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The year Rhinos invaded Queen’s

Birds have, for too long, held a monopoly as political parties’ mascots.Continue...

For Kingston Penitentiary, a dark history revisited

Canada’s most notorious prison officially closed its doors on Sept. 30, 2013. Now, in 2019, questions surrounding the legacy of the Kingston Penitentiary have risen to a fever pitch.Continue...

Living with a service dog at Queen's

“Well, what’s your problem?” Phoenix Wilkie Yu (Sci ’21), a third-year student who lives with a service dog, was asked the question on a crowded city bus. Her service dog, Onyx, had just been kicked by a young child. When Yu asked the child’s mother to stop her daughter from doing it again, she was met with anger, rather than compassion.Continue...

The alumni with power in Canada's fossil fuel industry

Queen’s has at least 11 alumni above the senior vice-president level at eight of Canada’s 10 largest fossil fuel companies, a The Journal inquriy has found.Continue...

University ordered to pay thousands for relocating professor

Since 1998, philosophy professors have occupied the third floor of Watson Hall. In 2013, one professor was forced to leave.Continue...

Students grapple with cuts to OSAP

Victoria Preston-Walker, Arts ’20, was prepared to graduate in the spring of 2020 with a degree in philosophy and psychology. In the wake of cuts to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), she won’t.Continue...

How Queen’s rejected the rise of fraternities

In the early 1930s, the AMS banned fraternities from campus. Now, nearly 90 years later, Kingston is home to three fraternities—all predominantly made up of Queen’s students. To understand the University’s long and complex relationship with fraternities and sororities, The Journal spoke to Queen’s historian Duncan McDowell.Continue...

As Student Choice Initiative threatens campus radio, CFRC pledges fight

Dinah Jansen remembers the first time she broadcast music over the airwaves at CFRC. It was Christmas Day, 2006, and in an unusual turn of events, she’d been asked by a friend to cover a music program in the empty basement studio underneath Carruthers Hall.Continue...

The Student Voices on Sexual Violence survey, by the numbers

During the winter of 2018, more than 100,000 Ontario students completed a survey about sexual violence. A year later, the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities published a summary report of the results.

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After a decade, Principal Woolf prepares to depart

Every year, the principal of Queen’s University loses 1,800 sugar cookies to Stauffer Library.Continue...

Inside Queen's unpublished foreign investments

When Queen’s passed a new responsible investment policy in 2017, it promised to publish its complete holdings across all portfolios. In the following two years, it didn’t.Continue...

Realizing the duty to acknowledge

Queen’s was established 58 years after the British Crown acquired present-day Kingston. But that happened centuries after it was first inhabited.

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How climate change will shape Kingston

In 2050, Kingston moves to Ohio.Continue...

Queen's in print

Queen’s legacy is incomplete without mention of its student newspaper—one of Canada’s oldest student publications, at over 140 years old.Continue...

1940s era anti-Semitism crept onto campus

During World War II, Canadian campuses faced the anti-Semitism streaming out of Europe.

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Kingston police combat human trafficking increase with education

From shuttling victims along the 401 to predators using Snapchat and Instagram to target girls as young as 12, human trafficking is no small problem in Ontario.Continue...

The curtain on animal research at Queen’s lifts an inch

If Air Canada wasn’t going to fly the monkeys, Queen’s would find another way.Continue...

Following OSAP changes, international student tuition could rise

The Province’s recent changes to OSAP are costing Ontario universities a collective $360 million—and international students may help cover the difference.Continue...

‘You don’t even have to think’: Eating disorders and varsity athletes

When Branna MacDougall realized what was happening, it was too late.

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More than a consignment dress boutique

In November, the City reported 55 per cent of Kingston’s homeless population were women. Dawn House Women’s Shelter and Spread the Love Boutique want to make sure no one forgets.

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