In Focus Archive: 2017

The art and science of ArtSci frosh week

How do you inspire 2500 teenagers to bond with each other, on a shoestring budget, in four days or less? You cover them with shaving cream and hope for the best.Continue...

Commerce Frosh Week: from probation to commendation

Following two year’s worth of changes made to their week’s events, training and culture, Commerce’s faculty orientation week has been cleared of their probationary status.Continue...

Roundtable: Meet Your Frosh Leaders

While everyone’s frosh week is a unique experience to themselves, it never hurts to know beforehand what it might be like.Continue...

A Sentimental look back at first year

As an incoming second-year student, reminiscing about my first year in residence isn’t too difficult. I can still vividly remember the sound of my peers’ warnings that our Don was making rounds and can picture my neighbour sitting at his desk, guitar in hand, strumming out Stairway to Heaven.Continue...

West Campus isn’t so bad

In the late summer of 2014, after months of anticipation, I was finally preparing to enter my first year at Queen’s. However, when I learned the name of my residence placement, my stomach dropped – I was on West Campus.Continue...

What can $8.75 get you?

I was so nervous going into first year of university that I read every FAQ, FYI and Q&A I could find to avoid making familiar frosh mistakes. While I had course selection nightmares like everyone else and somehow managed to manipulate my way into a single room, one thing I forgot to plot was my meal plan.Continue...

Fundraising efforts to benefit campus and community

For many students, the Queen’s Shinerama campaign is associated with memories of deafening cheer-offs, bottle drives, car washes and an ongoing commitment to bettering the lives of Canadians living with cystic fibrosis.Continue...