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McMaster’s shady past The names of Ron Joyce and Michael DeGroote can be seen all around campus but few students are aware of the dark histories of these individuals
Feb11

McMaster’s shady past The names of Ron Joyce and Michael DeGroote can be seen all around campus but few students are aware of the dark histories of these individuals

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Jacqueline McNeill CW: Mentions of sexual assault It’s no secret that McMaster University’s “Brighter World” campaign has not been well-received by students, as demonstrated by recent actions by student protestors who replaced the slogan with “Whiter World” on a protest banner and distributed “Whiter World” posters in Dec. 2018. Besides encouraging racist and ableist ideologies of what a...

Protecting our student unions Our student unions are far from perfect, but their existence should be protected nonetheless
Feb08

Protecting our student unions Our student unions are far from perfect, but their existence should be protected nonetheless

Photo by Catherine Goce By: Alex Bryant Many students at McMaster University are furious over the recent changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program. Our student unions, which are some of the best tools we have to collectively resist changes like these, are also under attack. The Ontario government will soon deem some ancillary fees “unnecessary.” Given the extreme cost of education at Ontario colleges and universities, students...

Putting an end to vaping on campus Vaping regulations at McMaster have gone up in a puff of smoke
Feb08

Putting an end to vaping on campus Vaping regulations at McMaster have gone up in a puff of smoke

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Lauren Olsen Last January, McMaster University’s president Patrick Deane took a stand and banned all forms of smoking on school grounds, making McMaster Ontario’s first 100 per cent tobacco and smoke free campus. This included banning the on-campus use of cigarettes, cigars, hookah, pot and most importantly, the ever-popular vape pens. The ban on campus was a welcome sight for those...

Enforcing deadlines for submission of final grades McMaster University should create and enforce deadlines for instructors to submit final grades
Feb01

Enforcing deadlines for submission of final grades McMaster University should create and enforce deadlines for instructors to submit final grades

Photo by Kyle West By: Justin Temple Waiting for final grades to be posted is a terrible experience defined by an abundance of anxiety coupled with the constant refreshing of Mosaic. Usually, this biannual waiting game ends before the new year for fall term grades and before the beginning of May for winter term. At that point, the “grade anxiety” faced by so many students, myself included, has subdued. This time around,...

Ontario tenancy rules risk student safety Ontario landlords being allowed to enter student-rented property without giving 24 hours’ notice is a violation of privacy and a risk to students’ safety
Feb01

Ontario tenancy rules risk student safety Ontario landlords being allowed to enter student-rented property without giving 24 hours’ notice is a violation of privacy and a risk to students’ safety

Photo C/O Catherine Goce It’s that time of the year where everyone is looking for a place to rent. Searching for off-campus housing is a source of headache for many students. But what students shouldn’t have to worry about is invasions of their privacy.   As of now, my landlord could text me saying he has a viewing for the house within the next hour and he’d be allowed to enter the property. Why? According to Ontario’s Residential...

Transparency is more than just a talking point The Student Representative Assembly needs to work harder at ensuring their meeting minutes and documents are accessible
Jan21

Transparency is more than just a talking point The Student Representative Assembly needs to work harder at ensuring their meeting minutes and documents are accessible

Photo by Kyle West One of the biggest talking points that most candidates make when running for a seat on the Student Representative Assembly is transparency. The word has been tossed around so much that it has basically become a buzzword. But transparency is more than just a talking point; it’s an incredibly important behaviour that the SRA needs to adopt. During the SRA meeting on Jan. 20, the SRA discussed how they can make their...