History

Where did all the feminism go?

Second-wave feminist issues, like birth control and abortion, don’t have the same visibility on campus today that they had in the 70s.Continue...

The year Rhinos invaded Queen’s

Birds have, for too long, held a monopoly as political parties’ mascots.Continue...

For Kingston Penitentiary, a dark history revisited

Canada’s most notorious prison officially closed its doors on Sept. 30, 2013. Now, in 2019, questions surrounding the legacy of the Kingston Penitentiary have risen to a fever pitch.Continue...

Queen's in print

Queen’s legacy is incomplete without mention of its student newspaper—one of Canada’s oldest student publications, at over 140 years old.Continue...

1940s era anti-Semitism crept onto campus

During World War II, Canadian campuses faced the anti-Semitism streaming out of Europe.

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The women of Queen’s, as told through their campus paper

The first female Editor in Chief of The Journal took over while World War I raged overseas.Continue...

A campus history written in war

It was 1919. For the students entering or returning to Queen’s after the Great War, campus wouldn’t be the same.Continue...

How a 1960s Queen’s student utopia fell from grace

Princess Towers—an aging 16-storey apartment building that looms over the Hub—began its life as a student-run utopian commune in the 1960s.

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