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Onward and upward President-elect Justin Monaco-Barnes talks about results night and moving from Underground to the MSU office
Feb04

Onward and upward President-elect Justin Monaco-Barnes talks about results night and moving from Underground to the MSU office

  According to MSU President-elect Justin Monaco-Barnes, the most difficult part of the two-week campaign period was not the rigorous events schedule or grueling series of debates and interviews. It was waiting for the results after the polls closed on Jan. 28. “After a hard day, a hard couple of weeks of campaigning, we were all exhausted, but then it’s the mental stress of waiting that’s the hard part,” he said. Results...

Sarah Jama is appealing her presidential disqualification The MSU's presidential race has yet to come to a full stop
Feb01

Sarah Jama is appealing her presidential disqualification The MSU's presidential race has yet to come to a full stop

  This is an evolving story and will be updated as more information becomes available. As McMaster lay awake in anticipation following the closing of the polls on Thursday, Jan. 28, it would have sounded absurd to suggest that the most newsworthy item would not be the identity of the winner of the 2016 MSU Presidentials. Yet the announcement on the MSU website released on Friday at 3:45 a.m. was a collection of both the stunning and...

Critiques of each presidential candidate One main point gets examined from each platform
Jan26

Critiques of each presidential candidate One main point gets examined from each platform

Critique: Devante Mowatt’s MSU Office Hours Critique: Jonathon Tonietto’s lack of tuition advocacy Critique: Justin Monaco-Barnes’ coursewares Critique: Mike Gill’s “Build our McMaster” Critique: Sarah Jama’s food and healthy...

Critique: Justin Monaco-Barnes’ coursewares
Jan26

Critique: Justin Monaco-Barnes’ coursewares

MSU Presidential candidate Justin Monaco-Barnes has a long history of working for the Underground Media + Design, a printing and media service provided by the MSU. He started as a part-time employee and now works full-time as the Services Manager, a student opportunity position offered through the Union. Monaco-Barnes has a platform point on reducing courseware fees by 30 to 50 percent by printing through the Underground. While the...

Platform points on mental health What does each candidate have to say about such a large issue?
Jan26

Platform points on mental health What does each candidate have to say about such a large issue?

By: Gabi Herman This election, there has been a lot of thinking about mental health. Why is it such a huge issue, and what does each candidate have to say about it? The problem: According to the Canadian Association of Colleges and University Student Services, more students with mental health issues are pursuing post-secondary education than ever before. In addition, students say mental health issues have the greatest impact on their...

Justin Monaco-Barnes overview
Jan21

Justin Monaco-Barnes overview

Justin Monaco-Barnes  English and Cultural Studies Level IV Justin Monaco-Barnes’ unusual MSU-related experience as the service coordinator for Underground, the Union’s media and design service, makes him a standout. His campaign shows that he is in touch with student and campus needs, as his platform discusses several of the major themes in this year’s election: sustainability, student costs and campus space. Building on current MSU...