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Can we stop policing women’s bodies already?

Last week, Kori Sidaway, a B.C. news anchor, received a harassing email about her appearance during a broadcast. The viewer shamed her for wearing a shirt that showed a hint of cleavage, dubbing themselves “The Vancouver Cleavage Patrol.”Continue...

Professors: this fall, please teach with empathy

When students logged into their online courses last week and perused the syllabi, it’s frustrating that some classes might’ve had them thinking, ‘I can’t do this.’Continue...

We need to normalize paying student interns

As Canadians, we like to pride ourselves on the notion we’re more progressive than the US will ever be. But while America’s notorious unpaid internships are illegal in Canada, that doesn’t mean they aren’t alive and well within our own borders.Continue...

It’s time to ditch our gendered conceptions of beauty products

For years, beauty brands have bombarded us with a strict binary: products “for men” and those “for women.” But as society shifts away from rigid gender norms, so should the products we use.Continue...

Student jobs must adapt in the age of COVID-19

The pandemic has forced everyone to adjust to a new normal. With an uncertain future ahead of us, student jobs mustn’t cease to exist, but adapt.Continue...

TAPS closed, and it’s the University’s fault

In the eleventh hour, the AMS announced The AMS Pub Services (TAPS) would not be opening this year. It’s largely the University’s fault.Continue...

Listening to teachers is the key to safe classroom learning this fall

Remember when teachers advocated for smaller class sizes, cleaner classrooms, and more technology training? In the age of COVID-19, those demands are more relevant and necessary than ever—and if schools had only listened to teachers from the beginning, they might have been better equipped for classroom learning this fall.Continue...

Science is science, not a political debate

With the threat of the climate crisis and COVID-19 looming, science too often gets caught up in political debate.Continue...

Hey, students: stop partying

At a school like Queen’s, it’s no secret students love to party. A pandemic isn’t going to change that, but students should think twice about throwing ragers this year if they hope to avoid an outbreak in Kingston.Continue...

If Smith wants to commit to the safety of its BIPOC students, it needs to start listening to those students

With the launch of ‘Stolen by Smith’—an Instagram page detailing incidents of intolerance experienced by Smith students and alumni—the Smith School of Business is once again subject to nationwide criticism for its treatment of BIPOC students. Yet despite Smith’s virtual town hall meeting, it’s failed to truly listen and commit to BIPOC concerns.Continue...

Four Directions security should be further prioritized after vandalism incident

Last month, flags at the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre were vandalized. The University and Kingston Police have since launched an investigation, but the incident begs the question: where are the security cameras?Continue...

Freedom of speech is not freedom from consequence

Earlier this month, writers and academics penned “A Letter on Justice and Open Debate,” criticizing cancel culture and calling...Continue...

Renaming Sir John A. Macdonald Hall won’t erase history, but acknowledge it

Last week, the Faculty of Law launched consultations on the naming of the Sir John A. Macdonald Hall building. The Journal Editorial Board feels this is a step in the right direction, but that the University should ultimately change the building’s name.Continue...

The reaction to the ‘intoxication’ ruling is overblown. It still needs to be appealed.

The Ontario Court of Appeal struck down Section 33.1 of the Canadian Criminal Code on June 3 on the grounds that it was unconstitutional. Since then, there has been an outpouring of concern about the effects this ruling could have on cases of sexual assault and violence against women, including a petition with over 300,000 signatures.Continue...

Social services must continue improving post-pandemic

During the pandemic, social services are more important than ever. As we adjust to our new ‘normal,’ we shouldn’t forget that.Continue...

Queen’s new anti-racism initiatives are reactive, not proactive

Queen’s committed to three anti-racism initiatives on June 10 in response to student calls to action. This response, The Journal Editorial Board feels, is only a reaction to pressure from students, rather than a proactive measure that should’ve come years earlier.Continue...

Editors' Note: Our commitment to BIPOC students

The Journal stands in solidarity with the protests against anti-Black racism and police brutality. We are committed to amplifying the voices of Queen’s students. If you would like a...Continue...

Students shouldn’t shoulder the financial burden of remote learning

As a result of COVID-19, students are facing cancelled internships and lost jobs. Now, they must shoulder the burden of regular tuition fees in the fall—despite classes going online.Continue...

The pandemic is forcing us to reconsider how we care for our elderly. We’re better off for it.

As COVID-19 continues to rock old-age homes, it’s time we roll back the clock and re-evaluate the value—and potential inevitability—of the multigenerational family.Continue...

Special constables have the potential to make students feel less safe, not more

Introducing special constables to university campuses has become increasingly popular in recent years but fails to acknowledge the negative impact this might have on students.Continue...

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