Editorials

Improv theatre benefits more than your acting skills

Improv—unscripted comedic theatre—is more than just a high school hobby.Continue...

Sexist study makes female comedians the butt of the joke

The idea that women are all less funny than men due to evolution sounds like nothing short of a bad punchline.Continue...

During Homecoming, University should repay Queen’s hometown

Homecoming is a longstanding Queen’s cultural tradition, and it isn’t going anywhere any time soon. However, every year, careless Homecoming behavior like falling from roofs and smashing bottles burdens Kingston’s public safety services.Continue...

Private religious education should not be favoured in public funding

In 2019, public secular education is no less important nor less valid than private Christian education. Provincial government funding must reflect this.Continue...

Governmental inaction forces youth to carry the burden of social change

In today’s political climate, youth activism has become the new norm. From Greta Thunberg to the “March for Our Lives” organizers, young people are fighting for systemic change with an urgency governmental leaders lack.Continue...

Canadian female politicians deserve better recognition and support

Based on the rate at which women are being elected to Canadian Parliament, it’ll be another 83 years before the House of Commons achieves gender parity.Continue...

New university alcohol policy bottlenecks student safety

Queen’s proposed alcohol policy does the opposite of encouraging healthy drinking habits. Instead, it stands to discourage students from drinking on campus, where they’re arguably safer, and pushes them toward Kingston’s downtown hub.Continue...

On-campus abortion impacts equal access to education

Providing medication abortion at universities goes beyond improving access to the procedure for affected students—it’s vital to improve access to education.Continue...

The traditional lecture hall needs a serious renovation

Lecture halls have long been a feature of university campuses, hosting hundreds of students as passive observers in class.Continue...

Suspended sexual violence disclosure requirement lets down students

Students are entitled to agency over their own experiences processing sexual violence.Continue...

Barrington Walker’s steady student focus earns endorsement

In the upcoming federal election, it’s vital that as Queen’s students, we vote for a candidate that best represents us, our unique priorities, and the community around us.Continue...

Confronting our own racial bias fosters true multiculturalism

Canada is multicultural: it’s written into our laws, it’s touted worldwide as our strength, and it’s a way of life Canadians have embraced since it became official policy in 1988.Continue...

Millennials aren’t stingy, they’re saving for the future

Saving money used to be regarded as a smart practice.Continue...

Access to controversial reads should be up to students

School administrators banning books because of their authors’ past aren’t condemning the artists’ actions—they’re taking away an opportunity for students to learn and broaden their worldview.Continue...

Educated women are pursuing ambitions, not marriages

Of all the criticisms facing women today, the view that university-educated women’s supposed high standards destroy their chances to find love has to be among the most ridiculous.Continue...

Student health is no less important than academic success

Every year, Queen’s welcomes thousands of eager-to-learn first-year students who worked extremely hard to get into this high-ranking institution. But the mentality that students must push themselves to get into Queen’s doesn’t stop after they’re accepted into their programs.Continue...

Upper-year students aren’t made to feel at home in Queen’s residences

Despite the steep price, first-year residences have long proven valuable experiences for students adjusting to living on their own. But as students age beyond first year, the benefits of Queen’s residence living don’t quite outweigh the costs.Continue...

Universities must act now to prioritize mental health care

Universities often pride themselves on their strong communities and their dedication to their students.Continue...

Parties should do more to appeal to student voters

The rhetoric that young Canadians don’t vote is outdated and inaccurate—and politicians do us a disservice when they fail to consider that.Continue...

Climate crisis exposure on social media is the first step to saving the planet

Climate crisis exposure on social media is the first step to saving the planet.Continue...

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