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Too much technology use hurts our capacities to connect

A great deal of university life relies on exposure to technology despite its negative effects—and it’s up to our schools to provide opportunities to limit that exposure.Continue...

Unpaid internships support an imbalanced employment system

School credit doesn’t pay the bills. Student interns deserve compensation for their work.Continue...

Students should be on board with Wet’suwet’en solidarity protests

Protests are meant to make a difference, not in spite of but because of the disruption they cause to the rest of the world. In the case of the protests blocking trains in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation this week, it’s this disruption that makes them so effective.Continue...

Free public transportation could get cities further

In order to make public transportation a truly public service, cities across North America should eliminate rider fare.Continue...

Coronavirus party shows Queen’s hasn’t learned from its past

An inappropriately-themed party on campus last weekend, and the subsequent response, demonstrated that Queen’s still has a long way to go when it comes to addressing insensitivity and discrimination in our community.Continue...

The future of education in Ontario doesn’t lie in more cuts

Ontario’s proposals to “modernize the classroom” won’t drive the province’s education system forward—they’ll see it pushed further into the past.Continue...

Provincial governments support students when they invest in mental health

Quality mental health resources should be a guarantee on post-secondary campuses, no matter where a student chooses to go to school.Continue...

Diversity in Canadian media should start on campuses

Student newspapers are the training grounds for the next generation of journalists—and the starting points for much-needed newsroom diversification.Continue...

Ontario government fails the province when it fails developmental services

Programs for individuals with developmental disabilities have too long gone underfunded in Ontario. Now, facing cuts, these Ontarians are poised to lose even more of their limited funding.Continue...

U of T Bookstore promotes fear-mongering with face masks

When it comes to public health concerns, campuses must place the safety and comfort of their students above all else—including profit.Continue...

Schools without sexual misconduct policies fail their students

There’s a pervasive culture in higher education that prioritizes university faculty who have committed sexual misconduct over their students.Continue...

Anti-abortion film screening promotes misinformation, not debate

Universities should act only as hosts for conversations about controversial issues—not as purveyors of their own beliefs and agendas.Continue...

Every student should be able to vote in campus elections

As some Queen’s students opened their inboxes on Tuesday to view this year’s student election ballots, the absence of that email for others revealed a glaring instance of inequality on campus.Continue...

The popularity of ‘sugaring’ is bittersweet

There’s nothing wrong with the practice of ‘sugaring,’ provided it’s consensual. But no one should feel pressured to put a price on their company—especially not students who are trying to make ends meet.Continue...

Climate grief can’t be cured, but it can be addressed

Sometimes, when I’m aching over my resume’s format, cover letter narratives, and addressing the scary thing people call “post-graduate life,” a niggling voice reaches out of a dark place in my mind to ask: “What’s the point?”Continue...

Ryerson’s move to cut ties with RSU means bigger problems for student representation

Ryerson shouldn’t be prioritizing student dollars over its students, but that’s exactly what it’s done in terminating its agreement with the school’s student government.Continue...

Letter to the Editor: January 28th

Dear Editors,

I write to contest the fallacious claim that "...Continue...

Editors' Note: AMS Winter Referendum

The Journal provides this free, unedited space for parties on the ballot. The following fee descriptions were left out of the Friday, Jan. 24, print edition of the paper due to a communications error. They have been published in full here.

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For Team AJA, an uncontested race doesn’t equal an endorsement

Although the upcoming AMS executive election is uncontested, students must demand the same commitment, integrity, and diligence from candidates as they would expect in a contested race.Continue...

Ontario’s midwives deserve pay equity

The World Health Organization has declared 2020 the “year of the nurse and the midwife.” However, when it comes to midwives’ compensation in Ontario, there’s little to celebrate.Continue...

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