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Talking heads: what are your midterm break plans?

“Going home to Toronto and seeing family.” Zach Freedman, CompSci ‘20 “Meeting my family in Toronto.” Georgia Lafrance, Sci ‘21 “Going home to Nova Scotia.” Julie Mosher, Sci ‘21 “My mom is...Continue...

Roundtable: Cannabis Act has shortcomings

The Cannabis Act has incredible potential to drive both economic and societal progress in Canada. However, the federal government’s current marijuana regulation only benefits privileged members in our society.Continue...

Roundtable: Marijuana is a health issue, not a criminal issue

Legalizing cannabis in Canada is a landmark liberalization that highlights a reformed approach to substance use—one based on principles of prevention, harm reduction and enforcement.Continue...

Roundtable: Legalization can't be rushed

A shift in a drug’s regulation must be done right. The legalization of marijuana will only be successful if the agencies are fully able to handle the increased responsibility that comes with it.Continue...

Talking heads: what are your homecoming plans?

"Wake up at 8 a.m. and start drinking." Ben Tomkinson, ArtSci '22

"I'm on the cheer team so I'll be at the football game." Matt Frost, ArtSci '19

"I have friends from home...Continue...

Ontario Basic Income Pilot deserved a fair chance

It’s time to stop dismissing basic income as a fantasy and act to seriously test its merits.Continue...

Letter to the Editor

Granovsky’s writing is thoughtful and well-written but I think that his criticism of our current society’s attempt to turn boys into men misses the mark. It’s true that we do not need more gentlemen...Continue...

Male mental health a silent crisis on campus

The Canadian Mental Health Association labels men’s mental health as a “sleeper issue,” which—until recently—has rarely been taken seriously.Continue...

Talking heads: what do you think about the legalization of marijuana?

"I feel neutral about it, as long as they actually enforce the restrictions." Joelle Jacobs, ConEd'20

"Will probably keep a lot of people out of trouble." Tamir Arnester, CompSci'21

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Letter to the Editor

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Dear Students,

We are landlords of three properties rented to Queen’s students. We have been landlords for a long time and are past Queen’s...Continue...

An open letter to conservatives on campus

To conservatives who identify as targets on this campus,Continue...

Talking Heads: what is your favourite Thanksgiving dish?

“I really like stuffing, turkey’s good too.” Annie Macgregor, Nursing '20 “Sometimes my family makes sweet potatoes with cinnamon and marshmallows, its amazing.” Rebecca Hoogkamp, CompSci ‘...Continue...

Talking heads: What is your take on "juuling"?

“I don’t care if you do it, just in moderation.”Lavallee Forbes, ArtSci ‘19 “I have a lot of friends that vape, I think it’s stupid.”Choley Sarrazin, ArtSci ‘21 “You do you, man.” Nick...Continue...

Fall term break not worth a fragmented orientation week

After its inaugural run and seeing the new two academic days in practice, the Queen’s community needs to have a conversation about the new Orientation Week structure—and whether it’s something worth reversing.Continue...

The difficulties of being a working class student

Post-secondary institutions are more open and accessible to certain societal classes than they’ve ever been before.Continue...

Talking Heads: what is your favourite part of fall?

"Pumpkin pie or crunchy leaves." Kayvon Mihan, Comm'21

"The nice mix of hot and cold weather." Sara Abdella, ArtSci'22

"Halloween and getting to dress up like a cat—I love cats...Continue...

New free speech policy makes students and universities less safe

Freedom of speech is a complex issue and cannot be sufficiently tackled through one simple law.Continue...

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...

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