Opinions Archive: 2015

Make our AMS yours

Queen’s is an exceptional school, filled with exceptional students. These are students who are involved in clubs, sports teams, faculty societies and community groups; they’ve made many meaningful contributions to the Queen’s experience.Continue...

Make room for students of colour

As Kofi Annan said, “Education is, quite simply, peace-building by another name.” But what happens when this isn’t the case for people of colour? What happens when the endeavour for a higher education is “whitewashed” and surrounded by a culture of whiteness?Continue...

Talking Heads: How are you coping with finals?

“I’m going home this weekend.” Jenna Fletcher, ArtSci ’18

“Insane amounts of caffeine.” Nathan Quinn, Comm ’16

“My extracurriculars.” Emma Gandy, ArtSci ’...Continue...

Letters to the editor: November 27

RE: Castle’s future in question

I’ve spent four terms at the castle, it was a second home. Family includes best friends, mentors and special people of all walks of life...Continue...

Letters to the editor: November 27

RE: Castle’s future in question

I’ve spent four terms at the castle, it was a second home. Family includes best friends, mentors and special people of all walks of life...Continue...

uOttawa’s yoga class isn't cultural appropriation

The recent cancellation of a free yoga class through the Centre for Students with Disabilities at the University of Ottawa has raised a number of issues in the media and within the yoga community.Continue...

Letter to the Editor: November 20

Re: In her shoes

Dear Journal editing staff,

While I appreciate the inclusion of stories about the experiences of sexual harassment on and around campus, I was...Continue...

Talking Heads: What would your dream course be?

“Rugby 101.” Gillian Pegg, Phe ’16

“Food Testing 227.” Conor Redmond, ArtSci ’18

“Netflix 305.” Jordyn Stem, ArtSci ’16

“Naptime 101” David Armesse,...Continue...

Two sides of allyship

From promises of a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women, to the Truth and Reconciliation report, Indigenous people have been in the news a lot lately.Continue...

A small break, a big difference

With today’s growing awareness of mental health on university campuses, Queen’s students seem to have it pretty good in terms of access to services. Student Wellness Services, AMS Peer Support Centre, the Jack Project and other initiatives on campus all offer an outlet for counselling and advice on everything to do with one’s mental health.Continue...

Letter to the editor: November 13

Re: Student self-government at risk

One of the things I’ve always respected and enjoyed most about Queen’s is its tradition of student leadership, in everything from...Continue...

Student self-government at risk

One of Queen’s most important values is that Queen’s students govern themselves. This sense of student ownership for the “broader learning environment” differentiates Queen’s from other universities.Continue...

Talking Heads: What do you think of paying off student loans with travel points?

“If possible, great.” Holly Honderich, ArtSci ’16

“I don’t have too many points, but it would be great if I did.” Robbie Cheng, Comm ’17

“Any program that...Continue...

Coming home in 2015: a weekend for everyone

Queen’s Homecoming is an important and meaningful tradition not only for the football team and alumni, but also for the community as a whole.Continue...

Talking Heads: Should some Halloween costumes be off-limits?

“There should be boundaries around sensitive topics.” Suzanne Breen, ConEd ’18

“I think Halloween’s a time when things should be taken lightly.” Meagan Norris, ArtSci '17...Continue...

Letter to the editor: October 30

The new government has some real work to do, but so do we.Continue...

Talking Heads: What do you think of the coverage of Justin Trudeau’s looks?

“It’ll fade and hopefully his leadership will shine through." Andrea Vovk, ArtSci ’18

“He has nice hair.” Ryan Thistlethwaite, ArtSci ’16

“Americans take...Continue...

It’s been eight years coming

The longest, most expensive and quite possibly the most important Canadian federal election is finally over.Continue...

The AMS must safeguard student-run institutions

Changes to the structure of the Non-Academic Discipline (NAD) system at Queen’s are compromising the quality of the system itself and revealing insufficient leadership in the AMS.Continue...

Letter to the editor: Diversity at Queen's — A Contrarian's Experience

After reading Vishmayaa Jeyamoorthy’s article in the Oct. 16th issue of The Queen’s Journal, I felt I should share my rather different experience as “A brown face in a white place” (the title of Jeyamoorthy’s article), albeit as a faculty member at Queen's.Continue...

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