Opinions

Student Choice Initiative promotes student interests, freedom of choice

While many welcomed the Ford government’s recent decision to cut tuition costs for all students by 10 per cent, the proposed Student Choice Initiative (SCI) ruffled more than a few feathers. In an...Continue...

Talking heads: what are your thoughts on #BellLetsTalk day?

“People should remember corporations are behind it—mental health is ‘in’ right now.”Zach Lehman, ArtSci ’21 “I’m pro raising mental health awareness, especially because social media is so...Continue...

New Canadian food guide downplays role of farmers

The new Canadian food guide fails to acknowledge the importance of where our food is coming from.Continue...

The campus press is an essential service

A policy shift buried under the recent changes to OSAP and tuition in Ontario could severely threaten the campus press in this province.Continue...

Talking heads: what is your take on the recent OSAP changes?

“It's not fair to students and frankly, society—we're better off educated.” Hannah Klouse, ArtSci ’21 “Coming from a family dependent on services like OSAP and the grace period, I'd...Continue...

Tuition cuts miss the mark

The cost of higher education is arguably the most important political issue student’s face.Continue...

Talking heads: how are your New Year's resolutions going?

“I don’t have any.” Matthew Kooij, Eng ’20 “Good—drinking a lot of water, haven’t done readings yet, though.”Connie Trin, ConEd ’19 “Well, I’ve eliminated many toxic people from my social...Continue...

In support of the Women's March

The Women’s March is an accessible and pragmatic way to engage yourself in political activism. As a feminist in today’s world, actions speak much louder than words.Continue...

Male mental health deserves more attention

Mental health is important to all of us. But when it comes to males, that doesn’t seem to be the case.Continue...

Letter to the Editor: Jan. 11

Dear Opinions Editor,

As a master’s student in English, I cannot concur more with Alexandra Mantella’s excellent column on the value of studying older literature. While I certainly believe...Continue...

Talking heads: can you describe"frost week" in one word?

“Smooth.” Jade Watson, Eng ’21

“Reunion.” Alia Browns, ArtSci ’20

"Events." Sarah Witiuk, ArtSci '13Continue...

Combatting climate change can’t be done alone

Increasingly, there’s been a shift towards individualistic approaches in combatting climate change, be it through reducing animal product consumption, thrift shopping or no longer using plastic straws.

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Letter to the Editor: Nov. 19

Dear Lifestyle Editor,

Your beautifully written article was forwarded to me by my daughter’s friend who also attends Queen’s.Continue...

English class deserves more respect

Despite the criticism it receives, English Literature is an important area of study.Continue...

Talking heads: how do you celebrate the holidays?

“I celebrate Haunaka so lots of prayers and lots of food.” Arielle Grossman, ArtSci ’20

“I have a HUGE meal with my family.” Hannah Coutts-Wolfmaier, ArtSci ‘20...Continue...

Looking beyond the addiction

Drug addiction needs to be treated as a public health issue—not a crime.Continue...

Talking heads: what is your least favourite course this semester?

“Without a doubt, macroeconomics.” Sonya Patel, ArtSci ’20

Business Decision Models.” Claire Zhou, Comm ’21

“Maybe English 160.” Maria Shaheen, Art Sci ’...Continue...

Pride stands for peace, not totalitarianism

At a conference organized by Rebel Media on Nov. 10, John Carpay, a Canadian lawyer and member of Alberta’s United Conservative Party, referred to pride flags and those bearing Nazi and communist symbols in the same sentence.Continue...

Talking heads: have you started preparing for exams?

“I don’t have any exams.” Addy Egan, ArtSci ’19 “Not even a little bit.” Julia Baldaro, Comm '19

“No, absolutely not.” Olivia Kulbak, Kin ’20Continue...

Talking heads: what are your thoughts on incoming principal Patrick Deane?

“I don’t know anything about him or where he comes from, but I love change! Jacob Ritchie, CompSci ‘21 “I would appreciate a more diverse candidate considering we’re swithcing to another white male...Continue...

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