News

AMS to reimburse some student fees in fall term

As the pandemic continues to affect the delivery of campus services, the AMS has confirmed it will be reducing some of its fees.Continue...

‘I think we can be successful as a community’: in conversation with Mayor Bryan Paterson

Following the introduction of new safety guidelines in outdoor spaces to reduce the risk of COVID-19, Mayor Bryan Paterson urged students to follow safety precautions and maintain a limited social bubble.Continue...

Features

Two weeks into Zoom university, students reflect on digital learning

Jessica Dahanayake, Eng ’20, has always taken a mix of online and in-person courses. For her, there was an important difference between choosing to take an online course and having to take part in a completely virtual semester.Continue...

As students return, local businesses balance economic benefits with community safety

Jonathan McCreery is familiar with the common college town trope of the “town and gown”: the relationship between post-secondary students and the residents of the town which hosts them. The...Continue...

Editorials

Preventing a Western situation starts with more on-campus testing resources

‘Wuck Festern’ is a well-known Queen’s mantra. But with students continuing to ignore public health guidelines, Queen’s is on track to follow in Western’s footsteps with an outbreak of its own. Instead of waiting, we need to act to prevent a similar situation now.Continue...

During COVID-19, casual sex merits more precautions

Casual sex is a hallmark of university culture and, even in the midst of a pandemic, isn’t going away anytime soon. Instead of shaming the people sleeping around, we should acknowledge that casual sex might be a symptom of the loneliness we’re all experiencing right now.Continue...

Arts

Commentary: Theatre and film are increasingly merging mediums

As COVID-19 forces theatre companies around the world to innovate and adapt to a new virtual forum, the lines between theatre and film continue to blur. For some critics, this means losing the aspects of theatre which make it such a moving art form.Continue...

Queen’s Music Club to host socially-distanced jam session after Thanksgiving

In past years, Queen’s Music Club (QMC) hosted weekly jam sessions at MacGillivray-Brown Hall, but COVID-19 has put those plans on hold.Continue...

Sports

Sports in Brief: September 18

RSEQ cancels fall season; Verdict for fall sports coming in October; Two Gaels join Canada Volleyball excellence programContinue...

How CFL’s Gaels are approaching the season cancellation

The CFL season cancellation puts many players, especially those with a family to provide for, in a tough situation. A year without football means a year without guaranteed income, forcing many to explore different employment opportunities.

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Lifestyle

How laptop stickers became the new campaign button

When arriving on Queen’s campus as a first-year, there are a few things you might notice: there’s always a line at Tim Horton’s, it’s almost impossible to get a spot at Stauffer during exam season, and everyone’s laptops are covered in stickers.Continue...

Fall back into step with fashion

Fall is fast approaching, and even though online classes might have you ready to spend the next few months sitting at your laptop in your sweats, the cooler weather is a great excuse to revamp your wardrobe and start easing back into getting dressed and ready every day.Continue...