Opinions

The AMS Walkout was nothing but performative activism

On Sept. 27, we donned our raincoats and made our way to Summerhill to participate in a student-led walkout to show solidarity with survivors of sexual assault. With activism and advocacy being a large part of both our lives, it was only natural we would both attend.

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Queen’s must end its contract with Coca-Cola

On Sept. 21, the AMS Assembly officially motioned to “publicly oppose the Cold Beverage & Vending Supply Agreement that Queen’s University has with Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada Company.”Continue...

Queen’s needs to redefine its policy when addressing sexual violence

The sexual violence that occurred over frosh week at Western isn't an isolated incident.Continue...

Who you should vote for this federal election

Students and candidates from the Liberal, Conservative, and New Democratic parties make their case.Continue...

Individual votes matter more this election

This election season, some voters may be tempted to cast their ballots for either the Conservatives or Liberals in an effort to ensure their ideologies are reflected in Parliament.Continue...

Queen’s must address the lack of mental health supports for graduate student workers

Graduate TAs and RAs at Queen’s perform work necessary for successful course delivery and research output in the university. We work as the fulcrum upon which course delivery is carried out, liaising between students and instructors, ensuring that the needs and expectations of either are communicated well to the other.Continue...

Letter to the Editor: August 18th

Dear Editors,

I am the father of a student going into second year at Queen’s this fall.

I read that Queen’s has announced that it will require students to be vaccinated and that...Continue...

The Rector is the greatest unused asset at Queen’s

With the 2021 Rector Election coming up in September, students and the university must be aware of how integral the position is.Continue...

Putting your pronouns in your bio is not the revolutionary step you think it is

This pride month, I’ve had the privilege to actively reflect on what I want to advocate for within the LGBTQ2S+ community.Continue...

Sexual Violence Prevention at Queen's

I approach the writing of this report from the standpoint of a Queen’s alum. I have witnessed and experienced first-hand the pervasiveness of sexual violence and harassment on this campus.Continue...

Talking Heads: What will you miss most about The Journal?

"Who knew that when my dad off-handedly suggested I join a student newspaper in first year, this would become my home away from home. I will miss all the laughter the newsroom...Continue...

The integrity of women’s sports must be made a priority

Sports have never been played on an even field.Continue...

Conservatism is no excuse to ignore people’s needs

Amidst a global pandemic and an open conversation of state-induced repression, it has become more critical than ever to analyze effective government and hold representatives accountable for their duty to the people.Continue...

Letter to the Editor: March 22nd

Dear Editors,

Julia Stratton’s brief introduction to nuclear energy ( Splitting atoms: making sense of nuclear power , 2021 Mar 19) reminded me how I was first introduced to...Continue...

There can be no double standards when discussing genocide

Contrary to what the government would have you believe, genocide is happening in Canada.Continue...

Letter to the Editor: March 16th

Dear Editors,

WUTI$UPWITHTHEWORLD??? (Elon Musk’s 8th child’s name)

Is it just me, or has the world we’ve created for ourselves become even more unusual as of late? One...Continue...

We must be motivated to act during stressful times

People are losing interest in challenging themselves.Continue...

Letter to the Editor: March 9th

Dear Editor,

Are students selfish for desiring normalcy? If they were, ...Continue...

Media coverage shouldn’t make a joke of mental illness

Contrary to what the media would have you believe, there’s nothing funny about someone suffering through a mental health crisis.Continue...

The forced partnership between Queen’s and Athabasca University takes advantage of students

Queen’s encourages students to enrol at Athabasca University to make up credits when completing them at Queen’s is not a timely or viable option.Continue...

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