Editorials Archive: 2015

Welcome international students

Recruiting students from around the world is vital to Queen’s progress — but we aren’t prepared.

When I travelled home to India this summer, I was asked a ton of questions about my studies...Continue...

Spray can aimed in the wrong direction

Accusatory vandalism has no place in promoting body positivity.Continue...

Computing hiring system crashes

“Sum ergo computo. I am therefore I compute.” So reads the slogan for the Queen’s School of Computing, but budget cuts and a decade-long hiring drought threaten the school’s future as a cutting-edge program.Continue...

Educate to rehabilitate

Education shouldn’t be a last ditch effort to save someone from a life of crime — it should be the very first step.Continue...

FIFA 16 makes an overdue stride forward

Celebrating EA Sports’ inclusion of female teams in FIFA 16 is somewhat like praising a broom for sweeping: acknowledging the presence of remarkable female athletes shouldn’t have taken this long.Continue...

Tatted doesn’t mean taboo

When someone notices that I have a tattoo, they often ask me what it means. In my case, I have a typical answer — it’s something like a life mantra. But for others, it’s not like that.Continue...

Arts research in demand

The importance of arts research is often overlooked but conducting hands-on work in oral history and archival research showed me that there’s a strong demand and interest in projects focused on the humanities.Continue...

Internationalization requires supporting students

The success of Queen’s University Comprehensive International Plan (QUCIP) lies all in the execution.Continue...

Pride over fear

The University of Toronto administration walked a fine line between ensuring student safety and spreading words of hate and violence.Continue...

How not to talk to students: an administrator's guide

Reactive blaming and shaming without discretion was the wrong move for Principal Daniel Woolf’s PR team.Continue...

Think before you “awww”

Scrolling through Free & For Sale, I see the fifth “Kittens for sale” post this week. Like many before me, I tagged my housemates, hoping they’d agree to a kitten for the house.Continue...

Let's act our age about sex ed

Parents and public educators need to play ball before their kids strike out.Continue...

Know where to draw the line

Frosh Week at Queen’s expends a lot of resources to discuss important topics like mental health and sexuality, but race is conspicuously absent.Continue...

Grants or loans?

The most effective method of reducing student debt through financial aid has yet to be determined by Canadian provinces, but advertising grants already available might be the right approach for Ontario.Continue...

Learn from gaming

Historically-set video games undergo criticisms for inaccuracy, but as their popularity increases, they can grow to be a powerful source of information as well as entertainment.Continue...

Obscenity laws leave us covering our eyes

Images of aborted fetuses have no place in public spaces, as they leave a graphic and mentally intrusive impression on onlookers of all ages who have no choice in their viewing.Continue...

Reducing water flow dries up healthy options

Banning bottled drinks on universities campuses is an all-or-nothing game.Continue...

The Imprint deserved better

If someone told me I had four months to find a new place to house The Queen’s Journal, I’d think they were joking, because that’s ridiculous.Continue...

Education is the pathway to reconciliation

Earlier this month, after a five-year investigation into the brutal history of the residential school system, Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee released a report naming education as a pathway to reconciliation.Continue...

Missed chances

Students who dedicate eight months a year to learning, shouldn’t have flipping burgers as their only option for the remaining four months.Continue...

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