International student blues International students require more care and support than McMaster is currently offering
Aug04

International student blues International students require more care and support than McMaster is currently offering

The latest research from organizations such as Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Council of Ontario Universities and the Canadian Federation of Students paint a grim picture for international student attending a postsecondary institution in Ontario. Despite the growing international student population, their tuition has risen at a remarkable rate — meant to make up for reductions in government grants. At McMaster,...

The underappreciated diversity of age Other forms of diversity remain important, but should include even more information
Aug04

The underappreciated diversity of age Other forms of diversity remain important, but should include even more information

The paper received an email asking for a response to a few questions by July 25 for an article that will be up on J-Source, which is a collaboration of post-secondary journalism schools led by Ryerson, Laval and Carleton. It will be about whether student media represents the diversity of Canada. The questions mainly had to do with the self-identification of the editorial board, our staff, on a number of different categories. These...

The ying and yang of style and substance The open letter from the President of the MSU is redeemed by the yearlong plan
Jul06

The ying and yang of style and substance The open letter from the President of the MSU is redeemed by the yearlong plan

Chukky Ibe, President of the McMaster Student Union, shared an open letter to the McMaster community entitled, “Trust Your Dopeness.” It is three pages long, but does not say much. At best, it is a motivational speech for you to keep doing your work. The first page starts with a quote from “Blessings” by Chance The Rapper. “I don’t make songs for free, I make ‘em for freedom. Don’t believe in kings, believe in the kingdom.” The second...

The Friendship Bench and improving services A good demonstration that needs the follow-up it deserves
Jul06

The Friendship Bench and improving services A good demonstration that needs the follow-up it deserves

Article contains mentions of suicide Year after year, mental health is a consistent topic of discussion that sometimes gives a catalyst forward. The Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy, released back in 2015, is one example of this where the foundation of how the university approaches the subject radically changes. The results came shortly afterwards as McMaster topped the list of Maclean’s magazine as the top ranked...

McMaster Unibersity With alternative options available, settling for awkward font is not good enough
Jul06

McMaster Unibersity With alternative options available, settling for awkward font is not good enough

Two fonts are used for graduation degrees. No one has a problem with Goudy Text Std. It is clean, efficient and has a decent enough backstory as far as fonts go as it is a modification from 1928 that was adapted and changed from the Gutenberg Bible. This is a fine enough connection considering McMaster’s origins if you care enough about where your diploma font came from. However, a lot of people have issues with the second font called...

Guaranteed residence requirements McMaster’s guaranteed residence policy assumes high school never ends
Jun01

Guaranteed residence requirements McMaster’s guaranteed residence policy assumes high school never ends

The beginning of June is an exciting time for Grade 12 students in Ontario. The first of the month marks the final day they are able to accept an offer to a university program and the beginning of the end of high school starts to feel real. For future Marauders, June 1 is also the deadline for applying to residence. Students with academic averages above a certain point, 83.33 per cent for the 2017-18 school year, are guaranteed a spot...