March 28, 2017

Editorials

The conversation about hazing is bigger than itself

Hazing at university exists as more than just an event or aggressive act — it’s part of a culture that normalizes it.Continue...

Advertising drinking online is a slippery slope

Tilt and Facebook can be great ways to advertise and collect funds for events, but students should be careful as the use of these platforms for organizing and charging for parties becomes increasingly popular.Continue...

Self-deprecation on social media: for expression or for likes?

Where’s the line between celebrating imperfection and using it for approval?Continue...

Thank him tomorrow

Amidst the influx of #internationalwomensday posts on social media outlets this week meant to celebrate the accomplishments and plight of women past and present, one of Canada’s most visible woman, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, made a blunder.Continue...

Child-rearing isn’t just expensive, it’s individual

Average numbers aren’t as helpful as a specific focus — the real data’s in the details.Continue...

Fall of humanities may mean rise of mixed education

With more universities moulding the humanities with business and STEM, many students may no longer have to decide between education for the sake of knowledge and education for job security.Continue...

The aisle between ‘men’s’ and ‘women’s’ clothing is just one more invisible line to erase

I can’t remember the last time I got dressed in the morning without thinking about what my outfit said about me, except when I just thought about how it felt like me.Continue...

Educational reform needs nuance, not simplification

There’s no magic fix for public education, nor is pinning hopes on one helpful.Continue...

Tech in the classroom is still contentious

The end isn’t in sight for cellphones in the classroom. Maybe, that’s not such a bad thing.Continue...

Wake up, traditional lectures are dozing off

Getting the most out of my lectures — some of the time, just staying awake — has been the most impassable obstacle I’ve encountered at Queen’s so far.

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Sometimes, an inactive statement is action too

While boycotting United States conferences in reaction to Donald Trump’s immigration ban doesn’t take action on the issue, it makes a statement.Continue...

‘Single’ doesn’t mean ‘waiting for a relationship’

The value of a young woman’s accomplishments is too easily overshadowed by the concept of an empty space that only a significant other can fill.Continue...

Sometimes it's ok to break up with your friends

Just as much as you should be there for your friends, you should expect them to be there for you. However sometimes, it’s better to let go of a friendship than hold on to something harmful.Continue...

Undergrads need future guidance too

We don’t have to wait until the last possible opportunity to cut down on students’ stress about the future.Continue...

Preserving Indigenous languages works from the ground up

Trying to preserve Indigenous languages by starting at the university level is jumping several steps ahead of the starting line.Continue...

You can’t quantify personality

Grading a test is a lot easier than grading someone’s personality.Continue...

The Queen’s experience works against off-campus students

Living at home during my time at university, I’ve become accustomed to friends forgetting that it takes me 40 minutes by bus to get to campus. Meeting up with classmates for a group project has to be scheduled into my day because of the large amount of time needed to travel to campus.Continue...

Horror movie causes 'Split' between expectations and reality

The association between mental illness and the horror genre represented in the newly-released Split is distortive of reality — and not in the way it’s intended.Continue...

Electoral reform could help increase the student political voice

On Feb 1, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that his government was scrapping all plans for electoral reform. As students, electoral reform would’ve been a step towards increasing our political representation.Continue...

Is hope such a strange word to use for the future of journalism?

Freely consuming news through social media is threatening print and electronic journalism. But the solution may not be in preserving journalism the way we know it — but in shifting it to change with the world.Continue...

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