Editorials

Queen's reputation needs maintenance, not complacency

The now infamous course “Taylor Swift’s Literary Legacy” is running this semester through the Queen’s English department.Continue...

Romance novels aren’t bad—they’re just about women

Dear cishet men: it’s not cool to hate on things just because women like them.Continue...

Sorry Kanye stans—bigotry isn’t a symptom of bipolar disorder

The ever-controversial Kanye “Ye” West has crossed several new lines over the past few weeks.Continue...

Plastic: reduce, reuse, but don’t recycle

“The bottle may look empty, yet it’s anything but trash.”Continue...

Meeting people is hard—don’t blame fun facts

It’s the first club meeting of the year and the dreaded fun fact has come out to play. Cue the collective internal groan.Continue...

AI isn’t an existential threat to human art

Jason Allen, a contestant in a recent digital art competition, sparked controversy by an using Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool called Midjourney to win.Continue...

Pointless stereotypes don’t belong in film

When it comes to content that could offend people with certain religious or ethnocultural identities, directors need to consider whether their choices serve a purpose or just perpetuate harmful stereotypes.Continue...

Moms are human too

Being a mom is one of the hardest jobs in the world—respecting that labour means granting women some much-needed space to be human.Continue...

Cash is king—now and forever

Cash may not be making a comeback, but it’s here to stay.Continue...

You chose to cheat—don’t blame Instagram

Adam Levine’s adulterous DMs have been circulating the internet recently, inspiring no end of mockery in the form of memes.Continue...

We need to approach world issues with broader perspectives

Following the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman visiting Tehran with her family, outcry has taken Iran by storm.Continue...

Editors’ Note: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Journal is observing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and has altered its production schedule accordingly.
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No federal holiday should celebrate colonialism

This past Monday, many Canadians were awarded a day off to mourn her majesty the Queen.Continue...

Asking for help shows strength, not weakness

Many university students seem to believe that asking for help is a sign of weakness. However, recognizing when you need support and having the courage to seek it out is actually a sign of strength and academic engagement.Continue...

Indigenous communities can benefit from internal policing

In response to the tragic murders in Saskatchewan this month, calls for local, community-led police forces in indigenous communities have grown.Continue...

Pro-choice activism should represent all gender identities, not just cis women

Since the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade , meaningful discussions surrounding human rights, abortion access, and reproductive healthcare have increased.Continue...

Dear straight men: don’t hate on astrology

Horoscopes are harmless—whether they accurately predict anything is irrelevant. What matters is how they help people identify with something and connect with others.Continue...

Privatizing healthcare won’t solve Canada’s problems

The recently reignited debate around the privatization of Canadian healthcare should sound alarm bells all over the country. Our healthcare system needs solutions to long-standing problems, but we must avoid a situation like that of the U.S.Continue...

Canada should invest in train transport

Canada isn’t a nation renowned for its public transportation, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to improve it.Continue...

Exchange should be an opportunity for everyone

Queen’s has over 220 exchange partners in 55 countries with programs for students in every faculty. Some prospective students choose Queen’s for its breadth of opportunities to study abroad. For others, exchange isn’t a factor—but it should be.Continue...

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