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OPINION: The importance of mental health in quarantine The many ways quarantine can affect your mental health and why it’s important to maintain good mental health practices
Jul12

OPINION: The importance of mental health in quarantine The many ways quarantine can affect your mental health and why it’s important to maintain good mental health practices

Photo C/O Anthony Tran on Unsplash By Thivishah Rajsekar, Contributor The COVID-19 global pandemic has many of us adapting to a new normal. McMaster University became one of many institutions that had to adjust to the present dangers of this pandemic, cancelling classes and announcing that its Fall 2020 semester will be online. Initially, I was upset about having to spend my final semester online, but after taking time to really...

OPINION: OPIRG: a vital part of the McMaster community My experiences with OPIRG and the service’s immense value to the community
Jul09

OPINION: OPIRG: a vital part of the McMaster community My experiences with OPIRG and the service’s immense value to the community

Photo C/O Silhouette Photo Archives By Clare Fiala, Contributor Nestled in a corner on the second floor of the McMaster University Student Centre, the cozy office that is home to the McMaster Ontario Public Interest Research Group can be easy for a rushing student to miss. Despite financial cuts propagated by the Student Choice Initiative in September 2019, the grassroots student-run organization has continued to act as a hub for many...

Wet’suwet’en solidarity actions in Hamilton Action in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation connected with arrests
Mar16

Wet’suwet’en solidarity actions in Hamilton Action in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation connected with arrests

Solidarity actions have sprung up across Canada in support of the ongoing protests against the pipeline under construction through Wet’suwet’en First Nation territory.  The Wet’suwet’en territory, in what is now known as British Columbia, is unceded land not covered by a treaty with the Canadian state. In 1997, a precedent-setting court case recognized the authority of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs over their territory, who...

SPONSORED: Innovation lives in Hamilton
Feb13

SPONSORED: Innovation lives in Hamilton

By: Jeff Low Innovation lives in Hamilton. Carolynn Reid, business development consultant with Hamilton’s economic development office, writes, “Hamilton is home to world-class universities, colleges and research-intensive companies that have created an ideal environment for new product development and innovation.” The McMaster community is playing a key role in the rise of the tech industry in Hamilton. At McMaster Innovation Park...

SPONSORED: 3 Smarter Ways to Finding Your Career!
Jan23

SPONSORED: 3 Smarter Ways to Finding Your Career!

Whether you’re a student considering your career path or currently in your career looking for ways to advance, the chances of you finding a career quickly and easily in today’s job market might be challenging. Job hunting today can be tough and rigorous. Here are some quick tips to help you accelerate your process. 1. Tap into your network – Sometimes it’s not what you know, it’s who you know, and everybody knows somebody. Tap into...

Study comfortably: Exam tips and McMaster’s best study spots
Nov28

Study comfortably: Exam tips and McMaster’s best study spots

By: Jeff Low Winter is coming, and snowy weather is at our front door. For some, this is the perfect time of year to curl up with a good book or podcast and a hot drink. But during exam season, these activities can feel more stressful than relaxing. And hot, caffeinated drinks like coffee and tea may be more of a necessity than a comfort. Remember, you’re not alone. At the Student Success Centre, we’ve asked our student academic...