News

Court summons now permanent for students ticketed during street parties

City Council voted Tuesday night to make the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI) permanent. The vote passed 11-1 in favour, with Councilor Peter Stroud, Sydenham District, casting the only dissenting vote.Continue...

Student Wellness Services introduces new model of care

In response to a significant surge in students seeking care over the past five years, Student Wellness Services (SWS), will introduce a new model for counselling over the summer.Continue...

Features

Students grapple with cuts to OSAP

Victoria Preston-Walker, Arts ’20, was prepared to graduate in the spring of 2020 with a degree in philosophy and psychology. In the wake of cuts to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), she won’t.Continue...

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...

Editorials

Letter from the editors: We expect better from our city councillor

On Friday, we learned Sydenham District Councillor Peter Stroud—who represents Queen’s students at the municipal level—was the man identified and charged by police for blocking a Kingston Transit bus last month using not only his bicycle, but also a child.Continue...

Attacks on student journalism only reinforce its necessity

Covering difficult campus issues will always put a damper on student publications’ popularity—but they shouldn’t be attacked for doing their job.Continue...

Arts

Therese Greenwood retraces Fort McMurray wildfire in new memoir

Three years after the Fort McMurray wildfire, local author Therese Greenwood keeps the fire alive in the minds of Canadians with her new memoir.

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Cirque du Soleil skates through Kingston

The circus arrived in Kingston with the scrape of skates as Cirque du Soleil performed Crystal, their first-ever ice show.Continue...

Sports

Golden Gaels: Queen’s rowers are going places

Queen’s Rowing has found raucous success over the past year, enjoying win after win in regatta after regatta. On the personal as well as team level, the rowers have been able to do no wrong.Continue...

Following Forsyth, DeGroot aims even higher

Coming off an exceptional season—their best since 2011-12—the men’s volleyball team is preparing for another shot at the national championship.Continue...

Lifestyle

Restrictions on safe medical abortions don’t help anybody

Until the day I needed one, I’d never planned to get an abortion in my life.Continue...

High expectations: the best ways to enjoy legal weed

With all of its strains, concentrates and taboos, trying cannabis—the term for weed or marijuana used by the Canadian government—for the first time can be daunting.Continue...