Editorials Archive: 2012

Too little, too late

Kingston’s new garbage bag policy is helping to move the City in a more sustainable and environmentally-conscious direction, but without adequate student consultation, the bylaw lacks crucial concessions to accommodate students.Continue...

All or nothing

What do cheating on a test, washing your hands and a donkey have in common? They all involve some element of half-assery.Continue...

Speak up

The subject of sexual assaults is an uneasy one to approach, but, that kind of thinking is what keeps us from supporting the victims and giving them the courage to speak up.Continue...

Commitment to clarity

The recently announced restoration of admissions to the Fine Arts program for 2013 is shrouded in mystery, demonstrating a lack of transparency from university administrators that has become a troubling trend.Continue...

Accelerated growth

The Arts and Science Faculty Board’s recent proposal to implement an accelerated medical program at Queen’s is innovative, but requires more consideration.Continue...

More than money

There’s no way to define what the best job is, but, there is such a thing as the best job for you. Ultimately, people shouldn’t sacrifice their talents and sanity for the sake of financial security.Continue...

Men have right to safe space

The allocation of $30,000 of student funding to the creation of a men’s centre at Simon Fraser University has been finalized after the University’s Student Society Treasurer proposed the initiative.Continue...

Students deserve a genuine Homecoming

The University Council’s recent decision to recommend the restoration of Homecoming is long overdue. It indicates an important shift in the University’s treatment of its students.Continue...

No more excuses

Around this time last year I walked into the JDUC’s McLaughlin Room in anticipation of attending my first town hall meeting — it was to solicit student input on the changes to the minimum tuition payment deadline.Continue...

Darts and laurels 2011-12

Darts: Suspension of Fine Art admissions: The administration’s decision to notify the 107 BFA students of their program’s suspension via email was ridiculous. Overall the situation lacked student consultation and transparency.Continue...

Pageant rules need revamp

Miss Universe Canada announced on March 23 that 23-year-old contestant Jenna Talackova was removed from the competition for failing to comply with the competition’s guidelines. Contestants need to be “natural-born females,” and Talackova is transgender.Continue...

More than human

Humans it seems are becoming more mechanized.

Technology is allowing us to progress farther than we ever have before, but I worry that our advancements have outstripped our humanity.Continue...

Pinterest makes progress

Social media site Pinterest adjusted its Terms of Service to ban all content that encourages self-harm and self-abuse. The March 23 announcement follows a similar move from Tumblr in February.Continue...

Think first, then protest

Though university students are often touted as some of the most tolerant individuals in society, recently students have proven that they aren’t always open to contentious discussions.Continue...

Charity campaign needs to improve

Thirteen Queen’s law students lived outside from March 11 to 15 to take part in the national 5 Days for the Homeless campaign.Continue...

London riot not an anomaly

St. Patrick’s Day festivities included the usual blend of mirth and drinking last weekend, but at Fanshawe College in London, Ont., celebrations in the student neighborhood turned into a riot.Continue...

Decision needed more feedback

When the Journal’s Editorial Board voted on whether or not co-curricular records should be introduced at Queen’s, the votes were evenly split and four people were undecided.Continue...

Vroom vroom

The automobile is under attack and one of the victims is the Chevrolet Volt.Continue...

Mental health still a priority

A mental health forum held on March 7 in the JDUC had a low turnout, with only 30 people in attendance. The poor showing prompted concerns that mental health issues are no longer a priority for students.Continue...

Senate justified in hiring lawyer

The University will hire a lawyer who will be tasked with examining Queen’s policy on program suspension. The third-part input is being sought after a motion was passed at a Feb. 28 Senate meeting.Continue...

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