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...

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,...