Features

Off-Campus housing is only getting more expensive

For students living in Kingston, the norm is to pay exorbitant prices for substandard housing. It’s become a rite of passage for Queen’s students to move out of first-year residence and scramble to find housemates and sign leases before the best houses are gone.Continue...

‘It’s split us in half’: First-year students look back on a year of COVID-19

Phoebe Schneider, ArtSci ’24, spent half the year in residence. She told The Journal that, because of this, her first-year experience likely didn’t mirror those stuck at home.Continue...

Editorials

Queen’s should implement a vaccine mandate for students living in residence this fall

While Canada’s vaccine supply is growing, so is speculation about and pushback against requiring vaccinations on campuses.Continue...

Queen’s needs to stop defending its academic prowess through privileged metrics

When I woke up on April 21 and checked Instagram, every account affiliated with Queen’s was running one eye-grabbing headline: “Queen’s ranks first in Canada and fifth in the world in global impact rankings.”Continue...

Opinions

Sexual Violence Prevention at Queen's

I approach the writing of this report from the standpoint of a Queen’s alum. I have witnessed and experienced first-hand the pervasiveness of sexual violence and harassment on this campus.Continue...

Talking Heads: What will you miss most about The Journal?

"Who knew that when my dad off-handedly suggested I join a student newspaper in first year, this would become my home away from home. I will miss all the laughter the newsroom...Continue...

Arts

JukeBox County releases debut album

JukeBox County, the stage name of Kingston’s own Rich Tyo, sat down with The Journal ahead of the release of his upcoming debut 10-track album, Inner Space Outer Space .Continue...

Sadiqa de Meijer turns hardship into creativity

Sadiqa de Meijer is a talented writer of poetry, short stories, and essays.

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Sports

Queen’s volleyball players selected for Volleyball Canada’s NextGen Women’s Program

Arielle Palermo, ArtSci ’23, and Hannah Duchesneau, ArtSci ’24, two outside hitters from Queen’s women’s volleyball, have been selected for the Women’s NextGen Program with Volleyball Canada.Continue...

Six Gaels recognized on 2021 East-West Bowl roster

Six Queen’s football players were recognized by the 2021 U SPORTS East-West Bowl roster earlier this month.Continue...

Lifestyle

A silver lining: How COVID-19 introduced me to my closest friends

The most incredible aspect of living in residence is the opportunity to influence, and be influenced by, people you likely never would’ve met otherwise.Continue...

Billie Eilish’s ‘Vogue’ cover is a celebration of individual expression

A mere six minutes after Billie Eilish posted her cover of British Vogue to Instagram, the image surpassed one million likes.Continue...