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Students cash in on jobs on and off campus

After paying for books, tuition, rent and groceries, many students see their summer savings disappear in a week.

To compensate for the lack of funds, many students get a part-time job. In Kingston there are only two real options: working on-campus or downtown.

Off campus job-hunting occurs for several reasons.Continue...

Club Profile: Queen’s Hackers Club — QHACK

QHack is a relatively new club at the University that allows internet users to discuss and participate in workshops regarding computer and network security issues.

Joel Howard, ArtSci ’07 and president of QHack said the security issues we are all faced with today are a result of the principles on which the Internet was originally built.Continue...

New nursing centre first of its kind

A unique nursing research and learning centre—the first of its kind in North America—is to be established at Queen’s University.

The latest Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) collaboration, an international research institute, will be established at Queen’s in partnership with the School of Nursing and the Practice and Research in Nursing Group.Continue...

Queerientation kicks off

In high school, Brian, Comm ’08, used to sell t-shirts with messages that read, “Why would you rather see two men holding guns than holding hands?”

The venture was more than just an entrepreneurial whim. Brian did not wish to have his last name printed for personal safety reasons. He said that as a new student, he is concerned about the first-year experience of other queer frosh.Continue...

Ghetto rents could fall next spring

Queen’s students may be paying less rent for their houses next spring as a result of a crowded housing market in the ghetto and surrounding area. The accommodation listing service run by Queen’s Apartment and Housing is recording more entries than usual, Wright said, especially for fall. Professor James Mackinnon, head of the economics department, said if the number of properties available is larger than the number of students wanting to rent them, a decrease in rental rates and an increase in the quality of rental properties could result.Continue...

Hate graffiti found on West Campus

A swastika and explicit words scrawled on a bulletin board in the male change room of Duncan McArthur Hall’s gymnasium were left on display for at least six days before their removal this Wednesday.

But a discrepancy of a week exists between when Physical Plant Services said they were notified about the graffiti and when Varsity Fencing Coach Hugh Munby said he reported the graffiti.Continue...

Club Profile: Camp Outlook

Camp Outlook is a non-profit organization that allows at-risk and underprivileged teenagers to participate in wilderness camping. Counselors work to develop self-worth, co-operation and a sense of accomplishment in campers. The camp runs year-round, with canoe trips in the summer and activities such as snowshoeing and shelter building in the winter months.Continue...

First day filled with headaches

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and it’s only 12 degrees outside. You are up, out of bed and on the street and its only eight-thirty in the morning. This can only mean one thing: it’s the first day of school.Continue...

Frosh shine in Shinerama

Victoria Park was overrun with chanting, dancing, cheering frosh and their leaders on Saturday, as ArtSci and CompSci orientation committees kicked off Shinerama, the annual fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis.

The sun was shining and the music was pumping as frosh stood in lines that snaked through the crowded park. Participants received free hotdogs donated by A&P, before heading into the Kingston community to raise money.Continue...

Pole climb ‘too straightforward’

Depending on with whom you speak, this year’s Grease Pole was the pits.

Although Sci ’08 Frosh climbed the pole and retrieved the tam in 31 minutes and 11 seconds, many Frecks and upper year engineers left last Saturday’s event dissatisfied. Capping off Engineering Frosh Week, the event challenges first-years to work together as a team and validates them as the new class. Sci ’08 succeeded in breaking the past two years’ records for the annual tradition.Continue...

Thousands join The Hip at RMC

As thousands were crossing the causeway towards the benefit concert featuring Kingston’s own The Tragically Hip on Sunday, hundreds of others were still waiting for tickets.

A line-up approximately 150 people long stretched outside of Sunrise Records on Princess Street at 1:30 p.m., even though the gates at Royal Military College had opened at noon.Continue...

Cross-Country Campus Briefs

Students at Simon Fraser University are facing a 15 per cent tuition increase this year, and questions regarding the increase are being raised by student leaders.

The University’s Board of Governors said the increase was justified due to a $15-million deficit; a product of reduction in provincial grants and new expenses.

New expenses included increasing faculty acquisitions, the new faculty of health sciences and IT system expansion.Continue...

Club Profile: African Caribbean Students Association

The Queen’s African and Caribbean Students Association (ACSA) is one of a variety of ethnic and culturally based clubs on campus. The club focuses on issues pertaining to students of African or Caribbean descent at Queen’s. They also engage in discussion related to Africa and the Caribbean basin.Continue...

Campus Security Briefs

A student’s home on Johnson street close to campus was broken into in the early morning of Sept. 6. An attempted break-in near campus was also reported the same morning. That night a student also reported a man who appeared to be masturbating in the bushes on Union Street, near St. Mary’s hospital. She described him as “a Caucasian male wearing a ball cap and shiny dark coloured sport shorts.”Continue...

Vice-Principal and Dean call it quits

Dean of Student Affairs Bob Crawford, and Vice-principal (academic) Suzanne Fortier have informed the University they will not be seeking another term.

Both administrators will end their tenures in June. Both positions are five-year terms.

Selection committees to replace Crawford and Fortier are underway.Continue...

Organized chaos on move-in day

It didn’t rain. In fact, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. Maybe that’s why people were so cheery on move-in day.

This past Sunday, thousands of Frosh became acquainted with the rooms they will call home for the next eight months.

But before Frosh even saw their rooms, they were faced with lengthy line-ups of traffic, albeit shorter than previous years.Continue...

Death of UofT student prompts inquiry

An accident on Aug. 12 involving the University of Toronto solar car that claimed the life of driver Andrew Frow has sparked a review of the safety and operating procedures for the Queen’s Solar Car Team.

Dean of Engineering Tom Harris told the Journal he is putting together a panel of analysts from outside of the University to study the team’s policies.
The University has not yet obtained the results of the police investigation into the accident, which occurred during a Cross-Canada tour on Highway 7/8 outside the Kitchener area.Continue...

Alfie’s gets brand new make-over, again

The $27,000 renovation is the latest decorative overhaul the bar has seen in the past few years. A $300,000 overhaul in 2001 did little to make the pub profitable, and in fact only served to compound the losses incurred by Alfie’s. But, AMS Vice President of operations Kelly Steele said student safety played a more important role than profitability when it came to deciding what should be done with Alfie’s.Continue...

Frances drenches Frosh

Torrents of rain fell onto Kingston streets, sidewalks and basements yesterday, washing out Frosh events on campus, and disrupting traffic flow and the transit system throughout the city.

The rainstorm was a fall-out from hurricane Frances, which assaulted the Florida coast last week.

Environment Canada meteorologist Geoff Coulson said 55 millimeters of rain fell on Kingston over Wednesday night, with another 20 to 30 millimeters expected to fall by late Thursday afternoon.Continue...

Sex-Offender relocated in Kingston

A sex offender who attacked six women around the York University campus in 2000 has been relocated to Kingston, after his statutory release to a federal halfway house.

Philip Foremsky, 22, will complete the remainder of his sentence at Portsmouth Community Correctional Centre, a ten-minute drive from Stauffer library.

Foremsky was sentenced to five years in prison at age 18, after pleading guilty to groping, sexually assaulting and robbing women around the York campus in the summer of 2000.Continue...

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