Opinion

Editorial: Are conspiracy theorists really as “crazy” as we make them out to be?

Editorial: Are conspiracy theorists really as “crazy” as we make them out to be?

I love conspiracy theories. I could go on and on about ones that many people are well aware of like the Mandela effect or how Avril Lavigne died and was replaced by a clone named Melissa. I can also go on and on about older conspiracies like how Shakespeare didn’t write any of his plays or how the moon landing […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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Here’s why the “Quebec values test” won’t work

Quebec is the Canadian province that would be most likely to make “I’m not like most girls” their Instagram bio. It’s always been a little different, and has been recognized as such – but in the last few years, the province has taken a sharp turn towards increasingly tight secularist laws. So you can get some background information, here are […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·
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All treats, no tricks: The Laurier Halloween experience

I’ve always enjoyed Halloween. As a kid, the best part (other than candy, of course) was planning and sewing my costumes with my mom. Being able to pull the last few stitches together and head out with my younger brother and neighbourhood friends year after year was definitely a highlight of my childhood.  As I grew up, handing out candy […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Jaime Mere

Being unapologetically “that bitch”

Over Thanksgiving, my dad’s side of the family sat down around the cottage dining room table and we got into a couple of heated conversations (actually, it was mainly my dad and I arguing about politics – which is always fun). But from this conversation, we somehow got to the topic of why a woman who is strong-willed is often […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Finding positive outlets

Editorial: Finding positive outlets

I can’t speak on behalf of everyone, but for me at least, coming to university was a time for me to figure out who I am and who I want to be. This has always been a struggle of mine. Anxiety is also something that I have to deal with on a daily basis, and being in my final year […]

by Jamie Mere· · Opinion ·
Editor’s Note: Figuring out friendships

Editor’s Note: Figuring out friendships

At 24 years-old, I feel like I’ve learned a lot from my friendships, and in some ways, more than I have from my romantic relationships. That’s not to say that I haven’t learned anything from my relationships, I certainly have, given that I’ve been with my boyfriend for over five years now. But my friendships have always been incredibly important […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editor’s note: Casting an informed vote

Editor’s note: Casting an informed vote

After voting in a federal election for the second time in my life on Monday, I walked away from the polling station with a different feeling than I had back in 2015. I have always “cared” about politics, the state of our country and the world we live in, to an extent — meaning that I didn’t put as much […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Discovering the benefits of personal connections

Editorial: Discovering the benefits of personal connections

It has recently come to my attention that other people, even strangers, are in fact worth the effort of getting to know. Throughout my life I’ve developed an appreciation of the peace that comes from being alone. There’s so much less chaos when the only person in your environment is yourself. It’s also made me supremely comfortable in my own […]

by Kash Patel· · Opinion ·
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Derogatory note brings university community together

On Oct. 10, 2019, a note was found taped to the wall of a fourth-floor residence common room at Queen’s University. This floor is a floor designated to Indigenous students and allies of the community. The floor houses roughly 50 students. This note used extremely derogatory and violent language directly targeted towards Indigenous students and the LGBTQ+ community. This comes […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·