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An open letter to conservatives on campus

To conservatives who identify as targets on this campus,Continue...

Talking Heads: what is your favourite Thanksgiving dish?

“I really like stuffing, turkey’s good too.” Annie Macgregor, Nursing '20 “Sometimes my family makes sweet potatoes with cinnamon and marshmallows, its amazing.” Rebecca Hoogkamp, CompSci ‘...Continue...

Talking heads: What is your take on "juuling"?

“I don’t care if you do it, just in moderation.”Lavallee Forbes, ArtSci ‘19 “I have a lot of friends that vape, I think it’s stupid.”Choley Sarrazin, ArtSci ‘21 “You do you, man.” Nick...Continue...

Fall term break not worth a fragmented orientation week

After its inaugural run and seeing the new two academic days in practice, the Queen’s community needs to have a conversation about the new Orientation Week structure—and whether it’s something worth reversing.Continue...

The difficulties of being a working class student

Post-secondary institutions are more open and accessible to certain societal classes than they’ve ever been before.Continue...

Talking Heads: what is your favourite part of fall?

"Pumpkin pie or crunchy leaves." Kayvon Mihan, Comm'21

"The nice mix of hot and cold weather." Sara Abdella, ArtSci'22

"Halloween and getting to dress up like a cat—I love cats...Continue...

New free speech policy makes students and universities less safe

Freedom of speech is a complex issue and cannot be sufficiently tackled through one simple law.Continue...

Talking Heads: how are you coping with the first week of school?

“I’m doing work ahead of time and staying on top of it.”Landon Pollock ArtSci ’22

“Having an extremely organized agenda.” Jen Cooke ArtSci '20 "Puppy therapy.” Louis & Juilia Fast-Grass...Continue...

A conservative on campus

When I told people I was supporting former Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the 2015 federal election in—my first year at Queen’s and first time voting—I was met with silence.Continue...

Participation trophies are creating a weaker generation

Participation trophies weren’t created with malintent but rather in an attempt to increase the self-esteem of children—a goal we can all admire and support. However, intent doesn't compensate for consequences.Continue...

Rethinking frosh week

Frosh week sets the tone for the best four years of your life—full of fun, new friends, and new experiences.Continue...

Expanding the scope of student conduct

Criminal records shouldn’t be a cost associated with repairing the University’s reputational damage within the Kingston community.Continue...

Talking Heads: What do you think of the World Cup?

“I’m annoyed when people ask because I don’t watch it.” Songyang Zhoue Con-Ed ‘19 “It’s a great spectacle of sport.”William Hodgson-WalkerArtSci ‘19 “It’s fun to go out for beers and watch it.”...Continue...

Adopting a different model for campus debate

Across the country, university students are arguing more but accomplishing less.Continue...

Roundtable: What Ford means for the youth vote

Rising tuition costs and a dicey labour market are significant sources of stress, anxiety and economic insecurity for young people—and especially for students.Continue...

Roundtable: What Wynne means for the youth vote

The Ontario Liberal’s campaign slogan, “care over cuts,” is indicative of the party’s continued commitment to ensuring both access to equal opportunities and affordable living.Continue...

Roundtable: What Horwath means for the youth vote

Rising tuition costs and a dicey labour market are significant sources of stress, anxiety and economic insecurity for young people —and e specially for students.Continue...

Talking Heads: What's your favourite part of Kingston summer?

"The weather, the lake," Hugh Ross Eng '19

"How quiet it is," Lucy Bain, ArtSci '19

"The waterfront," Alexis Frey Comm '18

"Going to Mio Gelato," Talia Keay Comm '19Continue...

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

"Getting a word in edgewise," Alex Palermo Vol 145 Features Editor.

"Besides the people, free tickets!" Clayton Tomlinson 145 Assistant Arts Editor.

"Quizzes," Ashley...Continue...

Sexism still present on campus

Since universities essentially act as small microcosms of society, they often come with many of the same issues and problems present outside these walls.Continue...

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