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The climate is changing, so why aren’t we?  Don’t let the climate strikes end here
Oct10

The climate is changing, so why aren’t we? Don’t let the climate strikes end here

Photo by Hannah Walters-Vida / Editor-In-Chief By Sam Marchetti, Contributor On Sept. 27, I saw something wonderful. In the 10 minute drive from my house to the Oakville GO station on Friday, I saw a class walking the streets with their teachers holding signs up. I saw a group of four high school students at a bus shelter farther down the road, brandishing large signs with phrases like “don’t be a fossil fool” and “I’m skipping...

The Silhouette must improve reporting on student politics The Silhouette must uncover issues that the MSU would prefer kept hidden
Oct10

The Silhouette must improve reporting on student politics The Silhouette must uncover issues that the MSU would prefer kept hidden

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor  By Anonymous The Silhouette needs to do a better job of scrutinizing student politics, especially pertaining to the McMaster Students Union. A free press is essential to holding governing bodies  accountable, but unfortunately, the Silhouette is letting the McMaster Students Union get away with a lot more than it should. Currently, the Silhouette’s news section is mostly a pro-establishment...

Sounds about White: the rise of Greta Thunberg Thunberg has been receiving a lot more attention than climate activists of colour
Oct10

Sounds about White: the rise of Greta Thunberg Thunberg has been receiving a lot more attention than climate activists of colour

Photo taken at Montreal Climate Strike C/O Pascal Bernardon  By Morgan Parcells, Contributor Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg agrees: hot girl summer was way too hot.  At the forefront of a global sustainability movement, Greta Thunberg seems to have lit a fire amongst younger generations. She inspired hundreds of thousands of individuals to take part in Fridays For Future, Greta’s very own climate strike, across the world on Sept. 27,...

The harsh reality of on-campus food Campus food is not only expensive, but it’s also unhealthy
Oct10

The harsh reality of on-campus food Campus food is not only expensive, but it’s also unhealthy

Photos by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor By Gregory Lee, Contributor Whether it be from the crowded lines at the MUSC Tim Hortons or to the pasta place inside Centro, hungry students are everywhere, looking for ways to satisfy their hunger on campus.  McMaster Hospitality Services, which operates most eateries on campus, state that they aim to provide high quality food service, variety and value. Eating on campus a few times will show that...

You are not immune to ableism Disabled people are not barricades or objects — we are people, too
Oct08

You are not immune to ableism Disabled people are not barricades or objects — we are people, too

Graphic C/O Ember By: Ember, Contributor I have previously written about how institutional ableism affects me and other students, but there’s another topic that is also overdue for discussion: casual ableism. There are things that myself and other physically disabled people face on a consistent basis that an able-bodied person may not even realize are ableist. Using elevators, ramps and public transport, as well as navigating the...

FirstOntario’s demolition and the future of the Hamilton Bulldogs Hamilton’s councillors need to be more decisive regarding the FirstOntario Centre
Oct03

FirstOntario’s demolition and the future of the Hamilton Bulldogs Hamilton’s councillors need to be more decisive regarding the FirstOntario Centre

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor By Rob Hardy, Contributor The aging FirstOntario Centre, formerly known as Copps Coliseum, is reaching the end of its lifespan. It is generally agreed that tearing down the building in the coming years is the best option ahead. But, as with the Ivor Wynne stadium debate, what to do after the demolition has become a question which has fallen onto our councillor’s laps. Here we go again with the latest...