Editorials Archive: 2012

Journal endorses GPP by single vote

Team GPP won the Journal’s endorsement by one vote.

Presidential candidate Rico Garcia, vice-presidential candidate of operations Duncan Peterson and vice-presidential candidate of university affairs T.K. Pritchard form a well-rounded, cohesive team.Continue...

Would-be homeless policy problematic

A paper commissioned by the University of Calgary suggests that paying people who own or rent property would combat homelessness.Continue...

Administration owes explanation

Since 2005, Queen’s students have paid a mandatory annual student fee of $70 to pay for the construction of the Queen’s Centre Phases 1, 2 and 3.Continue...

Obama-mania runs out

“Tonight, I want to speak about how we move forward and build a blueprint for an economy that’s built to last,” said U.S. President Barack Obama during Tuesday’s State of the Union Address to members of Congress.Continue...

Library has novel idea

On Saturday, Ottawa city libraries will host the Human Library, where patrons check out people instead of books. The volunteer-based program brings together a diverse group of about 60 people, including a pediatric neurosurgeon, an HIV-positive man and a prostitute.Continue...

Eyes open

Recent research from the University of Maryland points to growing numbers of pedestrians injured or killed while wearing headphones. According to the findings, published on Jan. 17 in Injury Prevention, the danger lies in two phenomena.Continue...

iEducation too expensive

On Thursday, Apple Inc. announced a plan to publish textbooks on iPads. With partners Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw-Hill Cos. and Pearson, the deal covers the production of about 90 per cent of U.S. textbooks.Continue...

Blackout sends a warning

On Wednesday a number of popular websites, including Wikipedia and Reddit, were blacked out. It was a decision made in protest of proposed U.S. legislation that could hinder free and open Internet access.Continue...

Corporate interest

Since October, the Journal has attempted to gain access to AMS credit card statements.Continue...

End unearned adulation

A new U.S. teaching policy is trading methods that boost children’s self-esteem for ones that encourage them to struggle and find the right answer.Continue...

Rich girl

Blue Ivy Carter entered the world like most celebrity babies, with a unique name and her own million dollar hospital wing.

The special treatment her parents, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, received at the hospital has stirred up controversy about equal access to health care.Continue...

Support for Scouts

A movement opposing the Girl Scouts of the USA’s policy on transgender children has been gaining momentum.Continue...

Rebate a success, for some

The 30 per cent Off Ontario Tuition Grant announced by Premier Dalton McGuinty on Jan. 9 is a win for students.Continue...

Eat close to home

Generations ago, enjoying a fresh strawberry sundae required patience until the next growing season. We take the availability of produce for granted without considering that several decades ago, eating summer fruit in winter was a luxury.Continue...

Five fixes for new year

The Journal lists the top five changes we want to see in 2012Continue...

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