A review of the board of directors Now done two-thirds of their term, here’s a look at what the McMaster Students Union board of directors has been up to this year
Nov30

A review of the board of directors Now done two-thirds of their term, here’s a look at what the McMaster Students Union board of directors has been up to this year

President Chukky Ibe  Chukky Ibe’s last few months have focused on preparation, and the McMaster Students Union should expect to see the fruits of his labours as early as January 2018. Ibe’s yearlong plan focused on large projects, many of which he has addressed since his term began in May. Since September, Ibe has addressed the majority of the projects on his platform. Ibe has taken the necessary steps to create a post-secondary...

MSU associate vice presidents and you The new associate vice president system focuses on advocacy and support
Nov30

MSU associate vice presidents and you The new associate vice president system focuses on advocacy and support

Since May, six associate vice presidents have worked alongside the McMaster Students Union board of directors to help them achieve their platforms and bring forth their own ideas, whether that be advocating on Parliament Hill or supporting MSU employees. Stephanie Bertolo, a fourth-year Arts and Science student, works alongside the MSU vice president (Education) as associate vice president (Municipal Affairs) to help him advocate on...

Nolunchmoney’s  Second Course initiative A recent partnership with Mac Bread Bin, Hospitality Services and Paradise Catering has expanded the initiative to offer free food on campus
Nov23

Nolunchmoney’s Second Course initiative A recent partnership with Mac Bread Bin, Hospitality Services and Paradise Catering has expanded the initiative to offer free food on campus

By: Donna Nadeem With the cost of tuition, textbooks and living, finding food on campus at a reasonable price can be tricky to find. Nolunchmoney is an online initiative that battles food insecurity and has recently started a pilot program called Second Course to expand their initiative to battle food insecurity in innovative ways by working with event managers to offer free food events to students at McMaster. This initiative was...

Mac’s new “anti-disruption” guidelines The new precautionary guidelines being developed have campus activists concerned over  the exact nature of the policy
Nov23

Mac’s new “anti-disruption” guidelines The new precautionary guidelines being developed have campus activists concerned over the exact nature of the policy

On Nov. 13, an article published in the Hamilton Spectator highlighted McMaster’s development of an anti-disruption policy aimed at barring students from disrupting future speakers on campus. In his article for the Spectator, Andrew Dreschel praises McMaster president Patrick Deane’s prioritization of an anti-disruption policy and his commitment to free speech. He argues McMaster does not currently protect free speech sufficiently,...

Environment Hamilton holds  emergency HSR riders meeting HSR users voice concerns over the reliability of local transit
Nov23

Environment Hamilton holds emergency HSR riders meeting HSR users voice concerns over the reliability of local transit

Following a month marked by hundreds of missed hours of Hamilton Street Railway service, Environment Hamilton, a not-for-profit organization that advocates for environmental protection, held a meeting at Hamilton City Hall. Environment Hamilton’s Emergency HSR Riders Meeting, which took place on Nov. 14, called for HSR users to voice their concerns about the transit system. The meeting included presentations from a number of relevant...

New compost bins coming to MUSC A coalition between student groups hopes to  improve sustainability on campus
Nov23

New compost bins coming to MUSC A coalition between student groups hopes to improve sustainability on campus

By: William Alexander Permanent compost bins will soon be installed in McMaster University Student Centre thanks to the efforts of a coalition between the McMaster Students Union’s Sustainability Education Committee and an independent project for a third-year sustainability course.The coalition has already met with MUSC’s administrator and has secured a grant from the Student Life Enhancement Fund to finance the project. They plan on...