News

‘Stolen by Smith’ Instagram account details systemic violence at Queen’s business school

QTBIPOC students are opening up about their experiences of systemic violence at Smith School of Business through a student-run Instagram account called Stolen by Smith.Continue...

Kingston Police confirm investigation into vandalism at Four Directions

After flags outside the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre were found vandalized on June 30, Kingston Police have confirmed they’re actively investigating the incident.Continue...

Features

Sex, university hookup culture, and ‘The Talk’

Alysha Mohamed, ArtSci ’22, grew up in a household where sexual health and desire weren’t openly discussed.Continue...

Finding a safe space in a white and straight place

This piece uses “Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC)” to refer to the experiences of racialized students. We acknowledge this term is not universal. Continue...

Editorials

Renaming Sir John A. Macdonald Hall won’t erase history, but acknowledge it

Last week, the Faculty of Law launched consultations on the naming of the Sir John A. Macdonald Hall building. The Journal Editorial Board feels this is a step in the right direction, but that the University should ultimately change the building’s name.Continue...

The reaction to the ‘intoxication’ ruling is overblown. It still needs to be appealed.

The Ontario Court of Appeal struck down Section 33.1 of the Canadian Criminal Code on June 3 on the grounds that it was unconstitutional. Since then, there has been an outpouring of concern about the effects this ruling could have on cases of sexual assault and violence against women, including a petition with over 300,000 signatures.Continue...

Opinions

Queen’s must do more for its BIPOC students than lip-service politics

In 1849, Robert Sutherland was the first Black Canadian student at Queen's.Continue...

Combatting racism in Kingston

Queen’s University’s mission statement highlights three values it deems to be of great importance: people, professional excellence, and communication.Continue...

Arts

Art is integral to Black Lives Matter: a conversation with Dr. Kristin Moriah

While social media activism is surging in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, art can be more crucial to the Black Lives Matter movement than Instagram stories.Continue...

Bader Centre teams up with CBC Music to host online cello competition

In response to quarantine measures, the Bader Centre teamed up with CBC Music to broadcast its Cello Competition online.Continue...

Sports

Queen’s Black student athletes address race in sport

Jaden Lindo, Jaren Burke, and Rachel Hickson share their experiences with race in sport and their hopes for the future.Continue...

In internal emails, former provost Tom Harris referred to cross country team member’s email as 'cult behaviour'

Former provost Tom Harris called a cross country team member’s response to the forced removal of former coach Steve Boyd from the OUA championships “cult behaviour,” according to dozens of emails obtained by The Journal through a freedom of information request.Continue...

Lifestyle

Learning to outrun anxiety

A lot of people hate running. It’s not the easiest sport to like—it can feel boring, interminable, and even painful. However, growing up, my dislike of running went a bit deeper than most.Continue...

How police television shows contribute to 'copaganda'

Cop media wrongly idealizes the police, regardless of how diverse it gets.Continue...