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A sit-down with your MSU president-elect President-elect Josh Marando talks about finding about the results, why he won and his future plans
Feb01

A sit-down with your MSU president-elect President-elect Josh Marando talks about finding about the results, why he won and his future plans

Photos C/O Kyle West On the evening of Jan. 24, Josh Marando was voted in as the next unofficial president-elect of the McMaster Students Union. Marando, a fourth year arts and science student, garnered over 600 first-choice votes compared to the second-place candidate Jeffrey Campana. Overall, Marando received 40 per cent of the 2,654 first-place votes. Marando’s platform consists of 12 pillars, touching on issues like mental health...

“The MSU has no legitimacy to govern us” — protestors rally in MUSC Members of the HSMN protested against the Ford government and the student union
Jan30

“The MSU has no legitimacy to govern us” — protestors rally in MUSC Members of the HSMN protested against the Ford government and the student union

Photos by Sasha Dhesi Stationed in front of Union Market, student activists put on a demonstration, rallying against the recent changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program and the legitimacy of the McMaster Students Union. At around 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 30, protestors gathered in the McMaster University Student Centre. Their protest began on the north side of the first floor of MUSC and then moved to the MSU office. The group...

Josh Marando reflects on his election victory What the president-elect has learned through the campaign period and why his position matters
Jan30

Josh Marando reflects on his election victory What the president-elect has learned through the campaign period and why his position matters

Photo by Kyle West On Jan. 26, two days after Josh Marando was elected the next McMaster Students Union president, The Silhouette sat down with Marando to discuss his campaign experiences and goals for the future. The following interview has been edited for length and clarity. First thing, how are you feeling, and how have the past few days been? I think I’m still a little bit in shock. The past few days have been a bit of a...

The MSU presidential candidates on important issues: The Silhouette’s data analysis
Jan24

The MSU presidential candidates on important issues: The Silhouette’s data analysis

Photos by Kyle West, Graphics by Yvonne Lu CORRECTION: In a previous version of this article, there was a graphic that indicated that Josh Marando answered that he “strongly agreed” with the police presence on campus. However, in our survey, Marando answered that he “strongly disagreed” with the police presence on campus. We apologize for this misconstruction and have changed the graphic since.  The Silhouette...

MSU Elections 2019: Would you rather? Watch your 2019 presidential candidates pick their sides on pressing campus issues
Jan24

MSU Elections 2019: Would you rather? Watch your 2019 presidential candidates pick their sides on pressing campus issues

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SRA winter policy papers: an overview The papers urge McMaster to step up on scholarships, campus infrastructure and student retention
Jan24

SRA winter policy papers: an overview The papers urge McMaster to step up on scholarships, campus infrastructure and student retention

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Donna Nadeem, Anastasia Gaykalova and Matthew Jones At the McMaster Students’ Union Student Representative Assembly on Nov. 25, the SRA passed a number of policy papers, including “Tuition & Student Financing in Post-Secondary Education,” “On-Campus Infrastructure” and “Student Engagement & Retention.”   “Tuition & Student Financing in Post-Secondary Education” Rising tuition is...