From Whom It May Concern

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all”. This mantra, instilled into preschoolers by their parents, seems to be forgotten once one reaches middle school. Bullying has always been a problem amongst pre-teens, something that tends to clear up with ‘maturity’. However, with advances in…

She’s Just Being Miley

When ‘stripper poles’ and ’16 year old girls’ are mentioned in the same sentence, most will think to stories such as a recent one out of Rhode Island – where girls under 18 are ‘permitted’ to strip for cash under a loophole in the law (Projo). What generally doesn’t come…

More to Mock

Last week was the pilot episode of new ‘reality’ dating show, More to Love.  What’s the difference between this and the Bachelor/Bachelorette?  Well, apparently it’s helping obese girls find love.  Lucky them! (Photo of contestants courtesy of EW.com) Officially, the show is billed as “the first broadcast dating show entirely…

Has Facebook changed the politics of relationships?

As of late, Facebook has gained some notoriety over its privacy policies – particularly about how it has been allowing third-party applications to access the personal information of its users.  However, we have to question whether our very use of Facebook negates our claims to want for privacy. Imagine, if…

Mantlegate, Revisited.

Apparently Queen’s holds a grudge. At least, the buildings on campus do. For those of you who are unaware, in late fall of 2008 the Queen’s Arts & Science Undergraduate Society President, Jacob Mantle, a then-3rd year Politics student, commented “I like your Taliban picture” on friend’s Facebook photo. The…

Dear Diary

When did we start to trust the Internet? In a conversation with a fellow Politics student this evening, the topic of former blogs was brought up. ” If you were expecting a soul quenching diary of my romantic history, you’re in for quite a disappointment,” he said.  Well, I was…

Capitol Hill Barbie: Gone for good or just getting going?

The United States’ very own Capitol Hill Barbie announced earlier this week that she would be abandoning her position as governor of Alaska.  While this is not altogether surprising, given the ongoing media frenzy surrounding her antics and those of her children, one has to wonder whether Sarah Palin is…