News

City of Kingston closes Breakwater Park to reduce spread of COVID-19

Following the province-wide stay-at-home restriction, the City of Kingston decided to close Breakwater Park on April 9 to prevent crowding.Continue...

Queen’s reports 59 active cases of COVID-19

Queen’s is reporting 57 active cases of COVID-19 off-campus as of Wednesday evening. The University’s case tracker is showing 21 new cases so far during the final week of winter term, April 5-11.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...

Queen’s Creative Writing alum Liselle Sambury talks debut novel 'Blood Like Magic'

Carolyn Smart’s Advanced Creative Writing class was the first time Liselle Sambury, ArtSci ’13, had her work published, but it won’t be the last.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...