Controversy

You’re no Swift, Gazette

Western’s student newspaper showed an incredible lack of judgment in publishing a series of offensive stories last month.Continue...

Wall for freedom of speech removed

Queen’s Students for Liberty (QSL) have filed a complaint with Kingston Police after Queen’s administration removed a Free Speech Wall as part of a campaign hosted by the club on Tuesday.Continue...

The Kardashians are setting a poor example for pandemic behaviour

It has been almost eight months since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. Everyone has felt the harrowing effects of social isolation and quarantine.Continue...

Examining the ethics of family vlogging

We’re all familiar with YouTube; boasting about every genre known, its videos range from beauty tips and toy unboxings to gaming videos and everything else in between. One genre which has cropped up in recent years is family vlogging, racking up millions of views and attracting a number of families to give the format a shot.Continue...

It’s time to tune out from the Ellen Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show returns this week, but in light of recent allegations against Ellen and her team, we shouldn’t tune in.Continue...

Universities should use guest lecture policies to protect students

There’s room for controversial discussion at universities, but not when it comes at a cost to marginalized communities made vulnerable by those conversations.Continue...

A hockey fan’s open letter to Don Cherry

Dear Don Cherry, It was a shame it had to come to an end like this.Continue...

Psychoanalysing Don Cherry’s divisive language

Amidst the recent news that long-time Canadian sports broadcasting personality Don Cherry has been fired over his controversial rant on live TV, fans and critics alike have interpreted the meaning of his remarks in a number of ways.Continue...

Hysteria over the Joker movie is unjustified

Before the new Joker film was released on Oct. 4, critics feared the filmmakers’ choice to sympathetically portray Arthur Fleck, the character who would become DC Comics villain Joker, would inspire real-life loners to carry out mass shootings at screenings of the movieor elsewhere.Continue...

Why Joker has been deemed dangerous by critics

Though it’s not uncommon for films to receive heavy criticism following their release, DC Entertainment’s newest blockbuster, Joker , has generated an unprecedented amount of controversy.Continue...

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