Editorials Archive: 2011

Cop Flops

On Jan. 24, a Toronto police officer told a group of Osgoode law students that women could avoid sexual assault by not dressing like “sluts.” The officer, who has remained anonymous, was speaking at a campus safety meeting at York University in Toronto.Continue...

Please roll responsibly

An article published in the Toronto Star Feb. 28 explores a moral dilemma with a caffeinated twist.Continue...

Right-wing news blues

An editorial written by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and published by The Huffington Post on Feb. 28 considers the strengths of Canadian media.Continue...

Age of Rage

Verbal spewing somehow has a similar effect to vomiting after a night of drinking; it’s nice to get it out, it’s nice to complain. But why do we think anyone cares?Continue...

An unnecessary cost

The opening of the multi-million dollar facility marked the end of a process that began in 2008, when the municipal government purchased property owned by a local resident, Jimmy Massen, on which to build the site.Continue...

Surly about surnames

A Globe and Mail article published Feb. 14 discussed the first legal challenge to a 113 year-old Japanese civil law that forces married couples to choose one surname for both partners.Continue...

Food friendly

Opening the fridge, you can’t wait to see the bevy of delicious and fresh sustenance that awaits your consumption. But, not only is your fridge almost empty, the remaining food you do have is old, mouldy and starting to smell something fierce.Continue...

Hostile social climbers

New research focusing on teenage aggression and bullying has concluded that many problems originate from an unexpected group.Continue...

Flu myths flights of fancy

An article published in the Journal on Feb. 8 documented a downward trend in Canadian flu vaccinations, which showed a 10 per cent decrease this season.Continue...

Squirrels, oh my!

Everyone knows that Queen’s squirrels are special.Continue...

Carleton cuts Lifeline

Carleton University’s student government has upheld a previous decision to cut funding and remove the official club status of an anti-abortion group called Carleton Lifeline.Continue...

A Super Bowl of sin?

An article published by the CBC considers the Super Bowl and comes to a gloomy conclusion on what the event shows us about human nature.Continue...

Ambition mission

Have you ever realized there are only a couple hundred people in this school? Or so you’d think if you pay even passing attention to student politics.Continue...

Net becomes a snare

A controversial decision altering billing for internet providers made by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has sparked anger across the country. The CRTC announced Tuesday that large telecommunications companies can begin charging smaller subsidiaries on a per-gigabyte basis for Internet bandwidth sold to consumers.Continue...

Going green gets mean

Many claim that environmental responsibility is an issue that suffers from a lack of awareness. A story published in the National Post on Jan. 31 highlights a Laval, Que. school for adopting what many view as heavy-handed environmental measures.Continue...

Pain’s gains

The English language is made up of thousands of words that can make an almost infinite number of phrases and sayings. Out of these myriad expressions there is one that I hate above all others: “why me?”Continue...

Team CES for AMS

The Journal feels that students’ votes are most effectively cast in support of Team CES.Continue...

Shame game

Have you ever had moments that just make you cringe? Yeah, we’ve all had those ohmygod-I-snorted-while-laughing-in-public or ohmygod-I-can’t-believe-I-drunkenly-cried-for-no-reason moments. We can all handle being embarrassed from time to time.Continue...

Student depression rises

An article published in the National Post on Jan. 24 described the unsettling results of a study focusing on student mental health.Continue...

Waste less, go tray-less

A pilot project by the Main Campus Residence Council’s Green Team made students eating at the West Campus cafeteria practice tray-less dining one day a week in an effort to reduce waste and energy consumption on campus.Continue...

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