March 30, 2017

Editorials Archive: 2001

Why no Sheerios?

There are two things that fascinate me about it: the randomness of the issue itself, and the fact no one appears to have noticed it. Except me, of course, who managed to take note of it in a flash of brilliance.Continue...

Missing the real story

If all publicity is good publicity, the anti-globalization movement should be in great shape.

The violence and destruction surrounding the major international summit meetings in Seattle, Prague, Quebec City, Gothenberg and Genoa have certainly attracted public attention to the protestors. The beating of sleeping protestors and the death of protestor Carlo Guiliani at the G8 summit in Italy two weeks ago created the most exciting headlines yet for the media industry.Continue...

False advertising 101

Interested in taking the History of the Vietnam War, History 264? Or how about Ancient Humour, Classics 205? Well, too bad.Continue...

No stop in sight

When I moved into my first student house at the corner of Frontenac and Earl streets in 1999, I thought I would learn about bill payments, loan negotiation and how to make my mother’s cheese sauce. Instead, I have gotten a lesson in the painful distinction between the bureaucratic process and common sense. The lack of traffic control where I live is a dangerous problem with an obvious solution—a solution which local politicians have made far too complicated.Continue...

That joke was not funny

It’s difficult not to encounter pornography when surfing the web.

But up until last week, our student government was making accessing porn that much easier.Continue...

Neither was this one...

Mel Lastman’s mouth has landed him in hot water. Again.

The Toronto mayor’s comments about cannibalistic “natives” in Mombassa, Kenya “dancing around” while boiling him in a pot is a blunder of monumental consequence.

It was also an ignorant, harmful and racist act.Continue...

Nuts to Gimmicks

For three years, The Brass pub has served as something of a second home for me. When school is stressful, or when I simply want to relax and have a few drinks with friends, The Brass has always been a place where I can count on a comfortable atmosphere and a table to open up before too long. It lacks the frenzied atmosphere of Stages or the painfully image—conscious crowd of The Shot, and the beer is cheap. It's a bar, plain and simple, and I like it.Continue...

Give us some credit

Two weeks ago, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced in the provincial budget that parents who send their children to private schools will be eligible for a tax credit of up to $3,500. Teachers’ unions have denounced the credit as an attack on public education, but Flaherty has defended the incentive, saying “this is not about reducing funding for public education.” We beg to differ.Continue...

Explain, Doctor Leggett

Thursday afternoon in Jock Harty Arena, Principal Leggett will bestow an honourary doctorate degree on Catherine Brooks for her lifetime of work in aboriginal women’s shelters.

The moment he does so, he will also dishonour all of Queen’s University.Continue...

Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey

Every day I feel more torn. I'm being split from the left and the right.

After years of giving credence to all issues based on ideology, I'm throwing in the towel and issuing an official statement of non-alignment.Continue...

Added incentive

AMS president Paul Heisler wrote to all qlink email addresses on Tuesday, offering free movie passes at Cineplex Odeon. Journal readers will also have noticed a full-page ad in Tuesday's paper offering the chance to shape the future of Queen's and win a trip to Florida.Continue...

Til death do us part

By way of a loophole in Ontario marriage law, two gay couples, Kevin Bourassa and Joseph Varnell, and Anne and Elaine Vautour, were married in Toronto's Metropolitan Community Church by Rev. Brent Hawkes.Continue...