Letter: Thanking McMaster students
Dec08

Letter: Thanking McMaster students

By: Betty Bechtel I wish to thank the many students who came to my rescue on Nov. 29 at around 3.30 p.m. I was picking up litter in front of my home when I slipped on the grass and fell, hitting the right side of my head on the sidewalk. Many students came to help me. Two, whose names I have forgotten, said they were in Health Sciences; helped me to get up and to retrieve my glasses. They also gave me a Kleenex as I was bleeding from...

The positives of anti-disruption Though divided in opinion, McMaster’s anti-disruption policy is a good idea for these reasons
Nov30

The positives of anti-disruption Though divided in opinion, McMaster’s anti-disruption policy is a good idea for these reasons

By: Alex Bak A university is a place of academia and should serve to prioritize the enhancement of knowledge and provide opportunities for character growth. Last year when University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson came to lecture on free speech and political correctness at McMaster, he was met with student protestors and was unable to deliver his complete lecture. Seeing as he had to move the lecture outdoors and...

Exams in Canadian Martyrs This convenient location may be an inconveniently stressful experience during exam season
Nov30

Exams in Canadian Martyrs This convenient location may be an inconveniently stressful experience during exam season

Though testing in Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School seems like a suitable option to make up for the lack of examination space at McMaster, in practice, it isn’t. On Dec. 15 of last year, McMaster Daily News announced that some students would begin writing exams in Canadian Martyrs. As soon as this new examination space was opened, I was fortunate enough to have a total of three exams take place in this location. Based on my...

The difficulties of buying grad photos High pricing and a lack of affordable digital options are unfair to students
Nov30

The difficulties of buying grad photos High pricing and a lack of affordable digital options are unfair to students

By: Alannah Pelini The end of the semester brings the stress of final assignments, last-minute midterms and the looming dark cloud of exams. For those graduating this year, you are realizing that graduation is within arm’s reach and that you should probably book those grad photos. Some already had their photos done and have received them in the mail. Others may still be waiting for their session. For those waiting, allow me to shed...

Letter: Peace on campus
Nov23

Letter: Peace on campus

By: Joshua Weresch It has been a long time since I’ve spent any measure of time on McMaster’s campus. I used to visit the art museum and Mills Library when I was there during my undergraduate days. Those were almost ten years ago now and I hear, through the local media, only occasionally what’s happening on campus. I’m a Hamiltonian, born and living here, a settler on Anishnaabe land and it’s been in that intervening decade that I’ve...

No to anti-disruption Marginalized voices silenced once again
Nov23

No to anti-disruption Marginalized voices silenced once again

By: Morgan Li Recently, the Hamilton Spectator published an article announcing, in a sneering mix of opinion and loose fact, that McMaster is “developing an anti-disruption policy”. The decision appears to be prompted by the vicious right-wing backlash to Mac’s alleged failure to protect freedom of speech on campus, particularly in the wake of Jordan Peterson’s visit to campus last March. In the article, Andrew Dreschel references a...