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Responding to women’s homelessness during the winter Without funding, shelter services struggle to address the needs of homeless women in Hamilton
Nov28

Responding to women’s homelessness during the winter Without funding, shelter services struggle to address the needs of homeless women in Hamilton

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor By Christina Reed, Contributor Every winter, many women in Hamilton find themselves without a safe, warm place to sleep.  Without protection from the elements, these women struggle to survive. As affordable housing in Hamilton becomes increasingly inaccessible, the number of homeless women in Hamilton in need of emergency shelters rises each year. According to a 2018 community profile from the...

SCI deemed unlawful Collective student action leads to legal victory, but what lies ahead is uncertain
Nov28

SCI deemed unlawful Collective student action leads to legal victory, but what lies ahead is uncertain

Photos by Andrew Mrozowski / A&C Editor  On Nov. 21, the Ontario Divisional Court struck down the Student Choice Initiative, a controversial directive introduced by the provincial government which required universities and colleges to allow students to opt-out of student fees deemed “non-essential.” Three judges unanimously ruled that the government did not have the legal authority to interfere with the autonomous and democratic...

Students gearing up for climate strike A student group is calling on McMaster to cancel classes and assessments for Friday’s climate strike
Sep26

Students gearing up for climate strike A student group is calling on McMaster to cancel classes and assessments for Friday’s climate strike

Photo c/o Elizabeth Svyatnenko  Monday night, a group of McMaster students issued a petition urging McMaster administration to cancel classes and assessments on the afternoon of Sept. 27 so that students, staff and faculty can participate in a climate strike this Friday. The students organizing the petition are a part of McMaster Students for Climate Change Advocacy (MSCCA), a McMaster-based climate advocacy organization. The planned...

Joyful revolution Even without SACHA’s march down the streets of Hamilton, community members gathered to celebrate Take Back The Night’s 38th year
Sep26

Joyful revolution Even without SACHA’s march down the streets of Hamilton, community members gathered to celebrate Take Back The Night’s 38th year

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor  cw: References to sexual assault If you were near Hamilton City Hall at around 6 p.m. on Sept. 19, you would have heard throngs of people yelling “revolution!”. If you had taken a closer look, you would have seen Danielle Boissoneau, the coordinator for Take Back The Night, standing behind a microphone on a makeshift stage and prompting each shout from the crowd with an exuberant “joyful!”  Together,...

McMaster University’s Year In Review Need-to-know news from last year
Sep05

McMaster University’s Year In Review Need-to-know news from last year

Photo by Kyle West Sept. 13, 2018 Ursula Johnson’s Mi’kwite’tmn (Do You Remember) art exhibit opened at the McMaster Museum of Art. Through three distinct spaces and public performances, she showcased Indigenous culture and the obstacles that it faces.  Sept. 25, 2018 A series of break-ins concentrated in a short amount of time occurred near McMaster and the Westdale area. Eventually, police made an arrest on Feb. 15, 2019.  Sept. 27,...

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....