About the Blog

Your time at McMaster is about more than just your academics; it’s also about everything you learn and experience outside of the classroom. Water Cooler Gossip comes from this idea of a shared, insider perspective that only McMaster students can tell, like where to find the best Wi-Fi spot on campus or how to get the best selfie with Senator McMaster (and also the 101 on where to find academic help or job tips).

Through humour and personal narratives, Water Cooler Gossip captures the Marauder experience, told through the perspective of a different upper-year McMaster student each year. There are many challenges we face in undergrad, as we balance our academics, social life, extra-curricular involvement, and jobs, all while trying to figure out what’s next while living in the moment.

Our student blogger can relate or at least help take your mind off some University stressors by giving you that “five minute study break” you promised yourself.


Water Cooler Gossip was featured on the McMaster Daily News on November 23, 2015.


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Taylor Noble, Final Year Social Sciences Student, 2015 – 2016

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