Opinions Archive: 2017

Talking Heads: What are you most excited about for homecoming?

“My out of town friend’s coming to visit,” Calum Cook ArtSci ‘19.

“In the semester everyone’s off doing their own thing, but homecoming brings us all together,” Nick Scholey LifeSci...Continue...

Stepping away from campus

"Mom, I need to come home.”Continue...

Accepting less to achieve more

It usually takes weeks or even months for someone to find out I’m vegan. It inevitably comes out when I turn down something almost any normal person would accept — Cheetos, ice cream, a burger — or when I have to makeshift my dinner at a restaurant which isn’t very accommodating to dietary restrictions.Continue...

Talking Heads: How are you dealing with the September heat?

“It’s too hot.” Stuart Lillico, Artsci ‘21 “Iced coffee and water,” Gelareh Hajian, Electrical dept. “Winter is coming,” Farzaneh Sadri, Mining dept.Continue...

Poor attention span for issues on campus

Hey Queen’s, I think it’s time we talk about our attention span issue. In the past year alone, we’ve forgotten an unacceptable number of incidents that at one point were major sources of disappointment or outrage.Continue...

Five hundred and eighty eight days

Early last week as I walked through the University District on move-in day, I began noticing bedsheets hanging from my peers’ houses. With obscene phrases and degrading messages on the signs, I was brought back to 588 days ago.

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Pushing past the click bait

Our young minds have gotten lazy.Continue...

Don’t forget to put students first

Despite election promises of the contrary, one recent decision by the AMS shows how our student government continues to push their sustainability efforts to the side.Continue...

Talking Heads: What’s been your favourite thing about the first week at Queen’s?

“Experiencing the amazing Queen’s spirit.”Continue...

What I’ve learned from Queen’s

If you could tell yourself something before going into your last year of undergrad at Queen’s, what would it be?Continue...

Talking heads: What would you tell your first year self?

“Save your flex dollars for exam season” Carson O’Sullivan ArtSci ‘18

“Get involved in extra curricular activities and be patient. Four years will go by fast.” Samuel Fumat ArtSci ‘...Continue...

Talking heads: How do you feel about the Pier being closed?

“It’s closed?” Michael Williams, Msc ‘17.

“I’m neutral” Joobin Sattar, Medicine ‘19.

“It really sucks.” Madeline Legg, ArtSci ‘19.

“Devastated. I don’t know what I...Continue...

Increased awareness to reduce Earth’s pollution

When I was little, I had a book about sharks — I read it all the time and took it with me everywhere I went.Continue...

Learning outside the classroom

At the surface, Queen’s University strives to promote a culture that is receptive to diversity and encouraging in the journey of self-discovery. In reality, both silent and spoken expectations allow that ideology to become warped, reinforcing time and time again that success is synonymous with superiority.Continue...

Letter to the Editors: May 29

In response to "Extending library hours extends expectations"Continue...

Talking Heads: What was the best summer job you've ever had?

"I hated all of my summer jobs." Cameron Pinos, ArtSci '17

"My dad had me be a janitor to buil character." Anthony Valeri, ArtSci '17

"Volunteering with a...Continue...

Talking Heads: What will you miss most about working for The Journal?

“Flirting with my coworkers.” Ghazal Baradari-Ghiami, Vol 144 Video Editor

“Living across the street.” Blake Canning, Vol 144 Assistant News Editor

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Extending library hours extends expectations

Whether it’s your first year at Queen’s or your last, by now we’ve all likely heard the familiar sound of a student bragging about the hours they spent in the library cramming for an exam or desperately scrawling out a paper that should’ve been done and edited days before. As students, we often wear these hours in the library like a badge of honor.Continue...

Context, freedom and diversity in a stratified community

Free speech isn’t a neutral or isolated topic. As such, a discussion about freedom of speech must be contextualized with a community’s histories and culture.Continue...

Pledge to giving Greek another go

If you ask any student, they’re likely to tell you that sororities and fraternities don’t exist at Queen’s. Very few would say otherwise, unless directly involved. Greek Life is just not a part of Queen’s life.Continue...

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