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Around this time last year I walked into the JDUC’s McLaughlin Room in anticipation of attending my first town hall meeting — it was to solicit student input on the changes to the minimum tuition payment deadline.
Humans it seems are becoming more mechanized. Technology is allowing us to progress farther than we ever have before, but I worry that our advancements have outstripped our humanity.
Though university students are often touted as some of the most tolerant individuals in society, recently students have proven that they aren’t always open to contentious discussions.
The automobile is under attack and one of the victims is the Chevrolet Volt.
Artificial sweeteners are a misunderstood scientific breakthrough. Unfortunately scientists and the government aren’t vocal enough to alleviate our safety concerns.
I’m tired of talking about the weather. I don’t want to discuss Gap sales or gas prices either. I refuse to be an active participant in this generation’s semantic drudge.
This semester marks the first opportunity to receive the 30 per cent off Ontario tuition grant — a promise the Liberals made this fall in provincial elections.
It’s Women’s Worth Week at Queen’s, meaning that for the next three days events are held to encourage men to think more critically about how they treat women.
Reality television that portrays people in unflattering situations isn’t a new phenomenon. In recent years though, shows that document people’s strange, erratic behaviour have seen tremendous viewership.
Stephen Harper’s speech at last week’s Crown-First Nations Summit in Ottawa didn’t directly address any real concerns. On Jan. 31 global developmental studies professor Robert Lovelace gave a talk about the situation in Attawapiskat.
At last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Stephen Harper revealed plans to aggressively export Canada’s natural resources to China while tightening immigration laws, retirement income support and health care.
Recent research from the University of Maryland points to growing numbers of pedestrians injured or killed while wearing headphones. According to the findings, published on Jan. 17 in Injury Prevention, the danger lies in two phenomena.
Since October, the Journal has attempted to gain access to AMS credit card statements.
Blue Ivy Carter entered the world like most celebrity babies, with a unique name and her own million dollar hospital wing. The special treatment her parents, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, received at the hospital has stirred up controversy about equal access to health care.
Generations ago, enjoying a fresh strawberry sundae required patience until the next growing season. We take the availability of produce for granted without considering that several decades ago, eating summer fruit in winter was a luxury.
Since it reached Confederation Park on Oct. 15, I’ve continued to frequent Occupy Kingston. At first, I didn’t understand what the occupation was for, or how my life experience fit into the equation.
Gossip Girl character Blair Waldorf once said, “Sleep is for the weak.” Two weeks ago, I would have agreed with that statement.
The popularity of Quebec’s newest political party confirms that separatism is dead.
There’s something grossly backward about a jaded young person.
Social Impact Bonds could revolutionize the way social programs are delivered in Canada. Here’s the deal: private investors fund the operations of a firm that agrees to achieve a desired positive social outcome.
Students love to commiserate with each other. During midterm season, bumping into a friend automatically means listening to a list of assignments, tests, presentations and commitments. It’s true; it’s a crazy time of year. But don’t assume you’re the only student on campus with a crazy schedule. The truth is ...
For three days last week, BlackBerry enthusiasts had to survive without the device’s trademark messenger service. The overreactions on Facebook and Twitter are leading to investigations of possible lawsuits against the company.
The University’s new grading system offers no comfort to Queen’s students. The Grade Point Average, implemented in May, hurts the student who cares about the one per cent difference that can make or break a post-secondary career.
As my fourth school year hit in September, a startling theme began appearing on my Facebook newsfeed. Distant friends and acquaintances took a plunge, decided to settle early and got engaged. I cringed.
I suffer from a recurring earworm infection. It’s not a parasitic insect, but a pop song, stuck deep in my head. The affliction is common in our society where we’re constantly inundated by repetitive music, but I’m so often struck that I can only describe it as torment.
The Take Back the Night march on Sept. 22 featured the “Don’t Be That Guy” campaign, with signs that read “Just because she’s drunk doesn’t mean she wants to f**k.” The new campaign switched the focus from victims of sexual assault to perpetrators.
Within the stream of Top 40 hits, there’s a nauseating sound that makes me uncomfortable. Taylor Swift’s songs drip with the damn-that’s-catchy sweetness of saturated pop, but upon closer examination they have a hidden darkness.
It wasn’t until I became a FREC that I understood how Frosh Week shaped the way I think about alcohol.
From the Book of Genesis, where a serpent tempts Eve, to big-screen Hollywood productions like Snakes on a Plane; the fear of snakes is engrained into the minds of many. Ophidiophobia, the fear of snakes, has been passed on for centuries.
Whether it’s in the cloistered halls of high school or the confines of a tiny dorm room, most of us have taken part in the overachievement game. I know because I’ve been doing it for years.
Whether it’s texting or drinking, we can’t count on the universe to tweet us every time we might make a mistake.
To me, the name by which we call something is not happenstance. Far from arbitrary, a name is an integral part of that thing.
As we tweet, comment, like and post on walls, a shadowy digital version of us is compiled in cyberspace. It’s a virtual copy of ourselves with an appearance, personality and lifestyle.
Though the Editorials page acts as the voice of the Journal as a publication, it can’t represent all of its employees at once.
Before using the Vote Compass, I thought it would be a fun little activity with no bearing on how I would actually vote. Seeing the results, however, caused me to reflect on the phenomenon of people supporting politicians whose politics they don’t necessarily agree with.
From discussion surrounding Rector Nick Day’s letter and the special vote that took place, to the Alpine Tower controversy at the ASUS Annual General Meeting (AGM), to a motion for AMS to rent a bouncy castle with dancing unicorns and rainbows, I wonder; has this campus gone insane?
About a month ago I watched Tyler, The Creator’s stark video for his single “Yonkers.” The west-coaster had me captivated, spitting his trademark aggravated baritone while delicately balancing a cockroach as it crawled through his fingers.
Everyone knows that Queen’s squirrels are special.