Grease Pole

Security a focus

Limiting attendance to Grease Pole was a collective safety decision made in meetings with Queen’s administration and EngSoc.Continue...

Stop holding onto outdated traditions

With 175 years under its belt, Queen’s is nationally recognized for its long-lasting traditions and spirited student body. But many of the traditions that students cling to no longer serve a purpose.Continue...

News: Year in Review 2015-16

This year The Journal’s news section covered a variety of topics ranging from academic freedom to Bieber Fever. The following is a collection of the news highlights from the year.Continue...

Grease Pole thieves send Festivus email to students

Queen’s engineering students received a taunting mass email from U of T’s Brute Force Committee (BFC) early this week.

As previously reported, the Grease Pole was stolen by BFC less than...Continue...

U of T’s “Brute Force Committee” releases ransom demands for grease pole

The Brute Force Committee (BFC) released a set of ransom demands on their website detailing what they hope to receive from the Queen’s Engineering Society in return for the beloved grease pole.Continue...

U of T's "Brute Force Committee" releases photos with EngSoc's grease pole

It's been a week since EngSoc's grease pole was stolen and the thieves — U of T's "Brute Force Committee" — say they've been enjoying the attention.Continue...

Queen’s EngSoc grease pole stolen after Sci ’19 completes their climb

For the second time in 15 years, Queen’s Engineering Society’s grease pole was stolen from them by a group known as the “Brute Force Committee” (BFC) — a group of engineering students from the...Continue...

Frosh Week through the ages

Upper year students welcoming first-years to campus is one of the oldest traditions at Queen’s. But for nearly as long as the tradition has existed, it’s been accompanied by discussion and debate regarding the role of hazing in these activities.Continue...

Sci '18 captures tam just shy of two-hour mark

Just under two hours after they started, Sci ’18 climbed the Grease Pole and captured the tam, improving on the previous year by five minutes.Continue...