Features Archive: 2017

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...

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...

Seeking graduation: the strategy behind sugaring

To help offset the rising cost of university, students both on campus and across Canada have taken to a modern twist on an old — fashioned arrangement.Continue...

From silent sisterhood to outspoken alliance

There were five women in the class of 1884. While each would go on to have a prosperous career — a writer, a medical missionary, a teacher, a professor and a doctor — their journeys were not without struggle. Their graduation marked an important moment in history and the beginning of a new era for women at Queen’s.Continue...

Risk and control in a tug of war

The pledge against fraternities

Only one year since their inauguration last March, the Kappa Sigma fraternity near Queen’s now boasts around 40 “brothers”. From focusing on philanthropy and building...Continue...

Fighting for control in reporting sexual assault

In March of 2015, one Queen’s student found out that the man she was preparing to go to trial against for sexually assaulting her had been elected to the University Senate, one of Queen’s highest governing bodiesContinue...

A divide in nations divides campus

This time last year, students passing the corner of University and Union were stopped and searched.

The simulated checkpoint was a...Continue...

Unquantifiable

Alcoholism in plain sight

“It really became a game of ‘let’s do [it] one more time, and if I can not get blackout, then I’m good.’ It was just like Russian roulette.”...Continue...

From then to now

Queen's was established after an Imperial Royal Charter was signed on October 16, 1841 by Queen Victoria, making Queen's the second university in Ontario - Upper Canada at the time.Continue...

After the ‘glass ceiling’ breaks

“We still care, and that’s why it’s important to have women in power, or people of colour in power because representation goes a long way — I still stand for the belief that at the end of the day...Continue...

Examining Queen's Alive's right to live

When Amanda Collins walked into Mac-Corry and caught sight of the Queen’s Alive booth, she first noticed the stack of bookmarks that read “Women DO regret their abortions!” and then she noticed...Continue...

From FDR to Trump

“It was very interesting when the election happened and for some people here it wasn’t real for them, when it was real for me.”Continue...

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