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Struggles of sustainable living within consumption culture

With extreme weather patterns increasing globally, environmental issues like climate change are receiving more and more attention as people begin to express concern about these issues and seek solutions. One of the best paths of action individuals can follow is to live a sustainable lifestyle.Continue...

Talking Heads: How are you celebrating Valentine's Day?

“We're having a QWE exec girls night," Emily Quimby, Danielle D., and Talia Keay.

“Waiting for the chocolate to go on sale. My boyfriend's in Toronto, "Amanda...Continue...

Say yes to a deal of a generation

On Feb. 12 and 13, all Queen’s students will vote to approve or disapprove a fee to renovate the John Deutsch University Centre. While we’re no longer part of the student community, this is an...Continue...

Letter to the Editor: February 9

A recent Journal article claimed that “Agreeing your organization respects reproductive rights isn’t equal to a pro-choice opinion;” that the required attestation doesn’t threaten...Continue...

Talking heads: Are you still doing your New Year's Resolution

“Taking my time to paint, and yes, I do it everyday.” Danika Bertrand, Comm ‘20

“No electronics in bed, and I broke it January 1.” Alex Green, ArtSci ’18

“I don’t have one...Continue...

It’s time for a new JDUC. It’s time to vote yes

After years of negotiations and hard work, the AMS has finally secured a historic agreement with the University to redevelop the JDUC.Continue...

Talking Heads: What campus issues do you consider when voting in student elections?

“Plans for where the money will get allocated,” Fredsen Otchere-Jan ArtSci ’17

“Fair hiring practices,” Amanda Di Luch ArtSci ’18

“Their perspective on racial issues,”...Continue...

An apology isn't enough

When someone who once participated in a racist depiction of Mexican people tries to run for government, it’s very unlikely I’ll support their campaign.Continue...

The value of a liberal arts degree

Although there’s increasing skepticism regarding the value of a liberal arts degree, my experience as a political studies major at Queen’s couldn’t be more contrary.

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Talking Heads: What are you most excited about for this semester?

"Graduation," Caitlin Lavoie ArtSci'18.

"Reading week," Maddy Hyde ConEd'18.

"Forgetting old acquaintances," Harrison Giovannetti Comm'19.

"Seeing my friends again...Continue...

Introverts living in an extroverted world

I’ve always known there’s something different about the way I socialize.

My relationship with socializing and other people is a key part of my personality,...Continue...

Talking Heads: What are you most excited about for going home?

"Sunday night football with my dad," Zoe Bougiouklis ArtSci'19.

"Going to visit my sister or going to Mexico," Chin Lin Chen LifeSci'20.

"Seeing my dog," Jenny Yu ConEd'18...Continue...

The burdens still exist in Canadian healthcare

When discussing healthcare, many Canadians give themselves a pat on the back for having a “free” system compared to those neighbours of ours down south. Spending a couple of hours in a waiting...Continue...

Rethinking campus controversy

Nowadays, it seems as if there’s a ritual to campus debate surrounding highly controversial issues.

Typically, the students most affected by an issue voice their outrage, confusion and...Continue...

Talking Heads: How do you prepare for exams?

"Long hours in Goodes," Julie Todaro Comm'19.

"Yeah, not much really," Eric Randall Chemical Eng'19.

"I just go over past exams I can find," Adrian Gimon Mechanical Eng'19...Continue...

Campus workers on strike against inequality

Being a millennial looking in this job-market is tough. As a graduate student at Queen's University, my peers and supervisors have told me time and time again to start planning for a career...Continue...

Talking Heads: How are you dealing with week 10?

"Calling my mom and getting soul food with friends," Sierra Gaudreault LifeSci'19.

"It’s going, it’s not the best but it’s going," Connor Dougherty Commerce'18...Continue...

Bill 62 grants Islamophobia a hallway pass

A couple of weeks ago, Quebec passed Bill 62 which bars Muslim people from wearing burqas and niqabs when accessing or offering public services. Since then, I’ve been thinking a lot about the...Continue...

Thinly-veiled racism in Quebec’s national assembly

You step out of the bus shelter as the 702 approaches, fumbling for your student card in your wallet. You flash your 2018 AMS sticker and get on the bus. A woman in Montreal steps out of the bus...Continue...

Talking Heads: How do you feel about the legalization of weed?

"People are getting weed no matter what, but they do want to use it without feeling like the cops are coming," Tam Fadhil LifeSci '19.

"I think it's good that it'll be government...Continue...

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