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“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...

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...

Three students receive trespassing tickets during May at Mac protest HSMN members were holding a demonstration that criticized university administration on a range of issues
May13

Three students receive trespassing tickets during May at Mac protest HSMN members were holding a demonstration that criticized university administration on a range of issues

Photo by Hannah Walters-Vida Three student activists received trespassing tickets Saturday afternoon while holding a demonstration that criticized McMaster University administration on a range of issues including policing on campus, sexual violence, overcrowding and inadequate mental health services. Protestors acting on behalf of local activist group Hamilton Student Mobilization Network gathered in the McMaster University Student...

Ontario government releases Student Choice Initiative guidelines Next year, students will be able to opt-out of paying for MSU clubs and services
Apr04

Ontario government releases Student Choice Initiative guidelines Next year, students will be able to opt-out of paying for MSU clubs and services

Photo by Kyle West On March 29, the Ontario government unveiled guidelines for universities to follow in order to comply with the “Student Choice Initiative” policy, which allows students to opt out of paying ancillary fees. According to the document, students will be allowed to opt out of fees that are allocated towards clubs, student organizations and programs that do not fall into the government’s criteria for essential fees....

McMaster and MSU respond to sexual violence survey results Both the McMaster Students Union and the university have committed to reviewing their policies regarding sexual violence and harassment on campus
Apr04

McMaster and MSU respond to sexual violence survey results Both the McMaster Students Union and the university have committed to reviewing their policies regarding sexual violence and harassment on campus

Photo by Kyle West The McMaster Students Union and McMaster University are preparing to re-examine their policies and protocols on sexual violence in light of the recent Student Voices on Sexual Violence report released by the provincial government earlier this month. The Student Voices on Sexual Violence survey was sent out last year and involved 160,000 students from over 40 Ontario post-secondary institutions outlining their...