Graduating into the unknown As the class of 2016 ponders their future and writes their last exams, it's important to say goodbye to McMaster
Mar31

Graduating into the unknown As the class of 2016 ponders their future and writes their last exams, it's important to say goodbye to McMaster

by “What are you doing next year?” As graduation looms over the graduating class of 2016, we are confronted with this question asked by friends and family. For some, the answer is straightforward — I’m going to graduate school or I have a job lined up. But for many the answer is barely known, and the future consists of silhouettes you can scarcely make out. Throughout our lives and especially in our time at McMaster, we’ve all gone...

Stranger danger?
Mar31

Stranger danger?

by By: Jennifer La Grassa As children, we’re told to never talk to strangers. This firm command from our teachers and parents could be what has potentially engrained the avoidant response that we express when confronted by someone who is unfamiliar. When someone approaches me and asks “Do you know where the nearest (insert a location) is?” my brain automatically conjures up the memory of my mom firmly saying, “Don’t talk to...

Dealing with rejection
Mar31

Dealing with rejection

by After weeks of ogling from afar, everything seemed like it went well when you finally met in person. You dressed to the nines. You felt like you made a connection. You radiated confidence, proved you were educated on all the relevant topics and you laughed at all the right moments. But they still haven’t called you back. You wait a day, then two, then a week. Still nothing. You start to wonder if maybe you didn’t come off as great...

Less is more
Mar31

Less is more

by Every aspect of our world is designed in one way or another. From the appliances in our kitchens to the clothes on our backs, every switch and button has been meticulously considered and executed. Design — whether it be in buildings, laptops or can openers — weave through the fabric of our lives. But things have changed. Today, we live in a throwaway society. We create and consume in abundance, forgoing detail for convenience. The...

Arranged love knows no bounds
Mar31

Arranged love knows no bounds

by By: Sasha Dhesi “Arranged marriage.” The phrase probably causes a shudder down the spine of anyone from a culture who practices it but grew up in the West. I’ve seen countless Indian-American comedians joke that they wouldn’t even let their mothers pick their clothes, let alone their spouse, and it’s a sentiment I share. The cultural difference between my mother and I means we’re always at odds about things as trivial as how I...

Arcade: A retro take on conventional bars As Hess village begins to change its image, Hamilton gets its first arcade bar for those looking for a cozier place to turn up
Mar24

Arcade: A retro take on conventional bars As Hess village begins to change its image, Hamilton gets its first arcade bar for those looking for a cozier place to turn up

by By: Mitali Chaudhary Nestled in the loft of an Irish pub just off of the loud bass and strobe lights of Hess Village is a throwback to simpler times: The Arcade Bar. Retro, cozy and stocked with an impressive collection of classic arcade games, it offers a fresh take on Hamilton nightlife. Arcade’s humble beginnings mirror those of its soft-spoken owner, Justin Kavanagh, who moved to Canada from Ireland ten years ago, and whose...