Editorials

Social media and academics don’t mix

Although it’s important to maintain a healthy balance of our social and academic lives, students too often fail to draw a defining line between the two.Continue...

Stepped mental health care model needs more thought

A proposal to use a ‘stepped care’ model for mental health services on campuses is well intentioned, but has some serious pitfalls for those in immediate distress.Continue...

Out with Shakespeare, in with Wagamese

One Canadian school board has gone against the Anglo-centric grain of Canadian English classes by introducing a new curriculum focused on Indigenous Canadian literature, drawing attention to the wider lack of First Nation representation in a Canadian education.Continue...

Ambrose’s ‘parting gift’ long overdue for Canadians

Canadian judges, both future and current, need an updated education on sexual assault law if they are going to preside over cases.Continue...

University is not the only route to success

While we might call Queen’s the ‘only university’, it’s not the only post-secondary institution in town.Continue...

Federal budget needs breakdown, not buzzwords

While the 2017 federal budget received the stamp of approval from Principal Daniel Woolf for its purported support of science, innovation and post-secondary education, there are empty promises hidden beneath the trendy jargon and buzzwords.Continue...

Darts & laurels 2016-17

Darts Costume party deemed racist online: A series of photographs from a ‘Beerfest’ costume party surfaced on social media, sparking national media attention and heated debates...Continue...

Door-to-door check-ins admirable, but more work ahead for Guelph

Door-to-door mental health check-ins are a kind gesture, not a sustainable solution.Continue...

One step forward, two steps back

Arguments about how men are impacted by gender equality don’t have to tear down women to be valid.Continue...

Standardize the standardized test

Cutting the LSAT requirement for law school admission breaks down barriers, but the next step is making sure requirements are even across the board.

Harvard Law School recently announced...Continue...

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.

When the first universities were...Continue...

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