Editorials

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...

Don't replace health with self-care

While self-care is important, treating it as a cure-all for school-related stress, poor mental health, and general wellness can be dangerous.Continue...

Toxic masculinity training helps university campuses

Toxic masculinity is more than a buzzword—it’s pervasive across campuses and student organizations every day.Continue...

Canada’s food guide amplifies student health concerns

It’s difficult to prioritize fresh-pressed juice and other healthy alternatives when you’re thinking about where your next meal is coming from.Continue...

The Canadian government needs to take serious action on climate change

If you have a phone or internet access, you’ve probably seen the 10-year challenge floating around—people posting photos of themselves in 2019 contrasted with 2009.Continue...

Satisfaction survey needs the complexity of student perspectives

Queen’s spirit can be distilled: tricolour face paint, the Oil Thigh, purple engineers, red Queen’s Bands kilts, or the silhouette of Grant Hall. But for senior students looking back on their years at the University, Queen’s is more complicated than that.Continue...

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