York University has a thriving student life and is vital in the overall flow of the college. McLaughlin College has provided the University with unique teams and clubs. Through exploring it is evident that this college truly offered something for everyone!
McLaughlin college was home to many newspapers from 1968 to present day. This newspaper was ran by students and was for the students. These newspapers included the McLaughlin Denim Blues which eventually turned into Mac Media. This newspaper was founded in 1968 and it covered all topics on an off campus. They included sections that such as how to's, advice columns, grade reports, sports, politics and social matters that were prominent during this time period. This newspaper was founded in 1968 by Jim Cameron, who was a former professor at the University. As a film professor and journalist, he was able to work alongside students in order to produce a newspaper just for them. This newspaper was extremely successful and was used all over campus. Many variations of this newspaper exist and currently the newspaper has now move onto digital records. When looking at this college today, it is evident that the newspaper is now all online rather than physical copies.
Argh Coffee House
Founded in 1969, this social space allowed many to come watch poetry, listen to music, hang with friends or even do school work. The purpose of this space was to create an inviting atmosphere for all colleges in order to increase cross college relations. MAC students would meet here weekly for meetings in order to bring in a larger crowd. However, due to a high cost, the student council was unable to keep this coffee house open everyday of the week. Rather the council turned this space into a social gathering location once a month for poetry slams. By doing so, they were able to cut costs and raise more money in order to keep the coffee house on campus. When looking at McLaughlin today, the former coffee house has now been turned into a common room located on the main floor of the college.
Scan taken from: Microfilm Library within Scott University.