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How sports led to Marauder love Marauders share how their shared love for sports has brought them together, and how it has led to strong relationships off the field
Feb14

How sports led to Marauder love Marauders share how their shared love for sports has brought them together, and how it has led to strong relationships off the field

Photos by Catherine Goce Matt and Rachel Basketball & Volleyball When Rachel Woock was in her first year at McMaster, she immediately fell for Matt Quiring. The tall blonde basketball player was on her mind for quite some time but like most men, Quiring was too oblivious to notice. Putting her feelings aside, the two remained friends for a while until a falling out stopped them from speaking to each other for a month. It was not...

Nairn leads women’s volleyball on playoff push With the worst behind them, the women’s volleyball team looks to finish the season strong with a run at the postseason
Feb14

Nairn leads women’s volleyball on playoff push With the worst behind them, the women’s volleyball team looks to finish the season strong with a run at the postseason

Photos by Kyle West After a slow start to the season, the women’s volleyball team is rolling and looking to lock up a spot in the playoffs. Their slow start can be attributed to the major shift in the roster, with many upper-year players graduating, but the newer players are filling in admirably and the roster is loaded with potential. They’ve won four out of their last five games, which is in large part due to a few players stepping...

Marauders volleyball hosts Pride event Shawn Small outlines what went into creating the celebratory Pride volleyball event and its significance in the world of university athletics.
Feb14

Marauders volleyball hosts Pride event Shawn Small outlines what went into creating the celebratory Pride volleyball event and its significance in the world of university athletics.

Photo C/O McMaster Athletics By: Coby Zucker Saturday’s Pride volleyball games went off without a hitch, in part due to the organizational skills of Shawn Small, a manager in the department of Athletics and Recreation. The event was designed to merge athletics with a celebration of the LGBTQA2S+ groups on campus and in the Hamilton area. “It’s just a celebration of the community,” said Small. “And trying to bridge our department with...

Championship season: what to watch over reading week Here is everything you need to know about Marauder Nation during the upcoming reading week
Feb14

Championship season: what to watch over reading week Here is everything you need to know about Marauder Nation during the upcoming reading week

Photo C/O Grant Holt U Sports Swimming Championships The McMaster swimming team will be heading to the University of British Columbia for the U Sports Swimming Championships on Thursday, Feb. 21 through Saturday, Feb. 23. After competing at the Ontario University Athletic Championships this past weekend, the women’s team finished with 545 points as a group, beating out Western University for second place for the first time since 2007....

Mac’s WALC hosts their first-ever Bell Let’s Talk Student-Athlete Panel The Women’s Athletic Leadership Committee host their first-ever Bell Let’s Talk Student-Athlete Panel
Feb08

Mac’s WALC hosts their first-ever Bell Let’s Talk Student-Athlete Panel The Women’s Athletic Leadership Committee host their first-ever Bell Let’s Talk Student-Athlete Panel

Photos by Kyle West On Jan. 30, the annual Bell Let’s Talk Day, an advertising campaign created by Bell Canada, took the country by storm. In an effort to raise awareness and combat stigma surrounding mental health in Canada, Bell donated money to mental health funds for every social interaction with campaigns hashtag. While the world tweeted, snapped and Instagram-ed away, The McMaster Women’s Athletic Leadership Committee took it...

Quiring and Otchere on the pressures of athletics McMaster men’s basketball players Matt Quiring and Sefa Otchere discuss the pressures of being an athlete and strategies towards maintaining a healthy mindset
Feb08

Quiring and Otchere on the pressures of athletics McMaster men’s basketball players Matt Quiring and Sefa Otchere discuss the pressures of being an athlete and strategies towards maintaining a healthy mindset

Photo by Kyle West By: Adriana Skaljin Being in athletics, especially at a university level, can add pressure to the lives of athletes. Whether it comes from personal expectations, or those of coaches and fans, pressure can affect both their physical and mental states.  Matt Quiring, who has been a forward for the McMaster men’s basketball team for four years, began playing due to his family’s love for the sport. “I started playing...