Opinions Archive: 2013

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The weekend in two words: just fine

I first heard about Homecoming and the car flipping incident that led to its cancellation in 2010, when I was in second year and returning from two semesters abroad at the Castle.Continue...

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What’s the beef with veganism?

I’m worried that I won’t have enough to eat this Thanksgiving.

I’m a vegan, and it’s not just the turkey that I’ll be missing, but also the pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stovetop stuffing, ‘creamed’ spinach, candied yams and rice pudding.Continue...

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Students critically need thinking skills

The proposed policy that would require Ontario universities to become more specialized is well-intentioned, but fails to address a more fundamental problem: that many of the programs they offer aren’t well-suited to prepare students for the job market.Continue...

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PSAC won’t crack despite pressure from Queen’s

Earlier this month, after eighteen months of bargaining, Queen’s post-docs delivered a 92 per cent strike authorization vote.Continue...

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Bye bye Miss America lies

In a supposedly progressive era, Western society is harbouring a dirty little secret — we’re not as multicultural and accepting as we pretend to be.Continue...

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Refining Canada's energy plan for a less tarnished future

When I originally found out that Canada started constructing its newest refinery on Friday, I felt ethically conflicted as to whether I should be in favour of the project.Continue...

Tourism traps downtown Kingston

The recent closure of downtown staple retailers such as the Empire Theatre and Indigo have brought issues about the area’s urban design to the attention of many — yet this isn’t a new problem for the community.Continue...

Don’t silence Canadian science

The Canadian standard of living is, in large part, the result of scientific discovery and technological innovation. Every Canadian has a vested interest in the well-being of public science, which directly affects our health, our environment and our economic development.

As such, every Canadian should be deeply troubled by the current federal government's abandonment of a commitment to the objective truth of basic science.Continue...

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Can’t recant chant, so move forward

Last week, on Canadian university campuses, one of the most anticipated events of the school year was underway: frosh week. However, this year’s Frosh Week at St. Mary’s University (SMU) is an event they probably wish could be re-done or erased.Continue...

Exchange fears not worth tears

Queen’s boasts an impressive array of countries in its list of exchange programs. The 54 destinations range from more conventional choices, like Scotland and France, to newer programs, like the Ontario-Maharashtra-Goa exchange to India. This past winter, I travelled to the University of Pune in western India with this program.Continue...

With great frosh comes great responsibility

As incoming first-year students settle into their rooms in residence or their own places off-campus, they take a big step. They’re adapting to a new living environment and are fostering connections with individuals they may very well spend the next four years with.Continue...

At lagerheads over the drinking age

Our contributors discuss different approaches to responsible alcohol consumption.Continue...

Sober second thought, rethought

A look at three perspectives on Senate reform.Continue...

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