Opinions

Car-centric lifestyles are still the way forward in Canada

There are more characters in SpongeBob than there are cities whose people I would recommend fully adopt a non-car-centric lifestyle.Continue...

It's time to ditch daylight savings

The clocks turning back one hour on Nov. 2 marks that time of year when you walk out of your lecture at 5:30 p.m. to find it pitch-black outside.Continue...

Queen’s must reconsider its leather jackets

Behind the comfortably abstracted word ' leather’ is the truth that Queen’s symbolic jacket is made of cow skin.Continue...

Female directors should tell female stories

Three weeks ago, my two friends and I watched Blonde at The Screening Room.Continue...

Big tech corporations have an obligation to help in humanitarian recovery

When a massacre is over and the guns go quiet, the killers are left with a logistical nightmare of hiding their victims’ remains.Continue...

When the present is dark, look to science fiction futures

The world can be a dark place sometimes.Continue...

Sexual violence should not be normalized at Queen’s

Queen’s is known for its academic achievements, notable alumni, and incredible faculty. However, it's also known for its notorious party scene.Continue...

Orientation Week requires more equitable volunteerism

5000 incoming students, 130 Orientation executives, and 1000 Orientation leaders. This is the person-power needed to plan and execute one of Canada’s most extensive student-run university Orientation Weeks.Continue...

Mental health services should not be ‘one-size-fits-all’

Over the last 10 years, there has been a growing awareness of the importance of mental health.Continue...

Social media is shortening our attention spans

Generation Z’s attention span is shortening.Continue...

Clubs should improve communication to increase first-year engagement

September will be a watershed moment for the Queen’s student experience. After three years of unsettledness, classes and clubs are finally moving back in person.Continue...

Queen’s Clubs aren’t showing true solidarity during Pride

The first time I experienced queer joy was in June of 2019 at a local queer prom.Continue...

Survivors deserve clear and accurate reporting

On May 13, the Instagram account @raperelief shared a screenshot from a Global News article with their thousands of followers explaining a decision made by the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) involving section 33.1 of the Criminal Code.Continue...

Talking Heads: What will you miss about The Journal?

I am going to miss the late-night, delusion-driven banters with the copy team, the late-night calls with my beloved newsies, and all the ‘I hope this email finds you well’ I’ve typed in the last eight monthsContinue...

Learning to live with COVID doesn’t mean abandoning masks

With Queen’s suspending masking and vaccination mandates starting May 1, it’s important we discuss why the popular notion of “learning to live with COVID” doesn’t mean we should throw our hands up in the air and hope for the best.

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Student-run organizations must be better allies to racialized students

On Mar. 19, I was racially profiled and assaulted.Continue...

Outdated pandemic policies are harmful to student wellbeing

Approximately two years ago to the day, our lives were turned upside down. With the onset of the pandemic, much of the university—including recreation clubs—shuttered.Continue...

Queen’s needs to show support for Ukrainian students and staff

The conflict between Ukraine and Russia has escalated into war. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a tragedy. While those around the world share support for Ukraine, it’s imperative Queen’s demonstrates this same support for Ukrainian staff and students.

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