive year the CFL is hosting this event, as it gives another opportunity for skilled players to demonstrate their abilities and earn an invitation to the CFL combine. The regional combine McMaster was...