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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....

Students hold vigil to mourn Christchurch victims Fifteen speakers addressed the large crowd, remembering the victims and calling for a united response against white supremacy and Islamophobia
Mar28

Students hold vigil to mourn Christchurch victims Fifteen speakers addressed the large crowd, remembering the victims and calling for a united response against white supremacy and Islamophobia

Photo by Kyle West CW: Islamophobia, violence   On March 19, hundreds of students, faculty and staff filled the McMaster University Student Centre courtyard to mourn the victims of the Christchurch massacre. The terrorist attack was committed on March 15 by a white supremacist who opened fire in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing a total of 50 people and injuring 50 others. The attack was considered the worst mass...

SRA passes four policy papers this term The MSU is advocating for mandatory faculty AOP training, accessible pedagogy and investigation into racial profiling
Mar28

SRA passes four policy papers this term The MSU is advocating for mandatory faculty AOP training, accessible pedagogy and investigation into racial profiling

Graphics C/O Sukaina Imam By: Neda Pirouzmand Health and Wellness One of the key issues that the MSU points out in the “Health and Wellness” policy paper is that referrals from the Student Wellness Centre are not tailored to the needs of students. The MSU suggests that the SWC neglects to account for how students will reach community referrals or how much it will cost them. The policy paper brings forward a number of recommendations...