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Hot Takes with MSU Presidential Candidate Giancarlo Dé-Re
Jan28

Hot Takes with MSU Presidential Candidate Giancarlo Dé-Re

Trisha Gregorio interviews MSU Presidential Candidate Giancarlo Dé-Re. Watch the video for some hot wings and hot takes: [Video Description: Trisha Gregorio sits down with MSU Presidential Candidate Giancarlo Dé-Re at Twelve Eighty for an interview. Trisha asked Giancarlo four questions as they ate wings of increasing heat and spice...

Hot Takes with MSU Presidential Candidate Krystina Koc
Jan28

Hot Takes with MSU Presidential Candidate Krystina Koc

Andrew Mrozowski interviews MSU Presidential Candidate Krystina Koc. Watch the video for some hot wings and hot takes: [Video Description: Andrew Mrozowski sits down with MSU Presidential Candidate Krystina Koc at Twelve Eighty for an interview. Andrew asked Krystina four questions as they ate wings of increasing heat and spice...

MSU Elections 2020: Jackson Tarlin’s Platform Critique All aboard the monorail
Jan27

MSU Elections 2020: Jackson Tarlin’s Platform Critique All aboard the monorail

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor With the slogan “Earth Toned Prezidante for a Toned Earth,” Jackson Tarlin presents a four pillar platform full of unorthodox proposals that aim to improve student life and enhance campus. Where Tarlin may score a ten in humour, he scores a zero in feasibility.  Tarlin’s plan to divide McMaster’s campus into five zones, with each zone corresponding to different levels of permitted expression, is a...

MSU Elections 2020: Giancarlo Da-Ré platform critique Strong points, but lacks detail and originality
Jan27

MSU Elections 2020: Giancarlo Da-Ré platform critique Strong points, but lacks detail and originality

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor With the slogan “Here to stay,” Giancarlo Da-Ré’s overarching themes are sustainability and accessibility. While he states that 100 consultations informed his platform, some key ones are missing. Da-Ré does not explain how many of his points will be achieved. Da-Ré did not outline a specific strategy to ban the sale of plastic water bottles on campus. He also does not acknowledge that a similar...

MSU Elections 2020: Krystina Koc platform critique Ambitious ideas, but without a clear path to challenge the status quo
Jan27

MSU Elections 2020: Krystina Koc platform critique Ambitious ideas, but without a clear path to challenge the status quo

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor With the slogan “Time to Be Heard,” Krystina Koc focuses on advocacy and student life enhancement. While her platform is broad-reaching in scope, it lacks specificity and relies on existing McMaster Students Union plans. For example, as a part of her advocacy pillar, Koc plans to make the MSU’s internal processes, such as conflict management and MSU service reviews, more efficient. By her own...

MSU Elections 2020: Giancarlo Da-Ré Platform Overview A brief look at candidate Giancarlo Da-Ré’s platform
Jan23

MSU Elections 2020: Giancarlo Da-Ré Platform Overview A brief look at candidate Giancarlo Da-Ré’s platform

Photo by Matty Flader / Photo Reporter Giancarlo Da-Ré is a Level V chemical biology student at McMaster.  Da-Ré has held several positions within the McMaster Students Union, including Creating Leadership Amongst Youth part-time manager, Spark sessions coordinator and Horizons leadership developer. He is currently the residence orientation advisor for the Peter George Centre for Living and Learning.  Da-Ré’s platform highlights three...