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Being MSU President is like being a rotisserie chicken Get too comfy in your seat (or spit), and you’ll burn
Feb04

Being MSU President is like being a rotisserie chicken Get too comfy in your seat (or spit), and you’ll burn

This article has been edited as of Feb. 11, 2019 A previously published version of this article misquoted Ikram Farah. The quote has since been updated. Students are often at a standoff with the MSU president. A commonly held belief is that the President cannot get things done, while presidents themselves often feel that they are misunderstood by the student body. Looking back at former presidents, we can see the difficult realities...

Meet the new MSU president-elect Giancarlo Da-Ré talks about the 2020 Presidential elections and his plans for the coming months
Feb04

Meet the new MSU president-elect Giancarlo Da-Ré talks about the 2020 Presidential elections and his plans for the coming months

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor On the night of Jan. 30, 2020, Giancarlo Da-Ré was in the basement of Togo Salmon Hall with a few members of his core campaign team when he learned that he was the new president-elect of the McMaster Students Union. As per tradition, the news was delivered to him by the current MSU president Josh Marando via phone call. The ranked voting system requires over 50 per cent of the votes to elect a...

Voter turnout plummets to an all-time low since 2009 Less than a quarter of students voted for the 2020-2021 MSU president
Feb04

Voter turnout plummets to an all-time low since 2009 Less than a quarter of students voted for the 2020-2021 MSU president

Only 19.1 per cent of McMaster students voted in the 2020 McMaster Student Union’s Presidential election, the lowest voter turnout for an MSU Presidential election since 2009. In total, 4810 students cast their ballots. The 2020 Hamilton Street Railway referendum that took place concurrently saw 5,763 students cast their votes, equivalent to a voter turnout of 22.9 per cent. On Jan. 30, the MSU Elections Department ratified and...

Hot Takes with MSU Presidential Candidate Giancarlo Dé-Re
Jan28

Hot Takes with MSU Presidential Candidate Giancarlo Dé-Re

Trisha Gregorio interviews MSU Presidential Candidate Giancarlo Dé-Re. Watch the video for some hot wings and hot takes: [Video Description: Trisha Gregorio sits down with MSU Presidential Candidate Giancarlo Dé-Re at Twelve Eighty for an interview. Trisha asked Giancarlo four questions as they ate wings of increasing heat and spice...

Hot Takes with MSU Presidential Candidate Krystina Koc
Jan28

Hot Takes with MSU Presidential Candidate Krystina Koc

Andrew Mrozowski interviews MSU Presidential Candidate Krystina Koc. Watch the video for some hot wings and hot takes: [Video Description: Andrew Mrozowski sits down with MSU Presidential Candidate Krystina Koc at Twelve Eighty for an interview. Andrew asked Krystina four questions as they ate wings of increasing heat and spice...

MSU Elections 2020: Jackson Tarlin’s platform critique All aboard the monorail
Jan27

MSU Elections 2020: Jackson Tarlin’s platform critique All aboard the monorail

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor With the slogan “Earth Toned Prezidante for a Toned Earth,” Jackson Tarlin presents a four pillar platform full of unorthodox proposals that aim to improve student life and enhance campus. Where Tarlin may score a ten in humour, he scores a zero in feasibility.  Tarlin’s plan to divide McMaster’s campus into five zones, with each zone corresponding to different levels of permitted expression, is a...