Opinions

Letter to the editor: February 2

In the Jan. 22 article titled, “Strong isn’t the new skinny,” Kate Meagher discussed the shift in social media’s celebration of seemingly rake-thin Victoria Secret models toward strong and healthy women — a shift propelled by the hashtag #fitspiration, and a shift Meagher deemed a façade, as many photos still illustrate the same aforementioned skinny models, who’ve simply traded in their lingerie for a sports bra.Continue...

Student activism: a thing of the past?

During the 60s and 70s, Ontario experienced a boom of student activism. Whether they were advocating for the environment, LGBTQ rights or against racism, many important social changes were incurred as a result of student involvement.Continue...

Letter to the editor: January 29

An Open Letter to The Queen’s Journal: We are writing to you as Queen’s students and supporters of the important work of The Queen’s Journal. We are also writing as law students and members of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS).Continue...

Make your program work for you

Sometimes, the most difficult path to follow is your own.Continue...

Talking Heads: What’s the time commitment like for elections campaigns?

What’s the time commitment like for elections campaigns?Continue...

Young Canadians: American politics affect you too

Even if the words “politics” and “elections” usually tune you out of a conversation, chances are that you’ve still noticed that American elections have begun.Continue...

Talking Heads: What's been the hardest part of campaigning?

What's been the hardest part of campaigning?Continue...

AMS hopefuls: thou shalt not lie

There’s a contest going on this week and it’s a contest of endurance between would-be student politicians and everyone else. Over the next week you’re going to be harassed, hustled and harangued by friends and strangers alike who will promise you the moon and ask for your vote.Continue...

Talking Heads: What would make you care about student elections?

What would make you care about student elections?Continue...

Less meat per day keeps emissions at bay

When you’re deciding whether or not to shell out an extra dollar to add bacon to your burger, you’re making a choice that affects more than just your wallet. You’re deciding whether or not to support a system that systematically destroys our ecosystems.Continue...

Talking Heads: What department other than your own would you like to take a class in?

What department other than your own would you like to take a class in?Continue...

Affirmative action: helping hand or harmful measure?

Two contributors consider whether affirmative action programs are a useful response to the problem of underrepresented groups in university settingsContinue...

Talking Heads: What's your favourite David Bowie song?

What’s your favourite David Bowie song?Continue...

Go beyond “new year, new you”

How many of you made a New Year’s resolution this year?

Likely, many of us did. And like most things in Western society, they likely revolve around ourselves, our physical appearance or...Continue...

Talking Heads: Who do you think stole the Journal sign?

“Frosh wanting house decor.” Emily Jones, ArtSci ’14

“Any Queen’s student.” Taha Khandwala, ArtSci ’16

“Maybe someone drunk?” Alanna Snoddon, Nurs ’17...Continue...

Make our AMS yours

Queen’s is an exceptional school, filled with exceptional students. These are students who are involved in clubs, sports teams, faculty societies and community groups; they’ve made many meaningful contributions to the Queen’s experience.Continue...

Make room for students of colour

As Kofi Annan said, “Education is, quite simply, peace-building by another name.” But what happens when this isn’t the case for people of colour? What happens when the endeavour for a higher education is “whitewashed” and surrounded by a culture of whiteness?Continue...

Talking Heads: How are you coping with finals?

“I’m going home this weekend.” Jenna Fletcher, ArtSci ’18

“Insane amounts of caffeine.” Nathan Quinn, Comm ’16

“My extracurriculars.” Emma Gandy, ArtSci ’...Continue...

uOttawa’s yoga class isn't cultural appropriation

The recent cancellation of a free yoga class through the Centre for Students with Disabilities at the University of Ottawa has raised a number of issues in the media and within the yoga community.Continue...

Letters to the editor: November 27

RE: Castle’s future in question

I’ve spent four terms at the castle, it was a second home. Family includes best friends, mentors and special people of all walks of life...Continue...

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