Program dissatisfaction Vague curricula, administrative challenges or unhealthy classroom habits, four students weigh in on how they dealt with an unsatisfactory program experience
Mar31

Program dissatisfaction Vague curricula, administrative challenges or unhealthy classroom habits, four students weigh in on how they dealt with an unsatisfactory program experience

by During the fall term of 2015, McMaster University sent students in Level II and above a survey, asking them to evaluate their undergraduate experience thus far. The Student Satisfaction Survey, created by the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, touched on a variety of different themes including resource availability, teaching quality and overall satisfaction with students’ chosen program of study. The majority of the survey was...

Enhancing Indigenous Studies Following Lakehead University’s and the University of Winnipeg’s curriculum changes, the McMaster Indigenous Student Community Alliance is petitioning for a mandatory Indigenous education for all students
Mar17

Enhancing Indigenous Studies Following Lakehead University’s and the University of Winnipeg’s curriculum changes, the McMaster Indigenous Student Community Alliance is petitioning for a mandatory Indigenous education for all students

by Before we concluded our interview, Hannah Martin shared a poem from the late Mik’maq poet and songwriter Rita Joe. “I am the Indian/And the burden/Lies yet with me.” Martin, too, is Mik’maq. As a First Nations person, and a member of the McMaster Indigenous Student Community Alliance, she personally identified that burden as a distinct responsibility to educate, and to make real the long history of the overlooked injustices of...

Inside the ring A look at Hamilton’s independent wrestling scene, how it came to be, and the people who continue to fight to keep it running
Feb25

Inside the ring A look at Hamilton’s independent wrestling scene, how it came to be, and the people who continue to fight to keep it running

by On Feb. 21, a crowd of people poured into Hamilton’s Knights of Columbus hall to witness two and a half hours of choke slams, drop kicks and body slams. For what the event held by the Christian fraternity lacked in spirituality, it compensated for in reverence to the legends of wrestling that have come and gone: the larger-than-life television characters that brought together a passionate audience, and the performers that chose to...

[REVIEW] Bloc Party – Hymns With Hymns, a new-look Bloc Party attempt to move on from their past as if it is water under the bridge, but ultimately things are not the same
Feb11

[REVIEW] Bloc Party – Hymns With Hymns, a new-look Bloc Party attempt to move on from their past as if it is water under the bridge, but ultimately things are not the same

by My early explorations of music started in the stacks of the Hamilton Public Library around eight years ago, where I would arbitrarily pick out a dozen CDs to bring home. Bloc Party’s debut album, Silent Alarm, was probably the single most important discovery in these trips. To this day, Bloc Party’s early discography has solidified the UK pop-rock outfit in my shortlist of all-time favourite acts. Bloc Party has gone through a...

New on the menu Pokeh and Golden Brown showcase the potential for more diverse culinary and cultural experiences in #HamOnt
Jan28

New on the menu Pokeh and Golden Brown showcase the potential for more diverse culinary and cultural experiences in #HamOnt

by To call it an addiction may be a bit much, but week after week my regular visits to a little stand in the Farmers’ Market “Real Food Court” suggests a certain level of infatuation with chef Salar Madadi’s bowls of hot rice. Salar’s 20 different toppings ranging from purple kale, green mango and raw fish have got locals hooked since their early November open. Pokeh is one of the first dedicated poké bars in Canada, serving the...