News

New COVID-19 variant found in Kingston region

Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health confirmed on Monday that it has received the first lab confirmed B.1.1.7. case of COVID-19, which is a new, more easily transmissible variant of the virus discovered in the United Kingdom.Continue...

Second team seeks nomination for AMS executive

Ahead of the deadline for entering the race, a second team is seeking the nomination for AMS executive.Continue...

Features

Sexual liberation while racialized

Sexual liberation has always been core to the feminist movement. In North America, for a long time, that has looked like sexual liberation for white women and white women only, which is a subject being increasingly explored as academics of colour are given overdue space in the field of sexology.Continue...

The evolution of drag in Kingston

Tyfannie Morgan, ArtSci ’03, moved to Kingston in September 1999 to go to Queen’s and was immediately entranced with the local drag community. By March 2000, she had gotten dressed up and performed her first drag show.Continue...

Editorials

Being a young filmmaker in Canada is something to celebrate, not escape

There’s a lingering preconception among many young filmmakers in Canada that to truly have a successful career in film, we must pack up and head down south for good. This belief is false and distracts many from seizing valuable opportunities for screen-based creators here in Canada.Continue...

Academic culture is driving students to cheat

Academic misconduct is a direct product of academic culture. Only in changing that culture can we address cheating and plagiarism.Continue...

Opinions

Letter to the Editor: January 25th

Dear Editors,

I am seriously concerned about the quality of journalism appearing in The Queen’s University Journal this year. As an alumnus (ArtSci ‘83), I am both...Continue...

Students are being misled about the quality of their education

The average Arts and Science student at Queen’s University will pay roughly $28,000 for their four-year undergraduate degree.Continue...

Arts

Commentary: The art of adapting literature to television is strategic

Adapting books to television is not a new phenomenon, but in the past couple of years, the popularity of series based on bestselling novels seems to be heightened.Continue...

Reelout launches online Queer Film Festival

Film promotes advocacy and change while allowing people to escape the struggles of everyday life. Reelout, a local Queer film festival, harnesses these powers of film to foster a sense of community among LGBTQIA2S+ filmmakers while giving individuals a platform for their voices to be heard.Continue...

Sports

The Queen’s Gambit: Chess on Campus

“I’d say I knew it was over when I took your rook.”

I’ve just been humbled by Queen’s chess phenomenon and women’s international master Rachel Miller in an online game that lasted all of 20 moves, and she’s explaining her gameplay. She’s taken nine of my pieces while I only managed to collect two piddly pawns. Nevertheless, this five-minute experience has left me with a strange desire to play again.Continue...

Year on the sidelines: Coaches weigh in on pandemic experience

During a normal week, coaches are used to seeing their athletes nearly every day.

Some days start at 6 a.m. in the weight room, and others finish with an evening at the rink. It’s a life of constant contact—one that often develops into strong, important player-coach relationships.Continue...

Lifestyle

Point/Counterpoint: Synchronous vs. asynchronous online courses

Please—no more frantic note taking and screenshotting. Asynchronous learning lets you take a much-needed break from Zoom—and it has benefits for learning.Continue...

Stick with ‘WandaVision’—it’s headed places

It’s easy to fall in love with the tried-and-true format that has made Marvel movies so successful and reject anything straying from that formula, but WandaVision is a good reason to keep an open mind.Continue...