Editorials

Euphoria’s depiction of drugs isn’t glamourizing, it’s a harsh reality

Euphoria ’s glitzy and glamourous aesthetic never fails to captivate viewers. The presence of evocative images, strobe-y effects, and nearly never-ending teen angst can feel simultaneously alienating and familiar to high school and young adult audiences.Continue...

Let’s accept and appreciate film adaptations for what they are: not the book

Growing up, I always read the book before watching the movie, the cycle almost always ending in disappointment.Continue...

The alter-ego of Canadian ‘freedom’ has stained our flag

The highway connecting Kingston and Toronto typically promises an uneventful drive.Continue...

Ontario’s first fully virtual high school hints at the future of public education

Providing students with choice on how they complete their education is a good thing, but only if necessary supports and resources are made available to ensure their success.Continue...

Editors Note: Black History Month issue

The Queen’s Journal Vol. 149 Issue 21 is our inaugural Black History Month Issue. First proposed in Vol. 148, we’re so grateful to have worked on this Issue starting in November of last year.Continue...

Queen’s needs to pay graduate students livable wages to reflect increased living costs

With the rapid increase in the cost of living, it’s imperative Queen’s pays its graduate student workers livable wages.Continue...

Black History Month isn’t a token for performativity—it’s a call for change

Black allyship shouldn’t be confined to just Black History Month (BHM)—consumers and corporations alike should be working year-round towards equity.Continue...

At present, we doth protest in vain, methinks

During my four years on Queen’s campus, I’ve seen my fair share of protests. I used to disapprove of them, especially protests against certain lecturers or guest speakers. I believed there’s more value in asking a question—challenging an opponent directly—than picketing their appearance.Continue...

NFTs: Empowering artists or leaving them washed?

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have gained significant traction over the past few years, with sales reaching $25 billion in 2021. However, the NFT space should be met with skepticism, as it invites the possibility of illegal activity.

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A permanent site would reduce the economic and environmental burden of the Olympics

In the 21 st century, the Olympics have proven to have negative repercussions on the people who live in host cities, causing insurmountable amounts of debt and the...Continue...

The City of Kingston’s stance against Bill 21 is admirable—if they stay committed to the cause

In challenging Quebec’s Bill 21, the City of Kingston is making positive progress in acknowledging and supporting the fight against religious discrimination in Canada. The next step is to lead the same battle within the local community.Continue...

To make a difference, the AMS must better support their leaders

Making students care about student politics has been especially difficult as of late.Continue...

Regulating content on streaming platforms shouldn’t stop with Joe Rogan

Spotify’s new COVID-19 content advisory policy in response to consumer backlash against the prevalence of misinformation on the platform highlights a need for a more balanced solution to protect user rights and content integrity.Continue...

Cautious optimism needs to make a comeback

With the pandemic constantly interfering with our lives, I feel like almost everyone around me has a very bleak view of the future.Continue...

Movies and TV shows shouldn’t have to apologize for creating unrealistic fantasies

Films and TV shows are constantly critiqued for portraying unrealistic characters, plots, and fashion. However, the picture on the big screen is made to entertain—viewers must learn the difference between fiction and reality.Continue...

We need protections from the ‘freedom convoy’ in Ottawa that don’t involve the police

Canada is failing when it comes to protecting citizens and holding perpetrators accountable without police involvement. The continuing violence and hatred from those participating in the “freedom convoy” protests outside Parliament Hill is a prime example of our country’s glaring shortcomings.Continue...

For offenders like Shane Dawson, cancel culture has no meaning

Three months ago, Shane Dawson returned to the internet with his head held high and a shameless three-part series close behind him.Continue...

AMS 2022 winter referendum statements

The Journal provides free space in our print edition and online for parties on the referendum ballot. All statements are unedited. Continue...

Team ETC can push the AMS forward—but they must be willing to learn on the job

As COVID-19 continues to leave students standing on shaky ground, undergraduate students at Queen’s need clear communication and support from their leaders.Continue...

It’s time to recognize the problem with hockey culture

In October 2020, Kyle Beach, a former Chicago Blackhawks player, accused Brad Aldrich, the team’s video coach, of sexually assaulting him during the Blackhawks’ 2010 Stanley Cup run.Continue...

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