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SRA de-ratifies Dominion society “We made a mistake, but we’re going to fix it”
Aug14

SRA de-ratifies Dominion society “We made a mistake, but we’re going to fix it”

Content warning: white supremacy At an emergency meeting last night, the Student Representative Assembly voted unanimously to de-ratify the Dominion society due to concerns that the club had neglected to disclose its affiliation with an external organization with alleged ties to xenophobic individuals. The Dominion society was ratified alongside 337 other clubs at the July 24 SRA meeting. Prior to ratification, concerns were raised...

“White supremacist and xenophobic attitudes and activities have no place in the MSU Clubs System” Calls for an overhaul to the clubs' approval process come following release of information about Dominion Society
Aug07

“White supremacist and xenophobic attitudes and activities have no place in the MSU Clubs System” Calls for an overhaul to the clubs' approval process come following release of information about Dominion Society

Photo C/O Kyle West Content warning: white supremacy On July 24, McMaster Students’ Union president Josh Marando issued a letter urging the student representative assembly to revoke a new club’s status due to its alleged connections to people and organizations with white supremacist ties. The Dominion society, originally named the MacDonald society, describes itself as a club aimed at celebrating Canadian culture and history....

Would you like whipped cream on top? The Grind unveils its expansion plans
Jul18

Would you like whipped cream on top? The Grind unveils its expansion plans

By: Neda Pirouzmand With just over a year since its introduction in February 2018, The Grind is in the process of expanding to accommodate up to 125 people. Vice president (Finance) Alexandrea Johnston credits an engineering management 5B03 capstone project for the idea to increase The Grind’s capacity. Two McMaster engineering students led this project in direct partnership with the then vice president (Finance), Scott Robinson. They...

One Month Later A month after the attacks at Hamilton Pride, the queer community continues to demand justice
Jul18

One Month Later A month after the attacks at Hamilton Pride, the queer community continues to demand justice

By: Adrianna Michell and Hannah Walters-Vida A month after far right demonstrators attacked Hamilton Pride, members of the queer community are working to come together, heal and fight to rid the city of hate groups. PRIDE ATTACKS Past Hamilton Pride events have been attended by conservative preachers and others who attempted to intimidate festival goers who annually come to Gage park to celebrate. Hamilton Pride has typically been a...

In the Flood Zone What caused flooding in the MUSC basement and what will it take to prevent future floods?
Jul18

In the Flood Zone What caused flooding in the MUSC basement and what will it take to prevent future floods?

Starting approximately two weeks ago, the McMaster University Student Centre basement has been hit with a series of floods, causing costly damages and prompting administration to begin formulating  an extensive repair plan. On July 3, a drain pipe burst in the CFMU station offices, causing a flood. The following afternoon, another drain pipe burst in the Silhouette office. Water streamed from the ceiling for several hours, causing it...

Striking for the Future Hamilton youth are joining a worldwide movement to demand that leaders address the climate crisis
Jul18

Striking for the Future Hamilton youth are joining a worldwide movement to demand that leaders address the climate crisis

Photo C/O Elizabeth Svyatnenko Faced with uncertain futures as a result of a rapidly warming climate, young people in Hamilton are joining a worldwide movement to urge leaders to take immediate and far-reaching action on the climate emergency. Since March, a student-led activist group has been coordinating regular demonstrations outside of Hamilton city hall as part of the Fridays for future movement. The strikes bring together...