Opinions Archive: 2001

Letters to the Editors

In response to Peter Jaworski and Chris Watt’s Features article “Warning: Scaring the Life out of Smokers,” I question the degree of concern many Queen’s students have for their own long-term health. It is disheartening for me to see people making a joke out of cigarette warning labels which represent the truth about the addiction, truths that may personally affect many Queen’s students in years to come.Continue...

Alliance downfall is talk of the Day

One year ago, Stockwell Day was on top of the world. He had just been elected leader of the re-born Canadian Reform/ Alliance party, was riding high in the polls, and things looked bright for the future of the Alliance. What a difference a year makes.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

Hi. My name is Lorie and I wanted to ask you how you can be so rude about certain movies. Save The Last Dance was really, really good. In fact, it is my new favourite movie.

You may not have liked it because you aren’t young enough, but I know my grandmother loved it too.

After I saw it, I was really glad I was going dancing. That movie gave me a lot of energy and I was glad it was created. It had good actresses and actors in it.Continue...

Many reasons to march

The question still stands. Why march? In the past few weeks Pride Parades have been held in various cities, including Kingston.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

This is a warning—keep your doors locked. With the weather getting warmer people are inclined to leave their doors and windows open but take my advice and don’t take the risk.

Last week on William Street there was more than one attempted break-in.

Fortunately the thieves were foiled by a neighbour who noticed some sketchy looking characters peering in the windows of a house. She bravely confronted them and chased them down the street. I would like to congratulate her for her courage.Continue...

Grads must live up to their diploma

For current Queen’s students, and staff, convocation is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates and to wish them well as they embark on a new stage in their lives.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

Last November, the Senate Orientation Activities Review Board (SOARB) posed several questions to members of the Queen’s community on the future of Orientation. Whose interests does Orientation serve? What is the meaning of and what are the implications for ‘student-run’ Orientation?Continue...

Blowing smoke in legislators faces

Yes, tobacco is harmful, but that doesn’t give legislators an excuse to get tunnel vision and lose sight of the big picture; and it doesn’t give the general public the right to take conclusions on faith.Continue...