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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...

Recapping the Silhouette’s MSU Presidential candidate debate Candidates picked apart each other's platforms
Jan27

Recapping the Silhouette’s MSU Presidential candidate debate Candidates picked apart each other's platforms

Each candidate faced criticism from one another based on their platform, each presented their vision for the future of the MSU and of McMaster, and each tried to make their argument in the final debate of the campaigning season as to why they should be the candidate you vote for. While the general questions and responses were relatively tame – each candidate restating commonly reiterated statements on their biggest platform points and...

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...

Presidential breakdown Five candidates are in the race for MSU President
Jan23

Presidential breakdown Five candidates are in the race for MSU President

The candidates have until Jan. 29 to campaign and gather support. Polls open on Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Here’s our news team’s coverage of your potential presidents. Follow the links below to read about each candidate. Matt Clarke Corey Helie-Masters Ehima Osazuwa Tristan Paul John...

VIDEO: Meet the Candidates
Jan23

VIDEO: Meet the Candidates

Video editor Colin Haskin interviewed this year’s MSU Presidential candidates. He asked each hard-hitting questions about their most important platform points, their vision for the position of president and their favourite books and movies. For more coverage and commentary on each candidate, check out our 2015 MSU Elections hub. John Tambakis Tristan Paul Corey Helie-Masters Ehima Osazuwa Matt...

MSU Presidential debate recap Summarizing Thursday's presidential candidate debate
Jan23

MSU Presidential debate recap Summarizing Thursday's presidential candidate debate

The annual MSU Presidential debate was held in the MUSC Atrium this afternoon. Between 2 and 4 p.m., the five candidates were grilled on their platforms, plans, and the proposed referenda to be voted on this election. The debate was well-attended, with dozens of students standing for the duration of the event. While candidates reiterated most of the platform points outlined on their websites, the debate gave candidates the opportunity...