Editorials

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...

Super Bowl LIII a reminder of football’s failings

On Super Bowl Sunday, it’s hard to celebrate a sporting spectacle that perpetuates violence and discrimination.Continue...

War photography promotes action, not glamourization

War photography often gets a bad rap because it stems from suffering—but passing it off as exploitation discounts the powerful impact images.Continue...

Women in the workplace deserve better recognition

Just because women are being hired in rigorous professional fields, doesn’t mean they’re being treated equally.Continue...

Boring classes have purpose

When asked about his days as a chowder-pot scrubber in southeastern Connecticut, Casey Neistat—one of YouTube’s most revered vloggers and filmmakers—said: “If you don’t know what you want to do in life, spend as much time as possible doing something you absolutely hate.”Continue...

High schools sleeping on chronic teen tiredness

Tired young people are so common, the sleepy teen has become a well-known trope. Even most adults remember the struggle of getting up early to sit at a school desk without a full night’s sleep.Continue...

Careful election coverage promotes political engagement

Whether the election you’re following is on campus or the world stage, community journalists are positioning their political coverage carefully.Continue...

Debunking the myth of the Cool Girl

Rhetoric separating women based on their interests contributes to a prevalent divide between men and women that needs to be challenged.Continue...

Safe spaces for women hit right note

People tend to love or hate musical festivals—crowded areas filled with music, dancing and, often, drinking and drugs.Continue...

The 'nice Jewish boy' trope is stereotypical and damaging

Amid rising anti-Semitism and ever-present gender norms constricting male expression, we need to consider why a restrictive trope about Jewish men eludes criticism.Continue...

Team AJW’s enthusiasm covers its blind spots

When students demand transparency and accountability from their government, sincerity and a vision go a long way.

In a 17-0 vote with two abstentions, The Journal Editorial Board...Continue...

Student Choice Initiative casts doubt on the future of a free student press

Services like campus newspapers provide practical employment opportunities, but they also give students a voice and hold our leaders accountable.Continue...

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