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Voting “no confidence” in McMaster Students Union elections Students should be allowed to vote “no confidence” when participating in McMaster Students Union elections
Jan24

Voting “no confidence” in McMaster Students Union elections Students should be allowed to vote “no confidence” when participating in McMaster Students Union elections

Photo C/O Madeline Neumann Elections for the next McMaster Students Union president are wrapping up with polling closing on Jan. 24. As students cast their ballot this year, they are presented with five options: to vote for one of the four candidates, or to abstain. However, students should also be given the option to cast a vote of no confidence. A vote of no confidence is essentially a vote claiming that the student has no...

The McMaster Students Union denies some students their electoral rights Students on co-op or internships should be granted the right to vote, be members of campaign teams and otherwise participate in their union’s elections
Jan17

The McMaster Students Union denies some students their electoral rights Students on co-op or internships should be granted the right to vote, be members of campaign teams and otherwise participate in their union’s elections

Photo by Kyle West It’s that time of the year where a large majority of students are strategically avoiding the atrium of the McMaster University Student Centre. The campaigning period for the next McMaster Students Union president is currently underway and will continue until the end of polling on Jan. 24. Elections for MSU president are held annually, and are voted on by the MSU membership. While this sounds fair on paper, this...

Why students don’t vote The need for an all-platforms resource
Nov08

Why students don’t vote The need for an all-platforms resource

Photo by Grant Holt By: Sam Marchetti In the recent municipal election, McMaster University students living in Ward 1 were presented with quite the challenge: 15 candidates for mayor and 13 candidates for Ward 1 councillor. This sums to 28 candidates with 28 different platforms that could potentially affect student voters. Students make up a substantial fraction of Ward 1 and yet the majority likely did not know all their options when...

Think municipal elections don’t impact you? Think again. Why students should participate in the 2018 Hamilton election
Oct18

Think municipal elections don’t impact you? Think again. Why students should participate in the 2018 Hamilton election

By Angela Dittrich As young adults, we experience a lot of exciting and important milestones — getting our driver’s license, attaining legal adulthood and entering university, college or the workforce. An often overlooked milestone is becoming a voter, or rather, becoming individuals with a rarely-exercised right to vote. McMaster University students are a vital part of the Ward 1 community, and yet we continuously fail to show up to...

What cutting LRT would mean Since many election candidates are promising to cut LRT, Hamiltonians must discuss what such an act would mean for the city
Oct05

What cutting LRT would mean Since many election candidates are promising to cut LRT, Hamiltonians must discuss what such an act would mean for the city

Photos by By Rob Hardy The latest chapter in the decade long saga of Hamilton’s road to building light rail transit has brought us to yet another mayoral election.  Endless dawdling over trivial minutiae prevented council from finalizing construction plans, giving opportunistic politicians a chance to win election votes from wary residents unsure of the project.   First it was Doug Ford who campaigned provincially for city votes...

Getting students to vote The city of Hamilton should take a vested interest in making sure McMaster students are able to vote in the municipal election  
Sep27

Getting students to vote The city of Hamilton should take a vested interest in making sure McMaster students are able to vote in the municipal election  

Photo by Catherine Goce In about a month, cities all over Ontario will hold their municipal election, elections which will dictate the political landscape for these cities for years to come. The results of this election can bring all sorts of changes to the neighbourhood and yet the city offers little to students to participate, further exemplifying that the city of Hamilton doesn’t care about McMaster students. Voting stations are...