No to anti-disruption Marginalized voices silenced once again
Nov23

No to anti-disruption Marginalized voices silenced once again

By: Morgan Li Recently, the Hamilton Spectator published an article announcing, in a sneering mix of opinion and loose fact, that McMaster is “developing an anti-disruption policy”. The decision appears to be prompted by the vicious right-wing backlash to Mac’s alleged failure to protect freedom of speech on campus, particularly in the wake of Jordan Peterson’s visit to campus last March. In the article, Andrew Dreschel references a...

Striking out Instructors need to take a look at the bigger picture and remember the students
Nov16

Striking out Instructors need to take a look at the bigger picture and remember the students

By: Maeb Shaban I am not the most knowledgeable student when it comes to strikes. What I do know is that the effects of the current college faculty strike have affected me and many other students greatly. This needs to be addressed as it is impeding on our education. Being in a college and university-based program has its perks, but when it comes to this strike, we students are definitely getting the short end of the stick. The...

Unchecked Comments Think before you comment, not just before you speak
Nov09

Unchecked Comments Think before you comment, not just before you speak

By: Ubah Ahmed Content warning: this article contains a racial slur. Wayne Welsh, an average American father of three, was an assistant police chief in his hometown of Estherwood Los Angelos, a small town where everyone knows everyone and news travels fast. Recently, Welsh liked and reposted a picture on Facebook of a mother drowning her daughter in the bathtub, captioned “When your daughter’s first crush is a little Negro boy.”  To...

Silenced multiculturalism The diversity of cultural backgrounds should be embraced and respected, not assumed
Oct22

Silenced multiculturalism The diversity of cultural backgrounds should be embraced and respected, not assumed

Recently, I boarded the HSR on a regular Friday morning, I sat down, called my mom, and braced myself for my daily hour commute. When the bus gets packed, priority seating is given to parents with strollers, people with disabilities and if your mother taught you as mine did, senior citizens. So, when an elderly woman in a hijab got on with a walker, I offered her my seat and assisted her in moving her walker aside. That was my first...

The Las Vegas attack: terrorism or not? Analyzing the debate surrounding the definition of terrorists and terrorist attacks
Oct20

The Las Vegas attack: terrorism or not? Analyzing the debate surrounding the definition of terrorists and terrorist attacks

The title and kicker for the physical edition of this article were accidentally changed from what was originally planned for publication and do not represent the work of the author. By: Humza Khan Stephan Paddock’s actions of firing into a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, carrying out the most devastating shooting in US history has traumatized the world. In addition, the media’s refusal to...

Adding up the benefits McMaster should help rectify the gap in mathematics knowledge for arts degrees
Apr06

Adding up the benefits McMaster should help rectify the gap in mathematics knowledge for arts degrees

On Mar. 23, the Ontario government announced a plan to make financial literacy a component of the new curriculum for the Grade 10 Careers course. This is welcome news. I entered university with next to no understanding of finance, personal or otherwise, and could have done without the onslaught of BuzzFeed-style personality quizzes doled out in my careers class. The announcement to rectify this knowledge gap at elementary and high...