Letter: Peace on campus
Nov23

Letter: Peace on campus

By: Joshua Weresch It has been a long time since I’ve spent any measure of time on McMaster’s campus. I used to visit the art museum and Mills Library when I was there during my undergraduate days. Those were almost ten years ago now and I hear, through the local media, only occasionally what’s happening on campus. I’m a Hamiltonian, born and living here, a settler on Anishnaabe land and it’s been in that intervening decade that I’ve...

Students matter Last decade’s MSU left you at the curb, will you do the same to future Mac students?
Nov23

Students matter Last decade’s MSU left you at the curb, will you do the same to future Mac students?

By: Joey Coleman Hamilton city council isn’t anti-student, it’s pro-vote. Since students don’t vote, city council doesn’t care about your issues, and the result is they make decisions against your interests. In the 2006 municipal election, only 10 students voted at the on-campus polling. The city did not repeat the experiment of on-campus voting in 2010 or 2014, citing the high cost for so few votes. Considering the damage this low...

From inside a fraternity The university experience doesn’t have to be represented as just booze and Greek letters
Nov23

From inside a fraternity The university experience doesn’t have to be represented as just booze and Greek letters

By: Alex Bak Through the various “frat” Instagram accounts that often boast drunk endeavours and the typical mishaps of college students and the advertisements of beer paraphernalia, it became apparent that fraternity life has been coined into a lifestyle brand for college student. What people often forget in the midst of all the advertisements and representations on social media is that these secret Greek letter societies were formed...

Is Hamilton truly ready for Amazon? Ambition is good, but Hamilton has taken it to a whole new level
Nov16

Is Hamilton truly ready for Amazon? Ambition is good, but Hamilton has taken it to a whole new level

By: Rob Hardy This past autumn, huge buzz began to spread around Hamilton about the next big idea taking shape for the Hammer. Amazon, one of the largest players in a select circle of cool 21st century global tech brands, announced it was taking bids to open a second headquarters in North America, known as HQ2. Such a chance would provide an immediate boost to any city lucky enough to land a deal as large and rare as this. Numerous...

Balancing between necessities Education as a priority is taking a toll on my family time
Nov16

Balancing between necessities Education as a priority is taking a toll on my family time

Education is a priority. This is something we are used to hearing in our society not just from our peers, but our parents as well. We are told that time management is the key to healthy and balanced life, and the prioritizing is necessary for time managing, especially in post-secondary education. However, that balance has diminished, and education has been prioritized over our personal lives. Between commuting, studying, working hard...

Confessions of a cisgender student My identity matches the one I was born with, but that does not mean that I am closed-minded
Nov09

Confessions of a cisgender student My identity matches the one I was born with, but that does not mean that I am closed-minded

I think it is time to admit that I don’t know as much as I should about gender identity. According to gender taxonomy and from what I have learned about gender identity, I am a cisgender, heterosexual female whose preferred gender pronouns are she and her. However, just because I am a practicing Muslim woman who wears a hijab, does not mean that I align myself with heteronormative ideals and beliefs. I believe in being able to...