MSU presidential elections and student accessibility Candidates have different goals for mental and physical accessibility on campus
Jan18

MSU presidential elections and student accessibility Candidates have different goals for mental and physical accessibility on campus

As McMaster Students Union elections ramp up and candidates introduce their platforms, we can start to get an idea of how the candidates plan on dealing with issues of accessibility on campus. Mental and physical accessibility is an ongoing concern that McMaster students and that each candidate running for MSU president addresses differently. This concern has been generally assessed in terms of infrastructural concerns and physical...

Student (in)accessibility services A note taking system that is set up to fail
Jan18

Student (in)accessibility services A note taking system that is set up to fail

By Alex Wilson As many people reading may already know, McMaster Student Accessibility Services facilitates a notetaking programing for students who experience disability to receive notes for their classes. This voluntary program relies on students registering to be a notetaker and regularly uploading their notes. However, with a lack of resources dedicated to the program and the issues of accessibility on campus, the system is sets...

Season activities and student health Mental health can be linked to outdoor engagement
Jan11

Season activities and student health Mental health can be linked to outdoor engagement

By: Aliza Prodaniuk Many students dislike winter on campus. The season throws rain, slush, and snow, in varying degrees, onto the student masses, making hiking to class messy and miserable. Other areas of contention are having to wait for the bus in sub-zero temperatures and McMaster’s sidewalk-salting fetish. Although I personally and admittedly identify with this struggle, I think it is important for optimal student mental health to...

McMaster residences are wasteful The residence culture of disposability has littered Mac’s potential for sustainable practices

By: Adrianna Michell While living on residence for the first time, I had come to think of on-campus housing as a rite of passage for university students. I thought of communal bathrooms, the inevitable roommate conflicts and the disappointing dining hall foods. I anticipated these to be an unavoidable part of residence living. However, despite my generally low expectations of the conditions of campus living, I was shocked by the lack...

Letter: Thanking McMaster students
Dec08

Letter: Thanking McMaster students

By: Betty Bechtel I wish to thank the many students who came to my rescue on Nov. 29 at around 3.30 p.m. I was picking up litter in front of my home when I slipped on the grass and fell, hitting the right side of my head on the sidewalk. Many students came to help me. Two, whose names I have forgotten, said they were in Health Sciences; helped me to get up and to retrieve my glasses. They also gave me a Kleenex as I was bleeding from...

The positives of anti-disruption Though divided in opinion, McMaster’s anti-disruption policy is a good idea for these reasons
Nov30

The positives of anti-disruption Though divided in opinion, McMaster’s anti-disruption policy is a good idea for these reasons

By: Alex Bak A university is a place of academia and should serve to prioritize the enhancement of knowledge and provide opportunities for character growth. Last year when University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson came to lecture on free speech and political correctness at McMaster, he was met with student protestors and was unable to deliver his complete lecture. Seeing as he had to move the lecture outdoors and...