Features Archive: 2017

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...

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...

The 'first family' of Queen's

Three siblings who built a school's cultural and athletic legacyContinue...

Why are male nurses outnumbered?

For Griffin Bastedo, being one of the six male students that make up the first year nursing program makes him feel special, rather than a minority.

“We’re nicknamed the ‘murses’,” Bastedo...Continue...