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Democrats Abroad facilitates voting in the 2020 U.S. Elections McMaster’s Democrats Abroad chapter allows American students to vote in the 2020 U.S. Elections
Mar15

Democrats Abroad facilitates voting in the 2020 U.S. Elections McMaster’s Democrats Abroad chapter allows American students to vote in the 2020 U.S. Elections

Photo by Hannah Walters-Vida / Editor-in-Chief  By Donna Nadeem, Staff Writer American students studying at McMaster were given the opportunity to vote in the 2020 United States Democratic Party presidential primaries on March 5, 2020. McMaster’s chapter of Democrats Abroad facilitated voting, which took place between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the third floor of the McMaster University Student Centre. Democrats Abroad is an organization...

Breaking news: McMaster University cancels in-person classes and exams Amid COVID-19 pandemic, university administration suspends various activity on campus by the end of day Friday March 13
Mar13

Breaking news: McMaster University cancels in-person classes and exams Amid COVID-19 pandemic, university administration suspends various activity on campus by the end of day Friday March 13

On Friday March 13, 2020, at approximately 10:10 a.m., McMaster announced that it will be suspending all in-person classes for undergraduate and graduate students. Classes will end at the end of day Friday March 13 and no in-person exams will be held at the end of this term. In a previous announcement earlier in March, faculty members and instructors were advised to consider planning for e-learning alternatives to in-person classes....

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...

MAC CSSA tabling event shut down The deratified club holds unauthorized tabling event to distribute hygiene products
Mar05

MAC CSSA tabling event shut down The deratified club holds unauthorized tabling event to distribute hygiene products

Photo by Shamir Malik / News Reporter Notice: At the time of publishing, the Silhouette did not receive a response from the former MAC CSSA President. On March 5th, the former MAC CSSA President declined to take interview on the basis of not being able to represent MAC CSSA at the moment.  On Feb. 3, 2020, the deratified McMaster University’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association was asked to leave the McMaster University Student...

McMaster study assesses condom use among Canadian adults A McMaster study on condom use finds that only 30 per cent of Canadians use condoms in penile-vaginal intercourse
Mar05

McMaster study assesses condom use among Canadian adults A McMaster study on condom use finds that only 30 per cent of Canadians use condoms in penile-vaginal intercourse

By Balsam Fasih, Contributor  A new study from McMaster University researchers is assessing condom use among Canadian adults. With a team led by Dr. Tina Fetner, the chair of the department of sociology at McMaster, the study surveyed 2300 Canadian adults’ condom use. It examined how often these adults used condoms during their last ten instances of penile-vaginal intercourse within a period of six months. Previous studies of this...

Student Representative Assembly passes motion to send OPIRG McMaster to referendum OPIRG McMaster allegedly sent to referendum based on misinformation
Mar05

Student Representative Assembly passes motion to send OPIRG McMaster to referendum OPIRG McMaster allegedly sent to referendum based on misinformation

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor Note: there was a printing error with the version of this article published on March 5, 2020 in print. The concluding paragraph was cut off.  On Feb. 9, 2020, the Student Representative Assembly passed a motion to put OPIRG McMaster’s fee to referendum. In previous years, undergraduate students have had the option to pay a $5.50 fee to McMaster’s chapter of the Ontario Public Interest Research Group....