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Chicago Blackhawk’s scandal shows need for better investigative journalism in sports

Last month, the hockey world experienced a day of reckoning when Kyle Beach, a professional hockey player, revealed himself as John Doe — the plaintiff in an ongoing sexual assault lawsuit against the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Letter to the Editor: November 25th

Dear Editors,

In Response to the November 19 article about QSAS’s new accommodations ( ...Continue...

QSAS’s new accommodations don’t effectively accommodate students

For students with mental illness diagnoses, it’s particularly important to attend an institution with systems in place to ensure one’s academic success.

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Mental health support wait times are a crisis on campus

Wait times to get help for mental health at Queen’s and university campuses across the country are simply unacceptable.Continue...

With an election behind us, Canada is becoming more politically and economically polarized than ever before

Canadian federal elections have slowly become more polarized and divisive, and candidates have become less appealing. As this change has occurred, voter turnout has decreased since the mid-1980s .Continue...

Queen’s Homecoming is a problem to be managed, not solved

Queen’s has a longstanding history of rowdy homecoming celebrations.Continue...

Men need to be more involved in combatting sexual violence

In the wake of the sexual violence that occurred during Western University’s orientation week , I’ve been reflecting on my own experience in dealing with sexual violence and the experiences of some of my loved ones.Continue...

The AMS Walkout was nothing but performative activism

On Sept. 27, we donned our raincoats and made our way to Summerhill to participate in a student-led walkout to show solidarity with survivors of sexual assault. With activism and advocacy being a large part of both our lives, it was only natural we would both attend.

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Queen’s must end its contract with Coca-Cola

On Sept. 21, the AMS Assembly officially motioned to “publicly oppose the Cold Beverage & Vending Supply Agreement that Queen’s University has with Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada Company.”Continue...

Queen’s needs to redefine its policy when addressing sexual violence

The sexual violence that occurred over frosh week at Western isn't an isolated incident.Continue...

Who you should vote for this federal election

Students and candidates from the Liberal, Conservative, and New Democratic parties make their case.Continue...

Individual votes matter more this election

This election season, some voters may be tempted to cast their ballots for either the Conservatives or Liberals in an effort to ensure their ideologies are reflected in Parliament.Continue...

Queen’s must address the lack of mental health supports for graduate student workers

Graduate TAs and RAs at Queen’s perform work necessary for successful course delivery and research output in the university. We work as the fulcrum upon which course delivery is carried out, liaising between students and instructors, ensuring that the needs and expectations of either are communicated well to the other.Continue...

Letter to the Editor: August 18th

Dear Editors,

I am the father of a student going into second year at Queen’s this fall.

I read that Queen’s has announced that it will require students to be vaccinated and that...Continue...

The Rector is the greatest unused asset at Queen’s

With the 2021 Rector Election coming up in September, students and the university must be aware of how integral the position is.Continue...

Putting your pronouns in your bio is not the revolutionary step you think it is

This pride month, I’ve had the privilege to actively reflect on what I want to advocate for within the LGBTQ2S+ community.Continue...

Sexual Violence Prevention at Queen's

I approach the writing of this report from the standpoint of a Queen’s alum. I have witnessed and experienced first-hand the pervasiveness of sexual violence and harassment on this campus.Continue...

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

"Who knew that when my dad off-handedly suggested I join a student newspaper in first year, this would become my home away from home. I will miss all the laughter the newsroom...Continue...

The integrity of women’s sports must be made a priority

Sports have never been played on an even field.Continue...

Conservatism is no excuse to ignore people’s needs

Amidst a global pandemic and an open conversation of state-induced repression, it has become more critical than ever to analyze effective government and hold representatives accountable for their duty to the people.Continue...

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