Opinions

Letters to the Editors

I may not have a Ph.D, but I recognize academic inanity and plain stupidity when I see it. In his letter to the editor, if one can call dozens of words spewed randomly on a paper a letter, Tim Birt suggests that I am being hypocritical because as far as he knows no conservative group has been charged under the elections gag law.Continue...

Claiming the right to eat and live well

Back in first year, my floormate Pete, a native of Salt Spring Island—that gulf island refuge for ex-hippie confirmed-yuppies out in B.C.— who grew up on the sea’s harvest, took quick exception to the Leonard cafeteria servings that were to constitute our new diet.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

How fitting that the president of the Ontario Campus Conservatives would call for Michael Moore to be charged under the Canada Elections Act for having the nerve to suggest that Canadians not support Stephen Harper’s recent election campaign. As conservatives in Canada and the U.S. have lurched to the right in recent years their in-your-face hypocrisy has become all the more appalling.Continue...

My gael was never my soul mate

Now that frosh week is up and running, those of you new to this campus—particularly the class of 2008—have undoubtedly had a chance to give it a feel. Maybe you love your frosh leaders and dream of one day participating in the same way, or maybe you’ve met your soul mate in your frosh group or a new best friend. Then again, maybe you haven’t.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

This election seems to have resulted in an unclear mandate because no party won a majority in parliament. However, it is important to remember that the overwhelming majority of Canadians voted against Stephen Harper’s radical social conservative agenda.Continue...

Head Gael asks: Frosh, how do you feel?

I know I’m not the first to say it, but welcome to Queen’s, frosh! How do you feel? Don’t worry, you can answer me later.

My name is Bri, I’m a fourth year Drama major, and I am honoured to be one of the people entrusted with the task of welcoming you to the Queen’s family.Continue...

Next stop Queen’s University

I didn’t want to go to Queen’s. My parents had both gone there, my sister and my cousin are there currently, and my boyfriend had been raised knowing he was going to Queen’s. I wanted to be different.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

Whereas the food fight at Leonard Cafeteria caused heavy damage and left both students and Queen’s residence staff fuming, I do not wish to discuss the aftermath, but would like to discuss the possible causes of this food fight.Continue...

This one is definitely a keeper

It’s a new day for me and my keeper.

That’s right folks—I have joined the ranks of women who have found a new solution to the period challenge. Women, listen up. Men, you should listen too, because at some point in your life some female friend of yours is going to talk about the discomforts of menstruation.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

I would like to add to this article that international undergraduate students in Applied Science were also contacted about a presentation and a discussion about the international student fees on March 16, the same day as the forum for Arts and Science.

An e-mail was sent out to inform us of the forum on March 5, which was ironically the same day as the Board of Trustees’ meeting, which, according to Ms. Knitter in this article, is where the fee increase was approved.Continue...

So I’ve graduated. So what?

It is Tuesday, May 11, 2004. I have finished my fourth and final year at Queen’s and at this very moment, I still don’t know what I’m going to be doing with the rest of my life.Continue...

Saving the rural route: a countryside in crisis

It ain’t easy to be a country girl sometimes. I’m from Watford, a little community in southwestern Ontario fettered by neither stoplight nor strip mall. My high school had fewer than 300 students and my teenage social life consisted of crop tours and shed parties.Continue...

What’s next? That’s not the question

The end is in sight. The countdown clock is ticking loudly. Spring, albeit with a detour or two, is finally here. Just as we have the least time to enjoy it, Kingston becomes beautiful. For those of us about to be certified, the uncertainty of the unknown looms, even for those confident in their future plans for work, school or gallivanting.Continue...

Giving credit where credit is due

Lately I’ve been thinking about all of the support staff that makes this University run smoothly. Professors receive recognition and respect, but what about everyone else?Continue...

Letters to the Editors

In response to Peter Jaworski and Chris Watt’s Features article “Warning: Scaring the Life out of Smokers,” I question the degree of concern many Queen’s students have for their own long-term health. It is disheartening for me to see people making a joke out of cigarette warning labels which represent the truth about the addiction, truths that may personally affect many Queen’s students in years to come.Continue...

Alliance downfall is talk of the Day

One year ago, Stockwell Day was on top of the world. He had just been elected leader of the re-born Canadian Reform/ Alliance party, was riding high in the polls, and things looked bright for the future of the Alliance. What a difference a year makes.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

Hi. My name is Lorie and I wanted to ask you how you can be so rude about certain movies. Save The Last Dance was really, really good. In fact, it is my new favourite movie.

You may not have liked it because you aren’t young enough, but I know my grandmother loved it too.

After I saw it, I was really glad I was going dancing. That movie gave me a lot of energy and I was glad it was created. It had good actresses and actors in it.Continue...

Many reasons to march

The question still stands. Why march? In the past few weeks Pride Parades have been held in various cities, including Kingston.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

This is a warning—keep your doors locked. With the weather getting warmer people are inclined to leave their doors and windows open but take my advice and don’t take the risk.

Last week on William Street there was more than one attempted break-in.

Fortunately the thieves were foiled by a neighbour who noticed some sketchy looking characters peering in the windows of a house. She bravely confronted them and chased them down the street. I would like to congratulate her for her courage.Continue...

Grads must live up to their diploma

For current Queen’s students, and staff, convocation is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates and to wish them well as they embark on a new stage in their lives.Continue...

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