Mac’s collaboration with the HSR The project comes in the wake of public frustration with transit in Hamilton
Apr05

Mac’s collaboration with the HSR The project comes in the wake of public frustration with transit in Hamilton

On March 26, the Hamilton Street Railway unveiled a research collaboration project with McMaster University aimed at consulting users about their experiences with the HSR in an effort to re-envision transit in Hamilton. However, it will be up to city council to determine whether or not the project will result in the implementation of tangible changes to the service. The interest in the project was sparked in May 2017, when Moataz...

Assessing safety in the McMaster community Campus crime is at a five year high
Apr05

Assessing safety in the McMaster community Campus crime is at a five year high

According to a report released by the crime analyst division of Hamilton Police, the McMaster community saw low levels of break and enter crimes in 2017. However, this does not reflect the campus crime scene, with a security services report highlighting that the university is seeing the highest number of reported crimes in five years. The analyst division report notes that beat 1161, which includes the Westdale area, saw 33 break and...

What really went down during the MSU presidential election Meeting minutes reveal that broken links, the Ombuds office and collusion all played a part in this year’s MSU presidential race
Apr05

What really went down during the MSU presidential election Meeting minutes reveal that broken links, the Ombuds office and collusion all played a part in this year’s MSU presidential race

This year’s McMaster Students Union presidential election was a wild ride from start to finish, after two candidates were disqualified and then later reinstated, all done over the course of the winter semester. Ikram Farah is the official president-elect, but the question still stands: why was she disqualified in the first place? The MSU Elections Department recently published their meeting minutes, which outline the discussions their...

A year-end report on the board of directors A look at how much the board of has achieved during their term
Apr05

A year-end report on the board of directors A look at how much the board of has achieved during their term

Preethi Anbalagan, vice president (Administration) Completed 72 per cent of year plan In Preethi Anbalagan’s year plan, she listed seven objectives she wished to achieve during her term as vice president (Administration). The majority of her year plan focused on supporting her staff, whether that be part-time managers, associate vice presidents or Student Representative Assembly members. Anbalagan achieved the majority of the points...

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...

What went down at the General Assembly Students call on the MSU to push the university to abandon its freedom of expression guidelines
Mar29

What went down at the General Assembly Students call on the MSU to push the university to abandon its freedom of expression guidelines

On March 20, 47 students filed into Burridge Gym for the 2018 McMaster Students Union General Assembly. After a lengthy discussion, the assembly voted in support of a motion aimed at condemning the freedom of expression guidelines released by the university earlier in February 2018. The GA is an MSU constitutionally-mandated meeting that provides full-time undergrad students with a platform to submit, discuss and vote on motions....