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...

McMaster PhD tuition changes and potential effects While the policy deserves to be praised, its specific long-term effects are unclear
Mar22

McMaster PhD tuition changes and potential effects While the policy deserves to be praised, its specific long-term effects are unclear

When McMaster University negotiated its Strategic Mandate Agreement with the provincial government in 2014, 6,000 spots were allotted to domestic graduate students in the province. However, only 2,400 were filled. To solve the problem of low demand from domestic graduate students and drive the economy, the provincial government spearheaded an internationalization strategy aimed at recruiting international students to Ontario...

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...

More of McMaster McMaster should consider campus expansion for greater opportunities
Mar22

More of McMaster McMaster should consider campus expansion for greater opportunities

By: Mohamed Mahoud McMaster University’s welcoming community, rich history and reputation are all factors that make it a nationally and globally renowned school. But why is McMaster, our home away from home, so far away from where most of us come from? Many Mac students leave their home towns and either commute or move to Hamilton to attend. This becomes a challenge for both students and their families, as making an adjustment in a...

The purpose of protest on campus McMaster’s proposed guidelines on freedom of expression fail to recognize the importance of students’ and workers’ right to dissent
Mar15

The purpose of protest on campus McMaster’s proposed guidelines on freedom of expression fail to recognize the importance of students’ and workers’ right to dissent

This article is written on behalf of the Socialist Fightback Students club regarding McMaster University’s recently released documents on freedom of expression. Socialist Fightback Students defends the rights of students to form collective actions, freely express their political opinions and protest those who spread hateful messages. In the document by McMaster’s ad hoc committee on protest and freedom of expression, censorship...