January 21, 2017

News

Exception made for Lockridge prior to final Assembly decision

For AMS Secretariat Miguel Martinez, an unprecedented decision in AMS Assembly was preceded weeks in advance, by a conversation behind office doors. For him, the decision came down to the placement of a comma.Continue...

AMS website infected with virus

On Jan. 18, an anonymous hack originating in the Ukraine was successful in infecting virus information into the Alma Mater Society website, at myams.org.Continue...

Features

The 'first family' of Queen's

Three siblings who built a school's cultural and athletic legacyContinue...

Why are male nurses outnumbered?

For Griffin Bastedo, being one of the six male students that make up the first year nursing program makes him feel special, rather than a minority.

“We’re nicknamed the ‘murses’,” Bastedo...Continue...

Editorials

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...

Opinions

Harsher punishments, safer streets

In September of 2012, I received a phone call I never thought I would get.Continue...

Letter to the Editors: January 20

The '10 Hour Rule' needs to be abolished

In the 1990s the Ontario Government sought support from the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies (OCGS) for something called the...Continue...

Arts

A final goodbye to Mata Hari

On Tuesday night, a crowd gathered at the Isabel Bader Center for Performing Arts to witness the final days of Mata Hari before her execution at the Prison Saint-Lazare in Paris, France.Continue...

In the deep mid-winter, the Agnes froze over

There’s something cold about the Agnes Etherington Art Centre this winter, and it doesn’t have to do with the chilly weather outside.Continue...

Sports

Queen’s athletes use January to talk about mental health

While student athletes often see January as the start to the second half to their OUA season, it also becomes a time to speak about mental health.Continue...

Finding herself back in the net

Stephanie Pascal turns her head. Head coach Matt Holmberg taps her on the shoulder and tells her that she’s going in. It’s the first game of the season for the women’s hockey team, playing against Nipissing, and it’s early in the third period. The Gaels are down 5-2.Continue...

Lifestyle

S&M: First time fears

I’m a fourth year girl and am still a virgin. I know it’s not a huge deal as I’ve never had a long-term relationship, but I’m tired of being embarrassed by it and am just ready to get it over...Continue...

The psychology of unfulfilled resolutions

It’s Day 20 of the new year… have you kept your resolutions?

Did they work? Did the turning of the calendar year make any change at all? Here’s the scoop.

Fewer than 10 per cent of...Continue...

In Focus

Reaching for the tam

Every September, first-year engineering students enthusiastically attempt to remove a tam from the top of a grease-covered pole in a pit of mud, an annual engineering Orientation Week event known...Continue...

Kingston Hot Spots

One of the best parts of going to school at Queen’s is the town it’s inContinue...