Editorials

Be accountable to change

Change is in our actions, not in our social media statuses. It’s not enough to share posts and coin a hashtag — social media is a tool for larger political engagement, one that we often take for granted.Continue...

We don’t belong on teachers’ social media

Asking teachers to refrain from posting certain photos on their social media exercises an unfair degree of control over their personal lives, especially those of female teachers.Continue...

For AMS Speaker policy changes, timing is everything

A recent push to change the AMS Speaker policy just before the AMS election season seems too hasty.Continue...

Yes, let’s hear about professors’ mental health too

There can be a place for professors to talk about their mental health in a classroom setting.Continue...

Polarizing opinions block productive dialogue

After a tense and divisive online reaction to the controversial countries-themed costume party that happened last semester, I still can’t explain the reason for such polarizing conversations and I’m still not confident about what qualifies as a racist costume.Continue...

Shutting out diverse opinions isn’t a holistic education

Marie Henein shouldn’t be shut out from university campuses for playing her part in a judicial system with a rape culture problem.Continue...

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...

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