Midterm exam schedule Mosaic should consider adding another schedule to help students out
Mar01

Midterm exam schedule Mosaic should consider adding another schedule to help students out

With midterms either resuming or beginning for most students and final exams lingering around the corner, scheduling your time is becoming more of a challenge. As reading week has now come to an end and the regret of not being as productive as your professors expected you to be when they assigned their due dates has set in, it would be nice to have a more convenient way to organize your workload. An exam schedule for midterm exams,...

Midwifery at McMaster McMaster’s midwifery program needs to address patients with traumatic histories
Mar01

Midwifery at McMaster McMaster’s midwifery program needs to address patients with traumatic histories

By: Touka Ali Pregnancy and birth are such transformative periods in one’s life and as a midwifery student, it is my goal is to do everything in my power to make it a positive experience. I think that McMaster has the potential to equip student midwives to do this. The program has taught me not only how to be a good midwife, but how to help clients enjoy their experience. However, I think that there is always potential for...

Students and minimum wage McMaster’s minimum wage increase could be negative for students
Mar01

Students and minimum wage McMaster’s minimum wage increase could be negative for students

By: Takhliq Amir On Jan. 1 of this year, Ontario’s general minimum wage, in accordance with Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, saw what is considered a somewhat drastic rise from $11.60 an hour to $14 an hour. As a student who has held various work positions over the past few years, I was nervous due to the predictions that such a minimum wage hike would shrink the economy or cost vulnerable populations, including youth like...

MSU election regulations Election regulations are too strict and need to be reassessed given recent disqualifications
Feb15

MSU election regulations Election regulations are too strict and need to be reassessed given recent disqualifications

By: Kieran Douglas The recent McMaster Students Union presidential election concluded with two of its candidates disqualified, including the president-elect. Rule-breaking among the candidates was so common that Connor Wong, the satirical option, was the only one to abide by them. Is it the case that this class of presidential candidates fought particularly dirty campaigns? Hardly. An examination of the election night meeting minutes...

Competition for career building Students should participate in competitive volunteer opportunities for career experience
Feb15

Competition for career building Students should participate in competitive volunteer opportunities for career experience

Experience in any form, whether voluntary, competitive or direct employment, is important for students who are looking to build their resumes and develop their careers. By participating in competitive volunteer opportunities on campus, students can gain experience that can help improve their chances for job opportunities. McMaster should consider making them known to students from all faculties, in addition to ensuring that these...

Mental health support Services and supports for mental health on campus are not as supportive as they could be
Feb15

Mental health support Services and supports for mental health on campus are not as supportive as they could be

By: Alex Bak Mental health is a topic that has gained a lot of attention at McMaster. The recent push in initiatives and the sheer number of advocacy campaigns have made it the most relevant topic at the university. The dialogue started by students and staff about the stigma of mental health issues swelled and increased awareness around the topic. However, an issue arises cloaked by all the buzz, as there is still a lack of mental...