Opinions Archive: 2011

In defence of statehood bid

On Friday, Sept. 23, President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas submitted an official application to the UN for recognition of Palestine based on 1967 borders. Much of the world supports this move by the Palestinians, yet almost nothing will come of it.Continue...

A discussion on party policies

Representatives from the four major provincial parties highlight key policy points.Continue...

In defence of the District

While the Journal's editorial on Tuesday Sept. 20 was well written, I want to take this opportunity to respond directly to some of the ideas stipulated within it.Continue...

Are you ready, kids?

SpongeBob may not be so innocent, after all.Continue...

Letters to the editor

Queer McGill responds to Grey House issue.Continue...

Why the student vote matters

Politicians won't prioritize student concerns unless students vote.Continue...

Reflection on the alcohol ban

Early indications are that the alcohol ban contributed to a more positive Orientation Week experience.Continue...

Letters to the editor

The FYNIRS program needs to given more respect, funding and a proper space.Continue...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor discuss the future of AMS clubs in the Grey HouseContinue...

Are we safer after 9/11?

Since the terrorist attacks committed on Sept. 11, 2001, our perception of security has changed in many ways. Have the lessons we learned made us safer?Continue...

Editors' note

Since January, our banner has stated that the Queen’s Journal is Canada’s oldest student newspaper in our print and online editions. It turns out we’re not.Continue...

Fighting for Grey House

The recent AMS decision to evict several longstanding campus groups from the Grey House reflects an abuse of power and disregards the importance of both the historical and contemporary work of these groups.Continue...

The case for cameras

Bruce Griffiths says cameras are part of a solution to malicious fire alarms in residence that includes safety education, sanctions and a student culture that doesn't condone false alarms.Continue...

Stand-off on labour talks

QUFA President Paul Young and Queen's Provost Bob Silverman weigh in on the ongoing labour negotiations from either side of the bargaining table.Continue...

Uncertain future for student judiciary

A recommendation to remove health and safety issues from the jurisdiction of various student judiciaries at Queen's is misguided and fails to demonstrate an understanding of the school's peer-administered disciplinary system.Continue...

The Liberal rebuild

As the Liberal Party enters a substantial rebuilding phase, it’s useful to reflect on the results of the recent election and its implications for the future.Continue...

A discussion on life and cinema

For the final meeting of the Vol. 138 Journal Dialogue Panel, we talked about movies.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

A vote for studentsContinue...

Reflections on tragedy in our community

Is ‘Queen’s Loves U’ a necessary step for our community’s healing, or a shallow distraction from the real issues?Continue...

Letters to the Editors

If students are so preoccupied with receiving marks for the work that they do, why is it then that we're not marking our teachers on their work?Continue...

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