News

Following cuts, OSAP estimates plunge

When students logged into their OSAP accounts on Wednesday, their 2019-20 assistance estimates, released yesterday, showed funding decreases of up to 50 per cent from previous years.Continue...

Following formal apology, Commission strikes fund for Black medical students

Less than a year after a PhD candidate alerted the University to a 1918 policy that banned Black medical students from enrolling, a commission to address the historic wrong is taking steps to reconcile the damage.Continue...

Features

How Queen’s rejected the rise of fraternities

In the early 1930s, the AMS banned fraternities from campus. Now, nearly 90 years later, Kingston is home to three fraternities—all predominantly made up of Queen’s students. To understand the University’s long and complex relationship with fraternities and sororities, The Journal spoke to Queen’s historian Duncan McDowell.Continue...

As Student Choice Initiative threatens campus radio, CFRC pledges fight

Dinah Jansen remembers the first time she broadcast music over the airwaves at CFRC. It was Christmas Day, 2006, and in an unusual turn of events, she’d been asked by a friend to cover a music program in the empty basement studio underneath Carruthers Hall.Continue...

Editorials

Patrick Deane should champion fossil fuel divestment as Queen’s principal

Patrick Deane, Queen’s incoming principal, should pledge his support to the students, faculty, and staff who want to see the University rid itself of more than $230 million of fossil fuel investments.Continue...

Young Canadians deserve better access to birth control

Inaccessibility of contraceptives should not be an obstacle facing Canadian youth in their pursuit of protection against unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).Continue...

Opinions

Talking heads: What's the best thing about summer in Kingston?

“The scenery.” Sarah Fang, ArtSci '20

“Queen's campus.” Ting Ding, M. Eng. '19

“The pier.” Victoria Preston, Kin ’21Continue...

Confusing coercion with consent

May marked Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This month is particularly close to my heart—not only because I recently started working for the Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres, but because I was sexually assaulted at Queen’s.Continue...

Arts

Tom Savage’s personal evolution through his musical career

Tom Savage shows just what Kingston artists are made of at the 11th annual Homegrown Live Music Festival. On May 4, local bars, art galleries, and restaurants overflowed with patrons who came out to...Continue...

Giselle brings death-defying love story to Grand Theatre stage

Ballet Giselle proves the enduring attraction to stories of love, betrayal, and forgiveness. On May 1, the Great Russian Ballet performed Giselle at The Grand Theatre. Giselle...Continue...

Sports

Crivello conquers concussion

Concussions are a frightening prospect for athletes whose performance depends on hurtling full-speed at their opponents. Emma Crivello, a flanker for the Queen’s rugby team, knows them all too well.Continue...

Varsity summers: how athletes are training in the offseason

Just because the season is over doesn’t mean Queen’s athletes are putting their feet up. Being a varsity athlete is a year-round effort—summer just means getting ready for the next season. Here’s what some of our athletes are doing to prepare for their next campaign:Continue...

Lifestyle

How learning about my PTSD at Queen's helped me overcome it

A long time ago someone hurt me, and I turned off.Continue...

The Journal’s summer 2019 playlist

After what felt like endless months of winter coats and final exams, summer is finally on the horizon.Continue...