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What I learned while covering Mac sports Reflecting on what I learned in my final year at the Silhouette and McMaster, and how I was able to figure out what’s next
Apr04

What I learned while covering Mac sports Reflecting on what I learned in my final year at the Silhouette and McMaster, and how I was able to figure out what’s next

Photos by Catherine Goce This time last year, I was contemplating what my future in the sports industry would look like. I had just wrapped up my first year as the Silhouette’s sports reporter and though I gained a ton of valuable skills and experiences, I was really unsure if I wanted to continue as a sports writer. Though despite my doubts, I saw the doors that opened for me through this job and I decided to give it another shot in...

Shamiya transitions from athlete to wrestling coach One of McMaster’s most decorated wrestlers, Ahmed Shamiya, looks to fill long-time Hall of Fame coach Nick Cipriano’s shoes
Apr04

Shamiya transitions from athlete to wrestling coach One of McMaster’s most decorated wrestlers, Ahmed Shamiya, looks to fill long-time Hall of Fame coach Nick Cipriano’s shoes

Photos from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Graham West Ahmed Shamiya is one of McMaster’s newest head coaches, taking the reins of the wrestling team from Nick Cipriano. Mac’s long-time former coach was a staple of the wrestling program for the past 35 years and was recently inducted into the Wrestling Canada Hall of Fame in January. Shamiya is one of McMaster’s most decorated wrestling alumni, having helped the team win the Ontario...

Quidditch Canada hosts 2019 National Championships at Mac Quidditch Canada hosts its 2019 National Championships on McMaster turf
Apr04

Quidditch Canada hosts 2019 National Championships at Mac Quidditch Canada hosts its 2019 National Championships on McMaster turf

Photos C/O @QuidditchCanada By: Adriana Skaljin The name Harry Potter is one familiar to most, given its prevalence in pop culture. The Harry Potter franchise’s beloved sport, Quidditch, has made its way into the Muggle (non-magical) world, having become a semi-professional sport. On March 23 and 24, Quidditch Canada held their 2019 National Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium and Alumni Field. Fifteen teams from across Canada, coming...

Mac Athletics celebrates 95th annual Awards Ceremony Linnaea Harper and Max Turek take home Athletes of the Year recognition at the 95th Annual McMaster Athletic Awards Ceremony
Apr04

Mac Athletics celebrates 95th annual Awards Ceremony Linnaea Harper and Max Turek take home Athletes of the Year recognition at the 95th Annual McMaster Athletic Awards Ceremony

Photo C/O Noah Hoffman The night of April 2 was the 95th Annual McMaster Athletic Awards Ceremony to celebrate Marauder excellence. The ceremony celebrated McMaster athletes and staff contributions on and off the court over the past year. The highest honour, the McMaster Athletes of the Year, was awarded to Max Turek (Ivor Wynne Award) of the cross country team, and Linnaea Harper (Therese Quigley Award) of the women’s basketball...

Andrew Richards: five things I learned at Mac Fifth-year volleyball player Andrew Richards reflects on the five things being a Marauder taught him, and how he plans on using these lessons in his next chapter
Mar28

Andrew Richards: five things I learned at Mac Fifth-year volleyball player Andrew Richards reflects on the five things being a Marauder taught him, and how he plans on using these lessons in his next chapter

Photos by Kyle West By: Andrew Richards Being on the other side of my five years here at McMaster, I cannot picture my journey any other way. Although there were times when things may not have gone as planned, there was never a moment in time where I felt like I was not in the right spot. When I was first asked to write this article, I was kind of uncomfortable because I felt like it makes it seem like I have my act together when I...

No. 11 Mac Esports Club battles in League of Legends League of Legends A Team Support player Marty Kyorskis and coach Pedro Ribeiro discuss their season and bringing esports into mainstream university competitive sports
Mar28

No. 11 Mac Esports Club battles in League of Legends League of Legends A Team Support player Marty Kyorskis and coach Pedro Ribeiro discuss their season and bringing esports into mainstream university competitive sports

Photo C/O McMaster Esports Club By: Coby Zucker In week one of the College League of Legends tournament, McMaster’s team was rated 11th overall by ESPN. That’s 11th out of 350 teams across North America. “We didn’t expect it to be that high,” said coach Pedro “Photograph” Ribeiro. “We knew that we had to make a name for ourselves because a lot of teams, typically when they see McMaster, they underestimate our ability just...