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...

No to Mac’s smoking ban McMaster is taking away my choice to debrief from the stress of school. Smoking is no longer my choice, and that’s not okay
Sep28

No to Mac’s smoking ban McMaster is taking away my choice to debrief from the stress of school. Smoking is no longer my choice, and that’s not okay

By: Anonymous Contributor No one wants to be unhealthy. No one wants their health to be negatively affected by other people’s actions. I think we can all agree on these assertions. But is a full-stop, McMaster-wide smoking ban going to make us healthier? Is it really going to make Marauders “breathe easy”? This ban will not work. I am a McMaster student and I smoke. I smoke on campus. I stay away from doors, windows, air intakes and...

Study rooms should not be public The resources are there, so should Hamilton organizations be able to benefit from them too?
Sep28

Study rooms should not be public The resources are there, so should Hamilton organizations be able to benefit from them too?

McMaster has several places on campus for students and McMaster organizations to meet and collaborate. The resources for discussion and study are available for students to use. There are a number of buildings with study rooms available for booking, including the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery, the McMaster University Students Centre, the Health Sciences library, Thode Library, Innis Library and Mills Library....

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