News

Purple proxy in peril: students report storage of gentian violet alternative

Purpling, a tradition where first-year Engineering students dye their jackets purple, was hampered in December due to a shortage of an alternative to gentian violet.

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Ending boycott, Queen’s Engineers Without Borders remains defiant

Ending a five-month boycott, Queen’s Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) published an open letter to the group’s National Office on Jan. 13, saying the decision to re-engage came after “extensive discussions.”

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Features

Strength in numbers is clear for Queen’s female politicians

Jessica Dahanayake (Sci ’20), AMS vice-president (Operations), sometimes second-guesses herself in her role as part of the Society’s executive. The student politician says these doubts are intertwined with concerns about how she is perceived as a woman in a political position.

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Navigating the orgasm gap

Abby Duncan, ArtSci ‘22, is fed up with the casual sex she’s had at Queen’s. From inattentive partners to poor communication, the second-year student has had her fair share of disappointing encounters.Continue...

Editorials

On climate action, schools should put their money where their mouths are

Through a recent resignation, McGill University has proven that a failure to divest can come at a cost to students and the quality of their academics.Continue...

It’s time to regrow our connection with food

Asparagus can grow up to five feet tall.Continue...

Opinions

The anti-5G movement is a new form of fearmongering

Over the past few months, you may have noticed Kingston yard signs advertising the following: “NO SMALL CELL ANTENNAS! OUR KIDS LIVE HERE! STOP 5G!”Continue...

Talking Heads: How are you staying cozy this winter?

“My apartment is really hot. I actually keep the windows open.” Kate Gaffney, ArtSci ‘20 Continue...

Arts

The Blue Stones bring hard work to fast rock

The Blue Stones know one thing to be certain: you’ve got to work hard if you want to party hard.Continue...

Caveboy's debut album leans heavy on nostalgia

Michelle Bensimon's husky voice echoes over the dreamy synthesizers that give Caveboy’s hype-dance music its ethereal appeal.Continue...

Sports

Gaels get win to hold onto sixth place

On Friday night, the Gaels were at home to take on the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks.Continue...

Gaels get win to hold onto sixth place

On Friday night, the Gaels were at home to take on the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks.Continue...

Lifestyle

Queen’s Eats: Redefining the dinner date

The classic dinner date is a cliché for a reason—what better way to woo your crush, or spend intimate time with your significant other, than trying artfully-plated dishes under ambient lighting? And since Kingston offers the most restaurants per capita in Canada, you’ll never be short of options for different cuisines at a range of price points.Continue...

Things to do instead of checking your grad school application status

Second semester has started, and along with it comes application season. Whether you’ve applied to law, medical, graduate, or more undergraduate school, it can be a nerve-wracking time.Continue...