Opinions Archive: 2012

A return from Guantanamo

Omar Khadr is back in Canada, less than a thirty minute drive from this very university at Millhaven Institution. And in less than a year he’ll be eligible for release back into Canadian society. Is he a victim?Continue...

Letters to the Editor

Responding to “Queen’s criticized” & “Two sides of Motion 312 — the abortion debate”Continue...

Too close for comfort

Our contributors debate the merits of joint Canadian-British embassies.Continue...

Letters to the Editor

Responding to "Twitter Travesty"Continue...

Brace for reforming impact

Picture, for a moment, a deserted university campus. Classrooms sit empty, doors are locked and boarded up and the usual comforting hustle and bustle of campus sidewalks is replaced with a barren silence.Continue...

Two sides of Motion 312 - the abortion debate

Motion 312 is the controversial bill put forward in Parliament that may reignite the debate about abortion and fetal rights in Canada.Continue...

Breaking down basic learning

When Bill Cunningham, famous New York Times street fashion photographer, received the prestigious French Order of Arts and Letters, he said, “I’m not interested in the celebrities with their free dresses. I’m interested in clothes.”

Ideas are always in a state of flux. In the realm of journalism, seeking information from Twitter has replaced the conventional methods of asking for quotes. Publishing is facing virtual competition from retailers like Amazon.

Education is no different.Continue...

Fundamental feminism

The first female scholars admitted to the University of Tehran were in 1934. Reza Shah, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty, was successful in implementing the modern values that were previously melded into Persian society by its intellectuals. Now in 2012, almost 100 years after such ground-breaking movements, multiple universities in the Islamic Republic of Iran have closed almost 80 university programs to women.Continue...

Persevering prejudice

Eleven years ago today, news of horrific 9/11 attacks on the twin towers came to me while I sat in grade 11 history class in my New York City high school.

At that time, I had no clue that what had just happened would change the course of history and how people like me would be treated to this
very day.Continue...

A neighbourhood stands divided

Panelists debate Save Our Neighbourhood Action Group.Continue...

Fair dealing protected at Queen's

“I made it, so I control it.” Whether this statement is repulsive or attractive to you, it’s probably the way you understand the logic of copyright.Continue...

Technological divide in the classroom

Professors Jonathan Rose and Wayne Cox debate the role of technology in the classroom in this issue's Point/Counterpoint.Continue...

Restricting choices creates more problems

History has been littered with examples of righteous authorities attempting to shape the behaviour of individuals, for often ill-advised reasons.Continue...

Magnotta video treads fine line

Two Master's students from the department of Sociology debate a gory video related to the Luka Magnotta criminal case.Continue...

Student strikes raise concerns

The Quebec student strikes have highlighted important concerns about accessibility, affordability, and cost-sharing, situations relatable to Ontario students burdened by unfairly shifting costs.Continue...

Letter to the Editors

In the face of these ongoing threats to our collective institutions, we cannot afford to remain silent or passive.Continue...

Student voices sidelined, AMS says

Throughout our terms, we’ve witnessed the University administration work to subtly exclude student leadership from university decision making.Continue...

Don Drummond on the Ontario budget

While the medicine being applied now seems bitter, it’s a far superior approach to doing nothing until collision with a fiscal wall.Continue...

Letter to the Editors

I am a Kingston citizen who walks through the campus to work at Queen's as I would like to ask students to ensure they have a great reputation with the public.Continue...

Online resources must be considered

Queen's professor Rob Beamish responds to last week's Journal Op-Ed concerning online learningContinue...

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