Editorials

Let’s make academics more accessible and less elitist

In the past few months, I have used the term “anticolonialism” about 367 times. If I had a nickel for every time I’ve explained Edward Said’s “East vs. West dichotomy” to an unsuspecting econ major, I’d probably have 10 cents—and that’s two too many.Continue...

Academic freedom is no excuse for racism in the classroom

On university campuses, ‘academic freedom’ can sometimes be code for racism.

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We need to stop romanticizing unhealthy power dynamics in relationships

When I was a teenager, I was enamoured by the idea of forbidden love. I saw it everywhere—from songs and books to movies and TV shows.Continue...

There's more value in discussing your ideas than posting them online

Our personal and public lives have separated as we unwaveringly press forward into the digital age.Continue...

Burnout culture in academia is harmful—let’s find other ways to measure success

Crying, feeling numb, having too much going on, being behind in every class, not spending enough time with your friends, wanting to stay in bed all day—we all know the feeling. It’s burnout, and suddenly it’s the norm.Continue...

RBC doesn’t care about Indigenous reconciliation or the climate crisis. The money proves it.

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) may claim to care about the climate crisis and Indigenous reconciliation, but the institution’s actions have proven performative—and the CEO seems dismissive of those RBC stands to harm.Continue...

The popularity of Asian-created content doesn’t eclipse anti-Asian racism

If you think Squid Game ’s popularity represents greater acceptance for East Asian folks in North America, think again. When Asian media is trending, it doesn’t erase the racism experienced by the Asian diaspora.Continue...

Taking time to recharge wasn’t the solution to getting back on my feet

“It’s okay to say ‘no, I don’t feel like it’. Take some time for yourself to recharge.”Continue...

University students deserve better from education than a creative vacuum

Universities need a better relationship with creativity.Continue...

We need to study the humanities—not only STEM

In the race to push more and more kids into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, we’ve begun to neglect the importance of the humanities.Continue...

Stop pressuring people with non-Western names to accept anglicized nicknames

From Mohammed to “Mo,” Hung to “Hunter,” Debelah to “Deborah”—Canadian society often pressures people with non-Western names to accept nicknames molded to whiteness. Confronting the racism that drives this expectation is long overdue.Continue...

AMS 2021 fall referendum statements

This year, the fall referendum will take place on Nov. 1 and 2.Continue...

Jump-rope is changing how I feel about cardio, and it can do the same for you

If you’re anything like me, working out can sometimes feel like a bit of a chore—especially cardio.Continue...

Increased police presence in the University District must not go unacknowledged by Queen's

Students are uncomfortable with the City of Kingston’s increased policing of the University District. Once again, the University is turning a blind eye.Continue...

It's up to all of us to stop online bullying

Cyberbullying is on the rise. More parentsacross the world are reporting their children being cyberbullied.Continue...

Challenging dominant worldviews through outdoor education is key to preventing climate disaster

Framing humanity and nature as separate created the climate crisis. Teaching our youth the opposite can end the cycle of environmental damage.Continue...

Misogyny is as much a part of Queen’s culture as Homecoming

This year’s unsanctioned Homecoming celebrations saw the return of a long-held Queen’s tradition: misogynistic and violent bedsheet signage draped from houses in the University District.Continue...

Representation is crucial for feeling comfortable in your own skin, especially at predominantly white institutions

My first day on campus, I put on my headphones and turned on Google Maps.Continue...

Instagram activism isn’t performative, you’re just not putting in the work

Instagram’s previously apolitical feed is long gone, and you’ll be noticed for choosing to ignore it.Continue...

Kingston’s development plans don’t honour the city’s climate emergency

Despite Kingston’s commitment to making the city greener, recent development plans have indicated the municipality’s priorities don’t lie in combatting the climate crisis.Continue...

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