News

Queen’s tests 400 students at COVID-19 testing centre in first week

After its first week of operations, the Queen’s COVID-19 testing centre is provoking mixed responses from student users.Continue...

‘I got my test results seven days after I showed symptoms’: Students worried the University can’t stop an outbreak

Nick, whose name has been changed for safety reasons, is a first-year engineering student living in residence who developed COVID-19 symptoms on Sept. 14. He was moved into the isolation residence at David C. Smith Hall the next day.Continue...

Features

Protecting the planet includes protecting the most vulnerable

Shoshannah Bennett-Dwara, undergraduate student trustee, knows the fight for climate justice goes hand in hand with fighting racism.Continue...

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...

Editorials

Facebook’s environmental groups suspension error proves onus to fact-check is on us

As social media sites boom, online misinformation is becoming more prevalent—and harmful. Facebook has vowed to fight “fake news” on countless occasions, yet continually fails to target the right people. As social media consumers, we need to stop relying on businesses like Facebook to point out misinformation and take fact-checking into our own hands.Continue...

Stop the narrative that climate change is caused by you and me

Personal accountability for the climate crisis isn’t just irrelevant; it was designed and implemented by the world’s biggest polluters. If we want to save our planet, we need to stop blaming everyday people for the declining environment and start holding the real culprit responsible: the fossil fuel industry.Continue...

Opinions

Queen’s has failed to take advantage of its student leaders during COVID-19. This can’t continue.

This year has been a challenging time for the Queen's community. Adapting to the pandemic has tested staff, students, faculty, and University employees.

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Arts

‘A weird, uncanny thing’: Wendy Huot talks The Screening Room going dark during quarantine

Wendy Huot was fulfilling a life-long dream when she bought the popular indie theatre, The Screening Room. Now, in the face of the pandemic, it faces its greatest challenge.Continue...

Immersive exhibit brings Van Gogh to life in Toronto

With Toronto in phase three of reopening, the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit offers a breathtaking new approach to the painter’s famous works.Continue...

Sports

Are outdoor sports facing elimination?

Climate change poses a major threat to all aspects of human life, and sports are no exception.Continue...

Third-party department review to begin in October for Athletics & Recreation

A third-party department review of Queen’s Athletics & Recreation (A&R) will begin next month as part of a routine University initiative to evaluate its various departments.Continue...

Lifestyle

Mourning my Opa during the pandemic

In March, the pandemic shut down campus. In April, I found out my Opa had cancer—it was in his esophagus, his lungs, his brain. In May, he died.Continue...

My failure to go zero waste

Three years ago, I tried to go ‘zero waste’ and failed. Miserably.Continue...