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MSU voter turnout at seven year low The union’s voting system changes failed to restore turnout to old numbers
Feb01

MSU voter turnout at seven year low The union’s voting system changes failed to restore turnout to old numbers

Photo by Kyle West By: Maanvi Dhillon Voter turnout in the 2019 McMaster Students Union presidential election fell 1.2 per cent from last year, marking the lowest rate since 2012. Just two years ago, voter turnout sat at 41.6 per cent and saw 9,327 student voters. “The voter turnout rate continues the impressive upward trend in McMaster student voter turnout, and marks five consecutive years with more than 40 per cent of students...

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...

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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MSU Elections 2019: Never have I ever
Jan24

MSU Elections 2019: Never have I ever

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