Editorials

There’s no need for inconsistent dress codes

A dress code that interrupts class to call a skirt “distracting” isn’t just unproductive—it’s inappropriate.Continue...

SFU security policy compromises emergency response

When a student goes into medical distress mid-exam, it’s fair for their classmates to assume university protocols will provide swift care.Continue...

Nixing Violence Against Women program derails safety

A provincial government that asserts its leadership by scrapping valuable social policies without any replacement endangers its population.Continue...

Universities have a responsibility to care for students’ mental health

Universities have a responsibility to provide accessible, timely, and professional mental health care to students—but Queen’s misses the mark.Continue...

Low-income students should have the right to pay tuition themselves

Using student loans to pay tuition fees enables students to spend money responsibly. Taking that ability away manifests stereotypes about how low-income students can’t manage their money.Continue...

NHL’s lack of domestic violence policy sets dangerous precedent

The National Hockey League’s (NHL) lack of domestic violence policy sets a poor example for youth and sports fans worldwide.Continue...

WE’s links to child labour reverse social progress

An organization that built its name on the back of abolishing child labour undoes its good work when it endorses companies employing children.Continue...

Kingston residents deserve transparent cannabis rules

Hazy cannabis regulation means Kingston residents and students can’t be expected to follow unclear rules.Continue...

Indigenous education isn’t a trade-off for effective government

Canada’s history with its Indigenous peoples is a harrowing reality that many students in their formative years of studying history don’t effectively learn, and that’s a problem.Continue...

Supreme Court denies Indigenous peoples treaty rights

The Supreme Court of Canada’s sustained denial of Indigenous treaty rights is regressive and harmful—but it’s not surprising.Continue...

Conversion therapy for youth needs federal ban

Conversion therapy’s sustained traumatic impact on LGBTQ+ youth has permanent repercussions on their lives and harms their sense of self-worth. Over 2,500 Canadians have recently signed an...Continue...

Queen’s students need to take responsibility for our drinking culture

The university administration has made every effort to educate Queen’s students on the adverse effects of our drinking culture. Now, it’s our turn to make a change. In the past few years, the...Continue...

Blood donations increasingly inaccessible for LGBTQ+ community

Canadian Blood Services’ (CBS) screening policies invalidate transgender people’s experience and limit their own pool of potential blood donors.Continue...

UOttawa protects campus through student government scrap

When a student government breaches trust, it’s up to the university to protect its students.Continue...

Excluding Black medical students hurts the entire university

A university has a duty to ensure it doesn’t repeat its past mistakes—especially when it makes people of colour feel unwelcome.Continue...

Anti-homeless architecture is inhumane

Whether it’s armrests dividing benches, or spikes surrounding buildings, anti-homeless architecture is inhumane. Often politely labelled “defensive architecture,” some public spaces are designed to...Continue...

Midwives should be compensated and treated fairly

Midwives’ unequal pay represents our refusal to fairly compensate women for their labour.Continue...

Increased stimulant prescription a concern for youths

Increased stimulant prescription doesn’t have a clear explanation—but it proves a need for greater scrutiny of the drugs’ impact on young people.Continue...

Ahead of big decisions, listen to student leaders

When it comes to important decisions, leaders who are elected—or appointed—to represent their constituents should be heard. In student politics, they’re often not.Continue...

Canada’s unequal abortion services leave women trapped

It’s unforgivable that legal early abortions are often inaccessible to Canadians living outside major cities.Continue...

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