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The glass is greener Learning about the art of glass blowing
Nov14

The glass is greener Learning about the art of glass blowing

Photos C/O Courtney Downman Courtney Downman is a glass artist operating out of the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. Her work will be showcased at The Cotton Factory as part of the upcoming Work In Progress art exhibit. The exhibit will feature unfinished pieces from 13 artists. Downman says that much of her inspiration comes from the process of creation, which works well for an exhibit of partially finished work.  “A lot of the...

Why invest in Financial Literacy?
Nov07

Why invest in Financial Literacy?

As a student, you can understand the value being generated by your university education. You will use your knowledge and skills to pursue careers and professions that will give you the opportunity to make an income, pursue a passion, and find a purpose in your life. What is confusing to me is why it’s so challenging to get individuals to see the value in gaining a financial education. Everyday you are confronted with decisions that...

Turning a new page on eating disorders Body Brave Canada hosts a book swap to raise awareness
Nov07

Turning a new page on eating disorders Body Brave Canada hosts a book swap to raise awareness

Photo C/O Sarah Noltner cw: this article references eating disorders/disordered eating Body Brave Canada is a charitable organization that provides resources and support for individuals struggling with eating disorders/disordered eating. On Nov. 10, they will be holding a Book Swap at The Spice Factory (121 Hughson St. North) in order to being the community together and raise awareness about their work. There will be a reading by...

2019 Yates Cup-bound The Marauders beat the University of Guelph Gryphons 19-10 to advance to the Yates Cup
Nov07

2019 Yates Cup-bound The Marauders beat the University of Guelph Gryphons 19-10 to advance to the Yates Cup

Photo by Cindy Cui/ Photo Editor On Saturday, Nov. 2, the McMaster men’s football team had their semi-finals game. This ended up being  reminiscent to the previous two Yates Cup games the Marauders took part in. Similar to 2012 and 2014, McMaster beat the University of Guelph Gryphons, except this time it was in the semi-finals to advance to the 2019 Yates Cup.  The Marauders beat the Gryphons 19-10 with one passing and one rushing...

Being extroverted and a successful leader are not synonymous You don’t have to be outgoing and social to make an impact on the community
Oct10

Being extroverted and a successful leader are not synonymous You don’t have to be outgoing and social to make an impact on the community

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor By Yashpreet Birdi, Contributor  Demonstrating leadership is a concept that we have all likely come across in our course outlines, student club activities or job postings. Figuring out how to show others your leadership capabilities can be scary for those of us who identify as introverted. But maybe we should focus on redefining the term “leadership”. I have realized over time that there can be many...

Innovative club or resume padder? Med school hopefuls – think twice before creating that new club

By: Sarun Balaranjan & Henry Challen, Contributors  How often do you see this occur? A student is woefully looking at their empty resume and wondering how to fix it. Suddenly, the idea strikes them. A moment of unrivaled inspiration. Surely if they’re a founder of a new club, they will get into your dream medical school, right? With their newfound hope, they innovate and design for a total of three minutes before coming up with an...