Editorials

Parties should do more to appeal to student voters

The rhetoric that young Canadians don’t vote is outdated and inaccurate—and politicians do us a disservice when they fail to consider that.Continue...

Climate crisis exposure on social media is the first step to saving the planet

Climate crisis exposure on social media is the first step to saving the planet.Continue...

Women at work weighed down by social norms

Working women suffer from the burden of traditional gendered expectations—and it’s destroying their health.Continue...

Clinic no-show fees leave struggling students unsupported

Seeking medical or psychiatric help as a student can be an intimidating task. Campus healthcare resources don’t make that any easier by imposing steep no-show fees on vulnerable students sometimes forced to cancel appointments last-minute.Continue...

Social media platforms need to do more to censor hate speech

The Internet is an excellent forum for sharing ideas—until hateful dialogue across social media leads to violence in the real world.Continue...

Cities’ climate emergency declarations are more than hollow words

Municipalities’ declarations of climate emergencies aren't empty gestures. They're a call to affect change at provincial and national levels of government, and they demonstrate solidarity with their communities’ priorities.Continue...

Queen’s should grow from criticism, not hide behind school pride

We all know what sets Queen’s apart from other universities is the school’s intense sense of spirit. But under the guise of maintaining this spirit, real student issues are swept under the rug.Continue...

Spreading vaping-related illness chokes up young people’s futures

The recent outbreak of respiratory illnesses borne from what’s known as the “vaping crisis” has health officials concerned about the dangers of nicotine and cannabis vaporizers.Continue...

Blackface is never acceptable. Trudeau should have known better.

Justin Trudeau’s choice to don blackface on several occasions was racist and unacceptable.Continue...

Asbestos has no place in the walls of Queen’s campus

Campus’ charming historical buildings might add to the University’s appeal, but old architecture only goes so far when its walls are lined with asbestos.Continue...

Queen’s should listen to its student protestors about the climate crisis

Every year, Queen’s boasts about its sustainability efforts, from selling reusable straws to offering electric vehicle charging stations. But when it really counts, the school falls silent.Continue...

Consent proves more complicated than a yes-or-no issue

Consent education isn’t something that can be reduced to a catchy slogan or a colourful poster. Its teaching should reflect the same nuance and gravity of real-life sexual encounters.Continue...

Female-focused research is a worthwhile investment

Female-identifying university students have the power to generate and advocate for female-focused research on the ground level—and that’s something we should take advantage of.Continue...

KHSC must examine past mistakes to prevent future tragedy

Mistakes are inevitable, even for medical professionals. But if hospitals aren’t willing to be held accountable and learn from these mistakes, future patients will pay the price.Continue...

Federal Conservatives’ anti-university attitude won’t fly

When politicians target universities, they diminish hard-working students and professors sharing knowledge and curiosity—not some imagined intellectual elite.Continue...

It’s time to root out unsustainable grass lawns

Given the severity of the climate crisis, we need to consider sustainability in every component of our lives—and that includes landscaping.Continue...

Canadian politeness has no place in climate politics

With Canada’s 2019 federal election campaign officially underway, now is not the time to extinguish the climate debate—it’s time to ramp it up.Continue...

Provincial policy change limits options for assault survivors

The provincial government’s looming changes to its program to support sexual violence survivors will marginalize the very communities the resource is meant to help.Continue...

Campus news outlets face uncertain futures without mandatory fees

Without student newspapers, student activities, and accomplishments would go largely unrecognized. And yet, those very same publications won’t be able to operate for much longer without support from the communities they work so diligently to serve.Continue...

Queen’s should supplement food bank funding loss

Under Premier Doug Ford’s Student Choice Initiative (SCI), health and counselling remain an essential category for student fees. But a failure to mandate student fees for the campus food bank equates a failure to recognize food security as a critical component of health.Continue...

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