Boxed in When a hairstyle is more than meets the eye
Mar31

Boxed in When a hairstyle is more than meets the eye

by By: Jezerae Stewart/ Contributor Very recently, my hair was braided into long box braids, and I have been given countless compliments on it. Despite the fact that I am extremely self-assured I have to admit it feels nice to hear such kind words, especially since I was so apprehensive to get the braids done the first place. My concerns did not stem from inexperience. My hairstyles have changed over the years and braids have been a...

IAW? NBD. In the aftermath of Israel Apartheid week, we should be asking ourselves whether the conflict should be a priority for McMaster students
Mar24

IAW? NBD. In the aftermath of Israel Apartheid week, we should be asking ourselves whether the conflict should be a priority for McMaster students

by By: Biran Falk-Dotan I’ve been a student at McMaster for three years, and every year the same controversy comes up. One side claims that Israel is a tolerant and peaceful nation; the other side blames Israel for the oppression and deaths of Palestinians. Each year, The Silhouette publishes multiple Opinions articles on this issue. During my time at Mac, this issue and Boycott Divestment Sanctions dominated two MSU General...

Single parenting It is time to give single mothers their due praise
Mar17

Single parenting It is time to give single mothers their due praise

by By: Sophie Geffros I tend to view having a relationship with your biological father as being somewhat akin to owning a dishwasher. It’s nice, sure. It takes some of the work and pressure off of your primary caregiver, and a lot of people have them. But fundamentally, plenty of us grow up without them and do just fine. That said, nobody assumes you will be a criminal if you grow up without a dishwasher. In July, Republican...

Your “politically correct,” is our “giving a sh*t”
Mar17

Your “politically correct,” is our “giving a sh*t”

by By: Rachel and Megan Goodland/ WGEN We often hear that our society is becoming too “politically correct”, or “PC.” It is true, that it is not uncommon to see trigger warnings on potentially upsetting content, and in many communities we see the elimination of oppressive language from everyday conversation. This has inspired a confusing amount of rage from people that feel that we are becoming too “sensitive” or “weak” as a culture —...

Letter to the Editor: 5 Days — Yes we care!
Mar17

Letter to the Editor: 5 Days — Yes we care!

by By: Imran Dhalla and Rachel Connell, 5 Day participants Homelessness: it is not an uncommon phrase or an unrealistic life, as one in five youth in Ontario identify with this phrase. How about hopelessness? I’m sure you can relate to that one. Somebody you know has been homeless at some point in their life, and someone you know feels hopeless every day as they struggle to find food, a safe space to sleep, and sit lost in a town full...