Opinions

Being a minority at the Smith School of Business

Queen’s commerce’s roots as a traditionally white-dominated, expensive program has created many social pitfalls for its marginalized studentsContinue...

Letter from a Queen’s researcher: Animal testing is unfairly judged

The use of animals in medical research is often a topic that makes people uncomfortable.Continue...

Talking heads: what are your St. Patty's day plans?

“I’ll be touring around the streets and hanging out with friends.” Macyn Leung, ArtSci ’21 “I’m visiting a friend at Laurier.” Sierra Singh, Comm ’19 “Chilling with friends visitng me from home...Continue...

Letter to the Editor: Mar. 4

Dear Editor, Queen’s University now posts the number of animals they use in research, which is commendable but they don’t list the species.Continue...

Backlash over the Gillette ad is overblown

Recently, Gillette caused controversy when it launched a rebranding of its public image with the release of an ad criticizing toxic masculinity. The ad, which generated millions of views, cast a wide...Continue...

Talking heads: pineapple on pizza, yes or no?

“100 per cent yes, ham and pineapple is the best combo.” Laura Wilson, ArtSci ‘21 “No.” Chauntae De Gannes, ArtSci ‘20 “Of course! It adds a different vibe.” Ashley Greenwald, Comm ‘21 “Only if...Continue...

Community engagement suffers under new Student Choice initiative

The recently imposed Student Choice Initiative won’t just negatively affect Queen’s students—it’ll impact the greater Kingston community.Continue...

Vaccination is a matter of fact, not debate

Typically, evidence is required when making a claim—but not when it comes to the anti-vaccine movement.Continue...

Talking heads: how was your reading week?

“It was great, I basically brought Queen’s to Vancouver [through] studying.”Sydney Stanley, ArtSci ’21 “My reading week was a quiet, meaningful blessing.” Emily Kirkpatrick, BMus’19 “I went...Continue...

Talking heads: what are your reading week plans?

“Getting over bronchitis.” Claire Zhou, Comm ’21 “Going skiing with my family in Mont Tremblant.” Helena Hyams, ArtSci ’20 “Going to New York City to see plays for a day.” Talia Wolfe,...Continue...

Let’s talk about Bell's corporate advocacy

Bell Canada recently raised over $7 million for domestic mental health initiatives through its “Bell Let’s Talk” campaign.Continue...

Talking heads: how are you dealing with the cold weather?

“Appropriate footwear and leaving early for class.” Tyler Mizuyabu, CompSci ’19 “I am drinking a lot of chai lattes, and spending a lot of money.” Jehan Irfan, ArtSci ’22 Oh god. I skip more...Continue...

When circumstance leads to insight: women undervalued in university settings

The male dominance in academics at Queen’s is subtle. But coming from a unique background, it’s amplified for me.Continue...

Marking should encourage debate

Within arts and humanities, most assignments are evaluated on the quality of their ideas, opinions, or intellectual insights.

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Student Choice Initiative promotes student interests, freedom of choice

While many welcomed the Ford government’s recent decision to cut tuition costs for all students by 10 per cent, the proposed Student Choice Initiative (SCI) ruffled more than a few feathers. In an...Continue...

Talking heads: what are your thoughts on #BellLetsTalk day?

“People should remember corporations are behind it—mental health is ‘in’ right now.”Zach Lehman, ArtSci ’21 “I’m pro raising mental health awareness, especially because social media is so...Continue...

New Canadian food guide downplays role of farmers

The new Canadian food guide fails to acknowledge the importance of where our food is coming from.Continue...

The campus press is an essential service

A policy shift buried under the recent changes to OSAP and tuition in Ontario could severely threaten the campus press in this province.Continue...

Talking heads: what is your take on the recent OSAP changes?

“It's not fair to students and frankly, society—we're better off educated.” Hannah Klouse, ArtSci ’21 “Coming from a family dependent on services like OSAP and the grace period, I'd...Continue...

Tuition cuts miss the mark

The cost of higher education is arguably the most important political issue student’s face.Continue...

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