December 9, 2016

Editorials

Look past the prison, to the person

Our interest often wrongly stems from a romanticizing of prisons with little genuine regard for inmates and their personal lives and experiences.Continue...

Editor’s Note

It’s rare in our work as student journalists that events we report on garner the same amount of scrutiny and condemnation as the events of the past week at Queen’s. It’s even rarer that we stand...Continue...

Divided learning is a grey area

Lumping everyone together doesn’t ensure an equal education.Continue...

Faltering media literacy spans wider than one generation

Our deteriorating ability to read the news is more than a generational shortcoming — it’s worth a larger and closer look at how we all evaluate information, millennial or not.Continue...

Clark Hall response positive, but after-the-fact training only goes so far

The actions following the insensitive tip jars at Clark Hall were reasonable and quick — it’s just disappointing that these actions were needed in the first place.Continue...

Free parks in 2017 isn’t a cause for celebration

Free admission to Canada’s national parks is a step in the right direction, but still a walk in the dark.Continue...

It may be far, but U of M’s issues beg a far-reaching question

The labour strike at the University of Manitoba may seem a few provinces away, but over-enrolment, pressures on professors and suffering student experiences are problems that exist in our own backyard.Continue...

Exclusive foundations don’t hold

Imagine a group of people who are demographically similar, believing they're better than other people.

What could possibly go wrong?

When I accepted my offer of admission to Queen...Continue...

Take some taxes with your trigonometry

Financial literacy belongs in high school curriculums, the only questions are when and how.Continue...

Othello warrants conversation, not retaliation

Queen’s Vagabond’s artistic choice left students of colour in the dark and it’s a decision that can’t be ignored.

Student theatre company Queen’s Vagabond released a statement last week...Continue...

In defense of small towns

There are many truths about living in a small town — McDonald’s is far away, I never lock my house, Domino’s doesn’t deliver and nobody ever knows where I’m from.

But some myths about...Continue...

Getting to the core of food insecurity: we have to start somewhere

There are many factors that feed into food insecurity on our campuses — but when it comes to solving the issue, the hunger will only be satisfied if someone takes the first bite.Continue...

Hangover shortcuts lead to the wrong destination

Quick-fix hangover cures only distract from learning how to develop healthy drinking habits.Continue...

Athletic scholarships make sense across the border, not here

Adding sports scholarships doesn’t guarantee our athletes will stay, and it may spark a cultural shift we’ll regret.Continue...

A smoke-free campus won't help students

Making campus smoke-free would alienate students who smoke, when what they really need is support and acceptance to help them quit.Continue...

It may not be thought-provoking, but it works

Leaving offensive costumes at the door protects other students, but not explaining why may be a missed opportunity.Continue...

Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself

When I was a child, I was “solemn.” When I was a teenager, I was “temperamental.” After my second year of university, I was diagnosed with depression.

Using coded language to discuss...Continue...

University of Ottawa pub crawl deserves more than a template response

It’s easy to publicly condemn something once you’ve been caught doing it — but uOttawa’s Science Students’ Association (SSA) shouldn’t have needed such a public wakeup call.Continue...

CBC: your value is in your reporting, not your opinions

The CBC is stepping into territory that isn’t theirs to claim.Continue...

BISC100 is silencing immigrant voices overseas

“You’re all immigrants now,” my first-year professor announced to an audience of mostly white, affluent first-years on exchange in Britain.Continue...

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