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The Campus Store is swapping maroon for green In an effort to reduce the impact of plastic on the environment, the McMaster campus store will stop selling single-use plastic bags
Sep26

The Campus Store is swapping maroon for green In an effort to reduce the impact of plastic on the environment, the McMaster campus store will stop selling single-use plastic bags

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor The Campus Store will no longer be selling single-use plastic bags in an effort to make McMaster University more sustainable. According to Donna Shapiro, the campus store director, the store was selling over 20,000 plastic or tote bags each year.  “We look at the waste on campus and we look at the plastic bags. Those bags are heavy duty plastic bags. We’re not talking about Walmart plastic bags,...

CUPE calls for strike vote The main cause of the impasse was whether to bargain within the framework of Bill 124
Sep12

CUPE calls for strike vote The main cause of the impasse was whether to bargain within the framework of Bill 124

Photo by Hannah Walters-Vida / Editor-In-Chief After a summer of labour negotiations with McMaster University, the union representing McMaster teaching and research assistants has declared a strike vote for the end of the month. Since June, the Canadian Union of Public Employees 3906 has been negotiating the collective agreements governing academic workers at McMaster University. Last Wednesday, the unit representing teaching...

Another year, another set of plans A summary of year plans from the board of directors
Sep12

Another year, another set of plans A summary of year plans from the board of directors

Photos courtesy of MSU Communications Officer The McMaster Students Union board of directors released their year plans on July 16, 2019. These documents outline what the vice president (Finance), vice president (Administration), vice president (Education) and President intend to change and/or accomplish for 2019-2020. The year plan also reviews the benefits and drawbacks of each point made to reveal the long-term implications that...

Reducing risk for heart attack survivors The COMPLETE study investigates the long-term benefits of clearing up arteries for survivors.
Sep12

Reducing risk for heart attack survivors The COMPLETE study investigates the long-term benefits of clearing up arteries for survivors.

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor A new study led by McMaster researchers may change the medical treatment of heart attack survivors. The COMPLETE study, led by Dr. Shamir Mehta, staff cardiologist at Hamilton Health Sciences and professor with the Population Health Research Institute at McMaster University, investigates reducing survivor’s risk of future heart attacks. Heart attacks occur when arteries supplying the heart with blood...

In the wake of the Student Choice Initiative As the school year gets into full swing, clubs are preparing for the financial impacts of the Student Choice Initiative
Sep12

In the wake of the Student Choice Initiative As the school year gets into full swing, clubs are preparing for the financial impacts of the Student Choice Initiative

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor The Government of Ontario’s Student Choice Initiative was announced on Jan. 17, 2019. It called into question the tuition and ancillary fee guidelines that many students across the province had grown accustomed to. The SCI is part of the Government of Ontario’s plan to make postsecondary education more affordable in Ontario. The new framework has already attracted much attention due to its changes to...

Enter McMaster’s newest student hub While construction has yet to be completed, the multi-purpose Peter George Centre for Living and Learning will attempt to address student needs and improve the student experience
Sep05

Enter McMaster’s newest student hub While construction has yet to be completed, the multi-purpose Peter George Centre for Living and Learning will attempt to address student needs and improve the student experience

Photo by Hannah Walters-Vida In April 2017, construction for McMaster University’s Peter George Centre for Living and Learning began. Situated directly beside the Ron Joyce Stadium, PGCLL is projected to be a complete 14-storey, 335 000 square foot building by Nov. 4, 2019.  Holly Gibson, manager of marketing and communications for McMaster’s Housing & Conference Services, revealed that that the rationale for building PGCLL was...