Editorials Archive: 2012

Sweet talk

Artificial sweeteners are a misunderstood scientific breakthrough. Unfortunately scientists and the government aren’t vocal enough to alleviate our safety concerns.Continue...

Libraries need to evolve

Toronto’s public libraries may soon use advertising to combat budgetary shortcomings.Continue...

Undergrad needs four years

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities has floated some ideas concerning post-secondary education reform.

Suggestions include a three-year bachelor’s degree, year-round class and allowing students to earn half of their credits online.

These are changes that need to be resisted in order to protect the integrity, depth and breadth of a four-year bachelor’s degree.Continue...

We need to talk

I’m tired of talking about the weather. I don’t want to discuss Gap sales or gas prices either.
I refuse to be an active participant in this generation’s semantic drudge.Continue...

TTC suggestion tactless

The shooting of a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway fare collector on Sunday has raised concerns about the safety of transit workers, and prompted Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to suggest the TTC pursue automated fare collection.Continue...

Forget about WiFi woes

On Monday, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) called on schools to prohibit the installation of WiFi, citing increased risk of brain cancer.Continue...

Stop digging

This semester marks the first opportunity to receive the 30 per cent off Ontario tuition grant — a promise the Liberals made this fall in provincial elections.Continue...

Judge's ruling just

Leroy Smickle was taking pictures of himself looking “cool” for his Facebook profile when police stormed into the room. He was wearing boxer shorts, a tank top and sunglasses and wielded a loaded gun, reported the National Post on Feb. 13.Continue...

Donation would better serve HCDS

Bell Canada has pledged $1 million over the next five years to create a mental health and anti-stigma research chair at Queen’s.Continue...

Don't buy in

It’s Women’s Worth Week at Queen’s, meaning that for the next three days events are held to encourage men to think more critically about how they treat women.Continue...

Don't tune out CFRC

CFRC and the AMS Board of Directors are at odds after a disagreement over the campus radio station’s management structure. The situation shows the Board’s tendency to overstep its role without soliciting necessary input.Continue...

ORT donation builds bridge

This year’s on-campus concert earned $5,000 during Frosh Week 2011. The

money was donated to Kingston General Hospital with an intended focus on youth mental health.Continue...

Stop watching

Reality television that portrays people in unflattering situations isn’t a new phenomenon. In recent years though, shows that document people’s strange, erratic behaviour have seen tremendous viewership.Continue...

CSIS policy unacceptable

Information gathered through torture can be used by Canadian security officials, thanks to a directive that allows for flexibility in particular situations.Continue...

Senator's comment distracts from issue

Conservative Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu stirred up controversy when he said that prisoners convicted of murder should be given the tools to commit suicide.Continue...

Ban still not good enough

The decision to extend an alcohol-in-residence ban to Frosh Week 2012 is a discouraging sign from Queen’s administration.Continue...

Empty rhetoric

Stephen Harper’s speech at last week’s Crown-First Nations Summit in Ottawa didn’t directly address any real concerns. On Jan. 31 global developmental studies professor Robert Lovelace gave a talk about the situation in Attawapiskat.Continue...

Campaign an insult game

Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) will no longer collect a $4 opt-outable student fee. On Wednesday, 62 per cent of voters cast ballots against the fee that has been in place since 1992. Until now, it was successfully renewed every three years.Continue...

Shafias convicted, not Islam

For the past three months, every detail of the Shafia trial has been reported.

On Sunday, Mohammad Shafia, Tooba Mohammad Yahya and Hamed Mohammad Shafia were each convicted of four counts of first degree murder.Continue...

Be better

At last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Stephen Harper revealed plans to aggressively export Canada’s natural resources to China while tightening immigration laws, retirement income support and health care.Continue...

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