Editorials Archive: 2000

Lone Forgiveness

This past Sunday, at a committee meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Prague, Canadian Finance Minister Paul Martin issued a proposal that surprised the 14 representatives from the world's wealthiest countries. This proposal calls for an immediate moratorium on the repayment of debts by Third World countries.Continue...

Take Back the Men?

This past weekend, over one hundred proud women from the Kingston and Queen's communities, marched through Kingston's streets chanting "no more patriarchy, no more shit."Continue...

My Olympic Glory

I'm not an athlete by any stretch of the imagination, but boy oh boy, do I ever love to watch sports on T.V. As long as it's not baseball or football, I have no problem with spending an entire day in front of the television cheering on Canada's finest. That's why the Olympics are like Christmas for me. With the exception of baseball, I'll watch whatever Olympic activity the networks deem worthy of my attention.Continue...

Shooting The Star

Last Monday, the readership program between TorStar and Queen's kicked-off, and students are now able to get their hands on their first free copies of The Toronto Star. According to The Star, the program is not intended to expand their readership, but rather to keep people reading news in general. However, it appears that that means just more people reading The Star's news, and fewer people reading student publications.Continue...

In search of our Roots

Our proud Olympians entered into Sydney's extravagant opening ceremonies a little under-dressed in their hip Roots gear — despite the less-favorable, sexual use of the word on the island continent.Continue...

Canada’s Man

Last week the news of Pierre Elliott Trudeau's illness spread with the same fever and intensity that he created in 1966 when he stepped onto the Canadian political-landscape. Millions of Canadians sent their condolences, flooded the steps of his Montreal home, and collectively tried to imagine a Canada without Trudeau — what they realized is that, regardless of Trudeau's health, such a Canada simply does not exist.Continue...

Rethinking AIDS

South African President Thabo Mbeki recently drew harsh criticism from around the world by organizing a conference of 500 AIDS researchers. These researchers constitute the loudest voice speaking out today against the accepted view that the HIV virus causes AIDS.Continue...

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This year’s Tricolour Yearbook looks great. Editor-in-chief Ben Arkin made good on his promise of last year to do away with the “high-schoolish” look of recent yearbooks, and he oversaw the production of a pleasing reminder of 1999-2000 at Queen’s. For some students, at least.Continue...

If only for the sake of legacy

In 1969, Neil Armstrong left a footprint on the surface of the moon to mark his visit well into the future. A symbol, that has forever left its mark on humanity's view of space exploration. And rightly so, as the quest for perpetuity is a normal human drive, these astronauts meant to embody their achievements as something more tangible.Continue...

Gimme a break, Scottie

There's some bad blood in the William Shatner building at McGill, and it shouldn’t have made as much national press as it has.

Heavy-handed grandstanding on the part of the McGill student union, and apparent stubbornness on the part of a student-run paper have given other student papers around Canada, including The Journal, a meaty story to sink their teeth into.Continue...

Nice ol’ college try

True to a campaign promise of the AMS executive, the Campus Activities Commission is offering a series of extra-curricular courses called 'Q College.'Continue...

Java Caveat

In July 1997, the Queen's Journal reported that a Starbuck's Coffee Co. kiosk was set to open in the foyer of Stauffer Library. It didn't.

Then president of the Alma Mater Society, Maynard Plant, said the Starbuck's proposal from food-service provider Marriott "smacked of impropriety." What right did Marriott have, Plant asked, to invite a major multinational corporation to hawk its wares in our academic nerve centre?Continue...

Mind the gap

As everybody living on Johnson Street knows the city has decided to proceed with construction in the Student Village during one of this area’s busiest times. Neither torn up streets on move-in day, the negative effect on parking, nor the early morning wake-up calls with a jack-hammer are beneficial to the needs and wants of Queen's students. Admittedly this is a burden to those students who live in and around this area, but negative feelings toward the City of Kingston should be reserved for a time when they are better deserved.Continue...

Surviving Reality

Now that Richard has fattened himself back up on a million dollars worth of Twinkies and all Joel's friends are sick and tired of his ‘this time on the island…’ stories, millions across America have been left with a large hole to fill in their Wednesday nights and perhaps their lives.Continue...