Editorials Archive: 2016

CSG’s passion pulls through

A big vision is better than playing it safe.Continue...

Strong isn’t the new skinny

If you want to believe the Instagram posts, it’s finally hot for girls to be athletic. It’s sexy to squat. It’s hip to be fit. Except it isn’t.Continue...

Time for entrepreneurship to take a look in the mirror

A university isn’t Dragons’ Den. So why are we trying to act like it?Continue...

Tuition freeze unlikely to solve structural problems

Freezing tuition would give students a breather, but it’s not going to win the marathon in the long run.Continue...

Special accommodations shouldn’t require hoops of fire

In the wake of events at York, it’s worth considering whether other universities should review their mental health accommodation policies.Continue...

Laurentian Prof: where do we draw the line between useful profanity and going too far?

Dr. Michael Persinger, a professor at Laurentian University, was recently removed from teaching a first-year psychology course due to his practice of handing out a waiver for students to sign, notifying them of his use of foul language during the course.Continue...

Travelling (not so) alone

Everyone should travel alone at least once.Continue...

Vandalism isn’t the solution, but Kingston’s love affair with Sir John A. Macdonald needs to end

Two wrongs don’t make a right — ignoring the real legacy of Canada’s first Prime Minister doesn’t justify vandalism, but neither is vandalism an excuse to continue to celebrate his birthday.Continue...

With one counselor for 4,000 grad students, something doesn’t add up

Grad students live with one foot in the harsh reality of the working world, and the other in the anxieties and financial instability of student life.Continue...

Made in Canada matters

While students are easily tempted by the cheaper option, it doesn’t mean it’s the best one.Continue...

Don’t drive taxis away

Whether you’re getting picked up after a night out or taking a trip across town, Uber is efficient and affordable. But I’m okay with paying a few extra dollars for a taxi if it means supporting someone’s primary income, even if it’s not always the cheapest option.Continue...

Aboriginal courses are relevant to students, so make them a priority

Expanding learning about Indigenous peoples is essential for the Canadian education system — but force-feeding it to students doesn’t make it any more palatable.Continue...

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