Skate, Mac, skate! The McMaster men’s hockey club wraps up another long season of travel and tournaments led by coach Rob Wilkinson
Apr05

Skate, Mac, skate! The McMaster men’s hockey club wraps up another long season of travel and tournaments led by coach Rob Wilkinson

By: Ryan Tse Have you been following McMaster men’s hockey this year? McMaster men’s hockey club coach and general manager Rob Wilkinson would be surprised if you have. “Nobody really knows about us,” said Wilkinson with a laugh. Marauder teams have once again enjoyed success across the board this season, highlighted by another provincial championship for the men’s volleyball team. But one sport most students are not aware of is the...

Getting on the court Reflecting on my time covering sports at McMaster
Apr05

Getting on the court Reflecting on my time covering sports at McMaster

In October of my third year at McMaster, I was sort of lost as I entered the second half of my degree. The inevitable end of my degree began to loom large over many of my conversations. Family and friends, either out of genuine interest or idle conversation over the holidays, would inevitably attempt to discuss my post-degree plans with me. At the suggestion of a close friend and encouragement from my family, I decided to get over any...

Breathe in, breathe out What my first year covering sports taught me about myself
Apr05

Breathe in, breathe out What my first year covering sports taught me about myself

Deep breath in, deep breath out” were the words I told myself as I approached the press box to cover my first game as a Sports Reporter for the Silhouette. It was the McMaster men’s football team’s 2017 pre-season game against the Saskatchewan Huskies, and as I tried desperately to blend behind my editor, I stood out. Black skin, big hair and the only woman in the room? In the sports industry, I attract attention to myself no matter...

All the way up Second-year wrestler and new national champion Benjamin Zahra spearheads a reinvigorated wrestling program that is set to take over Canadian wrestling
Apr05

All the way up Second-year wrestler and new national champion Benjamin Zahra spearheads a reinvigorated wrestling program that is set to take over Canadian wrestling

By: Griffin Marsh As the Ontario University Athletics’ wrestling season concludes, second-year Benjamin Zahra and the McMaster Men’s Wrestling team have a lot to celebrate and even more to look forward too. In the Feb.8 edition of this newspaper, the excitement surrounding the revitalzied men’s wrestling program was highlighted, reinvigorated under a new coach and bustling with excited talent. Now with the season fully in the rear...

Marauders hoop it up McMaster’s men’s and women’s basketball teams support Best Buddies McMaster’s “Hooping it Up” event
Apr02

Marauders hoop it up McMaster’s men’s and women’s basketball teams support Best Buddies McMaster’s “Hooping it Up” event

On March 20, the Best Buddies McMaster University Chapter hosted Best Buddies Canada’s annual Hooping it Up event. The event was a free-throw competition that took place in elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities across Canada. For a $2 donation to your Best Buddies chapter, students will attempt to sink as many baskets as possible within 60 seconds. Best Buddies Canada is an organization that promotes one-on-one...

Finding his wings OUA All-Rookie Bennett Swan reflects on finding his footing at the university level, his love for volleyball and what makes McMaster special
Mar29

Finding his wings OUA All-Rookie Bennett Swan reflects on finding his footing at the university level, his love for volleyball and what makes McMaster special

By: Ryan Tse It was not always clear for Bennett Swan that he could reach the heights he did this year as an individual and as part of McMaster’s men’s volleyball team. The 6’7” middle from Oakville professed that he was not the best volleyball player growing up in elementary school, though he was aided by favourable genetics. “I was really bad when I started — but I was tall, so that was a good place to start,” Swan said. Swan has...