Editorials Archive: 2014

Newcomers thrive

It’s not surprising that the children of immigrants are attending university at higher rates than children from families that have been in Canada for many generations. This fact, however, shouldn’t kick off a rush to defund programs that help new immigrants.Continue...

Patriot love

As the Olympics came to a close last weekend, I started thinking about what it all meant. Specifically, I thought about the emotions that the games elicit and whether or not they’re significant. Why do people obsess over the Olympics?Continue...

Duke porn star is ahead of her time

In an ideal world, the 18-year-old Duke University student who has chosen to perform in pornography wouldn’t be judged for her personal choices. However, it’s inevitable that judgement will happen, and seen in a wider societal context, her choices do deserve some criticism.Continue...

Mental training

Helping a friend battle a mental illness is easier said than done.Continue...

Neknominations are flawed

While it’s true that the Neknomination trend encourages binge drinking and other dangerous behaviour to a small degree, more importantly, it raises other questions about the priorities of those who participate.Continue...

Wynne flops Reddit AMA

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Reddit AMA was a failure. It isn’t clear whether arrogance, incompetence or a combination of both produced this result.Continue...

Bored with boor Ford

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s recent comments about the Pride Parade and the rainbow flag border on outright homophobia.Continue...

In defence of feelings

I firmly believe that art should be able to break you.Continue...

In considering divestment

The threat of climate change calls for a response from young people and the institutions that cater to them.Continue...

Professors strike, their right

While the negative effects of faculty strikes are significant, university professors should continue to exercise their right to strike as they see fit.Continue...

Canadian disOrder

It’s 2014, and most Canadians are tired of hearing about controversies surrounding Conrad Black.Continue...

Let’s not tweet celeb deaths

News organizations shouldn’t report the death of a celebrity without doing the due diligence of ensuring proper sourcing, providing context and allowing sufficient time to pass so that the immediate family of the deceased is informed.Continue...

West Campus noise warranted

While Queen’s Athletics should make attempts to curtail late night commotion at the West Campus sports field, surrounding residents should get used to a reasonable amount of noise.Continue...

Virgin-Shaming

We’ve all seen one of those movies.Continue...

Tinder is a winner

The advent of the new dating app Tinder is a mostly positive development.Continue...

Food for thought

You are what you eat.Continue...

Catholic schools are outmoded

Ontario should scrap its outdated Catholic school system and replace it with a model that provides a subsidy to all religious groups.Continue...

Stomp steroids

New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez’s most recent doping scandal has drawn an unprecedented amount of controversy.Continue...

Not a hard sell for Team WRL

The Journal’s Editorial Board believes that WRL is the best executive team to lead the AMS next year.Continue...

Homecoming change for the best

Queen’s administration has decided to switch back to a one weekend format for next year’s Homecoming celebration.Continue...

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