Editorials

The pandemic is forcing us to reconsider how we care for our elderly. We’re better off for it.

As COVID-19 continues to rock old-age homes, it’s time we roll back the clock and re-evaluate the value—and potential inevitability—of the multigenerational family.Continue...

Special constables have the potential to make students feel less safe, not more

Introducing special constables to university campuses has become increasingly popular in recent years but fails to acknowledge the negative impact this might have on students.Continue...

Darts & laurels 2019-20

COVID-19 updates: The majority of Queen’s academic operations transitioned online in March as students were encouraged to head home early for the summer due to public health concerns over novel coronavirus in Ontario.Continue...

News outlets spread information about the coronavirus, not fear

Contrary to popular belief, North American journalism about COVID-19 and its impacts isn’t sensationalism or fearmongering. It shows that reporters are doing their jobs to share information and accountability with the public.Continue...

Stop the narrative that the COVID-19 pandemic is benefiting the environment

Perpetuating the false narrative that the coronavirus pandemic is saving the environment is one of countless examples where misinformation is shared across the Internet because it makes readers feel good—without fact-checking.Continue...

Local journalism shows its value during COVID-19 pandemic

The value of local journalism during the COVID-19 pandemic is its ability to pursue stories of human kindness.Continue...

Celebrating women one day a year isn’t enough

International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8 gives the global community a chance to acknowledge women, past and present, who have made political, economic, social, and cultural strides toward gender equity. However, when it comes to addressing the struggles women face on a day-to-day level, IWD still misses the mark.Continue...

Professors shouldn’t face discrimination for their accents

Some professors are better lecturers than others, but whether or not they speak with an accent shouldn’t be a determining factor in that assessment.Continue...

Coronavirus doesn't justify racist aggression

The conversation around coronavirus is intimidating, but by standing in solidarity with Chinese students at Queen’s, we can combat the effects of the virus more effectively.Continue...

Communicating about COVID-19 can ease student stress

As universities prepare for community spread of COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus, students must be kept in the loop so that they too can do their part in reducing the spread of the virus.Continue...

Queen’s should let go of the castle

The Bader International Study Centre (BISC) at Herstmonceux Castle in England costs Queen’s more than it’s worth to students’ experience. It’s time for the University to consider investing its money into better programming.Continue...

Let the sun set on Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time (DST) has more drawbacks than benefits. It’s time we stick to keeping clocks the same year-round.Continue...

Trans-exclusionary feminism isn’t true feminism

Feminism is for all women, not just cisgender women.Continue...

Subscribers don’t have to pick mainstream over local journalism

For mainstream journalism, the digital subscriber model seems to be the way of the future. But this model isn’t as feasible for smaller publications—and it may be forcing them into obsolescence.Continue...

It’s time to start decolonizing methods of mental wellness

Mental wellness isn’t a one-method-fits-all system—especially for people of colour (POC).Continue...

Online mental health resources aren’t the sole solution to student needs

Mental health apps are a great resource for university students to supplement their mental health care journey, but they’re not a stand-in for on-campus professional help.Continue...

Whitewashing climate activism limits its success

Young climate activists represent the future of environmentalism in Canada and around the world. This activism must represent the diversity of those impacted by the climate crisis, not just a handful of white voices.Continue...

Sexual violence survey delay has delayed productive action

The province’s Student Voices on Sexual Violence survey had the potential to make a significant, timely impact on sexual violence at Ontario universities. Disappointingly, its implementation has hindered this potential.Continue...

‘Credit mills’ stack the odds against hard-working high-schoolers

A student’s high school transcript should speak to their academic abilities, not their ability to buy their grades.Continue...

Why uncontested elections are a problem for democracy at Queen’s

A fundamental problem at Queen’s has received limited attention and even less action: our lack of engagement in student politics.Continue...

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