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When campaigning goes awry

The 2016 presidential election has been one of the most exciting in recent history, but the excitement came at a steep price.Continue...

What Trump really represents

Watching the final results of the American election roll in, what started as a night full of optimism quickly turned to heartbreak and disbelief.Continue...

Talking Heads: Who is your favourite poet?

"Shel Silverstein." Charlotte Heller, ArtSci '17

"Dylan Thomas." Emily Graham, ArtSci '17

"William Blake." Laura Toth, ConEd '18

"Edgar...Continue...

Male birth control coverage in the media misses the mark

If you want to believe recent headlines, cargo shorts will be the closest thing to male birth control for now.Continue...

Talking Heads: What are you going to be for Halloween?

"Lilo and Stitch." Cynthia Gao, Comm '17 & Lobsang Wangkhang, ArtSci '19

"A moose on the loose." Mallory Gallant, ArtSci '17

"A construction worker."...Continue...

Read between the lines

At any given time, there are thousands of students on the Queen’s campus studying a multitude of subjects, but most involve reading.Continue...

When it's no longer just clowning around

Amid the purported “creepy clown epidemic” that’s terrified North America this year, Canadian Tire has discontinued clown-themed décor and costumes.Continue...

Talking Heads: What's getting you through midterms?

"The stress is pushing me. Can't wait till they're over." Miriam van der Maten, ArtSci '17

"Just keeping my head above water." Aaron Lin, ArtSci '19

"Trying to...Continue...

Trigger warnings pose more problems than they alleviate

Spreading across campuses nationwide is a wave of mental health awareness that has inspired many post-secondary institutions to take measures in combating these issues.Continue...

Montreal’s breed specific legislation is bad for dogs and bad for humans

In Montreal, there is an ongoing will-they-won’t-they drama playing out concerning the city’s controversial decision to enact breed-specific legislation (BSL).Continue...

Talking Heads: What's your essential Queen's Homecoming gear?

"My rugby shirt." Sam Maclennan, ArtSci '19

"Tri-colour anything and everything." Elyse O'Brien, ArtSci '18

"Can I say my tam? Is that lame?" Selvy Chea,...Continue...

Alumni traditions left behind in Richardson revitalization

I remember going to my first Homecoming football game at Queen’s when I was 10 years old.Continue...

Sustainability is more than a week-long commitment

This week, Queen’s campus celebrated Sustainability Week, a week to promote environmental initiatives on campus.Continue...

Talking Heads: What is your favourite Thanksgiving dish?

"Turkey stuffing." Ethan Dignam, ArtSci '19

"Turnips. I love turnips." Jordan Greene, ArtSci '19

"Mashed potatoes with gravy." Kaitlyn Brougham, ArtSci '17

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Catfights galor(ified)

Women’s representation in the media is much like a boxing ring. Imagine Taylor Swift in one corner and Katy Perry in the other. The media is both the referee and commentator, egging them on.Continue...

Talking Heads: Thoughts on the U.S. Presidential Debate?

"It made me feel so glad that I live in Canada." Rachel Heleniak, ArtSci '19

"I liked Hillary a lot more after watching it." Sam Boynton, ConEd '17

"Trump...Continue...

Ontario’s Indigenous Studies gap is bigger than post-secondary education

Students aren’t learning enough about Indigenous studies, but neither are their teachers.Continue...

Gord’s faith, Trudeau’s promises and the Liberal Party’s funding cap of 1996

Whether you watched it from your couch, or live right here in Kingston, Canadians everywhere will fondly remember The Tragically Hip’s emotional farewell.Continue...

Talking Heads: What were your thoughts on Richardson Stadium at the home opener?

"I left half way because of the rain, but it was pretty." Jenni Axelson, ArtSci '20

"It was nice. Super new-looking." Abby Hunter, ArtSci '20

"Definitely...Continue...

Welcome to grad school

Recently The Queen’s Journal shed some light on the reality of how graduate students’ funding packages can be drastically changed from their original agreement. However, certain aspects about this reality warrant more attention — especially regarding how graduate student poverty and professional development experiences are tied to these cuts.Continue...

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