Editorials Archive: 2009

Second thoughts

Nostalgia is eroding away my cynical edge.Continue...

Vatican claim archaic

Last Sunday, a Vatican newspaper published an article naming the washing machine the greatest contribution to Western women’s liberation in the 20th century, the Globe and Mail reported Mar. 10.Continue...

SGPS apathy needs push

During their referendum Feb. 25 and 26, members of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) voted down the proposed Athletics and Recreation fee increase of $120 spread over three years.Continue...

Change of (plastic) heart

Sunday marks the 50th birthday party of one of North America’s most iconic women, but chances are a few people won’t make it onto the guest list.Continue...

Harper’s shift shows hope

Prime Minister Stephen Harper told a CNN interviewer that Canadian troops and their NATO allies can’t defeat the Taliban, the Globe and Mail reported Mar. 2.Continue...

Don’t set cuts in stone

Last week, after learning the University won’t receive any year-end operating money from the provincial government, Principal Tom Williams announced further cuts to Queen’s operating budget in his three-year plan.Continue...

I’ll do it after this game

I was going to use this space to discuss graffiti in bathroom stalls, but then decided I didn’t care enough.Continue...

Selling jobs won’t pay off

Some charity organizations and for-profit companies are auctioning off unpaid student internships, the Globe and Mail reported Feb. 3.Continue...

Athletics needs team effort

The Department of Athletics and Recreation is proposing a $120 fee increase to maintain its programs.Continue...

Speaking the silence

I’m not here to debate the existence of racism at Queen’s.Continue...

Limit mark-ups, not prices

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s (HSF) new report, the price for healthy foods varies widely across Canada, the Globe and Mail reported Feb. 10.Continue...

AMS should MOUve aside

Last Thursday, AMS Assembly voted to allocate undergraduate students’ $25.5 million contribution to the Queen’s Centre to specific phases of the project.Continue...

Recession-proof your life

You can’t pick up a newspaper or turn on a TV these days without being faced with a grave fact: The world’s in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Depression.Continue...

Newsprint needs new ideas

Steve Coll, who spent 20 years working at the Washington Post, proposed introducing a non-profit model for newspaper operation in the ideas section of the New Yorker Jan. 28.Continue...

Reform grading system

Tenured professor Denis Rancourt was suspended by the University of Ottawa in December after promising to give all the students in his fourth-year physics class an A+ as their final grades, the Globe and Mail reported Feb. 6.Continue...

Voter's List

The election for the 2009-10 Journal editor(s) in chief will be held on Monday, Feb. 9 and Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 190 University Ave.Continue...

Just visiting

My little brother came to visit me last weekend.Continue...

Tighter law a good step

Canada’s new regulation, to come into effect in April, will set limits on who qualifies for citizenship, the Globe and Mail reported Feb. 3.Continue...

Ballot inside the box

Recent events have me pondering what four years of observing student elections has taught me.Continue...

Don’t play lone Woolf

Daniel Robert Woolf will become Queen’s 20th principal this September, Board of Trustees Chair Bill Young announced last Wednesday.Continue...

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