News

Board of Trustees approves new residence insurance program

The Board of Trustees has approved a new insurance program for students living in residence next year.Continue...

‘You deserve them’: Patrick Deane extends holiday weekends for university employees

The University will be closed from May 20 to 23 and July 1 to 4 due to an extension in summer holiday weekends.Continue...

Features

Saying goodbye to the JDUC

Queen’s bought the John Deutsch University Center (JDUC) in 1927 and named it the Queen’s Memorial Union in commemoration of students who fought and died in WWI. Since that purchase, the building has remained a fixture of Queen’s campus—housing cafeterias, clubs, coffee shops, and residence halls.Continue...

A look at Queen’s student drinking culture

Drinking culture is often glorified in the media. However, the realities of binge drinking can often be a lot more sinister. Not only are there health consequences associated with drinking alcohol, there are also dangerous behaviours associated with it, like unsafe sex, assault, and addiction.Continue...

Editorials

Darts & laurels 2021-22

Students talk police presence over homecoming weekends : During homecoming weekend of October 2021, Queen’s students alleged significant police presence and brutality at the traditional street parties. Although some students were breaking COVID-19 guidelines, singling people out for tickets in violent or otherwise inappropriate ways didn’t convey the level of respect necessary to bring the situation under control. Further, a donation of $350,000 from Queen’s to the City of Kingston—which contributed to police funding—inspired discussions about the University’s lack of advocacy for student needs.Continue...

The AMS should be ashamed of its treatment of Palestinian students

On May 20, the AMS executive hosted their first Assembly. At the meeting, students rallied to express their frustration and disappointment over the AMS’ lack of support for Palestinian students and related advocacy at Queen’s.Continue...

Opinions

Talking Heads: What will you miss about The Journal?

I am going to miss the late-night, delusion-driven banters with the copy team, the late-night calls with my beloved newsies, and all the ‘I hope this email finds you well’ I’ve typed in the last eight monthsContinue...

Learning to live with COVID doesn’t mean abandoning masks

With Queen’s suspending masking and vaccination mandates starting May 1, it’s important we discuss why the popular notion of “learning to live with COVID” doesn’t mean we should throw our hands up in the air and hope for the best.

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Arts

QMT delivers emotional performance of ‘Little Women’

Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women remains a classic piece of literature frequently adapted for the stage and screen.Continue...

DSS introduces relaxed performance with ‘Theseus’

Equity and representation are of concern to many theatre scholars, especially as they pertain to accommodating audiences.Continue...

Sports

Queen’s Journal Colour Awards: Vol. 149

Team of the Year—Women’s Rugby Although each Gaels team brought something special to the table this year, Women’s Rugby stood out among the outstanding—namely, by winning the U Sports National Championship.Continue...

Quotes of the year

This article discusses anti-Black racism and may be upsetting for readers. The Canadian Mental Health Association Crisis Line can be reached at 1-800-875-6213.Continue...

Lifestyle

Ranking Kingston’s best bubble tea—again

Back in 2019, I wrote my first article for The Journal, and it remains my most impactful piece to date—ranking Kingston’s best boba spots. Since then, more bubble tea restaurants have opened around the student district, and the classics continue to keep us going in pandemic times.Continue...

Last Words

When I first stepped into the Journal office, it wasn’t nearly a perfect fit. The floors were covered in a respectable layer of dust and the couches reeked of cigarette smoke. I’ve now spent three years here, losing sleep over all the ways we could be better, wanting to take a breath.Continue...