Editorials

Darts & laurels 2017-18

Advice from alumni can only benefit current students

University marketing is always going to be focused on the goal of selling an education.Continue...

Queen’s needs to be more transparent about their animal research practices

If Queen’s wants to prevent the spread of misinformation and build a reputation as a responsible research institute, it needs to be more open about what goes on in their animal research labs.Continue...

Liberal arts programs need to be protected at universities

It shouldn’t take students launching a protest for universities to recognize there’s more value in studying liberal arts than pennies and dimes.Continue...

Other women’s successes aren’t your failures

I firmly believe female friendships are one of the greatest gifts the world can offer.Continue...

Students shouldn’t have to choose between education and experience

Over time, the perception of what university is and what it’s meant for has changed.Continue...

We need to be aware of the artificiality of Instagram

Over the years, I’ve often heard the words, “wait, she looks nothing like she does on her Instagram.”Continue...

We can all learn from National Geographic’s acknowledgement of the past

Throughout its history, National Geographic has participated in racially-biased media coverage of people of colour within the United States and around the world.Continue...

Ontario sex-ed curriculum needs to stay

For any other school subject, we look to academics and experts to explain what children should be learning.Continue...

It’s up to the AMS to increase student engagement

As President Jennifer Li told those who attended this year’s AMS Annual General Meeting, “it’s no secret that engagement with the AMS hit an all-time low this year.” Now it’s time we start asking why.Continue...

Patient abuse needs to be in focus at medical schools

Currently, Canadian medical schools are taking a step in the right direction by trying to incorporate how doctors should interact with their patients into the curriculum.Continue...

Sexual assault policies alone aren’t solutions to sexual violence on campus

Having a sexual assault policy is one thing, having an effective policy is quite another.Continue...

Benefits of police body-worn cameras outweigh financial costs

Failing to hold law enforcement accountable for excessive force and abuses of power is a dangerous and recurrent problem in the Canadian justice system.Continue...

Don’t dilute the quality of the Olympics for personal gain

If you watched Elizabeth Swaney stroll down the halfpipe at the Olympics and thought, “hey, that could’ve been me,” you’re not alone.Continue...

Campbell’s comments are out of touch with modern feminism

In the past, Kim Campbell very much represented the way forward for women in Canada and continues to hold influence across the country to this day. Unfortunately, many of her ideas, such as how women should dress, haven’t aged quite as well.Continue...

Queen’s needs freedom of expression guidelines

We can’t wait for an unsafe situation to unfold before we attempt to prevent one.Continue...

Journalists have a major part to play in covering women in news

As the most visible component of the issue of gender inequality, Journalists have a responsibility to seek out women’s perspectives on the stories they write.Continue...

When helping loved ones, we can’t forget to help ourselves

It’s easy to become invested in the problems of the people we care about.Continue...

Your 20s don’t need to be spent worrying about having children

Even though I’m only 21 years old, I’ve already been told several times that my biological clock is ticking.Continue...

Demonetization alone won’t solve YouTube’s content issues

When YouTube was launched as a video sharing site in 2005, it was meant to be a platform for anyone to create content free of charge.Continue...

We don’t need ‘Lady-Friendly’ Doritos

In a time where gender inequality is in sharp focus, it’s ridiculous of the CEO of Pepsi-Co, Indra Nooyi, to propose women need a different kind of chip to appeal to them.Continue...

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