Opinions Archive: 2018

Talking Heads: What do you think of the World Cup?

“I’m annoyed when people ask because I don’t watch it.” Songyang Zhoue Con-Ed ‘19 “It’s a great spectacle of sport.”William Hodgson-WalkerArtSci ‘19 “It’s fun to go out for beers and watch it.”...Continue...

Adopting a different model for campus debate

Across the country, university students are arguing more but accomplishing less.Continue...

Roundtable: What Ford means for the youth vote

Rising tuition costs and a dicey labour market are significant sources of stress, anxiety and economic insecurity for young people—and especially for students.Continue...

Roundtable: What Wynne means for the youth vote

The Ontario Liberal’s campaign slogan, “care over cuts,” is indicative of the party’s continued commitment to ensuring both access to equal opportunities and affordable living.Continue...

Roundtable: What Horwath means for the youth vote

Rising tuition costs and a dicey labour market are significant sources of stress, anxiety and economic insecurity for young people —and e specially for students.Continue...

Talking Heads: What's your favourite part of Kingston summer?

"The weather, the lake," Hugh Ross Eng '19

"How quiet it is," Lucy Bain, ArtSci '19

"The waterfront," Alexis Frey Comm '18

"Going to Mio Gelato," Talia Keay Comm '19Continue...

Talking Heads: What will you miss most about working for The Journal?

"Getting a word in edgewise," Alex Palermo Vol 145 Features Editor.

"Besides the people, free tickets!" Clayton Tomlinson 145 Assistant Arts Editor.

"Quizzes," Ashley...Continue...

Sexism still present on campus

Since universities essentially act as small microcosms of society, they often come with many of the same issues and problems present outside these walls.Continue...

Talking Heads: What is your plan for Easter weekend?

"I'm Jewish so I'm going to 2 Seders," Jordan Pike ArtSci '21.

"Going home to spend it with my family, have a big brunch Sunday," Rebecca Lebel ArtSci '21.

"I'm going home...Continue...

Why non-binary gender identification is impractical in Canada


In 1955, psychologist John Money introduced the concept of sex and gender as being distinct from each other. Since then, a progressive shift in the ideology
of self-identity has led to an...Continue...

Talking Heads: How is week 10 going?

"It's okay, just week 10 you know, a grind," Alfred Chen Eng '18.

"Pretty well besides missing a few classes," Braedon Hewitt Eng '21.

"Just stressed about exams," Yasi...Continue...

Freedom of expression on university campuses is not an issue

In light of recent events both on our campus and others across Canada, many feel as though political censorship is running rampant and stands in the way of academic freedom and discussion....Continue...

Talking Heads: What are you doing on St. Patty's Day?

"Having a couple friends over, got a bunch of poeple visiting," Temi Ogunsanya Eng '18.

"Going to my friend's pancake breakfast," Sarah Pellegrino ArtSci '18.

"Doing a room...Continue...

My experience at the Jordan Peterson protest

“I am not going to give this guy with his hand raised like in a classroom the megaphone because I do not care what he has to say.”Continue...

Bill 148 and OHIP+ are only a start

Given the financial instability faced by workers under the age of 25, the implementation of policies like Bill 148 and OHIP+ are long overdue. However, if we broaden our scope, it’s clear to see...Continue...

Talking Heads: What does International Women's Day mean to you?

"It highlights the importance and significance of females around the world and your life," Shamana Sathiyasothy ArtSci '18. "It's important that women support each other, because they all...Continue...

Roundtable: Mixed feelings about Monday's speaker

Over the last few years, Jordan Peterson has attracted a large volume of champions and critics in his crusade against postmodern leftism in academia, media and politics.

Personally, I have...Continue...

Roundtable: There’s value in Peterson’s visit to campus

Never in my life have I seen a public figure with views so misrepresented in the mainstream media. Since his rise to fame, Dr. Jordan Peterson can’t open his mouth without being designated as a...Continue...

Roundtable: Queen's failed to protect students from Peterson

By giving a platform to Jordan Peterson, Principal Daniel Woolf and the University have failed to protect marginalized students on this campus.

I’m not particularly interested in arguing...Continue...

Roundtable: Peterson's talk shows Queen's is a healthy university

Celebrities with controversial opinions are nothing new. What sets Jordan Peterson apart and makes his celebrity status unexpected, is that his controversial cultural criticism is founded on...Continue...

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