Editorials

On climate action, schools should put their money where their mouths are

Through a recent resignation, McGill University has proven that a failure to divest can come at a cost to students and the quality of their academics.Continue...

It’s time to regrow our connection with food

Asparagus can grow up to five feet tall.Continue...

U of T professor prioritizes likes over learning

Students are busy enough with their school agendas—they shouldn’t be left searching for hidden personal agendas in their assigned readings.Continue...

Editors' Note: Journal staff impersonated

It has come to our attention that several individuals, whose intent it was to protest a campus event, gained entrance to an Engineering Society conference by falsely claiming they were Journal...Continue...

Queen’s note-taking program fails to make the grade

Considering it’s a system that relies on student contribution, Queen’s should better incentivize and reward student note-takers who ensure consistent course notes for students with disabilities.Continue...

Valuable discourse is limited when dissent meets anger

It’s ironic that in an age of more available information than ever before, algorithms have pigeonholed us into narrow clusters of beliefs.Continue...

University owes students answers about misogynistic Facebook page

Queen’s silence regarding a misogynistic Facebook page run by one of its employees is almost as hurtful to students as the page’s contents.Continue...

Scapegoating other countries allows us to ignore Canada's issues

As North Americans, we love to blame China for our problems.Continue...

Canada doesn’t need royal ‘razzle’ or ‘dazzle,’ thank you very much

Regardless of whether or not the Duke and Duchess of Sussex elect to make Canada their part-time home, our country is doing just fine with its “razzle dazzle” factor, despite what The New York Times might say to the contrary.Continue...

Reflecting diversity in journalistic style guides ensures respectful reporting

Language is constantly evolving, as is the public’s understanding of marginalized communities and identities. The words journalists use to refer to peoples’ identities should stay updated alongside this progress.Continue...

Queen’s has ties to companies involved in human rights abuses. We should all care.

Queen’s should cut its financial and research ties to companies involved in the ongoing human rights crisis in Western China, where an estimated 1.5 million Uyghur Muslims and other minorities are being arbitrarily detained in re-education camps.Continue...

Universities should use guest lecture policies to protect students

There’s room for controversial discussion at universities, but not when it comes at a cost to marginalized communities made vulnerable by those conversations.Continue...

Calling a woman ‘badass’ isn’t empowering

It’s counter-productive to use gendered language to reward women for their success.Continue...

Being a camp counsellor is a real job

The role of camp counsellor qualifies as a bona fide summer job—the kind a post-secondary graduate should be proud to have on their resume.Continue...

Student Choice Initiative’s defeat doesn’t mean the fight is over

The Student Choice Initiative (SCI) might have been struck down in court, but for student associations, the fight is far from over.Continue...

Queen’s inclement weather policy risks leaving students out in the cold

As the winter semester approaches, it’s important to ensure universities consider student safety in situations where inclement weather makes it difficult to get to class.Continue...

Engaging in federal politics is important more often than just once every four years

This year’s federal election was unprecedented in terms of young voter turnout. Now that the election has passed, we have to keep that moment going, not check out of politics until the next time we have the opportunity to cast a ballot.Continue...

Responsible student journalism extends to covering difficult truths

People attending public protests on campus shouldn’t be surprised if their photo appears in the student paper, especially if they’re at the center of the action.Continue...

Online classrooms only bolster in-person learning

Online learning often gets a bad rap.Continue...

Women in national sports deserve better recognition

Publications such as Sports Illustrated have hundreds of staff members.Continue...

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