Editorials

Social media influencers set a dangerous precedent for healthy eating

The average Instagram athlete curates their daily posts like a diet: they’re around 34 per cent training tips, 19 per cent lengthy motivational posts, 47 per cent healthy recipes, and they show no sign of anything resembling real life.Continue...

U of T mental health crisis can’t wait another day

This editorial mentions suicide and may be triggering for some readers. It shouldn’t take another youth suicide to reform the Ontario university mental health care system. Over the weekend...Continue...

Outcry against trans Olympians denies athletes recognition

Arguing that transgender athletes have an unfair physical advantage sidelines the systemic struggles trans individuals face in day-to-day life—let alone professional sports.Continue...

Queen’s should divest from the source of climate change

The University’s refusal to divest from fossil fuels proves that Queen’s values its finances above the changing climate. Queen’s positions itself as...Continue...

Banning plastic straws doesn’t do enough for turtles—or our society

Regardless of the damage plastic straws do to sea turtles, it’s impossible to eradicate them without damaging economic and physical accessibility. Ontario, however, might do just that. After...Continue...

Breed-specific legislation doles out careless, ineffective punishment

Discrimination isn’t limited to the human species. The animals we interact with most—cats and dogs—are companion animals, yet within this group, not all are treated equally. In some countries,...Continue...

The price is right to eat ethically

When choosing between ethical food choices and price tags, students are often left to defer to their limited chequing accounts. That being said, with thoughtfulness and creativity, there are still...Continue...

Shame on Doug Ford’s response to sexual violence

Last Wednesday at Queen’s Park, Toronto Centre district MPP Suze Morrison asked why the Doug Ford government was withholding millions in funding promised to Ontario’s rape crisis centres.Continue...

Loneliness is as surmountable as it is common

Loneliness is pervasive. It impacts everybody regardless of personality type, number of friends, or amount of socializing. And if left ignored, it can exacerbate declining mental and physical health.Continue...

Homecoming changes mean safer students (and horses)

Ontario University Athletics’ (OUA) recent restructuring of Homecoming football games will cut down on horses slapped and cars flipped without diminishing Queen’s students’ love of the alumni-centred festivities.Continue...

Women of colour need their own feminist narratives

Mainstream feminism’s advocacy for equal gender rights is important, but it lacks sufficient recognition that no two women share the same experiences.Continue...

Capay case highlights prison culture of human rights violations

While the ethics of solitary confinement are a long-standing debate, Canada’s approach to confinement is a pressing point of contention.Continue...

Hustling hobbies from passion to pressure

Whether your hobby is painting, embroidering, or collecting stamps, you don’t need an Etsy store to validate how you spend your time.Continue...

Educating parents key to public health

As the anti-vaccination movement sweeps North America and leaves preventable diseases unaddressed, it’s critical parents learn how to protect their children.Continue...

Manliness is more than aggression and athletics

When individuals refuse to relinquish certain traditional ideas of manliness, they prop up the toxic masculinity that hurts men.Continue...

For Canada, being the ‘nice guy’ isn’t enough

Sometimes the good guy doesn’t finish last. In the case of The New York Times ’ recent opinion piece glorifying Canada as a moral leader of the free world, this certainly rings true.Continue...

Queen’s equity work is far from over

When individuals work toward a post-secondary education, they engage in a form of privilege—whether it be financial or intellectual.Continue...

Structured interviews can benefit from spontaneity

When a prospective employer asks for a skit or to see your Spotify playlist during an interview, they may be promoting creativity—but they owe interviewees some rationale. Olivia Bland, a 22-year-old...Continue...

Reproductive autonomy is essential when taking birth control

When someone starts to consider taking birth control, they might not be getting the full story.Continue...

Increasing class sizes limit student success

Large classes don’t help anybody.Continue...

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