News

Students combat COVID-19 misinformation in multilingual communities

Amid circulating misinformation and vaccine hesitancy, COVID Speaks, a student-led initiative, aims to promote accurate and scientifically verified information related to the COVID-19 pandemic in a range of languages.Continue...

Inaugural winner of McCall MacBain Scholarship talks academic and diversity goals

This year, McGill’s inaugural McCall MacBain Scholarship was awarded to 20 students nationally. Queen’s University’s Nicole Osayandè, CompSci ’21, was among the recipients.Continue...

Features

‘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...

Understanding the sociological aspects of—and preventing—racist and misogynistic Zoom bombings

Earlier this year, a virtual event hosted by the School of Religion was subject to an attack. Continue...

Editorials

France is promoting Islamophobia under the façade of secularism

In the last week, social media has been buzzing over the news of France’s proposed hijab ban for women under the age of 18. In their attempt to save and “liberate” young Muslim women from their faith, the French government is oppressing women under a façade of secularism.Continue...

Opinions

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...

The integrity of women’s sports must be made a priority

Sports have never been played on an even field.Continue...

Arts

Queen’s Journal alum Omar El Akkad talks upcoming novel 'What Strange Paradise'

On July 20, Omar El Akkad’s second novel What Strange Paradise will debut. But El Akkad’s creative writing career began on a different day: September 11, 2001, in Professor Carolyn Smart’s creative writing class.Continue...

City council launches new Local Arts Residency at The Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre, a performing arts hub of downtown Kingston, has been empty since the first lockdown of March 2020. Now, four artists will be given the chance to grace the stage.Continue...

Sports

Bears and Gaels: Making sense of Queen’s symbolism

Queen’s symbolism can be downright confusing. Many students end up graduating without ever finding out what a Gael is, and much less what its teddy bear mascot, Boo Hoo, has to do with anything...Continue...

The COVID year: Queen’s student-athletes look back on the lost season

With the school year nearly over, it’s safe to say that this year hasn’t been ideal for anyone—student-athletes included.Continue...

Lifestyle

Last words

This year, the Journal house was mostly empty. 190 University Ave., for me, had always been a hub of activity: layout room laughter, couch room banter, a place to hang out in between classes, last-minute writing, and just plain chaos. Losing all of that would be reason enough to become dispirited, but you, our staff, didn’t.Continue...

Things you may not have learned in sex-ed but should definitely know

For almost two decades, elementary and secondary school students in Ontario were learning from a sexual-education curriculum that hadn’t been updated since 1998.Continue...