Opinions

Doubling down on a declining industry won’t help anyone, especially the planet

Despite Canada’s large abundance of oil and gas reserves, transitioning our economy away from the industry is the only way to address the climate crisis.Continue...

Talking Heads: What's your favourite TAM?

"Four-piece with fries, honey mustard sauce, and a Coke Zero. I’m close to Loco." Callum MacDonald, CompSci '23 Continue...

Climate action leaves behind the most vulnerable

At the intersection of race and poverty, you’ll find the marginalized communities who are affected most by the climate’s rapid changes.Continue...

Talking Heads: Would you rather be reading The Journal or Golden Words?

" Golden Words ." Ezra Goldberg, Sci '21 Continue...

Individuals can’t afford to carry the weight of the climate crisis alone

I was concerned when I read an opinion piece published earlier this month in The Queen’s Journal , entitled “Individuals have just as much responsibility as governments to address the climate crisis.” Continue...

Students and faculty are responsible for addressing racism at Queen’s

Queen’s is no stranger to incidents of racism and intolerance.Continue...

Thinking about the planet can lead to profit and benefit our futures

Teaching both business and environmental studies offers a unique perspective on the intersections of business and sustainability. One thing has become clear from my experience doing exactly that: it’s time to look into the future of Queen’s and our students in a green way.Continue...

Talking Heads: How are you getting over Hoco?

“By voting." Auston Pierce, ArtSci '20 Continue...

An open letter to the writer of the racist and homophobic note

Last week, a racist and homophobic note was posted in Chown Hall residence.Continue...

Talking Heads: What will Queen's look like in 2050?

"Hopefully unchanged, but with more buildings for more students." Melissa Wong, Comm '22 Continue...

Individuals have just as much responsibility as governments to address the climate crisis

Over a week at the end of September, millions of people around the world—predominately young people—took to the streets to protest a lack of political and social action to mitigate the effects of our changing climate.Continue...

Talking Heads: What takes less time than voting?

"Getting ready today." Camilo Sebastian & Marcus Davis, ArtSci '22 Continue...

Letter to the Editor: October 10th

Dear Editor, I am typically not one to discuss politics and I am not a card carrying member of any party, but I am motivated by the ongoing effects of climate change and young voters who demonstrated remarkable leadership and a clear vision of what they want during the climate strike from the elected officials after the upcoming election.Continue...

Why you should vote Conservative this federal election

Voting Conservative on Oct. 21 is necessary to ensure you’re represented by a government that’s both transparent and accountable. For the past four years, Canadians have had a Prime Minister that has twice violated federal ethics laws.Continue...

Why you should vote Liberal this federal election

With the campaign slogan “Choose Forward”, it’s clear that, if re-elected, the Liberal Party will continue to champion a progressive agenda for Canada.Continue...

Why you should vote NDP this federal election

The New Democratic Party presents a progressive vision for Canada in their electoral program , “ A New Deal for People ”: a roadmap to climate action, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, improved Medicare, affordable housing, better access to post-secondary education, and more.Continue...

Talking Heads: Why are you protesting at the climate strike?

"To stand in solidarity with everyone else protesting across the country." Chonyi Iama, ArtSci '22 Continue...

Students and the University need to better protect Lake Ontario

Like it or not, you are Lake Ontario. Our bodies are about 60 per cent water, and the water we drink here in Kingston is from the lake—a lake that we often don’t do an adequate job of preserving.Continue...

Queen’s new sexual violence policy deters survivors from coming forward

Queen’s new Sexual Violence Policy says that if a student discloses an experience of sexual violence to a University employee who’s not a health care professional, that employee must immediately report the disclosure to the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator.Continue...

Talking Heads: What is Your Favourite CoGro Order?

"An iced green tea with a shot of lemonade and an everything bagel with top secret." Sophia Spencer, ArtSci '21 Continue...

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