Editorials

University should have more beef with serving red meat

Queen’s University can’t completely support environmental sustainability until they address what they put on student plates.Continue...

Kingston housing dilemma no fault of students

The blame for Kingston’s housing crisis does not fall on the city’s student community.Continue...

Thrifting for clothing is more than a passing fashion

Second-hand clothing shopping shouldn’t be seen as a passing trend—it’s an ecologically sustainable lifestyle choice.Continue...

Editors' note: Our land acknowledgement

The Journal ’s editors were made aware of an open letter from the ASUS Journal of Indigenous Studies (AJIS) on Sunday regarding our newspaper’s land acknowledgement.

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Letter from the editors: Our commitment to cover the climate crisis

Today, The Journal became a signatory to Covering Climate Now —an international coalition of more than 60 journalistic publications that have committed to covering the climate crisis with the language and urgency it deserves.Continue...

Digital textbooks shouldn’t leave print in the dust

Physical textbooks aren’t just a relic of past learning styles—they remain a valuable resource for post-secondary students faced with rapid modernization.Continue...

Without academic accountability, universities suffer

High schools in Ontario make a huge effort to prepare graduating students forpost-secondary education, but there’s one thing they can’t prepare them for: the unregulated academics of Canadian universities.Continue...

Letter from the editors: We expect better from our city councillor

On Friday, we learned Sydenham District Councillor Peter Stroud—who represents Queen’s students at the municipal level—was the man identified and charged by police for blocking a Kingston Transit bus last month using not only his bicycle, but also a child.Continue...

Campus print operations shouldn’t be quick to fold

“Printed papers can’t be long for the world. Focus on the future.” Upon seeking support for The Journal ’s print operations, I received an email from a former journalist saying exactly that.Continue...

Attacks on student journalism only reinforce its necessity

Covering difficult campus issues will always put a damper on student publications’ popularity—but they shouldn’t be attacked for doing their job.Continue...

Patrick Deane should champion fossil fuel divestment as Queen’s principal

Patrick Deane, Queen’s incoming principal, should pledge his support to the students, faculty, and staff who want to see the University rid itself of more than $230 million of fossil fuel investments.Continue...

Young Canadians deserve better access to birth control

Inaccessibility of contraceptives should not be an obstacle facing Canadian youth in their pursuit of protection against unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).Continue...

Cartoon: For senior faculty, Ford crashes the party

Once Ontario’s 2019 budget bill is passed at Queen’s Park, senior faculty across the province’s post-secondary sector could soon face a choice between retirement and a decreased salary. Under the new law, the province will have the authority to reduce—including reduce to zero—salaries of post-secondary faculty, once they begin receiving pension payments. The choice between receiving pension payments and retiring won’t be an option for faculty because citizens must legally begin taking their pension at age 71 in Canada.Continue...

Queen’s unchecked sexual violence culture only spreads

When it comes to combatting sexual violence and harassment on campus, Queen’s is lagging.Continue...

YGK Music Pilot Project marks a step in the right direction

Kingston’s new YGK Music Pilot Project is giving musicians a step up in the recording industry.Continue...

Canada’s university admissions process fails to make the grade

Though Canada doesn’t currently face the same bribery challenges levied against U.S. colleges, our own host of inequities are inherent in our university application system.Continue...

Social media influencers set a dangerous precedent for healthy eating

The average Instagram athlete curates their daily posts like a diet: they’re around 34 per cent training tips, 19 per cent lengthy motivational posts, 47 per cent healthy recipes, and they show no sign of anything resembling real life.Continue...

U of T mental health crisis can’t wait another day

This editorial mentions suicide and may be triggering for some readers. It shouldn’t take another youth suicide to reform the Ontario university mental health care system. Over the weekend...Continue...

Outcry against trans Olympians denies athletes recognition

Arguing that transgender athletes have an unfair physical advantage sidelines the systemic struggles trans individuals face in day-to-day life—let alone professional sports.Continue...

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