The Las Vegas attack: terrorism or not? Analyzing the debate surrounding the definition of terrorists and terrorist attacks
Oct20

The Las Vegas attack: terrorism or not? Analyzing the debate surrounding the definition of terrorists and terrorist attacks

The title and kicker for the physical edition of this article were accidentally changed from what was originally planned for publication and do not represent the work of the author. By: Humza Khan Stephan Paddock’s actions of firing into a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, carrying out the most devastating shooting in US history has traumatized the world. In addition, the media’s refusal to...

Summer school vs. travel Education needs to broaden its horizons and branch out into the real world
Oct19

Summer school vs. travel Education needs to broaden its horizons and branch out into the real world

By: Alex Bak I open the doors of Burke Science Building and go into room 147 for my first class. The first question I get asked is “What did you do over the summer?” Of course, I ask them as well. Small talk. This goes on throughout the day and then it suddenly hit me. Things are different now. When I ask another what they did this summer, it’s no longer just out of social etiquette and curiosity but also as a means of validating...

Varsity sports and academics Student-athletes at McMaster are proven to do better in academics, and on the field
Oct05

Varsity sports and academics Student-athletes at McMaster are proven to do better in academics, and on the field

By: Myles Baldwin The life of a student-athlete is different from that of most other students in the sense that the 24-hour day is consumed with either sports or schoolwork. Living this type of lifestyle may be overwhelming, although the responsibility of the student is to manage their time around studies, training, workouts and a balanced social life. Varsity sports help students achieve higher marks by teaching valuable time...

Starting university after 20 at Mac Is it too late for me to fulfil the university experience if I am a year behind to start?
Oct05

Starting university after 20 at Mac Is it too late for me to fulfil the university experience if I am a year behind to start?

By: Catarina Gonzalez For most freshmen, this may not be as relevant. But for those of you who were hesitant to explain why you are older than most at Welcome Week and did not want to go through the trouble of explaining why, this one’s for you. Recently a Reddit user on r/McMaster posed a question on making friends at McMaster as a 20-year-old freshman — what are the challenges, experiences, and the general consensus regarding the...

Lectures are lost in discussions Tutorials are losing their purpose and lectures are taking on more than they should be
Oct05

Lectures are lost in discussions Tutorials are losing their purpose and lectures are taking on more than they should be

Lecture should not be a place to ask assignment questions, have long discussions receive participation marks. If attendance in both tutorial and lecture is mandatory and graded, what’s the point of having both sections take up time in my schedule? Not all students enjoy tutorial-style scenarios. They are meant to be a smaller setting for facilitating group discussions and for the students to clarify concepts and ask assignment...

McMaster food prices on the rise McMaster students now need to budget their food expenses, and I don’t mean a meal plan
Sep28

McMaster food prices on the rise McMaster students now need to budget their food expenses, and I don’t mean a meal plan

By: Jim Xie One of the biggest struggles most university students face is staying well-nourished amidst a busy schedule of study, work and extracurricular commitments. McMaster University prides itself in putting students first, providing myriad programs and resources that promote physical and mental health. However, the rising prices of campus food contradict the themes of student wellness around which the McMaster community is...

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