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The downward trend in student engagement matters

Student engagement has been trending downward for the last 10 years.

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Stop the bad press about Queen’s students

Being a student in 2020 has come with its fair share of added stresses.Continue...

Simple solutions are the most effective

It’s often simple innovations that change our daily lives.

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Protest language is not a tool for the disobedient

Society has a responsibility to ensure protest language is not delegitimizedContinue...

Letter to the Editor: October 20th

Dear Editors,

I have read media reports of the 29-3 law faculty/staff vote to delete the name of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister, from the law building.
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Canadians cannot ignore our country’s social issues

The murder of George Floyd sparked a pandemic-fatigued, Trump-weary United States into a summer of protest against police violence and the enduring legacy of slavery and segregation within the United States. Ultimately, it forced every facet of American institutional society to enter a reckoning on race.

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Letter to the Editor: October 13th

In 2018, Professor Bruce Pardy moderated the annual Liberty Lecture delivered by Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist, professor, and best-selling author. The lecture centered on compelled...Continue...

American politics should matter to Canadians

American politics are a train wreck, but Canadians need to watch.

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We must be held accountable for our social media usage during the pandemic

The “fake news” epidemic is more real than ever before.Continue...

Queen’s has failed to take advantage of its student leaders during COVID-19. This can’t continue.

This year has been a challenging time for the Queen's community. Adapting to the pandemic has tested staff, students, faculty, and University employees.

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Queen’s must take mental health seriously during COVID-19

COVID-19 is worsening the mental health of Queen’s students.Continue...

Deconstructing literary privilege

Society teaches ideologies through institutions like prisons, hospitals, armies and educational systems.

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Letter to the Editor: August 18th

Dear Editors,

The Faculty of Law has launched a community consultation regarding a name change for Sir John A. Macdonald Hall. The consultation process website details Macdonald’s...Continue...

Letter to the Editor: August 8th

Dear Editors,

August 2020 marks 75years since two nuclear weapons were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which killed over 210,000 people by the end of 1945. In...Continue...

Single-session therapy is necessary during the pandemic

The negative influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on psychological health presents an immediate need for timely mental health solutions. Virtually delivered single-session therapy (SST) is a mental health intervention that could alleviate COVID-19-related psychological concerns.

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Letter to the Editor: July 15th

Dear editors,

I want to share with The Journal readership the details of actions we are taking at Smith to address equity and diversity.Continue...

Queen’s must do more for its BIPOC students than lip-service politics

In 1849, Robert Sutherland was the first Black Canadian student at Queen's.Continue...

Combatting racism in Kingston

Queen’s University’s mission statement highlights three values it deems to be of great importance: people, professional excellence, and communication.Continue...

Letter to the Editor: June 4th

Dear Editors,

As a non-Black POC who passionately supports the Black Lives Matter movement, I’ve struggled to find my place in advocacy. I want to uplift Black voices, spread awareness,...Continue...

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