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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...

The irony of Bill 62

Bill 62 isn’t only disheartening, but paradoxical. Instead of addressing any existing situation, it contributes to the alienation and marginalization of a minority community in Quebec.Continue...

Don’t forget to put students first

Looking back at my term as Vice President (Operations) last year, there were countless times where I sat at my desk in the AMS offices and wondered if I was actually bettering anyone’s student experience. This wasn’t because I didn’t believe in the magnitude of influence students can have on each other, but more, the kind of influence I was having.

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Talking Heads: Who are you listening to?

“New Choppa — 21 Savage and Metro Boomin,” Chris Osei-Kusi.Continue...

Roundtable: #MeToo is just the beginning of change

Although prevalent now, the Harvey Weinstein case isn’t the first of its kind, and neither is the #MeToo movement.

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Roundtable: Don't lose focus on #MeToo campaign

By now, we’ve most likely all seen the coming and going of the latest viral campaign. For the past few days, #MeToo has flooded Facebook feeds and taken over Twitter users' timelines. Almost a week later, since the campaign's revitalization most of the posts have been overwhelmed by other stories and thoughts. As a result, the momentum surrounding an incredibly important topic seems to have slowed considerably.Continue...

Roundtable: #MeToo… And then what?

Sexual assault and harassment has a way of making one feel completely helpless and on their own. Thanks to the “#MeToo” campaign, people are beginning to come together, and seeing others share their experiences made me recall my own sexual assault this past summer.Continue...

Roundtable: Impacts of the #MeToo Campaign

For many girls and boys out there, the inspiring #MeToo trend has spread a positive message across the world of social media. It's created a sense of togetherness and community amongst victims and survivors of sexual assault or inappropriate sexual behaviour.Continue...

Letter to the Editor: October 24

Another homecoming to make us proud: students vomiting in the streets and in the ambulance, clogging up the hospital with their alcohol-poisoned friends.Continue...

Talking Heads: How do you deal with the stress of midterms?

"Just accepting it and trying to make it a valuable university experience," Jacob Neufang Commerce '20.

"In a constant state of emotional distress and inquiring how to become a...Continue...

Enough is enough

As an Indigenous law student and former Deputy Commissioner of Indigenous Affairs for the AMS, I would like to speak to the overall silencing of Indigenous voices by governing bodies at Queen’s.Continue...

The ignored meaning of athletes’ protests

As it’s widely known by now, a majority of NFL athletes have decided to kneel in protest during the American national anthem. While some NHL and MLB players have joined their NFL counterparts, these protests have predominantly come from NFL athletes.Continue...

Talking Heads: What are you most excited about for homecoming?

“My out of town friend’s coming to visit,” Calum Cook ArtSci ‘19.

“In the semester everyone’s off doing their own thing, but homecoming brings us all together,” Nick Scholey LifeSci...Continue...

Stepping away from campus

"Mom, I need to come home.”Continue...

Accepting less to achieve more

It usually takes weeks or even months for someone to find out I’m vegan. It inevitably comes out when I turn down something almost any normal person would accept — Cheetos, ice cream, a burger — or when I have to makeshift my dinner at a restaurant which isn’t very accommodating to dietary restrictions.Continue...

Talking Heads: How are you dealing with the September heat?

“It’s too hot.” Stuart Lillico, Artsci ‘21 “Iced coffee and water,” Gelareh Hajian, Electrical dept. “Winter is coming,” Farzaneh Sadri, Mining dept.Continue...

Poor attention span for issues on campus

Hey Queen’s, I think it’s time we talk about our attention span issue. In the past year alone, we’ve forgotten an unacceptable number of incidents that at one point were major sources of disappointment or outrage.Continue...

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