Editorials

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...

Replacing textbooks is a bigger change than we might think

Buying textbooks comes at a high cost for students, but the price of more accessible resources is one we may not be willing to pay yet.Continue...

Stop holding onto outdated traditions

With 175 years under its belt, Queen’s is nationally recognized for its long-lasting traditions and spirited student body. But many of the traditions that students cling to no longer serve a purpose.Continue...

Dialogue is important, but not at the expense of non-binary communities

A University of Toronto professor refusing to use gender-neutral pronouns has sparked an opportunity for an important debate. But it’s also just another instance of people having to defend their identities to those who refuse to acknowledge them.Continue...

The market isn’t just marketed to Kingstonians, it’s also for students

We have the opportunity to cultivate a relationship between Queen’s and Kingston, one fruit and vegetable at a time — an opportunity we’re not taking.Continue...

Refusal to call Cleveland team by name gets discussion rolling

Avoiding saying a word that carries a traumatic history is a silent protest — but it can have a loud impact.Continue...

Face-to-face learning doesn't need replacing

It’s easy to get distracted by fancy gadgets and the convenience of online resources, but face-to-face learning is more effective.Continue...

It’s not all in the numbers

Gender disparities in engineering may be the result of a larger cultural issue, but relieving the impact on students isn’t out of University’s hands.Continue...

AMS’s seat at City council required, but only when they’re sure students care

The AMS’s involvement in the City of Kingston’s Uber debate exemplifies why students vote for representatives — to advocate for their needs, even if the way they advocate isn’t always perfect.Continue...

Queen's needs a lesson on transparency

Queen’s has a transparency problem.Continue...

York professor makes call that isn't his to make

With a few glowing lines on a reference letter, a York professor lent strength to one of the most harmful attitudes faced by survivors of sexual assault.Continue...

Ending Commerce rankings breeds a better environment

Public judgement doesn’t encourage healthy competition, but negative attitudes.Continue...

If diversity isn’t Senate’s job, they can make it their responsibility

It’s time University administration stopped skimming over the difficult issues that affect us all.Continue...

Alumni, students need your donations too

As hundreds of thousands of students leave university with mountains of debt and university institutions like Queen’s continuously solicit alumni donations, the question arises about which is a worthier cause — giving money to students, or to the institution.Continue...

Replace repercussions with self-reflection

The memories we have of detention shouldn’t be of boredom and anger — they should be memories of learning and self-reflection.Continue...

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