Editorials Archive: 2017

Being alone doesn’t have to be uncomfortable

Learning to be secure with being single is a difficult journey, but it will leave you feeling more whole than any counterpart ever could.Continue...

Canadians of all ages need a lesson on media literacy

Teaching young Canadians how to discern what’s real news and what’s fake has become critical in a world dominated by social media. But these lessons should extend to Canadians of all ages in order to create a real impact on media literacy within our country.

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The opioid epidemic deserves more than lip service

In Canada, your chances of dying in an opioid related overdose are more than the combined probability of a fatal car accident and a homicide.Continue...

Intolerance of Muslim Canadians isn't new

Discrimination against Muslims within our country is a real problem and Canadians shouldn’t need a survey to believe it.Continue...

Conservative professors aren’t held back at universities

Conservative leaning professors may be a minority on university campuses, but they don’t face real discrimination in their workplace.Continue...

Don’t forget about Canadian ‘Dreamers’

Although the proposal by Canadians to help American ‘Dreamers’ is made with good intentions, we need to give our own Dreamers a chance as well.Continue...

Revivals should teach us a lesson, other than the dangers of nostalgia

Television is at its best when it takes advantage of its form to teach us something new about our society.Continue...

University needs to do more to get rid of move-in signs

Move-in day signs in the student district have been targeting and intimidating new students for decades.Continue...

Divestment from fossil fuels is overdue for Queen’s

The world’s continued use and exploitation of fossil fuels has been scientifically proven to affect the climate. Climate change isn’t just warmer weather around the globe, it’s more rain, more severe weather and more frequent natural disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.Continue...

Don’t blame bilingualism for the decline of French language in Canada

Quebec’s Bill 101 prohibits francophone students from attending anglophone primary and secondary schools in Quebec, but it doesn’t currently dictate which colleges they attend after high school.Continue...

Negotiating grades is the better argument

With careful execution, a new grading system could help focus Ontario curriculums on learning and improvement rather than numerical grades.Continue...

Free prescription medication plan is a huge help to students

Drugs are about to get a lot cheaper for people under 25.Continue...

A free pill is the first step of many towards making abortion accessible

As of this past August, the abortion pill Mifegymiso is now a free prescription medication in Ontario.Continue...

Academic accommodations aren't academic advantages

As an educator employed at a university, Professor Bruce Pardy has an unusual attitude towards student success. It’s one based on survival of the fittest, or in this case, survival of the those without disabilities.Continue...

Preventing Sexual Assault on public transit is as important as reporting it

The TTC is laying a much-needed foundation to respond to sexual assault, but must fill the holes in their approach to sexual assault prevention along the way. Recently, the TTC has announced their...Continue...

Coding should be available in classrooms, not compulsory

Over the past few decades, coding has gone from an obscure skill to one of the most marketable abilities someone can have their resume. In an increasingly tech driven world, coding can and will...Continue...

Don’t forget about old school journalism

Reading and watching short pieces of news might be a quick way to see what’s going on in the world, but a snapshot can’t give you the whole picture.Continue...

Athletes shouldn’t be expected to be neutral

Often known for their athletic ability rather than their way with words, athletes are taught to let their play do the talking. When it comes to politics, they are heavily criticized for transgressing the perceived boundaries of their profession.Continue...

Stepped mental health care model needs more thought

A proposal to use a ‘stepped care’ model for mental health services on campuses is well intentioned, but has some serious pitfalls for those in immediate distress.Continue...

Social media and academics don’t mix

Although it’s important to maintain a healthy balance of our social and academic lives, students too often fail to draw a defining line between the two.Continue...

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