Editorials Archive: 2018

U of T mental health policy puts students in the periphery

A university mental health policy that cuts students off from support services is no health policy at all.Continue...

Pop culture increasingly vital in current political climate

Calling pop culture a guilty pleasure denies the validity of a diverse and powerful section of society.Continue...

Reversal of sex-ed curriculum a threat to public safety

When partisan politics threaten health institutions, they threaten the wellbeing and safety of young people.

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Student ticketing initiative is no safety solution

The University District “Safety” Initiative is about punishment—not progress.Continue...

Access for student journalists a right

Media access for student journalists shouldn’t be considered a privilege—or a novelty. It’s a right.Continue...

Exclusivity has no place at Trinity Western

Canada’s Supreme Court struck down Trinity Western University’s proposed exclusive enrolment practices—and not a moment too soon.Continue...

Make prisoner health a priority for student advocacy

Kingston has two sets of bars—in its Hub and in its prisons.Continue...

Provincial voters deserve better than simulated news

It’s completely legitimate to use stories to your advantage, but creating an entirely new narrative without informing your audience is unacceptable.Continue...

Darts & laurels 2017-18

Darts

BISC fiscal problems: Even though Queen’s has tried to increase enrollment at the BISC for years, they’ve consistently failed to reach their targets. On top of this, the...Continue...

Advice from alumni can only benefit current students

University marketing is always going to be focused on the goal of selling an education.Continue...

Queen’s needs to be more transparent about their animal research practices

If Queen’s wants to prevent the spread of misinformation and build a reputation as a responsible research institute, it needs to be more open about what goes on in their animal research labs.Continue...

Liberal arts programs need to be protected at universities

It shouldn’t take students launching a protest for universities to recognize there’s more value in studying liberal arts than pennies and dimes.Continue...

Other women’s successes aren’t your failures

I firmly believe female friendships are one of the greatest gifts the world can offer.Continue...

Students shouldn’t have to choose between education and experience

Over time, the perception of what university is and what it’s meant for has changed.Continue...

We need to be aware of the artificiality of Instagram

Over the years, I’ve often heard the words, “wait, she looks nothing like she does on her Instagram.”Continue...

We can all learn from National Geographic’s acknowledgement of the past

Throughout its history, National Geographic has participated in racially-biased media coverage of people of colour within the United States and around the world.Continue...

Ontario sex-ed curriculum needs to stay

For any other school subject, we look to academics and experts to explain what children should be learning.Continue...

It’s up to the AMS to increase student engagement

As President Jennifer Li told those who attended this year’s AMS Annual General Meeting, “it’s no secret that engagement with the AMS hit an all-time low this year.” Now it’s time we start asking why.Continue...

Patient abuse needs to be in focus at medical schools

Currently, Canadian medical schools are taking a step in the right direction by trying to incorporate how doctors should interact with their patients into the curriculum.Continue...

Sexual assault policies alone aren’t solutions to sexual violence on campus

Having a sexual assault policy is one thing, having an effective policy is quite another.Continue...

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