Opinions

Talking Heads: Should some Halloween costumes be off-limits?

“There should be boundaries around sensitive topics.” Suzanne Breen, ConEd ’18

“I think Halloween’s a time when things should be taken lightly.” Meagan Norris, ArtSci '17...Continue...

Letter to the editor: October 30

The new government has some real work to do, but so do we.Continue...

It’s been eight years coming

The longest, most expensive and quite possibly the most important Canadian federal election is finally over.Continue...

Talking Heads: What do you think of the coverage of Justin Trudeau’s looks?

“It’ll fade and hopefully his leadership will shine through." Andrea Vovk, ArtSci ’18

“He has nice hair.” Ryan Thistlethwaite, ArtSci ’16

“Americans take...Continue...

The AMS must safeguard student-run institutions

Changes to the structure of the Non-Academic Discipline (NAD) system at Queen’s are compromising the quality of the system itself and revealing insufficient leadership in the AMS.Continue...

Letter to the editor: Diversity at Queen's — A Contrarian's Experience

After reading Vishmayaa Jeyamoorthy’s article in the Oct. 16th issue of The Queen’s Journal, I felt I should share my rather different experience as “A brown face in a white place” (the title of Jeyamoorthy’s article), albeit as a faculty member at Queen's.Continue...

Part 3: What Harper means for the youth vote

There appears to be only one kind of student voting at Queen’s University: an “anything but Harper” voter.Continue...

Talking Heads: How 'bout them Blue Jays?

“It was poetic justice." Josh Bond, ArtSci ’18

“I thought we played really well. I think that Toronto didn’t react very well when baseball was baseball.” Blair Stevens,...Continue...

Assistance required

It’s no secret that Queen’s isn’t the most accessible campus, but what they lack in accessibility, they make up for in accommodation.Continue...

Letter to the editor: Queen's deserves better

The Queen’s Journal has made the editorial decision to exclude Elizabeth May and the Green Party from its coverage of the party leaders.Continue...

Part 2: What Trudeau means for the youth vote

Anything but Conservative has become the mantra of this election. Canadians are desperate for change, and talk of ‘strategic voting’ — that is, backing the candidate most likely to defeat Harper — is in the air.Continue...

Talking Heads: Will you be voting in Kingston or your hometown riding?

“Kingston, because I don't live in Canada otherwise." Anna Muizniekz, ArtSci ’16

“I’m voting in Kingston.” Erl Etorma, ArtSci ’16

“Probably at home just...Continue...

Taking self-care seriously

More people are coming to understand mental health as existing on a spectrum: with debilitating mental illness on one side and mental wellness on the other.Continue...

Talking Heads: Who are you looking forward to seeing at QPOP?

“I'm excited to see Devan and Khalid." Edward Chen, ArtSci ’16

"Born Ruffians." Danielle Laver, ArtSci '16

“The Elwins Erin Hand, ArtSci '16

...Continue...

Part 1: What Mulcair means for the youth vote

At a time when low voter turnout among Canadian youth makes us an unattractive target for politicians, NDP leader Tom Mulcair views young people as a legitimate voting population.Continue...

Talking Heads: How do you find balance?

“I FaceTime my mom every day." Kelli Cole, ArtSci ’16

"Anything you're passionate about." Duncan White, ArtSci '18

“I just write everything down." Kelsey...Continue...

Reporting system is broken

In the last few months, I’ve read with interest articles in the Journal regarding Dr. Mort Shirkhanzadeh and his concerns over research integrity, and the various Letters to the Editor on the subject.Continue...

September 25: Letter to the editor

It should come as no surprise that I completely disagree with the Journal’s assessment of the email I sent to the student body on Sept. 10.Continue...

Talking Heads: How many coffees do you drink in a day?

“I quit drinking coffee because I was drinking way too much.” Jake Ruddy, ArtSci ’16

"Two.” Kate O'Brien, ArtSci '17

“I'm actually addicted to tea. I drink four to five...Continue...

Several steps forward, one step back

I’ve never been so happy to see a downpour on a Saturday night. At that point, I knew we were in the clear.Continue...

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