The last dance As the year comes to an end, Mac Dance president Chimira Andres reflects on the team’s year before their last showcase
Mar29

The last dance As the year comes to an end, Mac Dance president Chimira Andres reflects on the team’s year before their last showcase

As one of the outgoing presidents of Mac Dance, leaving the team after four years of dedication is going to be hard for Chimira Andres, but she knows it will be in good hands. The Mac Dance team started as an amalgamation of all dance groups on campus. Now, there is a competitive team with 40 members and a recreational team with over 200 members. The competitive team participates in weekly conditioning and technique classes to prepare...

Only going up The McMaster cheerleading team took a weekend trip to Québec where they finished off their season with a near-perfect routine to compete with other university teams
Mar29

Only going up The McMaster cheerleading team took a weekend trip to Québec where they finished off their season with a near-perfect routine to compete with other university teams

Kick’s Cheer and Events put on their 10th annual cheer celebration, attracting a wide variety of cheerleading clubs and university programs. Hosted over the March 24-25 weekend at the Centre d’excellence Sports Rousseau in Boisbriand, Québec, the Célébration Fiesta Mexicaine hosted the Marauders as one of five collegiate programs competing in the University All-Girl Level 6 category. There were many programs competing across several...

For the love of skating OUA gold medalist and conference all-star Belvina Mao reflects on her second year skating at the university level
Mar22

For the love of skating OUA gold medalist and conference all-star Belvina Mao reflects on her second year skating at the university level

At this year’s Ontario University Athletics Figure Skating Championship, Belvina Mao of the McMaster women’s figure skating team captured the gold medal in the Senior Silver Solo Dance event. The second-year Kinesiology student brought home one of five medals that helped the Marauders to a fourth-place finish. First stepping on the ice when she was two years old, Mao fell in love with figure skating immediately. But as she grew older,...

Running into the wind The McMaster men’s volleyball team fell short in a tough semifinal match-up with the Trinity Western Spartans, but redeemed themseleves in a shutout bronze medal win
Mar22

Running into the wind The McMaster men’s volleyball team fell short in a tough semifinal match-up with the Trinity Western Spartans, but redeemed themseleves in a shutout bronze medal win

March 18 marked the end of the McMaster men’s volleyball 2017-2018 season. After claiming their sixth straight Ontario University Athletics title, the Marauders’ quest for the national title was unfortunately brought to a halt thanks to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Trinity Western Spartans. The U Sports championship weekend started off with a close win for the Marauders. After dropping the first two sets 25-22 and 25-21 in the...

Leading by example All-Canadian and OUA West Player of the Year Maicee Sorensen reflects on her time as a Marauder, leaving a lasting impact on and off the court
Mar22

Leading by example All-Canadian and OUA West Player of the Year Maicee Sorensen reflects on her time as a Marauder, leaving a lasting impact on and off the court

On a team full of experience and a crop of all-star calibre players, it is often hard to pick just one player who stands out. This has definitely been the case with the McMaster women’s volleyball team with a different player leading the charge in seemingly every match this season. One Marauder highlighted regularly this year was middle blocker Maicee Sorensen. The fifth-year geography and environmental studies major has been a...

One step at a time As one of 10 Marauders invited to the CFL regional combine, starting linebacker Eric Mezzalira recounts his experience while preparing for the national stage
Mar22

One step at a time As one of 10 Marauders invited to the CFL regional combine, starting linebacker Eric Mezzalira recounts his experience while preparing for the national stage

By: Lucas Uggenti The Canadian Football League announced on Thursday, March 1 they would be hosting three regional combines to showcase some of the top talent that Canadian university football has to offer. This is the sixth consecutive year the CFL is hosting this event, as it gives another opportunity for skilled players to demonstrate their abilities and earn an invitation to the CFL combine. The regional combine McMaster was...