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‘I want to be the friend that they can rely on’: Queen’s Student Activists, part six

Nati Pressmann, ArtSci ’25, has a long family history of Jewish activism.Continue...

Unpacking decolonization on campus

Before European settlers arrived in the New World, the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe nations maintained peace and cooperation using treaties and the rhetoric of the dish with one spoon —take only what you need, leave something in the dish for other people, and keep the dish clean.Continue...

‘You’re more than just the problems you’re trying to solve’: Queen’s student activists, part five

Meena Waseem, Comm ’23, arrived at Queen’s intending to challenge the ways she and her peers understood business education and corporate affairs.Continue...

A look at unions in the 21st Century

Unionization in Canada isn’t uncommon, with the number of workers represented by a union holding steady at about 30 per cent for the last decade. Most of this is in the public sector.Continue...

‘There are going to be people taking the torch after me’: Queen’s Student Activists, part four

Samara Lijiam, ArtSci ’23, has wanted to be a part of the Social Issues Commission (SIC) since grade 12 before she arrived at Queen’s.Continue...

How SBBA approaches advocacy and community building

In Spring 2020, Julius Adu, Comm ’24, was a high school senior contemplating where to go for university. Queen’s Commerce was one of his top choices, but looking into the program raised questions.Continue...

‘Don’t be afraid to make a fuss’: Queen’s Student Activists, part three

“I’ve been able to find my community here.”Continue...

Physical accessibility on Queen’s campus

“I doubted if I could survive living here [...] after my first week of Orientation.”Continue...

‘Existence is resistance’: Queen’s Student Activists, part two

For Fatin Noor, Comm ’23, it was down to Queen’s Commerce and Ivey at Western University. A Google search of Canada’s top business school and a desire to explore an environment different than the one she grew up in is what pushed her to select Queen’s.Continue...

‘Anyone can participate in advocacy’: Queen’s Student Activists, part one

Now a passionate and outspoken member of the student community, Yara Hussein, ArtSci ’23, almost didn’t come to Queen’s.Continue...

International student struggles with medical school tuition

Gilmar Gutierrez, Meds ’22, first came to Canada from Ecuador to attend the University of British Columbia. After he graduated, he went on to attend medical school at Queen’s with hopes of becoming a psychiatrist in the future.Continue...

How apps are shaping the pandemic dating scene

Dating is difficult and frustrating in the best of times. The pandemic has only made the reality of dating worse.Continue...

Exploring mental health and illness through social media

While social media can generate critical discussion about mental health and mental illness, it can also lead many to self-diagnose and make people with mental illnesses feel misrepresented.Continue...

Sports, community, and mental health

“While it’s challenging to look after your mental health, with all the appointments and all the time it takes to take care of yourself while studying, […] committing to any activities outside of academia will only benefit you in the long run,” Ampai Thammachack, M.Sc. ’22, said in an interview with The Journal .Continue...

Unpacking Canada’s fossil fuel industry

When the Queen’s Finance Association (QFA) hosted RBC CEO David McKay on Nov. 5, protestors stood outside Grant Hall to voice their concerns with RBC’s financing of the fossil fuel industry, particularly their subsidizing of the Line 3 pipeline expansion.Continue...

‘This is an opportunity for us to be critical’: Policing beyond homecoming

During the weekends of Oct. 16 and 23, interactions between Queen’s students and the Kingston police were intensely charged.Continue...

Finding a religious and spiritual community at Queen's

“There’s this myth out there that religion/faith/spirituality is declining, and that people are becoming less and less religiously oriented, but I really don’t think that’s the case,” Ryan Farrell, associate pastor at Queen’s Christian community Geneva House , said in an interview with The Journal. Continue...

The reality of being a woman in STEM

For the past decade, the percentage of women at Queen’s has remained relatively stable at around 57 per cent of the student body. However, in STEM classrooms—any subject falling under science, technology, engineering, and math—women are still a minority.Continue...

How young journalists are tackling race reporting

Race reporting, often at the intersection of journalism and activism, concerns reporting on issues of race and racialization. It’s crucial to accurately represent marginalized perspectives in the media.Continue...

The death of the paper textbook

Textbooks have always been an expensive requirement of attending university, but prices have risen considerably in recent decades.Continue...

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