Bye-bye plastic, hello boxed water In an effort to promote sustainability and healthy active living, Union Market has phased out plastic water bottles
Feb16

Bye-bye plastic, hello boxed water In an effort to promote sustainability and healthy active living, Union Market has phased out plastic water bottles

By: Saad Ejaz In an effort to engage in more sustainable practices, the McMaster Students Union has stopped selling plastic water bottles this month, while pushing for boxed water cartons and re-usable water bottles. Originally proposed as part of Justin Monaco-Barnes’ MSU presidential campaign, the union is further developing existing initiatives to make the MSU more sustainable. “Roughly 41 per cent of universities in Ontario have...

A new lease on Life Sciences Following deliberations with both students and faculty, the Honours Life Sciences program has created new specializations aimed to introduce students to new fields
Feb16

A new lease on Life Sciences Following deliberations with both students and faculty, the Honours Life Sciences program has created new specializations aimed to introduce students to new fields

New specializations are coming to life for the next academic year. With an enrollment of over 1,100 students in the Honours Life Sciences program, the School of Interdisciplinary Sciences has been working to devise new specializations for the benefit of this large cohort. The surprising twist? Students themselves are helping to spearhead the design of these specializations. Four Life Sciences students at the university currently serve...

Let’s talk: food security A growing problem within the city, different groups work within both the Hamilton and McMaster community to fight food insecurity
Feb16

Let’s talk: food security A growing problem within the city, different groups work within both the Hamilton and McMaster community to fight food insecurity

Food insecurity is a frightening reality for a large number of Hamiltonians. With the rising cost of food, people throughout the city are left feeling insecure about how, when and what they will be able to eat. The monthly cost of food for a four-person family in Hamilton is estimated at over $700 per month, and over 17,000 people within the city access food banks on a monthly basis. Food insecurity can mean different things for...

The Quebec Mosque Shooting and McMaster Following the terrorist attack in Quebec, Hamiltonians joined together to support the Muslim community
Feb09

The Quebec Mosque Shooting and McMaster Following the terrorist attack in Quebec, Hamiltonians joined together to support the Muslim community

By: Saad Ejaz Thousands of Canadians across the country have sought to show their support for the victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting, as the country struggled to understand how it became a setting for the tragic events on Jan. 29. On Jan. 30, as the flags in front of the Burke Science Building flew at half mast, McMaster University students, bundled against the cold, stood in solidarity to mourn the lives lost in the Quebec...

President-elects: by the book The focus of campaigns of the past and the statistics of elections rom the 70s to present
Feb02

President-elects: by the book The focus of campaigns of the past and the statistics of elections rom the 70s to present

2016-2017:  Justin Monaco-Barnes “#bethechange” Ran on a platform focusing on a long-term sustainable strategy for McMaster and proposing changes to our building infrastructure to promote environmental practices. Before in his presidency, plans for the Combined Heat and Power co-generation plant have been underway, forecasted to save 15 per cent on energy input as compared to traditional plants. He also ran on a platform pushing for...

Meet your MSU presidential-elect President-elect Chukky Ibe talks about future plans, his campaign team and divine nonchalance
Feb02

Meet your MSU presidential-elect President-elect Chukky Ibe talks about future plans, his campaign team and divine nonchalance

After a flurry of campaigning that took over campus, intense debates and one very long election scrutinizing process, the McMaster Students Union has chosen its next president-elect: Chukky Ibe. Ibe won by a considerable margin, with at least 1,000 votes between him and each of his contenders. This year’s election saw a voter turnout of 9,327, meaning 41.6 per cent of the MSU population voted in this year’s election. This is slight...