Why you should give a shit Voter turn out during recent provincial elections has been historically low
Jun07

Why you should give a shit Voter turn out during recent provincial elections has been historically low

This article will hit newsstands on the same day as Ontario’s 42nd general election. I’ll be making my way to the polls, but a large number of Ontarians, specifically younger adults, won’t be.  Ontario’s election turnouts are among the lowest in the country. A dismal 51 per cent of Ontarians showed up to the 2014 Ontario vote, not terribly far off from a frankly embarrassing 43 per cent who cast their ballot in the 2011 election.  To...

Fight against silence McMaster should be more considerate when deciding on subjects of rights and freedoms
Apr05

Fight against silence McMaster should be more considerate when deciding on subjects of rights and freedoms

By: Jack Leila We all know our rights and freedoms. We have the freedom of the press, freedom of religion and freedom to our own political ideologies based on section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Those few rights are just the beginning of what our rights and freedoms entail. So why are certain people silenced? Why are human rights groups at McMaster marginalized? Why do they have to be careful of who they offend...

What lies ahead for today’s graduates Looking at real estate options and opportunities for young adults
Apr05

What lies ahead for today’s graduates Looking at real estate options and opportunities for young adults

By: Matthew Presz For many students, it has been a smooth transition from residence in first year to a home off-campus for the remaining years of university. Rents would typically be around $500 per month for a room in a house of approximately four to eight students, or $1,000 to $1,200 per month if students opted for more privacy in a condo apartment. There are also many who chose the commuter life in anticipation of having to...

McMaster’s handling of Bill 148 A precarious position led to confusion, a lack of sensitivity and a call to action to improve the university’s systemic issues
Apr05

McMaster’s handling of Bill 148 A precarious position led to confusion, a lack of sensitivity and a call to action to improve the university’s systemic issues

By: Moleen Makumborenga No one gets a student job thinking they will eventually start to feel unsafe or uncomfortable at work. I do not believe McMaster University thinks that student jobs can be precarious. This would explain why I found myself unprotected and unsupported when my supervisor who works for a research organization on campus tried to illegally demote me in order for my current wage to match a job title and description...

Where credit is due McMaster should consider offering an option that doesn’t leave a W on your transcript
Apr05

Where credit is due McMaster should consider offering an option that doesn’t leave a W on your transcript

University of Toronto offers an option for students that McMaster should start looking into. The credit/no credit option allows students to designate certain courses to show up on their transcript as either a credit or no credit as opposed to the GPA being shown. Students may select up to two credits out of the 20 needed to graduate at University of Toronto. This applies to degree students at all University of Toronto campuses,...

Provincial elections Student awareness about this year’s provincial elections should be better addressed
Apr05

Provincial elections Student awareness about this year’s provincial elections should be better addressed

By: Patrick Leclerc I don’t know about you but when I hear that elections are coming up, I immediately become anxious. This anxiety isn’t fear by any means, it’s more an unsettling feeling that nobody really knows what they’re voting for. The most recent elections seem evident of exactly that. Many students seem to be voting without knowing what they are supporting. Students may vote for one side merely so that the opposing side does...