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Calling a woman ‘badass’ isn’t empowering

It’s counter-productive to use gendered language to reward women for their success.Continue...

Being a camp counsellor is a real job

The role of camp counsellor qualifies as a bona fide summer job—the kind a post-secondary graduate should be proud to have on their resume.Continue...

Student Choice Initiative’s defeat doesn’t mean the fight is over

The Student Choice Initiative (SCI) might have been struck down in court, but for student associations, the fight is far from over.Continue...

Queen’s inclement weather policy risks leaving students out in the cold

As the winter semester approaches, it’s important to ensure universities consider student safety in situations where inclement weather makes it difficult to get to class.Continue...

Engaging in federal politics is important more often than just once every four years

This year’s federal election was unprecedented in terms of young voter turnout. Now that the election has passed, we have to keep that moment going, not check out of politics until the next time we have the opportunity to cast a ballot.Continue...

Responsible student journalism extends to covering difficult truths

People attending public protests on campus shouldn’t be surprised if their photo appears in the student paper, especially if they’re at the center of the action.Continue...

Online classrooms only bolster in-person learning

Online learning often gets a bad rap.Continue...

Women in national sports deserve better recognition

Publications such as Sports Illustrated have hundreds of staff members.Continue...

New Queen’s residence will welcome new students as they deserve

Despite the concerns of some locals, Queen’s new residence project stands to benefit both students and the greater Kingston community.Continue...

Queen’s must ‘flip the script’ on damaging sexual violence culture

Queen’s is responsible for prioritizing a safe, welcoming environment for all of its students, and that includes survivors of sexual assault.Continue...

Improv theatre benefits more than your acting skills

Improv—unscripted comedic theatre—is more than just a high school hobby.Continue...

Sexist study makes female comedians the butt of the joke

The idea that women are all less funny than men due to evolution sounds like nothing short of a bad punchline.Continue...

During Homecoming, University should repay Queen’s hometown

Homecoming is a longstanding Queen’s cultural tradition, and it isn’t going anywhere any time soon. However, every year, careless Homecoming behavior like falling from roofs and smashing bottles burdens Kingston’s public safety services.Continue...

Private religious education should not be favoured in public funding

In 2019, public secular education is no less important nor less valid than private Christian education. Provincial government funding must reflect this.Continue...

Governmental inaction forces youth to carry the burden of social change

In today’s political climate, youth activism has become the new norm. From Greta Thunberg to the “March for Our Lives” organizers, young people are fighting for systemic change with an urgency governmental leaders lack.Continue...

Canadian female politicians deserve better recognition and support

Based on the rate at which women are being elected to Canadian Parliament, it’ll be another 83 years before the House of Commons achieves gender parity.Continue...

New university alcohol policy bottlenecks student safety

Queen’s proposed alcohol policy does the opposite of encouraging healthy drinking habits. Instead, it stands to discourage students from drinking on campus, where they’re arguably safer, and pushes them toward Kingston’s downtown hub.Continue...

On-campus abortion impacts equal access to education

Providing medication abortion at universities goes beyond improving access to the procedure for affected students—it’s vital to improve access to education.Continue...

The traditional lecture hall needs a serious renovation

Lecture halls have long been a feature of university campuses, hosting hundreds of students as passive observers in class.Continue...

Suspended sexual violence disclosure requirement lets down students

Students are entitled to agency over their own experiences processing sexual violence.Continue...

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