Features

Featurette: The forgotten impact of George Masoud on Kingston

Between 1901 and 1911 was the biggest wave of immigrants in Canadian history. Among them was George Masoud.Continue...

Rap provides outlet for students on campus

At Queen’s, the rap and hip-hop scene has created a platform for students to discuss their university experience, specifically from the perspective of racialized students.

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Queen’s medical school’s prejudicial past

Although Queen’s was one of the first schools in Canada to accept women into their medical school, they were also the first to systemically expel them.

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What happens when you can’t afford to be a student?

Last year, the Ontario Students Assistance Program (OSAP) helped 384,000 Ontario residents access their post-secondary education. But when many of these students leave school, OSAP payments will become a serious financial responsibility.Continue...

Featurette: Looking back at the AMS

The Alma Mater Society here at Queen’s is the oldest student association in Canada and has been the primary institution of student government at Queen’s since its founding.Continue...

Workhouse to Welfare

If you walk past 305 Earl Street today, you would see an old, grey brick house with the occasional piece of litter on the lawn. While it’s no different from any other home you’d walk past in the University District, it’s a far cry from what it was 160 years ago.Continue...

Invisible barriers to international exchange

As 10,678 Arts and Science students begin their semester in Kingston every year, around 600 of their classmates prepare to complete an international exchange at one of Queen’s partner universities from around the globe.Continue...

Reality for a residence don

The Residence Dons at Queen’s University play a vital role in the residence experience of many first-year students.Continue...

Left behind: The experiences of male sexual assault victims & survivors at Queen’s

On a chilly fall night in 2015, Mason* and his housemates hosted a party that started out like any other.

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Drug use on campus persists

Illicit drug use among university students might be more common than our parents would like to think.

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USAT revision process has a long way to go

With the end of the semester in sight, students and faculty alike are preparing for the annual 15 minutes of class time where the students do the evaluating.Continue...

The risks and rewards of being a varsity athlete

Being a varsity athlete at a Canadian university often comes with a lifestyle filled with sacrifice.Continue...

Students navigate pregnancy at Queen’s

Starting a family, experiencing a miscarriage or getting an abortion are stressful and exhausting experiences for a woman at any stage of her life — but especially so for a young university student.Continue...

Featurette: When royalty came to campus

Since Queen Victoria signed the Royal Charter for ‘Queen’s College at Kingston’ 175 years ago, the campus has been host to royal guests on nearly 20 different occasions.Continue...

Homecoming: Looking back on a 91 year tradition

While street parties and pancake keggers have now become a staple for Homecoming, the original ‘alumni weekend’ — as it was called until the 1950s — was a nostalgic reunion of friends and a passing-on of traditions to a younger generation.Continue...

God and man at Queen’s

Although it’s hard to believe, before 1912 Queen’s was a religious institution.Continue...

Queen’s 23.3 million dollar problem

From 1978 to 1987, Queen’s University had a problem that wouldn’t go away: $23.3 million of investments sitting in the business assets of Apartheid in South Africa in pooled investments.Continue...

Featurette: The dark history of homophobia at Queen’s

While Queen’s still has a long way to go to being fully inclusive to members of the LGBTQ+ community on campus, it has certainly taken strides from its past.Continue...

Fighting for transparency with Queen’s haemophiliac dog colony

In the basement of Botterell Hall, below the scattered study spaces and underground lecture halls, lie some of Queen’s more contentious research labs.Continue...

The real cost of unpaid internships

Every year, thousands of students in Ontario trade in their sweatpants and backpacks for dress pants and briefcases as they transform into working interns. An increasing amount of students are undertaking internships, often unpaid, to bolster their resumes and increase their chances of getting hired after graduation.Continue...

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