Editorials Archive: 2010

Man up? Moan less

In an editorial published Oct. 2, the Toronto Star’s Robert Cribb considers the current plight of the masculine image.Continue...

Fauxcoming still going

Regardless of a decrease in numbers for attendance and arrests compared to previous years, this year’s party on Aberdeen St. was no triumph for Queen’s or for the city of Kingston.Continue...

Prostitution: on in Ontario

An Ontario Superior Court judge struck down a major portion of the province’s prostitution law on Tuesday.Continue...

Cough-out smoking ads

The federal government has said it needs more time to consider how to move forward with more aggressive anti-smoking advertising measures.Continue...

Don’t log in, hang out

Here’s a story that I’m sure we can all relate to. You’re at a party at some friend-of-a-friend’s house and you’ve had a bit to drink. You meet some great people, and of course, as soon as you get home, you add all of them on Facebook.Continue...

One child, many troubles

Thirty years after China’s “one-child” policy was first introduced, the Chinese government has started to consider relaxing the rules in some provinces, the Globe and Mail reported Sunday.Continue...

Places in your spaces

IPhone-owning Facebook users may quickly become the most visible users of the popular social networking site, due to a new feature made available Friday. Facebook’s “Places” feature allows a user with Facebook’s iPhone application to use the phone’s GPS to broadcast his or her location—following pre-input landmarks—to update his or her Facebook profile in real-time.Continue...

Celeb news, isn’t

As an assistant news editor I am generally told what is newsworthy. But that doesn’t stop me from being horrified by what the general public looks for in the news.Continue...

Getting short about form

As first-year students adjust to the Queen’s community every September, they never suffer a lack of acronyms. JDUC, QCARD, AMS—the list goes on. An article published in Intelligent Life magazine’s autumn edition considers the growing usage of acronyms like these.Continue...

Learning levels-up

Students at the University of Calgary may soon find themselves hard-pressed to escape the distraction of video games—even at the library. While some may criticize the University of Calgary’s new collection, it’s encouraging that the library recognizes that playing video games doesn’t have to mean playing around.Continue...

Fashion’s curve ball

I’m sure I’m not alone in flipping through this month’s issue of Vogue with a feeling of excitement and relief at the article “Va Va Boom,” which explores the increasing number of runway shows that are using curvier models instead of teenage waifs.Continue...

Globe spins too far

In an article published Sept. 18, the Globe and Mail considered the status of Queen’s University’s reputation as an academic institution in which the least-representative elements of the Queen’s community are implicitly set up to stand for the whole.Continue...

Upselling’s downside

If you’ve ever gone shopping, I’m sure you’ve experienced something called the ‘upsell’: the wonderfully irritating efforts of sales clerks to offer you every useless bell and whistle imaginable at the checkout.Continue...

Stay abreast of reality

While it is easy to understand that some individuals might be uncomfortable seeing the breast or nipple of a stranger, it’s up to the individual to negotiate his or her discomfort.Continue...

First aid for last call

The British Red Cross is promoting a new campaign intended to teach children how to help those suffering asthma attacks, epileptic seizures and other injuries. The most interesting component of the campaign is its emphasis on dealing with alcohol-related issues.Continue...

Get in bed with Eds

Almost immediately after starting at the Journal, I realized that many people don’t understand how editorials are generated. As the year begins, I want to address the most common misconceptions in order to spare our regular readers unnecessary confusion.Continue...

Software’s hard news

In a decision made Friday, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal concluded that software developers can place restrictions on the use of their products.Continue...

Lectures lack lustre

Though lectures will always be a necessary teaching method, they must be properly taught and supplemented with more modern teaching tools.Continue...

Refuse back-to-school blues

It’s easy to suggest in the mellow days before classes start that what students really need to do is take a deep breath or something equally useless, but what I think students really need to do is put things in perspective.Continue...

Don’t judge Douglas

A Manitoba associate chief justice is facing calls for her resignation in a controversy around a series of sexually explicit photographs that were posted online.Continue...

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