Editorials

Taylor Swift’s private jet isn’t the climate’s greatest enemy

It’s not all that often that celebrity and climate news intersect, but thanks to an investigation by sustainable marketing company Yard that has recently circulated, the impact of individual A-listers on the environment has been exposed in detail.Continue...

‘Little Miss Bossy’ needs a new name

A bossy person is someone who has “given to ordering people about; [is] overly authoritative; domineering.”Continue...

Queen’s students deserve paper and digital ballots

11.5 per cent—that’s the proportion of students who decided the fate of near $20 million budget.Continue...

Crime isn’t black and white—reporting shouldn’t be either

Over the past few months, various stories have circulated in the news about violent criminals being released after their sentences despite the potential risk of them reoffending.Continue...

Summer Lovin’ isn’t always a blast

There seems to be this idea of summer as something transformative, but just because the seasons change it doesn’t mean we automatically become new people.Continue...

Nobody owes you a story

Australian actor Rebel Wilson recently came out in an Instagram post after Andrew Hornery, a gossip columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald, contacted her team.Continue...

Hollywood needs accountability, not redeemers

When someone apologizes for making a mistake, we forgive them so they can learn and hopefully grow into a better person.Continue...

Canada must focus on access and education as reproductive rights are threatened

Canadians are watching as the freedom to choose faces its biggest threat in decades across the border in the United States.Continue...

Depp vs. Heard trial sets a dangerous precedent

Despite anyone’s best efforts, the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard defamation trial has been impossible to avoid in the past few weeks online.Continue...

Darts & laurels 2021-22

Students talk police presence over homecoming weekends : During homecoming weekend of October 2021, Queen’s students alleged significant police presence and brutality at the traditional street parties. Although some students were breaking COVID-19 guidelines, singling people out for tickets in violent or otherwise inappropriate ways didn’t convey the level of respect necessary to bring the situation under control. Further, a donation of $350,000 from Queen’s to the City of Kingston—which contributed to police funding—inspired discussions about the University’s lack of advocacy for student needs.Continue...

The AMS should be ashamed of its treatment of Palestinian students

On May 20, the AMS executive hosted their first Assembly. At the meeting, students rallied to express their frustration and disappointment over the AMS’ lack of support for Palestinian students and related advocacy at Queen’s.Continue...

Let yourself enjoy university life—it’s an integral part of your growth

These days, many of us are hyperaware of the lives of friends and acquaintances we see online. The constant noise of everyone else’s activity can be overwhelming compared to our own lives—especially when we lose hours to scrolling on our screens.Continue...

Why word counts defeat their purpose—in 500 words or less

1,500 to 2,000 words, Times New Roman, 12pt, double-spaced—we’ve all read that section of an assignment description. I’m sure many of us have groaned over finishing an essay and falling short of the word count or have written a passionate paper only to cut it down by 1,000 words.Continue...

Canada hasn’t opened its arms to all refugees—we must hold our government accountable

As we praise Canada for welcoming Ukrainian refugees following Russia’s invasion, we must also acknowledge those Canada hasn’t welcomed. All refugees are deserving of our help—not only those from Europe.Continue...

Kim Kardashian’s business advice for women masks an exploitative message

Wealth doesn’t equal wisdom—as Kim Kardashian has once again demonstrated for us.Continue...

We need to have more unfiltered conversations about money

Graduation comes with a myriad of growing pains. I’m untangling myself from the institution I’ve spent four years at, trying to figure out my five-year plan, and begrudgingly making a LinkedIn profile.Continue...

White reviewers don’t need to see themselves in Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’

A few days before the Mar. 11 release date of Pixar’s Turning Red, CinemaBlend’s managing director Sean O’Connell wrote a review calling the story “exhausting” to endure because it wasn’t made for a “universal audience.”Continue...

Give George R.R. Martin a break—he doesn’t owe us anything

We need to stop criticizing George R.R. Martin for not finishing A Song of Ice and Fire. Continue...

Policy guaranteeing sexual violence content warnings in academics is the least Queen’s can do to support survivors

Selecting course material that’s challenging, correlates with a department’s mandatory content, and makes every student feel comfortable and safe is an impossible task.Continue...

All war is a disgrace—not just European war

“[Ukraine] is relatively civilized, relatively European,” CBS correspondent Charlie D’Agata said when speaking on the ongoing war in Ukraine.Continue...

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