No ragrets Advice from a regretful writer
Mar31

No ragrets Advice from a regretful writer

by Every few months, we get a message from a student or alumnus who wants us to take down something they’ve written for the paper. Our policy around removal has always been that if the published article poses a safety risk or creates any other form of danger, we’ll take it down or take your name off the article as requested. Otherwise, we will work with the person to find alternative ways to mitigate their discomfort with having the...

Not your song to sing This year’s MSU BOD “Swan Song” targeted the wrong people
Mar24

Not your song to sing This year’s MSU BOD “Swan Song” targeted the wrong people

by Every March, past and present MSU student leaders, University administrators and some members of The Silhouette, get together for Student Recognition Night, an evening that highlights achievements and successes in student politics and service provision. Apart from the awards ceremony, one of the most anticipated parts of the evening is the current MSU Board of Directors’ Swan Song — a humorous and final goodbye from the President...

Election draws to an end Following Sarah Jama’s reinstatement into the presidential race, Justin Monaco-Barnes remains the MSU President-Elect for the 2016-2017 year
Feb11

Election draws to an end Following Sarah Jama’s reinstatement into the presidential race, Justin Monaco-Barnes remains the MSU President-Elect for the 2016-2017 year

by Following a three-week long election period, the race for MSU President has finally come to an end. After Sarah Jama’s reinstatement into the presidential race and the retabulation of votes on Friday, Feb. 5, Justin Monaco-Barnes remained the winner of the 2016 presidential election. Jama came in second overall, and Jonathon Tonietto fell to third place. Justin Monaco-Barnes is now officially the MSU President for the 2016-2017...

Meet your president (for now?) Keeping students in the dark about the recent election disqualification isn’t fair for anyone
Feb04

Meet your president (for now?) Keeping students in the dark about the recent election disqualification isn’t fair for anyone

  by We might be lying to you. We don’t actually know if Justin Monaco-Barnes will be your next MSU President. Given Sarah Jama’s disqualification, which she is appealing this week, it’s possible that if she is successful, the vote recount will tell us that Justin isn’t the winner of this year’s election after all. The truth is that for many people, including most of the candidates, the election isn’t over yet. However, we made the...

Presidentials past
Jan21

Presidentials past

Presidentials are an exciting (and exhausting) time for a lot of students on campus, including the staff at The Silhouette. As writers and editors, our first instinct will often be to find and fairly assess merits and shortcomings in the candidates’ platforms. You will notice this in our print and online coverage over the next week. While we want to hold student politicians accountable, it’s important to recognize the great things...