Opinions

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...

Talking Heads: Professors, what's your best exam advice?

“After 10 p.m., prioritize sleep over studying.” Rebecca Hall, Global Development Studies

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It’s time to discuss menstruation on campus—period

I menstruate regularly for around five days each month, and I want you to be happy for me instead of grossed out.Continue...

Talking Heads: What news is making you happy right now?

"Raptors are second in the East without Kawhi." Diana Mirsu, ArtSci '22 Continue...

We need to analyze why Don Cherry wasn’t cancelled a long time ago

Anyone who’s had the displeasure of spending their Saturday nights from October to April watching the Toronto Maple Leafs lose on Hockey Night in Canada knows that if you can get through the first period without throwing the remote at the television, you see something special.Continue...

Talking Heads: What makes a lecture worth attending?

“Walking away with more knowledge than when you came in.” Jessica Grennan, ConEd '21 Continue...

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...

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