Editorials Archive: 2013

Unextraordinary league, indeed

A female Queen’s student was recently rejected from joining the League of Unextraordinary Gentlemen (LUG), a Kingston hockey league run by former Queen’s students, but not associated with the University.Continue...

Popular pollution

Music is very important to me. That’s why when I see mainstream performers like Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber shocking an audience to create viral attention, I feel it cheapens the experience.Continue...

Possible abuse with taser use

Peel Regional Police recently tasered an 80-year-old woman named lole Pasquale, who has dementia and wandered away from her Mississauga home late at night. While she was allegedly carrying a knife which she “wouldn’t relinquish,” this event should make all Ontarians wary of the fact that more front-line police officers will be carrying tasers in this province.Continue...

Issue 7: Darts & Laurels

Darts and laurels for issue 7Continue...

The measure of a man

It’s time we had an honest conversation about what it means to be a man.Continue...

Apathy or action

What does it actually mean to make the most of university?Continue...

Sign starts debate on campus sexism

The sign that hung from a house in the Student Ghetto during frosh week which read “Dads: Winter isn’t the only thing coming” was undoubtedly misogynistic and therefore inappropriate. The fact that a group of people thought it would be acceptable to display the sign proves we have a long way to go as a university when it comes to gender and sex.Continue...

Student athletes deserve more

A former Bishop’s University football player has sued the school after they refused to pay his medical bills following a concussion sustained during a football game two years ago. The 23-year-old’s entire right side was paralyzed as a result of the incident and he’s only just recently regained the ability to walk. During the game in question, the player was allegedly sent back out onto the field after complaining of concussion-like symptoms.Continue...

Critical at Queen's

We spend four years at Queen’s learning how to be critical — whether it’s of ourselves, our professors or the material we study.Continue...

Issue 5: Darts & Laurels

Darts and laurels for issue 5Continue...

American snoops

Those who know me would say I’m proud to be an American. Hell, my nationality makes for a regular conversation-starter living in the Great White North.Continue...

Questionable Quebec values

The Parti Québécois (PQ) government’s proposal to introduce a Charter of Quebec Values is an affront to fairness and freedom. The Charter would forbid public employees from wearing religious symbols at work and is therefore an absurd proposal which threatens to completely alienate religious minorities.Continue...

Alberta atrophies

The University of Alberta recently decided to suspend admission to 20 arts programs. The programs were axed because they had too few students enrolled as majors.Continue...

Identity limited

Sexuality doesn’t define a person.Continue...

Facebook flounders flunkies

When Dalhousie University recently asked their failing engineering students why they were having so much trouble, many of them pointed to social media, and Facebook in particular, as the culprit for their poor academic performance.Continue...

Rolling Stone relays radicalization

This April, the city of Boston was the target of day-long series of terrorist attacks that left five people dead and hundreds injured. In a move that was bound to spark controversy, Rolling Stone magazine put one of the alleged perpetrators of the attacks — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — on the front cover of a recent issue.Continue...

Censored bodies

A sexual taboo now surrounds words like "vagina" and "breasts". My generation has trouble even saying these words aloud.Continue...

Payment for interns

It’s not surprising that unpaid internships are on the rise — the economy is still slow and young graduates are desperate for jobs and work experience.Continue...

City soils relations with students

The vote to exclude students from census data has aggravated an already tenuous relationship between Queen’s students and the City of Kingston.Continue...

The one per cent does Disney

In times of growing inequality, it’s only natural that the practices of the very rich will come under greater scrutiny. However, these practices deserve examination based on their merits rather than immediate dismissal.Continue...

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