Zero-tolerance policies and practices in  elementary and secondary schools Campus activists and community members are working to prevent discrimination in Hamilton schools
Feb15

Zero-tolerance policies and practices in elementary and secondary schools Campus activists and community members are working to prevent discrimination in Hamilton schools

On Feb. 6, an activist group called HWDSB Kids Need Help facilitated a meeting at Sir John A.MacDonald Secondary School. This offered community members an opportunity to discuss their experiences of discriminatory treatment by the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and its constituent schools and staff. The group came together after an incident at a Hamilton high school that involved police and a child with autism. The incident...

Elevating marginalized voices in Hamilton New coalition puts spotlight on artists of colour in Hamilton
Feb15

Elevating marginalized voices in Hamilton New coalition puts spotlight on artists of colour in Hamilton

By: Saad Ahmed The Coalition of Black and Racialized Artists is a Hamilton-based collective of artists of colour. COBRA serves as a creative outlet to racialized individuals and provides access to valuable tools and resources within each artist’s field, allowing them to showcase potential and grow their audience. The group is comprised of around 40 members from diverse racial backgrounds who are engaged in numerous arts communities...

A new lease on renting in Ontario The Ontario government and MSU are taking steps to help tenants understand their rights
Feb15

A new lease on renting in Ontario The Ontario government and MSU are taking steps to help tenants understand their rights

When he was in his third year at McMaster, Brad Tyler was living in the basement of a house in the McMaster community. In 2016, cockroaches began to infest the place. “The landlord was told several times that the bug problem was escalating and he didn’t consider the severity of the situation nor seem to act urgently,” said Tyler. It was not until the spring of 2017 when Tyler decided to cancel on his rent cheque until the landlord...

The MSU’s pre-budget submission The MSU’s submission recommended the city invest more into major sectors such as transit and and housing
Feb08

The MSU’s pre-budget submission The MSU’s submission recommended the city invest more into major sectors such as transit and and housing

By: Donna Nadeem On Jan. 29, the McMaster Students Union submitted their pre-budget recommendations to city hall on how tax dollars ought to be used in Hamilton. The five main areas of investment that the pre-budget submission recommends are transit, student retention and employment, housing, by-laws and waste management. The submission discusses having an increase in Hamilton Street Railway services on week-ends and in the summer,...

Mac’s off-campus residence proposal Currently in its approval stages, the building hopes to add at least 950 beds to the McMaster residence pool
Feb08

Mac’s off-campus residence proposal Currently in its approval stages, the building hopes to add at least 950 beds to the McMaster residence pool

By: Tashy Davidson McMaster is moving along with plans to build a residence just off the east end of campus, on Main Street West between Forsyth Avenue South and Dalewood Avenue. Last year, McMaster owned only the section of land on the corner of Dalewood Avenue and Main Street West, but has since bought the rest of the block from scholar properties, so that they now own the full stretch from Dalewood Avenue to Forsyth Avenue and from...

A look behind Women’s March Forward 2018 A year after the first women’s march, community organizers congregated in Hamilton city hall to explore new ways to advocate for equality
Jan26

A look behind Women’s March Forward 2018 A year after the first women’s march, community organizers congregated in Hamilton city hall to explore new ways to advocate for equality

By: Ileena Ke On Jan. 20, thousands of people took to the streets to protest in favour of women’s rights, and Hamilton was no exception, with a Women’s March Forward Summit held at city hall to talk about what can be done to further civil rights, at home. The agenda listed three main workshops following the 30-minute keynote speech, all of them embodying intersectionality, or the framework that brings to light the interconnectedness...