A new president-elect, for now Muhammed Aydin is the unofficial MSU president-elect while other candidates seek appeals
Feb08

A new president-elect, for now Muhammed Aydin is the unofficial MSU president-elect while other candidates seek appeals

After deliberating once again, the McMaster Students Union elections committee has decided to disqualify the unofficial president-elect, Ikram Farah. After tallying the votes once again, Muhammed Aydin is the new, unofficial president-elect. As of Feb. 5, Farah has five business days to declare her intent to appeal to the elections committee. Rabeena Obaidullah, who was originally disqualified on Jan. 25 and whose disqualification was...

Attitude reflects leadership A deeper look at what goes into being a leader, both on the field and in the office
Feb01

Attitude reflects leadership A deeper look at what goes into being a leader, both on the field and in the office

The McMaster Students Union president-elect Ikram Farah and captain of the Marauders football team Mark Mackie may have a lot of differences, but one thing that brings them together is their shared ability to be a leader. Farah, a fourth-year Honours Political Science and Labour Studies student pinpoints her first real position of leadership as when she served as the social sciences caucus leader on the Student Representative Assembly...

How does the MSU vote? An analysis of the past five MSU presidential election and referenda results
Feb01

How does the MSU vote? An analysis of the past five MSU presidential election and referenda results

With every election season comes a discussion about how engaged students are with student politics. This year was the first year in five where less than 40 per cent of the student population voted in the McMaster Students Union presidential election, but not every election season is made equal, and different election seasons saw a varying number of candidates, referenda and contention. This past MSU presidential election saw one of...

Meet your new MSU president-elect Ikram Farah talks about her mom, her plans for the MSU and what it means to her to win
Feb01

Meet your new MSU president-elect Ikram Farah talks about her mom, her plans for the MSU and what it means to her to win

With January over, the McMaster Students Union has its unofficial president-elect: Ikram Farah, a level IV political science and labour studies student. At the time of this article’s publication, the results are unofficial. Candidate Rabeena Obaidullah was disqualified but may appeal this decision to the MSU elections committee. Of the first-choice votes, Farah received 38.6 per cent of the total vote, while every other candidate...

Critiques of each 2018 MSU presidential candidate Points from all seven platforms get examined
Jan20
MSU Elections 2018: Lindsay D’Souza Platform Critique A lack of detail leaves much to be desired in D’Souza’s platform
Jan20

MSU Elections 2018: Lindsay D’Souza Platform Critique A lack of detail leaves much to be desired in D’Souza’s platform

Lindsay D’Souza’s platform includes eight different pillars, but it remains unclear what new projects she plans to take on. This is especially the case with respect to her points concerning student wellness. Under her student wellness pillar, it is unclear what D’Souza would do in addition to the work that has already been done by other groups on campus. For example, D’Souza says she will introduce case managers to student residences....