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Dirty Homophobia at Dirty Dog’s Policies and recent incidents at the Dirty Dog Saloon lead to accusations of discrimination
Jan16

Dirty Homophobia at Dirty Dog’s Policies and recent incidents at the Dirty Dog Saloon lead to accusations of discrimination

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor  * Names have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals On Nov. 30, 2019, a Dutch exchange student at McMaster University was thrown out of the Dirty Dog Saloon, a downtown Hamilton club frequented by McMaster students, after he was found dancing on a pole that appears to be meant exclusively for women.  Summer Shepherd, a fourth year Communications student at McMaster and a friend of the...

In conversation with MPP Sandy Shaw How new provincial policies may threaten younger generations
Jan09

In conversation with MPP Sandy Shaw How new provincial policies may threaten younger generations

Photo C/O Sandy Shaw’s Constituency Office  Sandy Shaw, the Member of Provincial Parliament for Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas, has returned home from a stint at Queen’s Park. Before the winter break, the Conservatives drove Bill 124 through the House on Nov. 8, a move that has been widely criticized. “It’s been a long week of fighting for hardworking people in the province of Ontario,” said Shaw. As a member of the New...

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,...