News

AMS to host moderated anti-racism discussion with Queen’s senior administration

The AMS will be demanding anti-racist action from the University’s senior administration in an online moderated discussion on Thursday.Continue...

Faculty of Law begins community consultation on de-naming Sir John A. Macdonald Hall

The Faculty of Law has started seeking input from the community to determine whether Sir John A. Macdonald is still an appropriate name for its building.Continue...

Editorials

If Smith wants to commit to the safety of its BIPOC students, it needs to start listening to those students

With the launch of ‘Stolen by Smith’—an Instagram page detailing incidents of intolerance experienced by Smith students and alumni—the Smith School of Business is once again subject to nationwide criticism for its treatment of BIPOC students. Yet despite Smith’s virtual town hall meeting, it’s failed to truly listen and commit to BIPOC concerns.Continue...

Four Directions security should be further prioritized after vandalism incident

Last month, flags at the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre were vandalized. The University and Kingston Police have since launched an investigation, but the incident begs the question: where are the security cameras?Continue...

Opinions

Single-session therapy is necessary during the pandemic

The negative influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on psychological health presents an immediate need for timely mental health solutions. Virtually delivered single-session therapy (SST) is a mental health intervention that could alleviate COVID-19-related psychological concerns.

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Letter to the Editor: July 15th

Dear editors,

I want to share with The Journal readership the details of actions we are taking at Smith to address equity and diversity.Continue...

Arts

Commentary: lack of diversity manifests on stage and behind the scenes in Queen’s theatre

Dhanish Chinniah, director of 2019’s Fun Home , was the second visible minority to direct a Queen’s Musical Theatre production since 2012.Continue...

Agnes reopens with safety measures

Agnes staff weren’t thrilled when they had to close their doors in March due to the pandemic, but on July 7, the art museum reopened with precautions.Continue...

Sports

Queen’s rookies remain driven despite COVID cancellations

Malcolm Shields faced a difficult decision on whether or not to attend Queen’s when all fall sports were cancelled in early June.
While COVID-19 ultimately didn’t stop the incoming men’s rugby...Continue...

Remembering Ilse Loomer-Scott

The Queen’s rowing team and University were deeply saddened to learn of Ilse Loomer-Scott’s untimely passing on July 15 while surfing in Tofino, B.C.

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Lifestyle

Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ is a storytelling triumph

On a seemingly ordinary Thursday morning, Taylor Swift threw fans for a loop with a simple Tweet and an Instagram post detailing the midnight release of her eighth album, Folklore.Continue...

Confronting my relationship with body positivity

When I was in the third grade visiting family in Bangladesh, I wore a lot of short skirts and shorts to keep cool in a tropical climate.Continue...