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The waste of the Union Following the McMaster audit staff and student groups discuss the state of waste and how little changes can make a big impact
Mar05

The waste of the Union Following the McMaster audit staff and student groups discuss the state of waste and how little changes can make a big impact

Graphic by Matty Flader / Photo Reporter and Elisabetta Paiano / Production Editor The Facilities Services department at McMaster released a broad waste audit of the university in February 2020. The audit details the amount of waste produced in the 2018 year and provides plans to reduce waste for the future. While waste may not be at the forefront of students’ minds, McMaster’s environmental impact on the Hamilton community is...

Compassionate casual sex is blooming Online sex educator Eva Bloom talks about her career and how students can have better casual sex
Feb13

Compassionate casual sex is blooming Online sex educator Eva Bloom talks about her career and how students can have better casual sex

Thinking about sex education for many Ontario students brings back memories of latex condoms on bananas or ancient overheads showing anatomical diagrams in uncomfortable middle school classrooms. Sex education for many university students was characterized by giggles, awkward silence, confused teachers, and misinformation. Ontario’s repealed and then mostly reinstated 2015 curriculum gives the students of today a better chance of...

Hamilton LRT project comes to the end of its tracks Where do we go from here and how will we get there?
Jan23

Hamilton LRT project comes to the end of its tracks Where do we go from here and how will we get there?

Graphic by Elisabetta Paiano / Production Editor On Dec. 16, 2019, Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney informed Fred Eisenberger, the mayor of Hamilton, that the provincial government had decided to cancel plans for Hamilton’s light-rail transit system, which was set to begin construction in 2020. After Mulroney called for a press conference to deliver the cancellation news in Hamilton, she cancelled it due to safety concerns...

Did we choose student life? Two months out from the SCI rollout we still don’t know the numbers but some services are feeling the impact
Nov28

Did we choose student life? Two months out from the SCI rollout we still don’t know the numbers but some services are feeling the impact

September 2019 marked the first of possibly many registration periods in which students could opt-out of student union fees deemed non-essential. This change, instituted by the Government of Ontario in January 2019, is part of the widely criticised Student Choice Initiative. In the past, McMaster’s student union fees for all clubs and services have been mandatory. Non-essential fees range from a few dollars, like the $1 fee for Mac...

Stay in Your Lane War on cars or sharing the road? Cycling advocates explore the state of transportation in Hamilton
Nov07

Stay in Your Lane War on cars or sharing the road? Cycling advocates explore the state of transportation in Hamilton

Cycling zealots are once again calling for an upheaval of the streets — or, at least that’s what anti-bike lane proponents say. McMaster cycling advocates and experts tell a different story. Despite claims of a “war on cars” and swarms of cyclists taking over the street, cities across Ontario largely rely on road sharing instead of developing robust cycling infrastructure. Yet Kate Whalen, senior manager of McMaster’s academic...

The future of news in Hamilton Publications in Hamilton moving away from print, or shutting down entirely, in media industry facing threats to funding
Sep12

The future of news in Hamilton Publications in Hamilton moving away from print, or shutting down entirely, in media industry facing threats to funding

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor THE STATE OF PRINT MEDIA The constant drive of Hamilton print media is largely owed to the Hamilton Spectator, the city’s near-daily newspaper published since 1846. Sold to a parent company, TorStar, in 1999, the Spec may be owned across the lake, but it has been run, staffed, and read by Hamiltonians since it first began publication.   In August 2019, the Spec’s printing press stopped rolling....