Opinions Archive: 2010

Iran should be allowed nukes

Iran is a textbook oppressive, theocratic quasi-dictatorship that very likely fixed the last election to sustain power. Their regime is one that constantly threatens other countries in the Middle East and is getting closer and closer to developing a nuclear weapon that it may or may not use on our close allies.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

Lead with faith, not intolerance.Continue...

Queen’s rituals threatened

This year, Orientation Week organizers have taken political correctness too far.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

The next time someone talks about the inherent violence of Islamic culture, suggest picking up a book by Hafez or checking out Shahin Najafi’s latest hip hop album release. Please, challenge Islamophobia.Continue...

Fostering global citizenship

Global citizenship is not just a result of the progression of globalization. It is a distinct identity we must choose to assume.Continue...

How to get involved 101

Queen's lore tells us that roughly 85% of students will get involved in one of our over 200 clubs and societies. It also says that 80% will have volunteered in the community by the time their degree is finished. No one is really sure where these numbers came from and their accuracy is certainly dubious, but the simple fact that they are so widely held is indicative of a pervasive spirit of engagement at this university. Simply put, students at Queen’s are known for their involvement with activities outside the classroom.Continue...

A Presidential Debate

Dear Editors,

My graduation ceremony was supposed to be a joyous event, and fun though it was, I cannot help but be annoyed by the behaviour of incoming AMS President Safiah Chowdhury.Continue...

Our democratic discontent and how we can fix it

Many have lamented the current state of Canadian democracy. The recent debacle over detainee documents has brought into light the struggle between executive power and Parliamentary supremacy. Many changes to the Canadian structure have been proposed, but it is my firm belief that the best way to fix the problems in our democracy is merely to restore the system as it was originally intended.Continue...

Personal guidance is key

As a part-time student pursuing my undergrad degree at Queen’s, I have read and listened in earnest to the plans and directions for the future being put forth by Principal Woolf and the University’s governing bodiesContinue...

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Democratize my union

On March 23, graduate Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows made an historic decision.

A significant majority of graduate students employed for teaching duties at Queen’s University voted yes to collective representation in the form of a union.Continue...

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Define your education

On March 21, the 2010 class of Applied Science received their iron rings. The highly-anticipated ceremony signifies the distinction of each individual as an engineer.

In light of this achievement, it seems natural to reflect on what it means to graduate from the engineering program.Continue...

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Strong Board, strong AMS

The AMS’s short sightedness is putting student dollars at risk.

On Mar. 11, the AMS corporate assembly voted down changes that would have increased the number of long-term members on the Board of Directors.Continue...

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It’s time to pay our debt

It’s difficult to imagine our banks begging the Feds to make it tougher for them to lend money to their clients.

But this is precisely what Canada’s Big Five banks did recently when they petitioned Ottawa to impose stricter mortgage-lending standards on the industry.Continue...

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Iggy still not convincing

Michael Ignatieff, leader of the Liberal Party, doesn’t impress me.

And I get the feeling the rest of Canada feels the same way.Continue...

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