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ARC set to reopen Thursday

With the Kingston region officially transitioning to the green zone on Wednesday, the ARC is beginning a phased reopening starting Thursday.Continue...

Autism Mentorship Program launches “Learn to Play” video series

On Feb. 2, the Queen’s chapter of the Autism Mentorship Program (AMP) launched the first iteration of its “Learn to Play” video series on Feb. 2, featuring varsity athletes demonstrating skills and exercises with hopes of providing online resources to youth on the spectrum in the local community.Continue...

Getting your head in the game

Although sports often rely on physical prowess, it’s long been recognized that perhaps the determining factor in a player’s performance comes down to their state of mind. Even 70 years ago, Yankee’s hall of fame catcher Yogi Berra delivered one of his famous malapropisms—known endearingly as ‘Yogi-isms’—stating that “Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.”Continue...

Inside Haidong Gumdo, Queens’ sword-based martial arts club

When most people think of recreational clubs, they think of the staples: archery, gymnastics, eSports—maybe even Quidditch.

They rarely think of ancient forms of martial art.Continue...

Slipping through the cracks: concussions and mental health

Concussions can be extremely traumatic—both physically and emotionally.Continue...

OUA announces plan to return to sport in 2021-22

Ontario University Athletics (OUA) announced Jan. 22 it hopes to return to sport programming for the 2021-22 academic year and that it’s crafted a recovery plan to inform its strategy going forward.Continue...

The Queen’s Gambit: Chess on Campus

“I’d say I knew it was over when I took your rook.”

I’ve just been humbled by Queen’s chess phenomenon and women’s international master Rachel Miller in an online game that lasted all of 20 moves, and she’s explaining her gameplay. She’s taken nine of my pieces while I only managed to collect two piddly pawns. Nevertheless, this five-minute experience has left me with a strange desire to play again.Continue...

Year on the sidelines: Coaches weigh in on pandemic experience

During a normal week, coaches are used to seeing their athletes nearly every day.

Some days start at 6 a.m. in the weight room, and others finish with an evening at the rink. It’s a life of constant contact—one that often develops into strong, important player-coach relationships.Continue...

‘I was blown away’: Sophie de Goede named Top 8 U Sports Academic All-Canadian

On Jan. 11, U Sports announced the Top 8 Academic All-Canadians for the 2019-20 season, and among the select group was Queen’s own Sophie de Goede.Continue...

The Journal wins Fantasy Football series against Gazette

One thing is clear, and it’s that The Queen’s Journal ’s fantasy football competition with The Western Gazette was a roller coaster.Continue...

Golden games, vol.1: Gaels stun Axewomen in 2015 CIS quarterfinals

On Nov. 5, 2015, amidst a clamour of whistles, claps, and cheers from the stands, the starting 15 for the Queen’s women’s rugby team quietly assumed their positions on Nixon field and came face to face with the fiercest competitor in Canadian university rugby: The Acadia Axewomen.

They didn’t stand a chance. At least, they weren’t supposed to.Continue...

‘The Queen’s Journal’ vs ‘Western Gazette’: Fantasy Football series—Week 15

Well, we have an official comeback in the works. We beat Western last week in dominant fashion, scoring 42 net points to their pitiful three points. After losing the first two matchups of the series, we have finally evened things up with two weeks to go. That means this week is crucial—if we come away with a third straight win, we can’t lose, and the worst we would do is end in a draw. But who wants that? Below is our roster to hit the three-peat.

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‘The Queen’s Journal’ vs ‘Western Gazette’: Fantasy Football series—Week 14

Our analysts made great picks last week, although we can’t give them all the credit. Much to our delight, Western benched Darren Waller, who racked up 45 points, the highest-scoring player of the week. We were pleasantly surprised—and a bit confused—to see Western is doubling down on this strategy and has opted to bench the tight end yet again this week. This should give us a bit of breathing room, but just to be sure, we’ve delivered what we’re confident will be another winning roster.Continue...

‘The Queen’s Journal’ vs ‘Western Gazette’: Fantasy Football series—Week 13

It feels like we’re in a game of back-and-forth with Western, alternating who wins every week. While we were dealt a loss last week, this pattern would indicate we’ll be coming out on top come Monday night. We’ve crafted a stellar lineup and are confident we’ll be gifting the ‘Stangs with a big ‘L’ this week—consider it an early Christmas present.

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A history of Queen’s Football: a new sport for a new school

When today’s students zip through Mackintosh-Corry Hall between lectures for a reprieve from the winter wind, few, if any, are aware they’re standing on hallowed ground.Continue...

Semester Review: How are athletes coping with their pandemic regimens?

There’s little doubt that being prevented from playing your sport of choice—especially at the varsity level—is a bit of a drag.Continue...

‘The Queen’s Journal’ vs ‘Western Gazette’: Fantasy Football series—Week 12

After some hard work from our analysts and extra prayers to the football gods, we are pleased to announce we absolutely trampled the Mustangs in last week’s matchup, beating them 30 – (-23) net points, tightening the series to 3-2 in their favour.Continue...

Queen’s eSports Association becomes official recreational club

As of this week, the Queen’s eSports Association (QEA) is now the first—and only—gaming-based recreational club on campus.Continue...

Queen’s rugby player Sophie de Goede finds new home abroad with Saracens

While many things are different this year, some things never change: Sophie de Goede continues to light it up on the rugby pitch—only this time on a new team and in a different continent.Continue...

‘The Queen’s Journal’ vs ‘Western Gazette’: Fantasy Football series—Week 11

This week is a must-win for The Journal . Our statisticians have been pulling all-nighters to put together a roster we’re confident will give us the edge this week.Continue...

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