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Queen’s must take mental health seriously during COVID-19

COVID-19 is worsening the mental health of Queen’s students.Continue...

Deconstructing literary privilege

Society teaches ideologies through institutions like prisons, hospitals, armies and educational systems.

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Letter to the Editor: August 18th

Dear Editors,

The Faculty of Law has launched a community consultation regarding a name change for Sir John A. Macdonald Hall. The consultation process website details Macdonald’s...Continue...

Letter to the Editor: August 8th

Dear Editors,

August 2020 marks 75years since two nuclear weapons were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which killed over 210,000 people by the end of 1945. In...Continue...

Single-session therapy is necessary during the pandemic

The negative influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on psychological health presents an immediate need for timely mental health solutions. Virtually delivered single-session therapy (SST) is a mental health intervention that could alleviate COVID-19-related psychological concerns.

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Letter to the Editor: July 15th

Dear editors,

I want to share with The Journal readership the details of actions we are taking at Smith to address equity and diversity.Continue...

Queen’s must do more for its BIPOC students than lip-service politics

In 1849, Robert Sutherland was the first Black Canadian student at Queen's.Continue...

Combatting racism in Kingston

Queen’s University’s mission statement highlights three values it deems to be of great importance: people, professional excellence, and communication.Continue...

Letter to the Editor: June 4th

Dear Editors,

As a non-Black POC who passionately supports the Black Lives Matter movement, I’ve struggled to find my place in advocacy. I want to uplift Black voices, spread awareness,...Continue...

Outdoor spaces should be accessible during COVID-19

When appropriate measures are taken, the mental health benefits provided through public outdoor and green spaces outweigh the low risk of COVID-19 infection.Continue...

Anonymous submissions are the key to academic fairness

Queen’s University should implement the anonymous submission of assignments.

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Letter to the Editor: May 19th

Dear Editors,

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What COVID-19 can teach us about the climate crisis

The world is in the midst of what could become the deadliest global pandemic in living memory.Continue...

Talking Heads: What will you miss most about The Journal?

"Singing High School Musical and Jonas Brother songs at 3 a.m. with my buddies. Staying up late every Thursday to finish the paper with my friends has been an absolute privilege...Continue...

Talking Heads: What do you want Queen’s to be remembered for?

“I want Queen's to be remembered for its strong community, especially within the faculties. A huge support system exists within each of them, and I am so proud to be part of mine.” Grace Chen, ConEd ‘23 Continue...

What the VIA rail blockades taught me about Indigenous issues in Canada

The recent blockade protests in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs caused a big shock to Canada, both economically and politically.Continue...

Racism over coronavirus outbreak is senseless

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has a lot of people scared and looking for someone to blame.Continue...

Talking Heads: If you could switch faculties, which faculty would you switch into?

“Con-Ed, but I’d be a bad teacher.” Kenny Yu, Comm ‘22 Continue...

Letter to the editors: March 13

Dear Editors,

In 1989, a group of concerned women staged a Sit-In in then Principal David Smith’s office to call attention to the issue of sexual violence on the Queen’s University campus.Continue...

White queers at Queen’s must do more for our racialized counterparts

My sense of community in campus activist spaces has starkly changed over my four years at Queen’s in profound ways. These experiences have provided me with a community I’ve never had, based in care and solidarity in action.Continue...

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