Editorials Archive: 2012

Fighting stigma

Mental illness stigma has been at the centre of frequent and ongoing dialogue at Queen’s.Continue...

Critical spirit

Queen’s has a celebrated school spirit, but few take time to think about its implications.Continue...

Workplace right to privacy

Privacy on the Internet should be a priority, even in the workplace.Continue...

Patriotic course

The history of Canada, with all its facets and complexities, should become a mandatory part of every high school student’s curriculum.Continue...

Easing accessibility digitally

By providing some post-secondary textbooks for free, the state of California will reverse some of the damage it’s done to students’ wallets in recent years.Continue...

Deserved compensation

The upcoming remuneration review should focus on limiting undue burden on AMS salaried student positions.Continue...

Good karma

Karma is more than just a saying — for me it’s a valuable way of life.Continue...

Publicity jump

Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking free-fall was a small step for man, but a giant leap for Red Bull’s corporate image.Continue...

Focus on prevention and punishment

The recent tragic suicide of 15-year-old Amanda Todd should lead to concrete, preventative solutions to cyberbullying and harsher punishments for its perpetrators.Continue...

Unanswered questions

The recently announced plan for the building of two new residences on main campus raises concerns about increasing enrolment at Queen’s and the repercussions that may accompany it — ones that wrongfully weren’t answered prior to this decision.Continue...

Fixed on flavour

I am what some might call a foodie, a moniker often found, rather unfortunately, sandwiched between colourful adjectives like “pretentious” and “snobby.”Continue...

AMS Board miscalculates with firing

The AMS Board of Directors’ decision to fire CFRC’s Business Manager was poorly executed and ultimately detrimental to the long-term viability of the radio station.Continue...

Campaign lacks even distribution

The University’s Initiative Campaign is a positive and logical move for the school, allowing it to capitalize on it’s most valuable resource — school spirit.Continue...

Positive priorities

The newly announced safety audit, which will be carried out by AMS’s Municipal Affairs Commission (MAC) in the coming month, is a positive, constructive initiative that should become a regular practice for the AMS.Continue...

IKEA image intact

If you step into a stranger’s house, you take off your shoes at the doorway.Continue...

Be kind

Sometimes a little kindness goes a long way.Continue...

Safety first

Members of the LGBTQ community deserve a safe space in high school.Continue...

Car chase suicide raises questions

A recent live car chase ending in the unexpected suicide of the individual being chased has raised questions about the media’s relationship to violence.Continue...

Abstract realities

Professor Christine Overall recently called on individuals to view childbirth through a lens of ethics instead of biological destiny during a talk she gave at Queen’s. Many of the concerns she raised are inapplicable to real life and, ultimately, don’t explore some of the more tangible nuances of the debate surrounding the ethics of childrearing.Continue...

Needless spending

A mandatory class in equity or women’s studies may create more discussion surrounding issues of sexual assault and violence, but is unlikely to provide a realistic solution to the problems that York University faces.Continue...

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