Editorials

Democracy is never ‘first past the post’

We supposedly live in a representative democracy. Yet in 2011, a party that only 39.6 per cent of the electorate voted for took majority control of Parliament .Continue...

It’s time to talk about male eating disorders

Most can identify disordered eating patterns in women, but we don’t often talk about what those patterns might look like in men. That needs to change.Continue...

Abortion access is an integral part of healthcare

For over 30 years, Canada has been the only nation in the world to have no legal abortion restrictions at a federal level. However, abortions are still far more politicized than other medical procedures, meaning your ability to access the procedure in Canada depends on how your provincial government, city, and doctor feel about abortion.Continue...

Editors' Note

It has come to our attention that during an Instagram live on Feb. 5, AMS Executive Presidential candidate of Team TIA Isaac Sahota claimed The Journal did not allow someone to comment...Continue...

Stop asking recent graduates about their futures

Graduates already face pressure from an uncertain job market; they don’t need you to ask them about their plans for the future.Continue...

With the AMS facing steep challenges, Team RTZ is ready to lead

The AMS executive positions demand Queen’s top student leaders: people who not only have a baseline knowledge of the AMS, but the energy and determination to fix the mistakes of past executive teams. These were the qualities The Journal Editorial Board looked for in the next AMS leaders.Continue...

AMS winter referendum statements

The Journal provides free space in our print edition and online for parties on the referendum ballot. All statements are unedited.Continue...

Bell, let’s talk: mental illness isn’t Michael Bublé watering plants

‘Bell Let’s Talk’ Day encourages the de-stigmatization of conversations about mental health issues, but the flaws of the campaign itself need addressing: namely, the band-aid solutions it offers in place of the systemic change we need.Continue...

Lower financial literacy for women is a problem that must be addressed

Closing the financial literacy gap is a necessary step towards equality.Continue...

Accessible information is the key to combatting hate groups

There’s a misconception that alt-right hate groups, while openly plaguing the US since Trump’s election, don’t have a Canadian equivalent. That belief is misinformed.Continue...

People-pleasing: breaking the habit is difficult, but necessary

Feelings of guilt around saying no, an overwhelming fear of letting people down, and a sense of emotional isolation are some of the familiar signs of people-pleasing. Unfortunately, the phenomenon is all too common. We must not only recognize the tendency to people-please, but actively resist it.Continue...

Vaccine prioritization is in place for a reason

Vaccine prioritization is a sign our healthcare system is working, giving vaccines to those who need it most. Yet the recent Rodney Baker scandal proves that, even at a time when class differences are exacerbated, the rich will always find a way to put themselves first.Continue...

Athletics departments need to be wary of keeping things behind closed doors

Cultures of silence don’t end well.Continue...

Residence rule-breakers must be punished, but not at the cost of others’ safety

When students break social distancing protocols, there must be logical consequences.Continue...

To address vaccine hesitancy among Black and Indigenous Canadians, the government must act on racism in healthcare

Despite being disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, many Black and Indigenous Canadians are hesitant to receive the vaccine. They have every right to be.Continue...

Men have a responsibility to dismantle rape culture

Rape education is often geared toward, and provided by, women. Yet most rapists are men, so why aren’t we targeting them with rape prevention efforts?Continue...

Taking care of our homeless neighbours starts with us

The Kingston community—students, the Queen’s administration, and the City itself—have a responsibility to take care of its homeless neighbours.Continue...

Student journalists are journalists. They should be recognized as such.

Despite the important news coverage provided by student-operated publications, student reporters often face hurdles in being recognized as legitimate journalists.Continue...

Being a young filmmaker in Canada is something to celebrate, not escape

There’s a lingering preconception among many young filmmakers in Canada that to truly have a successful career in film, we must pack up and head down south for good. This belief is false and distracts many from seizing valuable opportunities for screen-based creators here in Canada.Continue...

Academic culture is driving students to cheat

Academic misconduct is a direct product of academic culture. Only in changing that culture can we address cheating and plagiarism.Continue...

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