Features Archive: 2012

Digesting campus food options

Five years ago, an external review found that Queen’s campus was overcrowded by independent food operators. Currently, there’s been no official rule established, but the University has adopted a practice where these outlets are now disallowed
from opening.Continue...

A 'subdued' history of activism

The heart of campus saw students protest yesterday in response to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Gaza strip.Continue...

Thieves drawn to student areas

For the past two years, University Ave. has had one of the highest amounts of thefts in the
Student Ghetto.Continue...

At home, families face unique struggle

When Annie Riel’s husband returned from his deployment to Afghanistan last year, something had changed.Continue...

When stalking hits close to home

Kingston has one of the highest rates for stalking in Canada, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s an unsafe city, according to Kingston Police.Continue...

A dive into the harbour’s history

The waters of Lake Ontario have a history of crime.Continue...

Location for innovation

Testing facilities at Innovation Park are helping fumes from car paint generate power.Continue...

AMS revisits fraternity ban

The AMS is seeking legal consultation regarding the 78-year-old ban on its members becoming part of fraternities or sororities.Continue...

Bob Rae weighs in

On Wednesday, Bob Rae, the interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, stopped on campus for a talk with students and community members.Continue...

Salaries subject to remuneration review

Over $140,000 in student dollars are spent on AMS commissioner salaries — the equivalent of almost 2000 AMS-specific student fees.Continue...

A prison of the past

Within the span of 86 years, seven prisoners met their grisly fate just steps from campus.Continue...

Ethical purchases not guaranteed

Six years ago, the University’s athletics apparel provider, Russell Athletics, came under fire after alleged unethical labour practices took place in one of its outsourced factoriesContinue...

One-on-one at Summerhill with Ali Velshi

Ali Velshi’s biggest competition just might be Google. Velshi, the current chief business correspondent for CNN, was welcomed back to his alma mater on Saturday to host a talk with members of the Queen’s community as a part of the Initiative Campaign launch.Continue...

New model gets blended response

Of over 140 100-level courses listed in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences course calendar, five are taught in a blended format. But the gradual move towards this new method of learning isn’t always the most cost-effective way to study.Continue...

Global graduates

Sarah Tessier, ArtSci ’05, wasn’t born British, but thanks to a large settlement of Queen’s grads in the United Kingdom, she’s found a community overseas.Continue...

Bottles for change

For every six-pack of beer, 60 cents goes back into the pocket of the bottle collector. It’s a small profit that can require hours of picking before accumulating a few dollars, but for some, it’s a way to make ends meet.Continue...

‘Some things never change’

Last Friday and Saturday, Jack Neary stood on the corner of William and Aberdeen Streets distributing two cars full of “Keep Calm and Stay Golden” t-shirts to students on campus in anticipation for the football game.Continue...

Offices get down and dirty with composting

Every week, 64 green bins worth of waste are diverted from the landfills. That’s 200 kg, thanks to an initiative undertaken by the Queen’s Sustainability Office.Continue...

Accommodations a priority during Frosh Week

The Orientation Roundtable has provided Frosh Week leaders with additional training in the hopes that they will be better prepared to deal with accessibility issues.Continue...

Private school pedigree

When Farialle Pacha came to Queen’s three years ago, one-fifth of her graduating high school class went with her.Continue...

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