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Petition to ban campus smoking bans The decision to smoke should be that of the individual and not the university
Oct18

Petition to ban campus smoking bans The decision to smoke should be that of the individual and not the university

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives I would like to preface this by saying I have never smoked. Blame the contract six-year-old Sabrina signed in purple crayon or the hour-long lectures my mother gave about the “dangers of drugs” but to this day, I’ve never had the desire to smoke, cigarettes or marijuana. I actually dislike the smell of smoke, especially that of cannabis, and so I can understand the motivation behind campus smoking...

2018 medical school applications – what a mess Applying to medical school is already difficult and costly, the last thing applicants need is avoidable stress
Oct15

2018 medical school applications – what a mess Applying to medical school is already difficult and costly, the last thing applicants need is avoidable stress

By Monica Takahashi Applying to medical school is a strenuous and stressful process. In Ontario, you can choose to apply to six different schools, each of them with their own challenges. Arguably one of the biggest obstacles that applicants have to overcome when applying to medical school is the overwhelming cost. Before even looking at the fees associated with the actual application, you have to consider the fees from the largest...

Development or gentrification? Students need to be cognizant of their role in Hamilton's rapid gentrification

Photos by By Nina Gaind Walking through Supercrawl felt different this year. I felt weird about the presence of five Toyota cars positioned directly across from an art installation. I also felt a bit out of place, as many local faces and businesses from the past had disappeared, replaced by shiny new coffee shops and boutiques. The unoccupied lot beside CBC Hamilton was empty, where in past years it has been populated by local artists...

The cops at Homecoming The increased police presence in student neighbourhoods puts students at risk
Sep27

The cops at Homecoming The increased police presence in student neighbourhoods puts students at risk

Photo C/O Brian Zheng By Lilian Obeng Two weeks ago, students and alumni gathered in the streets of Westdale and Ainslie Wood to celebrate McMaster’s Homecoming. After the incident known colloquially as “Dalewoodstock” took place in 2017, residents and university administration were keen to avoid repeating the levels property damage. The McMaster Students Union president also participated in the university’s promotional campaign...

Pride Perspectives An open letter reflecting on the history of LGBTQ+ rights
Sep20

Pride Perspectives An open letter reflecting on the history of LGBTQ+ rights

Photo C/O MSU Pride Community Centre By Miranda Clayton I recently took a trip to the Canadian Museum of History. In the Modern Canada section there was a display on human rights progress where I found myself confronted by how recent the past is. LGBTQ+ rights became included in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1995. Same sex marriage became legalized in 2005. I would say most Canadians see these rights as a obvious and...

If it’s broke, then try fixing it The importance of trying new approaches better learning and development
Sep20

If it’s broke, then try fixing it The importance of trying new approaches better learning and development

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By Owen Angus-Yamada It’s back to school and outlooks for the 2018-2019 semester are sure to be varied. As the masses wait in line at the campus store for freshly pressed textbooks or shuffle through the McMaster University Student Centre crowds, it can be assured that many are already preoccupied with their grade point standing, the bane of their existence or, other side of the coin, questioning...