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Sil on the Streets — Presidential Predictions Students weigh in on who they think their next McMaster Students Union president-elect will be
Jan25

Sil on the Streets — Presidential Predictions Students weigh in on who they think their next McMaster Students Union president-elect will be

The Silhouette‘s 2017 presidential archives: http://www.thesil.ca/category/msu2017 Related Posts MSU board of directors mid-year reviewHow did the Bertrand Russell Archives end up at McMaster?Students are hungry for...

Accessibility isn’t just a political tool Poor responses from every candidate during the first debate raise major concerns
Jan24

Accessibility isn’t just a political tool Poor responses from every candidate during the first debate raise major concerns

By: Alex Wilson The following piece is based on the candidates’ responses to the debate question: “Classroom and campus accessibility is an essential part of student life, as well as a priority in the long term advocacy plan. For candidates who do not include accessibility in their platforms, why not, and to those who did, what research or consultation did you do?” Every year, accessibility becomes more and more of a...

Tasty, nutritious and accessible, but at what cost? Food security and the McMaster Students Union presidential candidates
Jan24

Tasty, nutritious and accessible, but at what cost? Food security and the McMaster Students Union presidential candidates

By: Rebeca Abelson At the beginning of each week, I find myself in a familiar corner. Making promises to pack daily lunches to avoid cafeteria lines and innutritious meals is an increasingly familiar undertaking. And time and time again, I find myself with $8 or $9 receipts pouring out of my coat pockets. The fact of the matter is that purchasing food on campus is often an unavoidable phenomenon. For students with busy schedules, it...

Counselling is not enough MSU presidential hopefuls need to dig deeper instead of relying on Band-Aid soultuions
Jan22

Counselling is not enough MSU presidential hopefuls need to dig deeper instead of relying on Band-Aid soultuions

By: Connor Blakeborough A major topic in this year’s MSU election is student mental health, and rightly so. The number of students who suffer for weeks on end without support is sickening, and as committed as I am to bettering the lives of those students, I think there’s a fundamental misunderstanding in the role a counsellor should play in any person’s treatment. The medicalization of mental health has resulted in one dimensional...

Critiques of each 2017 MSU presidential candidate Points from each candidate's platform get examined
Jan20
Platform critique: Patricia Kousoulas Without a comprehensive solution, Kousoulas' platform remains on a personal level
Jan20

Platform critique: Patricia Kousoulas Without a comprehensive solution, Kousoulas' platform remains on a personal level

Patricia Kousoulas’ campaign is driven by the comforting cliché of #CreateYourStory. While her platform appears to resonate the feelings of the student body at heart, the persuasiveness of her ideas is stunted by a lack of concrete backbone to her platform. The major critique for Kousoulas’ campaign is that it focuses substantially on connecting with students on a personal level, without much regard for crafting a comprehensive...