Why you should give a shit Voter turn out during recent provincial elections has been historically low
Jun07

Why you should give a shit Voter turn out during recent provincial elections has been historically low

This article will hit newsstands on the same day as Ontario’s 42nd general election. I’ll be making my way to the polls, but a large number of Ontarians, specifically younger adults, won’t be.  Ontario’s election turnouts are among the lowest in the country. A dismal 51 per cent of Ontarians showed up to the 2014 Ontario vote, not terribly far off from a frankly embarrassing 43 per cent who cast their ballot in the 2011 election.  To...

What lies ahead for today’s graduates Looking at real estate options and opportunities for young adults
Apr05

What lies ahead for today’s graduates Looking at real estate options and opportunities for young adults

By: Matthew Presz For many students, it has been a smooth transition from residence in first year to a home off-campus for the remaining years of university. Rents would typically be around $500 per month for a room in a house of approximately four to eight students, or $1,000 to $1,200 per month if students opted for more privacy in a condo apartment. There are also many who chose the commuter life in anticipation of having to...

Where credit is due McMaster should consider offering an option that doesn’t leave a W on your transcript
Apr05

Where credit is due McMaster should consider offering an option that doesn’t leave a W on your transcript

University of Toronto offers an option for students that McMaster should start looking into. The credit/no credit option allows students to designate certain courses to show up on their transcript as either a credit or no credit as opposed to the GPA being shown. Students may select up to two credits out of the 20 needed to graduate at University of Toronto. This applies to degree students at all University of Toronto campuses,...

McMaster’s meal plan “A plan to fit all needs” is one that does not account for students’ financial situations
Mar29

McMaster’s meal plan “A plan to fit all needs” is one that does not account for students’ financial situations

By: Alex Bak McMaster University boasts one of the highest-ranking school food services with Centro at Commons claiming fourth place in the Huffington Post’s 2015 list. It is also home to various food choices that services all kinds of tastes as well as cultural and dietary restrictions with vegetarian options at Bridge’s Café and gluten-free options for certain dishes. Though this is true in some respects, it neglects the financial...

Giving back at Mac McMaster should extend thanks to Hamilton community members with a positive impact
Mar29

Giving back at Mac McMaster should extend thanks to Hamilton community members with a positive impact

From the HSR’s “friendly Frank” to our energetic Tim Hortons cashier, Terri, in McMaster University Student Centre, the McMaster community is lucky to have Hamilton community members who contribute to the betterment of Mac. Greater gratitude should be given to those who contribute to McMaster from the Hamilton community. We should be taking inspiration from Diana Marginean, who created a crowdfunding campaign to thank Frank Palin  for...

The need for modest athletic wear McMaster should consider bringing in more modest clothing options for athletes
Mar22

The need for modest athletic wear McMaster should consider bringing in more modest clothing options for athletes

McMaster has a few different on-campus locations where one can purchase athletic wear. However, for students who are looking for modest-friendly workout wear, you may have to search elsewhere or try to compromise fashion for fitness. As someone who values fitness, finding the courage to go to the gym when I wear hijab was a challenge in and of itself. Apparently, that was just one of the other obstacles that a hijabi might face when...