Features Archive: 2013

KCVI’s closing controversy

Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute (KCVI), a historic Kingston landmark and neighbour to Queen’s, has been no stranger to controversy and quandary throughout the years. Now, it may be shutting its doors for good.Continue...

It’s not easy being green

Queen’s is well-poised to become one of Canada’s most sustainable university campuses. Rather, it would be, if money was no object.Continue...

Skin cancer scares

Students and community groups are cracking down on tanning bed use, and local salons are feeling
the pressure.Continue...

A matter of choice

Kingston’s Pregnancy Care Centre (KPCC) has no desire to deceive anyone, according to director Donna Bell.Continue...

Shear competition down the block

Kingston’s barbers are the last of a dying breed.Continue...

No purchase necessary for chance

Reading the fine print could mean the difference between spending and saving money.Continue...

Views on climate change vary

Since 1948, Canada’s national average temperature for winter months has risen by 3.2 degrees.Continue...

Living beyond their limitations

In her mid-twenties, Patricia Rae’s mobility was given an expiry date.Continue...

Entrepreneurial skill

It took a Dragon to convince Brody Hatch to disband his company.Continue...

Plan updated for first time in 11 years

The University is updating its Campus Master Plan and they hope to make West Campus a destination for student life.Continue...

A longstanding tradition

The student rector position at Queen’s makes the University unique amongst other
Canadian schools.Continue...

Within stained glass

There may be a tunnel under one of Kingston’s oldest churches, but no one can tell you for sure.Continue...

Downtown’s natural evolution

Downtown Kingston’s tight knit community may contribute to a common myth which suggests that businesses have a high turnover rate. But according to owners, this may not necessarily be true as business turnover downtown is just a microcosm of the situation in larger retail areas.Continue...

Residence rule offences rise

Fall semester had a spike in residence citations, and admin and residents’ councils are unsure as
to why.Continue...

Cancer research impacted

Today’s economy is making it difficult for research initiatives to acquire funding.Continue...

Stuck between high rent and a hard place

Rent prices in Kingston are among the highest in the province and Queen’s students are paying for it.Continue...

PEC now open for use

The future of the Physical Education Centre (PEC) is under discussion after the three gyms at the Centre were reopened last week.Continue...

Uncertain future for co-op

Last spring, the University hired a new position to look into the potential of expanding experiential learning for Queen’s students. According to Career Services, the program is still in its research stage and has yet to develop any firm plans.Continue...

The “insider” question

Exposure, not experience, may be the key to success for teams who run for AMS executive positions, says AMS President Doug Johnson.Continue...

The cost of faking it

There is little legal risk for underage students who attempt to enter Kingston’s bars with
fake identification.Continue...

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