Opinions

Talking Heads: how are you coping with the first week of school?

“I’m doing work ahead of time and staying on top of it.”Landon Pollock ArtSci ’22

“Having an extremely organized agenda.” Jen Cooke ArtSci '20 "Puppy therapy.” Louis & Juilia Fast-Grass...Continue...

A conservative on campus

When I told people I was supporting former Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the 2015 federal election in—my first year at Queen’s and first time voting—I was met with silence.Continue...

Participation trophies are creating a weaker generation

Participation trophies weren’t created with malintent but rather in an attempt to increase the self-esteem of children—a goal we can all admire and support. However, intent doesn't compensate for consequences.Continue...

Rethinking frosh week

Frosh week sets the tone for the best four years of your life—full of fun, new friends, and new experiences.Continue...

Expanding the scope of student conduct

Criminal records shouldn’t be a cost associated with repairing the University’s reputational damage within the Kingston community.Continue...

Talking Heads: What do you think of the World Cup?

“I’m annoyed when people ask because I don’t watch it.” Songyang Zhoue Con-Ed ‘19 “It’s a great spectacle of sport.”William Hodgson-WalkerArtSci ‘19 “It’s fun to go out for beers and watch it.”...Continue...

Adopting a different model for campus debate

Across the country, university students are arguing more but accomplishing less.Continue...

Roundtable: What Ford means for the youth vote

Rising tuition costs and a dicey labour market are significant sources of stress, anxiety and economic insecurity for young people—and especially for students.Continue...

Roundtable: What Wynne means for the youth vote

The Ontario Liberal’s campaign slogan, “care over cuts,” is indicative of the party’s continued commitment to ensuring both access to equal opportunities and affordable living.Continue...

Roundtable: What Horwath means for the youth vote

Rising tuition costs and a dicey labour market are significant sources of stress, anxiety and economic insecurity for young people —and e specially for students.Continue...

Talking Heads: What's your favourite part of Kingston summer?

"The weather, the lake," Hugh Ross Eng '19

"How quiet it is," Lucy Bain, ArtSci '19

"The waterfront," Alexis Frey Comm '18

"Going to Mio Gelato," Talia Keay Comm '19Continue...

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

"Getting a word in edgewise," Alex Palermo Vol 145 Features Editor.

"Besides the people, free tickets!" Clayton Tomlinson 145 Assistant Arts Editor.

"Quizzes," Ashley...Continue...

Sexism still present on campus

Since universities essentially act as small microcosms of society, they often come with many of the same issues and problems present outside these walls.Continue...

Talking Heads: What is your plan for Easter weekend?

"I'm Jewish so I'm going to 2 Seders," Jordan Pike ArtSci '21.

"Going home to spend it with my family, have a big brunch Sunday," Rebecca Lebel ArtSci '21.

"I'm going home...Continue...

Why non-binary gender identification is impractical in Canada


In 1955, psychologist John Money introduced the concept of sex and gender as being distinct from each other. Since then, a progressive shift in the ideology
of self-identity has led to an...Continue...

Talking Heads: How is week 10 going?

"It's okay, just week 10 you know, a grind," Alfred Chen Eng '18.

"Pretty well besides missing a few classes," Braedon Hewitt Eng '21.

"Just stressed about exams," Yasi...Continue...

Freedom of expression on university campuses is not an issue

In light of recent events both on our campus and others across Canada, many feel as though political censorship is running rampant and stands in the way of academic freedom and discussion....Continue...

Talking Heads: What are you doing on St. Patty's Day?

"Having a couple friends over, got a bunch of poeple visiting," Temi Ogunsanya Eng '18.

"Going to my friend's pancake breakfast," Sarah Pellegrino ArtSci '18.

"Doing a room...Continue...

My experience at the Jordan Peterson protest

“I am not going to give this guy with his hand raised like in a classroom the megaphone because I do not care what he has to say.”Continue...

Bill 148 and OHIP+ are only a start

Given the financial instability faced by workers under the age of 25, the implementation of policies like Bill 148 and OHIP+ are long overdue. However, if we broaden our scope, it’s clear to see...Continue...

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