Editorial

Bell, let’s talk

Donating to mental health research should be applauded, but the work doesn’t end there.Continue...

Five years after water bottle ban, the decision needs another look

Plastic bottles filled with sugary drinks aren’t any more environmentally conscious than plastic bottles filled with water.Continue...

Town-gown relations still matter outside of Homecoming

Queen’s students aren’t isolated from Kingston as a whole and we ought to stop acting like we are, minus the few times a year it benefits us.Continue...

When it comes to math, language matters

When people in positions of responsibility use the excuse ‘math is hard’, it may not seem like much. But when you zoom out, it can be a casual dismissal of a huge part of what pushes us forward as a generation.Continue...

Raising the minimum wage isn’t a solution to student poverty

Raising the minimum wage isn’t a solution to poverty, particularly poverty among student populations. As students who often work minimum wage jobs and struggle to make ends meet, pushing for a raise in minimum wage seemingly makes sense but we need to put more thought into its real implications.Continue...

Support for students with special needs requires long-term changes, not short-term tweaks

Implementing long-term supports for students with special needs is pressing in the elementary setting — without proper resources in elementary classrooms, students get left behind.Continue...

Public editor position is a first step towards transparency and trust

In a world where newspapers are struggling to maintain a trusting relationship with their readership, the new public editor position at The Varsity is a step towards rebuilding that broken bridge.Continue...

A comparison between Canadian and American universities invites the bad and the good

Comparing Canadian universities to America’s Ivy League institutions is like comparing apples and oranges — it’s an invalid comparison as well as unnecessary.Continue...

Seasonal Affective Disorder deserves a separate conversation

After winter break, as temperatures drop and days become shorter, students often experience a parallel decline in spirits. Sometimes, it’s not just a case of “winter blues” — it’s a form of...Continue...

Define the standard, then say tenured profs aren’t meeting it

The system that grants tenure, while getting the most out of professors seeking to earn tenure, is worth a critical look.Continue...

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