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Talking heads: pineapple on pizza, yes or no?

“100 per cent yes, ham and pineapple is the best combo.” Laura Wilson, ArtSci ‘21 “No.” Chauntae De Gannes, ArtSci ‘20 “Of course! It adds a different vibe.” Ashley Greenwald, Comm ‘21 “Only if...Continue...

Community engagement suffers under new Student Choice initiative

The recently imposed Student Choice Initiative won’t just negatively affect Queen’s students—it’ll impact the greater Kingston community.Continue...

Vaccination is a matter of fact, not debate

Typically, evidence is required when making a claim—but not when it comes to the anti-vaccine movement.Continue...

Talking heads: how was your reading week?

“It was great, I basically brought Queen’s to Vancouver [through] studying.”Sydney Stanley, ArtSci ’21 “My reading week was a quiet, meaningful blessing.” Emily Kirkpatrick, BMus’19 “I went...Continue...

Talking heads: what are your reading week plans?

“Getting over bronchitis.” Claire Zhou, Comm ’21 “Going skiing with my family in Mont Tremblant.” Helena Hyams, ArtSci ’20 “Going to New York City to see plays for a day.” Talia Wolfe,...Continue...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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