Opinions

Post-themed party, racial insensitivity is alive and well on campus

To start the decade, news of the novel coronavirus made headlines, spreading panic and fear faster than the virus itself has spread.Continue...

Talking Heads: Why did you choose Queen’s?

“What sealed the deal for me was touring the day before Homecoming (I clearly was unaware of how wild Queen's Hoco was, being an American student). I saw all the alumni walking around in their Queen's jackets and I'd honestly never seen so much school pride at any other school I'd toured.” Anna Reynolds, ArtSci ‘21 Continue...

It’s time to take mental health maintenance more seriously

When you’re in a state of mental health crisis, you become a priority. When you’re no longer a priority, maintaining your mental wellness becomes far more difficult than it should be.Continue...

Letter to the Editor: February 11th

Dear Editors,Continue...

Campus equity groups can do better to consider the needs of those who occupy multiple oppressed identities

In early January, Queen’s Female Leadership in Politics (QFLIP) held their fifth annual conference.Continue...

Talking Heads: What's your favourite thing to get at Queen's Pub?

“I’ve never been because I’m underage, and I also don’t want to see my Econ prof there.” Eleni Pantieras, Comm ‘23 Continue...

Letter to the Editor: January 7th

Dear Editors,

I am from Guangzhou, China.Continue...

Relationships on a year abroad and why we don’t need them

When I arrived back in England from my first semester abroad at Queens, I was full of excitement and stories about my time here. However, I quickly found that few people really wanted to know what it was like, beyond love-life-related dinnertime chatter.Continue...

Talking Heads: Why should students engage with campus politics?

“It has the ability to make your life better." David Niddam-Dent, ArtSci '22 Continue...

What I wish someone had told me when I had an eating disorder at Queen’s

This article discusses eating disorders and may be triggering for some readers. The Canadian Mental Health Association Crisis Line can be reached at 1-800-875-6213. Continue...

Western Canada is left behind in federal politics

The Canadian federal election in October shed some much-needed light on important aspects of our nation’s political climate that are still going unaddressed. One of these notable outcomes was the plight of Western Canada, which was visible in the election results coming from Alberta and Saskatchewan. Continue...

Talking Heads: Would you rather live in Jean Royce or Harkness?

“I feel like […] Harkness.” Rachel Cantor, Kin '23 Continue...

Why Bell Let’s Talk has the power to bind us together

I know it’s a cold time out there for many of you, but for many others, it’s a time where the pressures of life can be overwhelming, to say the least.Continue...

The anti-5G movement is a new form of fearmongering

Over the past few months, you may have noticed Kingston yard signs advertising the following: “NO SMALL CELL ANTENNAS! OUR KIDS LIVE HERE! STOP 5G!”Continue...

Talking Heads: How are you staying cozy this winter?

“My apartment is really hot. I actually keep the windows open.” Kate Gaffney, ArtSci ‘20 Continue...

Social media threatens the art of doing nothing

Think about the last time you did nothing. I don’t mean scrolling through your phone mindlessly, or half-watching Netflix—I mean doing absolutely nothing.Continue...

Letter to the Editor: January 14th

Dear Editors,

As exam season approaches, tensions and emotions are high.Continue...

Queen’s Dons’ predicament provides a chance for practical education

As the Supreme Court of Canada recognized nearly three decades ago, in the seminal case of Machtinger v. HOJ Industries Ltd. , “Individual employees, and in particular non-unionized employees, are often in an unequal bargaining position in relation to their employers.”Continue...

Students and administrators must do better on fall term break consultations

Everyone seems to have a different opinion on the fall term break’s effects on Orientation Week, student workload, mental health, and travel plans.Continue...

Talking Heads: What TV show did you binge over the break?

Fleabag . It’s a really well-done dark comedy that deals with a lot of social issues." Desmond Barton, ArtSci '22 Continue...

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