Editorials

Every celebrity you idolize will turn into Chris Pratt

It’s inevitable idolized male celebrities will disappoint their fanbase. The rise and fall of these famous men—mostly white men—has played out repeatedly on our Tumblr, Twitter, and TikTok feeds.Continue...

Restructuring priorities for medical school students could address inequities in healthcare distribution

Issues with the distribution of healthcare in Canada is no secret—in 2020, only eight per cent of the country’s 92,173 practicing physicians were serving rural communities. Although medical schools aren’t the sole root of the problem, they have the potential to influence the priorities of new graduates to ease this misbalance.Continue...

Social media’s mental health content is for self-education, not self-diagnosis

Like many, I first viewed social media’s array of mental health content as a useful outlet for discussing mental health and connecting people through shared experiences. However, I’ve since realized there’s a fine line between enjoying thought-provoking content and seeking mental health advice from strangers.Continue...

Alleged racially motivated incident demonstrates reality faced by students of colour in Kingston

Two racialized graduate students at Queen’s say they were targeted by a driver who almost ran them over when they were crossing the road at an intersection on Jan. 6. The women later told The Kingstonist the driver didn’t show any signs of remorse or guilt before driving off, and they believe he deliberately sped up to attack them.Continue...

Queen’s needs to keep students informed about COVID-19

University students and staff deserve better than the vague instructions, lack of clear communication, and confusing bureaucracy that came from Queen’s in December, when the abrupt switch to...Continue...

The 2022 Golden Globes will be the future of award shows if they don’t change for the better

Jan. 9 marked one of the most anticlimactic happenings in recent Hollywood history: the 79th Golden Globes Awards.Continue...

Gyms should be considered an essential service

Gyms should remain open during COVID-19 lockdowns.Continue...

Tara Henley’s comments about the CBC exemplify how not to criticize journalism

To maintain the integrity and accountability of Canadian journalism, criticism of media outlets is a must. Tara Henley’s accusations towards the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), however, are proof that not all criticism is productive.Continue...

Love triangles in film are unnecessary and unhealthy—change my mind

I’ve never understood the excitement around love triangles in film. Although the hype of cheering for Team Gale or Team Peeta can be contagious, it overshadows the unhealthy message sent to real-life couples.Continue...

Transparency and accountability is a must for student leadership—and RTZ doesn’t deliver

Student government leaders must be honest and transparent when addressing problems within their institutions—and team RTZ is no exception.Continue...

Let’s make academics more accessible and less elitist

In the past few months, I have used the term “anticolonialism” about 367 times. If I had a nickel for every time I’ve explained Edward Said’s “East vs. West dichotomy” to an unsuspecting econ major, I’d probably have 10 cents—and that’s two too many.Continue...

Academic freedom is no excuse for racism in the classroom

On university campuses, ‘academic freedom’ can sometimes be code for racism.

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We need to stop romanticizing unhealthy power dynamics in relationships

When I was a teenager, I was enamoured by the idea of forbidden love. I saw it everywhere—from songs and books to movies and TV shows.Continue...

There's more value in discussing your ideas than posting them online

Our personal and public lives have separated as we unwaveringly press forward into the digital age.Continue...

Burnout culture in academia is harmful—let’s find other ways to measure success

Crying, feeling numb, having too much going on, being behind in every class, not spending enough time with your friends, wanting to stay in bed all day—we all know the feeling. It’s burnout, and suddenly it’s the norm.Continue...

RBC doesn’t care about Indigenous reconciliation or the climate crisis. The money proves it.

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) may claim to care about the climate crisis and Indigenous reconciliation, but the institution’s actions have proven performative—and the CEO seems dismissive of those RBC stands to harm.Continue...

The popularity of Asian-created content doesn’t eclipse anti-Asian racism

If you think Squid Game ’s popularity represents greater acceptance for East Asian folks in North America, think again. When Asian media is trending, it doesn’t erase the racism experienced by the Asian diaspora.Continue...

Taking time to recharge wasn’t the solution to getting back on my feet

“It’s okay to say ‘no, I don’t feel like it’. Take some time for yourself to recharge.”Continue...

University students deserve better from education than a creative vacuum

Universities need a better relationship with creativity.Continue...

We need to study the humanities—not only STEM

In the race to push more and more kids into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, we’ve begun to neglect the importance of the humanities.Continue...

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