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Revisiting the HSR after 8 years — what’s changed? Eight years after the initial critique, the Hamilton Street Railway still has a long way to go
Feb14

Revisiting the HSR after 8 years — what’s changed? Eight years after the initial critique, the Hamilton Street Railway still has a long way to go

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Rob Hardy Eight years ago, as a rookie contributor to The Silhouette, I wrote one of my very first pieces on the sorry state of the Hamilton Street Railway. It still survives online under the title of “Public Transit Blues”. So what’s changed since for McMaster University students and the city itself? Not much. Some things are a bit better and some have gotten worse, but overall I would...

McMaster embroiled in discrimination tribunal case The alumna is accusing the university of human rights violations, racial profiling, intimidation and harassment
Feb14

McMaster embroiled in discrimination tribunal case The alumna is accusing the university of human rights violations, racial profiling, intimidation and harassment

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives Over the last two years, Halima Al-Hatimy, a former McMaster University public health grad student, has launched multiple Ontario human rights complaints against McMaster and Hamilton Health Sciences. She also has legal proceedings against McMaster officials Patrick Deane, Wanda McKenna, Sarah Dickson, Glenn De Caire, Joseph Zubek and constables Tyler Rogers and Peter Broz. Al-Hatimy’s issues with...

Sex and the Steel City Embracing love and sex-positivity by reflecting on our history and aspirations as a community
Feb14

Sex and the Steel City Embracing love and sex-positivity by reflecting on our history and aspirations as a community

Photos C/O USC Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive If you’re an avid reader of the Silhouette, then you’d know our annual rendition of Sex and the Steel City, much like the paper itself, has evolved quite a bit over the past couple of years. Putting together this year’s sex-positive publication meant embracing the diverse ideas around sexuality, love and health. It’s about creating a non-judgemental space where experiences can be...

A message from a dog guide owner Service and working dogs, while cute, need to be respected and approached only with the owner’s consent  
Feb14

A message from a dog guide owner Service and working dogs, while cute, need to be respected and approached only with the owner’s consent  

Photo by Kyle West By: Bridgette Walker There have been and will continue to be various types of service and working dogs in educational environments like McMaster University and out in the world at large. I’m Bridgette and I have a dog guide named Estelle. Please don’t freak out! Properly trained dogs are more effective, efficient and reliable than technology for a lot of physical and mental health conditions. These dogs truly do...

Adam and Steve are Hamilton’s queer party planners Community event organizers Adam George and Steve Hilliard create and support the LGBTQ community in Hamilton
Feb14

Adam and Steve are Hamilton’s queer party planners Community event organizers Adam George and Steve Hilliard create and support the LGBTQ community in Hamilton

Photos C/O Kendell Macleod By: Andrew Mrozowski “In the beginning God created Adam and Eve (allegedly), but she soon realized how boring their parties were and created Adam and Steve to be their neighbours and show them how it’s done,” read the official Adam and Steve manifesto. Since 2016, Adam George and Steve Hilliard have been throwing the queerest parties that Hamilton has seen for decades under their event planning name Adam and...

Nairn leads women’s volleyball on playoff push With the worst behind them, the women’s volleyball team looks to finish the season strong with a run at the postseason
Feb14

Nairn leads women’s volleyball on playoff push With the worst behind them, the women’s volleyball team looks to finish the season strong with a run at the postseason

Photos by Kyle West After a slow start to the season, the women’s volleyball team is rolling and looking to lock up a spot in the playoffs. Their slow start can be attributed to the major shift in the roster, with many upper-year players graduating, but the newer players are filling in admirably and the roster is loaded with potential. They’ve won four out of their last five games, which is in large part due to a few players stepping...