Editorials Archive: 2009

Re-evaluate the anthem

After more than a year without the national anthem, students at Belleisle Elementary School in New Brunswick will begin singing O Canada every morning again, CTV News reported Feb. 1.Continue...

Don’t rant, just write

One of our most notorious sportswriters is Jay Mariotti, formerly of the Chicago Sun-Times and currently of AOL Sports.Continue...

Child porn charges justified

Six Pennsylvania teenagers are facing charges for creating and possessing nude photos on their cellphones, the New York Times reported Jan. 27.Continue...

Veggie ad distasteful, fun

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)’s commercial for this Sunday’s Super Bowl has been banned by network NBC for being too sexual, the UK Guardian reported Jan. 28.Continue...

Don’t go on offensive

I have to say, even before coming to Queen’s, I was never afraid of contention.Continue...

AMS teams let us down

The Journal’s editorial board voted to endorse a candidate team.Continue...

Winning read(er)s

I know most of us don’t have time to read for pleasure.Continue...

Hate-filled names abusive

A man whose three children are named after prominent World War II Nazi leaders had the kids removed from his home Jan. 9, the New York Times reported Jan. 19.Continue...

Honour Sutherland legacy

Queen’s Board of Trustees deferred to the principal a proposal to name a building on campus after alumnus and benefactor Robert Sutherland, the Globe and Mail reported Jan. 19.Continue...

Digest your education

Reflecting on the fall term, I realize that my university experience has involved considerable hours of chewing and barely any swallowing.Continue...

Father doesn’t know best

Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, is under review by a Toronto District School Board (TDSB) committee after a parent filed a complaint that the book was anti-religious fundamentalism and anti-women, the Toronto Star reported Jan. 14.Continue...

Make meal plan optional

Long-term consumption of Sodexo cafeteria food is unhealthy for students.Continue...

Divesting from ethics

In March 2008, one year after students successfully convinced the University to divest from PetroChina and China Petroleum, companies complicit in the ongoing genocide in Darfur, the administration told the Journal it would bring a draft statement on ethical investing to the May 2008 Board of Trustees meeting. May came and went, however, without the appearance of any such draft.Continue...

B.C. has stake in Olympics

Vancouver city council is asking the province for permission to borrow up to $458 million to finish building the Olympic Village, CBC News reported Monday.Continue...

ASUS advisor redundant

The Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) is hiring a diversity and equity advisor to fulfill part of its three-point Leading Action on Diversity plan.Continue...

My BlackBerry, myself

Over the winter break, I became one of many people worldwide who can walk into a room and pretend to be important.Continue...

Media needs nuanced view

Fighting continues in Gaza as both Israel and Hamas, the militant Palestinian political party that controls the region, ignored a United Nations resolution calling for a ceasefire last Friday, the Globe and Mail reported.Continue...

Faculties need web policy

A group of students taking the course NURS 403 have filed academic grievance complaints with the AMS over inconsistent evaluation.Continue...

In the Braille world

This week, people around the world celebrate the 200th anniversary of Louis Braille’s birth.Continue...

York must strike a bargain

After more than 60 days out of school, the York Federation of Students (YFS) handed copies of a 4,000-signature petition to the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 3903 and York University’s administration, asking for a quick end to CUPE’s strike, the Toronto Star reported Wednesday.Continue...

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