Why does Mac refuse to recognize Greek life? It’s time to about revise the university’s policy about fraternities and sororities
Feb16

Why does Mac refuse to recognize Greek life? It’s time to about revise the university’s policy about fraternities and sororities

By: Ashley Emmens As the winter rush period is coming to an end for many sororities and fraternities, one lingering question remains in the Greek life community of Hamilton. Why does McMaster refuse to recognize any sororities and fraternities? According to McMaster’s “Policies, Procedures and Guidelines,” on Dec. 12, 1989, the McMaster Senate approved a motion to prevent the university from granting recognition to fraternities and...

Eating low carbon You don't have to go vegetarian to drastically reduce your emissions
Feb14

Eating low carbon You don't have to go vegetarian to drastically reduce your emissions

By: Melanie Yin Typical discussions about the environment tend to talk a lot about how terrible cars are for the environment, but we don’t talk a whole lot about food. However, the transportation sector makes up 14 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions, while food makes up a third of all emissions. Here are some tips to reduce your impact. 1. Eat less red meat and cheese The production of red meat causes four times more greenhouse gas...

Keep technology in the classroom Despite distractions, the benefits of laptops and phones are too great to ignore
Feb09

Keep technology in the classroom Despite distractions, the benefits of laptops and phones are too great to ignore

By: Ivan Kovalev Popular discussions about technology include the importance for students who want to succeed in school to own a cell phone and laptop, and the resistance from some professors in allowing students to use their devices in-class. Since education and the workplace are increasingly becoming more paper-free environments, it is in the community’s best interest to adapt and make sure every student is able to use a personal...

Letter to the Editor: response to the decline of TwelvEighty
Feb09

Letter to the Editor: response to the decline of TwelvEighty

By: Janelle Hanson A rebuttal to “Why TwelvEighty club nights are no longer lit” from the Feb. 2 issue: Aesthetics The execution of TwelveEighty club nights has never changed – including the lighting and ambiance presented every Thursday night. It is hard to understand how it has coincidentally become a problem now. Many clubs all over the GTA present the same type of dim-to-dark lighting that simultaneously promote said...

Why TwelvEighty club nights are no longer lit One student gives his reasons for the decline of the campus bar nightlife
Feb06

Why TwelvEighty club nights are no longer lit One student gives his reasons for the decline of the campus bar nightlife

By: Axel Stueckmann McMaster Students Union Campus Events decided to reduce the number of TwelvEighty’s Thursday club nights until the end of the year. Under this new schedule, there are six dates left in the schedule for the semester: Feb. 2 and 16, March 2, 16 and 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) and April 6 (Light Up the Night). TwelvEighty club nights used to be a staple cemented firmly in McMaster culture. With the decline of the bar’s...

I don’t know who’s running and I don’t care Presidential candidates need to do a better job at reaching out to upper year students
Jan24

I don’t know who’s running and I don’t care Presidential candidates need to do a better job at reaching out to upper year students

By: Owen Angus-Yamada I have a fellow friend at McMaster with whom I debate on every subject from what’s the funniest pick up line to how reforming our education system can bring about better learning. During one recent conversation, I brought up the McMaster Students Union presidential election. He put a kibosh on the debate and replied, “I don’t know who’s running and I don’t care.” I had to agree with him, and with voting rate of...