Opinions Archive: 2009

Letters to the Editors

In the June 24 edition of the Journal, the opinions and letters editor asked the question “How do you survive a Kingston summer?” Some of the respondents seemed less than impressed with Kingston this summer. I will admit that the prevalence of rain and chilly weather until mid-June was a disheartening start to the season, but I have recently found there is plenty to do in this lovely city.Continue...

S&R closing a great loss to Kingston

There’s a story about a hung-over University of Waterloo varsity basketball player who fell asleep just as the team bus was pulling out of town. They were headed for a game against the University of Western Ontario.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

The July 21-23 Assembly of First Nations (AFN) election will be an important political event in Canada this year. New leadership will involve new energy and new direction. National Chief Phil Fontaine has left a compelling legacy, with the recent residential school’s apology as a high note.Continue...

Faculty not to blame for deficit

On April 23, Principal Tom Williams released a report that addressed the financial challenges facing Queen’s University. In response to his findings, the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), as reported by the Journal on May 26, accused the administration of misleading the public about negotiations to reduce the amount of the University’s budget allocated to salaries.Continue...

Letters to the editors

We would like to wish farewell to a downtown icon, S&R Discount Department Store. We wish S&R president, Michael Robinson, his family and staff all the best in their future endeavors.Continue...

Dialogue key to resolution in Sri Lanka

Thousands of Tamil Torontonians have been protesting to draw the attention of the Canadian government, and its citizens, to the escalating warfare in Sri Lanka.Continue...

Letters to the editors

In response to your article, I was shocked to find that this year’s AMS executive thought they succeeded in their mandate.Continue...

Criticism should be informed

It boggles my mind when I ask many of my student peers who have beef with Queen’s if they’ve ever attempted to contact any administrators or expressed their concerns to their elected student representatives and the answer always seems to be a resounding “no.”Continue...

Letters to the editors

While I respect Don Rogers’ efforts (if not always his methods) to encourage students to foster a renewed sense of civility and respect in the Queen’s housing neighbourhood, his suggestion that many students “spend a bit of time attending the odd class and a lot of time partying” illustrates a lack of understanding about the Queen’s student community.Continue...

The price of a reckless promise

In January, the Education Students’ Society (ESS) asked its membership to consider whether its interests were best served by membership in the AMS or the SGPS.Continue...

Letters to the editors

I would like to offer a response to the review, written by Sisco Boschman, of our production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal.Continue...

Time for justice in Darfur

For the first time in history, an arrest warrant has been issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for an acting Head of State.Continue...

Letters to the editors

It appears that Mr. Treilhard is quick to jump on the “free speech” bandwagon instead of carefully considering all the facts about the prosecution of Dutch MP Geert Wilders.Continue...

Principles over soda pop

Since 2000, Coca-Cola has held a monopoly on the provision of cold beverages on the Queen’s campus.Continue...

Letters to the editors

Over the past year I have found myself frequently puzzled by the content of your paper’s editorials.Continue...

Olympics obscure native issues

It’s amazing how things that brandish the Maple Leaf (pork products excepted) often go unquestioned.Continue...

Letters to the editors

Putting aside the fact that Valentine’s Day is a pseudo holiday, created as an excuse to encourage consumerism and completely inappropriate in this economic recession, I have my doubts that choosing what type of chocolate to buy their sweetheart is a top priority for many people.Continue...

Why the Canadians should stay

It has been more than seven years since the U.S. and its NATO allies toppled the Taliban regime and uprooted a large safe haven belonging to the sectarians of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan.Continue...

Letters to the editors

I just wanted to thank the Journal for informing Queen’s readers of the ugly side of Canada’s national anthem.Continue...

Media with a grain of salt

I’m not sure which was harder to watch last semester: the Globe and Mail vilifying six average undergraduates for nothing worse than trying to teach first years about diversity, or the number of students who bought the hyperbole.Continue...

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