Editorials Archive: 2008

Bump in n’ daily grind

Queen’s is like a small town. There’s no such thing as anonymity.Continue...

Soccer the draw, not sex

According to BBC News, South Africa might legalize prostitution when it hosts the World Cup in 2010.Continue...

Fake reporters a cop-out

An OPP officer posed as a journalist
during last year’s Aboriginal Day of Action protests to get to the front lines, courts heard last week.Continue...

Office-ally bored

This is the summer of my discontent.Continue...

Image concerns veil issues

Senator Barack Obama’s campaign volunteers prevented two of his supporters from sitting behind him during a rally June 16 because the women were wearing Islamic head scarves, the New York Times reported. The volunteer was worried the women, who would be on camera, would link the candidate to Islam.Continue...

Committee preach-y keen

This fall, the AMS Social Issues Commission will introduce a religious issues committee.Continue...

Nothing new at 19

I turn nineteen this week. Anyone who hears that immediately asks me where I will be going to celebrate
that night, and no one’s expecting me to say the name of a restaurant or that I have the party room booked at the local bowling alley or laser-tag joint—they’re waiting to hear which bar I’ve chosen.Continue...

The benefits of experience

Tom Williams, yesterday made Queen’s 19th principal, seems to have filled the position with an unlooked for amount of enthusiasm. And we appreciate that. It’s certainly not a job we would want.Continue...

Petulant policies

According to Friday’s New York Times, the Bush administration has a policy of sending out mass e-mails when there’s a news report it doesn’t agree with or when a Democrat makes a comment it doesn’t like.Continue...

Unengaging resignation

Amid campus controversy and national media coverage, Principal Karen Hitchcock announced she’s withdrawing her reappointment request yesterday in a University-wide e-mail.Continue...

All across the universe

It’s the end of my second year of university, and I’m having an existential crisis. Okay, so I’m not exactly Simone de Beauvoir.

All right, I’m nothing like Simone de Beauvoir. Still, something hasn’t been sitting right lately. I’m restless, withdrawn and can’t shake the feeling that I’m missing out on something.Continue...

Darts & laurels 2007-08

The Journal presents this year's headline darts and laurels.Continue...

Full disclosure, please

The RCMP has started concealing information on Taser use: they won’t reveal injuries related to Taserings, duration of shocks, whether the Tasered individual was armed, precise dates of the firings and what methods police tried before using the Taser.Continue...

Time for last call, QTS

Every year, Queen’s Telefundraising Services (QTS) calls thousands of Queen’s alumni, eliciting donations that go primarily towards services such as libraries, athletics and scholarships. QTS has a database of about 80,000 alumni and is aiming to raise $700,000 for the Annual Fund this year, which goes towards University operations.Continue...

SGPS needs final stance

The Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) said last week it has no plans to contribute the $4.5 million from them outlined in the Queen’s Centre budget.Continue...

Writing to reach me

In those awkward, self-aware years between childhood and adulthood, when I was buying Seventeen magazines in order to imagine the life of a 17-year-old and keeping copious records of descriptions of boys I liked, friends who had betrayed me and arguments with parents, it seemed as though I was alwaysContinue...

Olympic-sized dissent

Protests against Chinese rule of Tibet began March 10 and have escalated into violent revolts resulting in the lockdown of the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. Violence has since spilled over into neighbouring Chinese provinces and spread on Monday to China’s capital city, Beijing.Continue...

Little late on Kosovo

Foreign Affairs Minister Maxime Bernier announced the Canadian government’s recognition of Kosovo’s independence Tuesday, a full month after the Balkan country unilaterally declared its independence.Continue...

Non-athlete of the week

For those who aren’t well-versed in obscure holidays, today is International Ask a Question Day. It’s also Pi Day, National Potato Chip Day and, celebrated “in the crevices of your black soul,” Emo Day. So many reasons to rejoice! In recognition of the art of curiosity, I have a question: does Toronto have a CFL team?Continue...

Cash rewards flunk out

New York City has started to pay students to get good grades. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein propelled the program, which began this school year. The city has so far handed out more than $500,000 to 5,237 students.Continue...

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