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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...

Letter to the Editor: March 10th

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Talking Heads: Why are you walking out for Wet’suwet’en?

“The reason why I’m here today is to stand in solidarity with some of our Indigenous peers here on campus, and the ongoing efforts towards reconciliation within Canada.” Auston Pierce, ArtSci ‘20 Continue...

We need to teach children the right way to combat confrontation

Westerners like to believe that we’ve evolved to a state that renders confrontation obsolete.Continue...

Cross country coach’s firing says more about Queen’s than his own behaviour

In the middle of Reading Week, Queen’s Athletics hit the front page of The Globe and Mail . Unfortunately, it wasn’t a story about success on the field. The cross country and track coach, Steve Boyd, had been fired.Continue...

Talking Heads: What are the worst and best buildings to have a class in?

“I only have class in Goodes.” Fatin Noor, Comm '23 Continue...

It’s time to rethink our social media expectations

Technology has granted us knowledge in seconds, but access to everyone else as well. There are countless memes out there about how we expect a response to a text a minute before we’ve even sent it.Continue...

Letter to the Editor: February 13th

Dear Editor,

Canada is a country built on rights and freedoms.Continue...

Post-themed party, racial insensitivity is alive and well on campus

To start the decade, news of the novel coronavirus made headlines, spreading panic and fear faster than the virus itself has spread.Continue...

Talking Heads: Why did you choose Queen’s?

“What sealed the deal for me was touring the day before Homecoming (I clearly was unaware of how wild Queen's Hoco was, being an American student). I saw all the alumni walking around in their Queen's jackets and I'd honestly never seen so much school pride at any other school I'd toured.” Anna Reynolds, ArtSci ‘21 Continue...

It’s time to take mental health maintenance more seriously

When you’re in a state of mental health crisis, you become a priority. When you’re no longer a priority, maintaining your mental wellness becomes far more difficult than it should be.Continue...

Letter to the Editor: February 11th

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Campus equity groups can do better to consider the needs of those who occupy multiple oppressed identities

In early January, Queen’s Female Leadership in Politics (QFLIP) held their fifth annual conference.Continue...

Talking Heads: What's your favourite thing to get at Queen's Pub?

“I’ve never been because I’m underage, and I also don’t want to see my Econ prof there.” Eleni Pantieras, Comm ‘23 Continue...

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