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Behind the campaign The Silhouette sits down with campaign managers for this year’s MSU election
Jan29

Behind the campaign The Silhouette sits down with campaign managers for this year’s MSU election

As the MSU presidential election draws to a close, candidate posters and team tables are taken down, leaving the sitting area on the first floor of MUSC to return to its natural state. Over the last two weeks, five candidates had their names and faces plastered on every wall, and they became the centre of every conversation surrounding elections. But behind every candidate are the core campaign teams, and leading the teams are the...

Food for thought Evaluating Tristan Paul's grocery store campaign
Jan26

Food for thought Evaluating Tristan Paul's grocery store campaign

All of the candidates in this year’s MSU Presidential elections addresses food service in their platforms. For some, it is as simple as adding late night wraps from TwelvEighty or adding more healthy food options. For Tristan Paul, the dream is much bigger. One of Paul’s most ambitious goals is opening a grocery store on campus. He believes that the grocery store is a service that students need and would provide affordable, convenient...

Let’s Talk Tuition, not lower it Exploring other solutions to the issue of tuition and textbooks
Jan26

Let’s Talk Tuition, not lower it Exploring other solutions to the issue of tuition and textbooks

Is decreasing tuition for all the right approach? One of Ehima Osazuwa’s main platform points is “Let’s Talk Tuition”, a point that resonates with many students. His platform states that “affordable tuition and decreased student debt is a vision we will accomplish in McMaster by implementing [this plan].” Osazuwa’s twitter account also emphasizes this point, seen in a tweet sent on Jan. 22 that states “I will plant the seed to lower...

Proposed referendum changes Health coverage and MSU Constitution will be put to a vote
Jan23

Proposed referendum changes Health coverage and MSU Constitution will be put to a vote

Between Jan. 27 and 29, McMaster students will have the opportunity to cast their ballot for their next MSU President. At the same time, they will also be able to vote in two referenda. The first referendum that has been put forward is regarding an expansion to the healthcare coverage MSU members currently receive. A similar referendum was voted down last year, but David Rios, campaign manager for the “yes” side of the referendum...

Platform analysis: Schedule changes Analyzing Corey Helie-Masters' time structure proposal
Jan23

Platform analysis: Schedule changes Analyzing Corey Helie-Masters' time structure proposal

One of the more unique platform points in this year’s MSU Presidential Election is Corey Helie-Masters’ proposal to change the McMaster time structure from ten one-hour blocks, to seven 90-minute blocks in a day. While the idea may sound difficult to implement, the Office of the Registrar has said that talks of changing the timetable structure are already in the works. Ruth Toth, Associate Registrar, described the discussions about...

Leaders and visionaries Ideas matter, but the next MSU President needs to have a vision
Jan23

Leaders and visionaries Ideas matter, but the next MSU President needs to have a vision

We analyzed their platforms, pointed out their flaws, and their most ambitious points. But at the end of the day, it will be you, the students, who get to decide who your next MSU president will be. It’s fair to say that most of you are probably not familiar with the inner workings of the MSU and you’re going to vote on how much you like the person and the ideas they’re bringing forward. In my three years at Mac, I’ve noticed that MSU...