February 11, 2016

Opinions

Computer Science is here to stay

Take 10 seconds to look around you. What do you see? I bet your smartphone, tablet or laptop are within arm’s reach.

Magical though they may seem, these products are not the result of the...Continue...

Letter to the editor: February 11

Re: Student fee policy leaves StuCons hangingContinue...

Talking heads: Why did you decide to donate your hair?

Why did you decide to donate your hair?Continue...

Queen's: rethink divestment decision

According to Queen’s University, we should no longer be held accountable for the consequences of our actions. Therefore, the oil and gas industry is responsible only for the extraction of fossil fuels, not their contributions to climate change.Continue...

Bell, let's talk

My father has passed down many wonderful things that to me: my red hair that’s never quite straight or curly; my sarcastic sense of humour that has a tendency to get me into trouble; my knack for making small talk with just about anyone.Continue...

Talking heads: If you hosted your own radio show, what would it be?

“A musical trip through New York City.” Megan Batty, ConEd '16

“Classical music and popular culture.” Peter Ballyk, MSc '16

“Talking to ordinary people...Continue...

Talking heads: In one sentence, what advice would you give to your students?

“Live life to the full.” Christine Sypnowich, Philosophy

“Take the job you can get, not the job you want right now, because it’s just too difficult to find work...Continue...

Letter to the editor: February 2

In the Jan. 22 article titled, “Strong isn’t the new skinny,” Kate Meagher discussed the shift in social media’s celebration of seemingly rake-thin Victoria Secret models toward strong and healthy women — a shift propelled by the hashtag #fitspiration, and a shift Meagher deemed a façade, as many photos still illustrate the same aforementioned skinny models, who’ve simply traded in their lingerie for a sports bra.Continue...

Student activism: a thing of the past?

During the 60s and 70s, Ontario experienced a boom of student activism. Whether they were advocating for the environment, LGBTQ rights or against racism, many important social changes were incurred as a result of student involvement.Continue...

Letter to the editor: January 29

An Open Letter to The Queen’s Journal: We are writing to you as Queen’s students and supporters of the important work of The Queen’s Journal. We are also writing as law students and members of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS).Continue...

Make your program work for you

Sometimes, the most difficult path to follow is your own.Continue...

Talking Heads: What’s the time commitment like for elections campaigns?

What’s the time commitment like for elections campaigns?Continue...

Young Canadians: American politics affect you too

Even if the words “politics” and “elections” usually tune you out of a conversation, chances are that you’ve still noticed that American elections have begun.Continue...

Talking Heads: What's been the hardest part of campaigning?

What's been the hardest part of campaigning?Continue...

AMS hopefuls: thou shalt not lie

There’s a contest going on this week and it’s a contest of endurance between would-be student politicians and everyone else. Over the next week you’re going to be harassed, hustled and harangued by friends and strangers alike who will promise you the moon and ask for your vote.Continue...

Talking Heads: What would make you care about student elections?

What would make you care about student elections?Continue...

Less meat per day keeps emissions at bay

When you’re deciding whether or not to shell out an extra dollar to add bacon to your burger, you’re making a choice that affects more than just your wallet. You’re deciding whether or not to support a system that systematically destroys our ecosystems.Continue...

Talking Heads: What department other than your own would you like to take a class in?

What department other than your own would you like to take a class in?Continue...

Affirmative action: helping hand or harmful measure?

Two contributors consider whether affirmative action programs are a useful response to the problem of underrepresented groups in university settingsContinue...

Talking Heads: What's your favourite David Bowie song?

What’s your favourite David Bowie song?Continue...

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