Opinions

Let’s talk about Bell's corporate advocacy

Bell Canada recently raised over $7 million for domestic mental health initiatives through its “Bell Let’s Talk” campaign.Continue...

Talking heads: how are you dealing with the cold weather?

“Appropriate footwear and leaving early for class.” Tyler Mizuyabu, CompSci ’19 “I am drinking a lot of chai lattes, and spending a lot of money.” Jehan Irfan, ArtSci ’22 Oh god. I skip more...Continue...

When circumstance leads to insight: women undervalued in university settings

The male dominance in academics at Queen’s is subtle. But coming from a unique background, it’s amplified for me.Continue...

Marking should encourage debate

Within arts and humanities, most assignments are evaluated on the quality of their ideas, opinions, or intellectual insights.

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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...

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