Editorials Archive: 2008

Here’s to posterity

There’s a bookshelf at the Journal house that stores decades’ worth of previous volumes of this newspaper in bound copies.Continue...

Intergroup overreaction

Queen’s Intergroup Dialogue Program has garnered national criticism since it was reported in the Queen’s Gazette Nov. 10.Continue...

Don’t budge on academics

Last week, Principal Tom Williams announced that a 15 per cent budget cut will be applied to all faculties and units of the University, including the administration, over the next three years.Continue...

Something’s gotta give

This week, Queen’s was featured on the front page of multiple national newspapers.Continue...

Age doesn’t drive ability

A proposed law targeting Ontario’s young drivers could put more restrictions on their licences, the Toronto Star reported Nov. 17.Continue...

Homecoming going awry

Homecoming weekend will be cancelled and replaced with a Spring Reunion for at least the next two years, Principal Tom Williams announced earlier this week.Continue...

Come in, don’t cop out

I have read every comment, every letter to the editor, responded to every phone call and every e-mail.Continue...

Same-sex, same respect

Californians narrowly voted in favour of constitutional amendment Proposition 8—banning same-sex marriage—last week. Same-sex civil unions will still be performed.Continue...

Dialogue can’t be forced

This week, Queen’s introduced the Intergroup Dialogue Program in the University’s residences, a pilot program intended to encourage student discussion on social issues, the Queen’s Gazette reported Nov. 10.Continue...

Election fever and rightly so

On Tuesday, Americans turned out in near-record numbers to elect Barack Obama as their next president.Continue...

JDUC should be rodent-free

Several weeks ago, the P&CC lost a $33,000 printer after rats chewed through the drink lines in the QP and pop leaked through the floor into the P&CC.Continue...

Failed fees fail arts groups

Last week, three opt-outable fees were voted down in the AMS Fall Referendum when they went up for renewal.Continue...

Fort of knowledge

I love ghost stories—or at least, I love entertaining the possibilities for both the goose bumps and the skepticism they inspire.Continue...

Website approach positive

Six Queen’s students launched the website saveourghetto.com on Monday, aimed at highlighting students’ contributions to the Kingston community.Continue...

Mantle must step down

At AMS Assembly last night AMS Council called for the resignation of ASUS President Jacob Mantle.Continue...

Let’s talk about sex

As the United States gets closer to election day, the F-word that has been thrown around throughout both campaigns is being evoked with more intensity than ever before.Continue...

Xbox only partly to blame

Police are investigating a possible connection between Xbox and 15-year-old Brandon Crisp’s disappearance from his home two weeks ago, CBC News reported Oct. 25.Continue...

Clothes don’t make woman

Sarah Palin’s wardrobe cost her party $150,000, the New York Times reported Oct. 23.Continue...

Professing my gratitude

Last month, I got a letter in the mail asking if I would be interested in writing a letter in support of a former professor who’s up for reappointment.Continue...

Grits’ time to turn new leaf

Liberal Stéphane Dion stepped down as party leader Monday.Continue...

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