In Focus

Commerce Frosh Week: from probation to commendation

Following two year’s worth of changes made to their week’s events, training and culture, Commerce’s faculty orientation week has been cleared of their probationary status.Continue...

Roundtable: Meet Your Frosh Leaders

While everyone’s frosh week is a unique experience to themselves, it never hurts to know beforehand what it might be like.Continue...

A Sentimental look back at first year

As an incoming second-year student, reminiscing about my first year in residence isn’t too difficult. I can still vividly remember the sound of my peers’ warnings that our Don was making rounds and can picture my neighbour sitting at his desk, guitar in hand, strumming out Stairway to Heaven.Continue...

West Campus isn’t so bad

In the late summer of 2014, after months of anticipation, I was finally preparing to enter my first year at Queen’s. However, when I learned the name of my residence placement, my stomach dropped – I was on West Campus.Continue...

What can $8.75 get you?

I was so nervous going into first year of university that I read every FAQ, FYI and Q&A I could find to avoid making familiar frosh mistakes. While I had course selection nightmares like everyone else and somehow managed to manipulate my way into a single room, one thing I forgot to plot was my meal plan.Continue...

Fundraising efforts to benefit campus and community

For many students, the Queen’s Shinerama campaign is associated with memories of deafening cheer-offs, bottle drives, car washes and an ongoing commitment to bettering the lives of Canadians living with cystic fibrosis.Continue...

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...

Point/Counterpoint: Is the University’s drinking ban during Orientation Week effective?

Two students present opposing arguments to whether or not the University's Orientation drinking policy is realistic.Continue...

Undergraduate certificate programs at Queen’s

If you think you’re limited to only your chosen degree plan at Queen’s, you may want to think again.Continue...

Know your Frosh Weeks

Of course you’re excited for your Orientation Week, but how much do you know about the others?Continue...

Talking Heads: If you could give advice to your first-year self, what would it be?

Talking Heads: If you could give advice to your first-year self, what would it be?Continue...

Frosh Week through the ages

Upper year students welcoming first-years to campus is one of the oldest traditions at Queen’s. But for nearly as long as the tradition has existed, it’s been accompanied by discussion and debate regarding the role of hazing in these activities.Continue...

A how-to for the halls

At some point in every university student’s life, they will be faced with the gut-wrenching food of their campus cafeteria.Continue...

Kingston’s hot spots

There are many hidden and not-so-hidden gems in Kingston — but it can be overwhelming to find them in your first term.Continue...

Talking Heads: What did you expect coming to Queen's?

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Commerce on probation

This year, Commerce orientation leaders can expect to be watched more closely after a body of the University Senate put them on probation last September.Continue...

Student clubs inspire and infuriate

With over 250 student-run clubs, Queen’s has more clubs per capita than any school in North America except Harvard.Continue...

Drinking decisions

As incoming first-year students are likely already aware, Queen’s residences are alcohol-free during Frosh Week.Continue...

The balancing act

For incoming first-years, the mere prospect of experiencing university can be overwhelming.Continue...

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