February 23, 2017

Editorials

‘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...

Next step for Queen’s response to US immigrant ban: more than just words

Canadian universities have the power to be safe havens for vulnerable communities and positive values — so far, Queen’s is wielding this power well.Continue...

Students with special needs need more thoughtful aid

When it comes to finding the best ways to accommodate marginalized students, students with special needs can often be left out of the conversation.Continue...

Bell, let’s talk

Donating to mental health research should be applauded, but the work doesn’t end there.Continue...

Five years after water bottle ban, the decision needs another look

Plastic bottles filled with sugary drinks aren’t any more environmentally conscious than plastic bottles filled with water.Continue...

MTW’s sincerity surpasses JBP’s preparation

You can practice and memorize how to answer a set of common questions, but sincerity and honesty are a lot harder to learn.Continue...

Town-gown relations still matter outside of Homecoming

Queen’s students aren’t isolated from Kingston as a whole and we ought to stop acting like we are, minus the few times a year it benefits us.Continue...

When it comes to math, language matters

When people in positions of responsibility use the excuse ‘math is hard’, it may not seem like much. But when you zoom out, it can be a casual dismissal of a huge part of what pushes us forward as a generation.Continue...

Raising the minimum wage isn’t a solution to student poverty

Raising the minimum wage isn’t a solution to poverty, particularly poverty among student populations. As students who often work minimum wage jobs and struggle to make ends meet, pushing for a raise in minimum wage seemingly makes sense but we need to put more thought into its real implications.Continue...

Support for students with special needs requires long-term changes, not short-term tweaks

Implementing long-term supports for students with special needs is pressing in the elementary setting — without proper resources in elementary classrooms, students get left behind.Continue...

Public editor position is a first step towards transparency and trust

In a world where newspapers are struggling to maintain a trusting relationship with their readership, the new public editor position at The Varsity is a step towards rebuilding that broken bridge.Continue...

A comparison between Canadian and American universities invites the bad and the good

Comparing Canadian universities to America’s Ivy League institutions is like comparing apples and oranges — it’s an invalid comparison as well as unnecessary.Continue...

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