Politics

NDP leadership candidate stops in Kingston

Prospective leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) Marit Stiles brought her campaign to Kingston on Nov. 12 at The Mansion.Continue...

Waseem campaigns for school board trustee in Waterloo

Meena Waseem, Comm ’24, is simultaneously taking classes at Smith School of Business and running for a trustee position on the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB).Continue...

Queen’s reputation, on the classroom level

Queen’s prides itself on being one of the top research universities in Canada, founded on Oct. 16 1841 and predating confederationContinue...

‘Purple Hearts’ is not a romance movie

Purple Hearts has taken Netflix by storm over the past couple months, racking up over 100 million hours’ worth of streams. Continue...

Cornell professors discuss rise of authoritarianism

On Apr. 6, Queen’s Economics Professor Christopher Cotton hosted a webinar with guest speaker Kaushik Basu, Cornell University Professor of International Studies and Economics. The event was held via Zoom and discussed the rise of authoritarianism and its link to economic game theories.Continue...

The realities of being a young woman of colour in politics

I never understood why women of colour are so underrepresented in Canadian politics.Continue...

The fight for paid sick days continues through a pandemic. It shouldn’t.

In 2018, the newly-elected Ford government cancelled all mandatory paid sick days. Since then, health advocates and labour activists have been fighting to bring them back. In a global pandemic with a contagious virus, paid sick days are more vital than ever.

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Everything you need to know about the unfounded QAnon theory

Many of us will chalk the hardships of the last year up to difficult circumstances and doing our best to make it through. Others, however, might go looking for answers and wind up caught in a complicated and deeply problematic web of deceit.Continue...

When politics come to the dinner table

Family dinners at my household have always been filled with vibrant conversation. Growing up, popular topics included what my brother and I learned at school, complaints about workdays, and drama surrounding social lives. But when I moved home this spring at the beginning of the pandemic and family dinners were reinstated, conversation topics had shifted to more mature subjects.Continue...

'Patriot Act' was a hilarious, brilliant example of South Asian representation

When I saw Hasan Minhaj’s performance at the White House Correspondence Dinner in 2017, I didn’t know whether to laugh, applaud, or pray for his life while he ripped President Trump apart with comedic brilliance. I did know I was completely captivated by his brutal honesty and perfectly delivered punchlines, and I wanted more.Continue...

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