Campus Culture

Making of a mascot

The legend of Boo Hoo the Bear is boundless, and has puzzled university archivists and historians alike.Continue...

Sign starts debate on campus sexism

The sign that hung from a house in the Student Ghetto during frosh week which read “Dads: Winter isn’t the only thing coming” was undoubtedly misogynistic and therefore inappropriate. The fact that a group of people thought it would be acceptable to display the sign proves we have a long way to go as a university when it comes to gender and sex.Continue...

Admin should take notes

Halloween served as another promotional opportunity for the James Ready beer brand. Students were offered free pumpkins last week on University Avenue — an initiative that added to a visible James Ready campaign in the Student Ghetto.Continue...

James Ready campaign targets students

Queen's was selected as one of six schools targeted by beer company James Ready's new advertising campaign.Continue...

Extending library hours extends expectations

Whether it’s your first year at Queen’s or your last, by now we’ve all likely heard the familiar sound of a student bragging about the hours they spent in the library cramming for an exam or desperately scrawling out a paper that should’ve been done and edited days before. As students, we often wear these hours in the library like a badge of honor.Continue...

Context, freedom and diversity in a stratified community

Free speech isn’t a neutral or isolated topic. As such, a discussion about freedom of speech must be contextualized with a community’s histories and culture.Continue...

Pledge to giving Greek another go

If you ask any student, they’re likely to tell you that sororities and fraternities don’t exist at Queen’s. Very few would say otherwise, unless directly involved. Greek Life is just not a part of Queen’s life.Continue...

Queen’s needs freedom of speech

Many North American university campuses are witnessing the rise of an alarming culture that endangers free speech by stifling those with nonconformist views.Continue...

This semester, I’ve felt more like a minority than ever

Two years ago, my shoulders didn’t automatically hunch when walking down Union St.Continue...

Make room for students of colour

As Kofi Annan said, “Education is, quite simply, peace-building by another name.” But what happens when this isn’t the case for people of colour? What happens when the endeavour for a higher education is “whitewashed” and surrounded by a culture of whiteness?Continue...

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