Editorials Archive: 2010

Infirm, not informed?

An article published in the Oct. 30 edition of the Toronto Star described the voting experience of 99 year-old Scarborough resident Irene Moore.Continue...

Online in the real world

Technology will only become more efficient and omniscient as time goes on and I hope our personal skills will follow suit.Continue...

Learning to listen

A communication barrier, affects both the student and the instructor, and poses challenges each side must be willing to tackle. This applies to any communication issue, whether it be an accent, a quiet voice or a tendency to speed through material.Continue...

Aggression on ice

Parents of minor hockey players in Calgary must take part in a mandatory, hour-long presentation before their children can hit the ice this season.Continue...

Women can’t win

A little while ago I opened two different newspapers to find two very different messages discussing the role of women in leadership.Continue...

Scouts policy lacks merit

The Boy Scouts of America have forbidden a man from holding a leadership role with the organization due to his sexual orientation.Continue...

Star eclipsed by Globe

In the midst of the controversy surrounding former Canadian Forces Colonel Russell Williams, a dispute has sprung up between two major news outlets covering the case.Continue...

The long and short of it

North American society is obsessed with instant gratification, even though true satisfaction should come from long-term dedication.Continue...

Last doesn’t lack lustre

Ontario municipal elections will take place on Monday, October 25. The Journal’s editorial board sat down with the six candidates running in the City of Kingston’s mayoral race. Each candidate was asked an identical set of three questions, which focused on student housing issues, Town-Gown relations and public transportation.Continue...

I don’t get the message

Last week, Queen’s Alive President Zuza Kurzawa was arrested on the University of Ottawa campus along with five Carleton students under the Trespass to Property Act.Continue...

Safe Exit has risks

Australian doctor Philip Nitschke led the city’s first “Safe Exit” workshop, which provides individuals with reliable and comprehensive advice on methods to end their own lives.Continue...

Rx for disaster

An article published on Oct. 15 in the Journal considered the ongoing use and abuse of prescription drugs at Queen’s. It’s tempting to blame the increasing recreational usage of these drugs on over-prescription or the growing pressures of the academic lifestyle, but it speaks more to a general ignorance of the real risks of abusing prescription medication.Continue...

Don’t let go of tradition

When I was young, it was a tradition at my house to watch Hockey Night in Canada every weekend, something we still do to this day. Reflecting on this family tradition after visiting home for Thanksgiving weekend, I realized that people of my generation lack a sense of community and tradition.Continue...

US military advances

An American judge has ordered the Pentagon end its ban preventing openly homosexual or bisexual men and women serving in the military.Continue...

Being sad isn’t all bad

In an article published in Monday’s Globe and Mail, Sarah Hampson considers the overlooked value of one of humanity’s less appreciated emotions: sorrow.Continue...

My eight foot spear

I started throwing in high school when I was helping my Dad clean out my Grandmother’s loft. I moved away a dusty old bin and there it was: a relic from days past. From the first glance I had of that gleaming metallic wonder I knew I had to throw it soaring through the air.Continue...

Reading Shirvell’s drivel

The blog, titled “Chris Armstrong Watch”, refers to the openly gay president of the University of Michigan’s student assembly. Shirvell has used this blog to attack Armstrong, whom he accuses of a laundry list of indiscretions.Continue...

Shocking film just isn’t

In one of the most controversial studies of the 1960s, Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram showed that authority figures can often override an individual’s moral beliefs, even leading them to kill a complete stranger.Continue...

Tri-cycle the bicycle

Stereotypes of riders have built up some dangerous perceptions among non-cyclists. The notion that cyclists are non-taxpaying, un-licensed, rule-breaking pests is pure ignorance. Many cyclists are also drivers, fully aware of the rules of the road. And as citizens, cyclists also pay local taxes. The bottom line is this: we don’t just need more cyclists. What we need are more drivers to become cyclists.Continue...

Getting a grip on teaching

Britain’s secretary for education has promised to make physical contact guidelines for teachers more transparent and less restricting. Michael Gove insisted that current school-specific rules that forbid instructors from touching students impair a teacher’s ability to do his or her job.Continue...

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