Editorials

The Canadian government needs to take serious action on climate change

If you have a phone or internet access, you’ve probably seen the 10-year challenge floating around—people posting photos of themselves in 2019 contrasted with 2009.Continue...

Satisfaction survey needs the complexity of student perspectives

Queen’s spirit can be distilled: tricolour face paint, the Oil Thigh, purple engineers, red Queen’s Bands kilts, or the silhouette of Grant Hall. But for senior students looking back on their years at the University, Queen’s is more complicated than that.Continue...

Gene editing walks fine line between treatment and enhancement

Considering our limited knowledge of its clinical effects and the ease at which this technology could increase inequality in our society, gene editing isn’t an issue to be taken lightly.Continue...

Smoking out vaping spots doesn’t do enough for teens

Teenagers aren’t exactly known for their restraint and self-control. That’s why restricting their privacy isn’t likely to slow down their nicotine consumption any time soon.Continue...

Menstrual product pilot deserves wider implementation

In 2016, women made up just over half the population in Canada—and many of them, whether wanting to or otherwise, deal with monthly menstrual cycles.Continue...

Statistics too often sideline lived experiences

One person’s suffering should be enough to warrant help, and is more persuasive than a statistic in fueling progress.Continue...

Millennial burnout needs to cool down

In a culture that constantly sends work-related notifications to people increasingly obsessed with achievement, leisure has ceased to exist.Continue...

Canadian government should tax a sweet tooth

Sugar taxes aren’t about punishment—they nudge people toward less sugary alternatives.Continue...

Don’t give up on print media just yet

Diminishing print success has made traditional media outlets across Canada vulnerable, and the federal government has taken note.Continue...

In defense of boring lectures

Disliking a room packed with 200 people at 8:30 a.m. is no reason to give up on lectures.Continue...

Social media shouldn’t validate your experiences

If we don’t post our daily experiences on Instagram, Snapchat, or Facebook, they didn’t really happen.Continue...

McGill athletics’ name challenge is long overdue

In the case of McGill University’s Redmen sports teams, the name carries the impact of unadulterated racism—regardless of its intent.Continue...

Kingston leaves homeless women in the cold

A person sleeping on a bench or asking for change doesn’t capture the full scope of homelessness.Continue...

Learning to code decrypts endless advantages

Whether you’re an artist designing a website or an astronomer observing the galaxy, computer science impacts every discipline.Continue...

Arts students should be prepared for employment, not excluded

Students pursuing liberal arts degrees face more criticism than their peers in other disciplines because of their major’s perceived irrelevance in the job market.Continue...

Secret Uber recordings threaten passenger comfort

While dashboard cameras are installed in cars to protect safety, they’re not there to infringe on privacy.Continue...

Apathy toward climate change more harmful than we think

Acknowledging the damages of climate change is a first step—but acknowledgment without immediate action accomplishes nothing.Continue...

Facebook fact-checkers impact more than fake news

Facebook’s expanded fact-checking practice doesn’t overstep the line, but it does call public media literacy into question.Continue...

Academic quality takes precedent over precarious professorship

Job security for professors encourages a culture of personalized knowledge—but across Canada, that isn’t yet a consistent reality.Continue...

Mandatory class attendance overlooks working students

Mandatory courses with required attendance only add stress in an already high-pressure environment—especially for working students.Continue...

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