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Barrington Walker’s steady student focus earns endorsement

In the upcoming federal election, it’s vital that as Queen’s students, we vote for a candidate that best represents us, our unique priorities, and the community around us.Continue...

Confronting our own racial bias fosters true multiculturalism

Canada is multicultural: it’s written into our laws, it’s touted worldwide as our strength, and it’s a way of life Canadians have embraced since it became official policy in 1988.Continue...

Millennials aren’t stingy, they’re saving for the future

Saving money used to be regarded as a smart practice.Continue...

Access to controversial reads should be up to students

School administrators banning books because of their authors’ past aren’t condemning the artists’ actions—they’re taking away an opportunity for students to learn and broaden their worldview.Continue...

Educated women are pursuing ambitions, not marriages

Of all the criticisms facing women today, the view that university-educated women’s supposed high standards destroy their chances to find love has to be among the most ridiculous.Continue...

Student health is no less important than academic success

Every year, Queen’s welcomes thousands of eager-to-learn first-year students who worked extremely hard to get into this high-ranking institution. But the mentality that students must push themselves to get into Queen’s doesn’t stop after they’re accepted into their programs.Continue...

Upper-year students aren’t made to feel at home in Queen’s residences

Despite the steep price, first-year residences have long proven valuable experiences for students adjusting to living on their own. But as students age beyond first year, the benefits of Queen’s residence living don’t quite outweigh the costs.Continue...

Universities must act now to prioritize mental health care

Universities often pride themselves on their strong communities and their dedication to their students.Continue...

Parties should do more to appeal to student voters

The rhetoric that young Canadians don’t vote is outdated and inaccurate—and politicians do us a disservice when they fail to consider that.Continue...

Climate crisis exposure on social media is the first step to saving the planet

Climate crisis exposure on social media is the first step to saving the planet.Continue...

Women at work weighed down by social norms

Working women suffer from the burden of traditional gendered expectations—and it’s destroying their health.Continue...

Clinic no-show fees leave struggling students unsupported

Seeking medical or psychiatric help as a student can be an intimidating task. Campus healthcare resources don’t make that any easier by imposing steep no-show fees on vulnerable students sometimes forced to cancel appointments last-minute.Continue...

Social media platforms need to do more to censor hate speech

The Internet is an excellent forum for sharing ideas—until hateful dialogue across social media leads to violence in the real world.Continue...

Cities’ climate emergency declarations are more than hollow words

Municipalities’ declarations of climate emergencies aren't empty gestures. They're a call to affect change at provincial and national levels of government, and they demonstrate solidarity with their communities’ priorities.Continue...

Queen’s should grow from criticism, not hide behind school pride

We all know what sets Queen’s apart from other universities is the school’s intense sense of spirit. But under the guise of maintaining this spirit, real student issues are swept under the rug.Continue...

Spreading vaping-related illness chokes up young people’s futures

The recent outbreak of respiratory illnesses borne from what’s known as the “vaping crisis” has health officials concerned about the dangers of nicotine and cannabis vaporizers.Continue...

Blackface is never acceptable. Trudeau should have known better.

Justin Trudeau’s choice to don blackface on several occasions was racist and unacceptable.Continue...

Asbestos has no place in the walls of Queen’s campus

Campus’ charming historical buildings might add to the University’s appeal, but old architecture only goes so far when its walls are lined with asbestos.Continue...

Queen’s should listen to its student protestors about the climate crisis

Every year, Queen’s boasts about its sustainability efforts, from selling reusable straws to offering electric vehicle charging stations. But when it really counts, the school falls silent.Continue...

Consent proves more complicated than a yes-or-no issue

Consent education isn’t something that can be reduced to a catchy slogan or a colourful poster. Its teaching should reflect the same nuance and gravity of real-life sexual encounters.Continue...

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