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Packed O-week schedule leaves students scrambling

The start of every September in Kingston is thrilling, as Queen’s prepares to welcome its next batch of students. This year, I was part of that, alongside the rest of the class of 2023.Continue...

Talking Heads: What do you do when you're feeling homesick?

"I call home." Hunter Millsap, ConEd '22Continue...

As a student, going green comes with a price tag

There’s no denying that climate change and money are closely intertwined. Whether it’s big industry polluters cutting corners to save (or make) a buck, carbon taxes in the news, or the cost of cleaning up after yet another extreme weather event, dollars and cents contribute to the dialogue around our planet’s decline.Continue...

Talking Heads: How can students do their part to fight the climate crisis?

"Being environmentally conscious within your dorm room." Sarah Mccleary, Comm '23

"Use less single-use plastics." Kayla Melbourne, ArtSci '21

"Getting...Continue...

Letter to the Editor: September 11th

Dear Editor, I read that the engineering students opted not to use gentian violet to dye their skin this year in light of Health Canada’s “potential cancer risk” publication earlier this year.Continue...

Gap years fill the space left by traditional academic programs

“Wait, so you're going to be a first-year when everyone your age is in second year?”Continue...

Talking Heads: What is the weirdest part of Frosh Week?

“Being carried in a thundermug.” Jazlyn Evans, Nursing ‘22Continue...

Academic shallowness hinders students in the long run

We all think grades matter, but not always for noble reasons.Continue...

Queen’s offers students a chance to make their mark

When you return home after your first semester at Queen’s, you might struggle to describe why it feels so special to be part of the Queen’s community.Continue...

Talking Heads: What are you most looking forward to about the first week back at school?

“Probably Orientation Week." Callum Stephenson, Kin '20 “For all of my friends to come back to town." Olivia Doheny, ArtSci '20 “How peaceful Kingston is." Sophia Ku, ArtSci '20Continue...

Workplaces are becoming the new closet for LGBTQ+ individuals

For as long as I can remember, I have identified as a gay man.Continue...

Talking Heads: What's the first sign that school is starting up again?

“The Staples back-to-school ad.” Sarah...Continue...

Talking heads: What's the best thing about summer in Kingston?

“The scenery.” Sarah Fang, ArtSci '20

“Queen's campus.” Ting Ding, M. Eng. '19

“The pier.” Victoria Preston, Kin ’21Continue...

Confusing coercion with consent

May marked Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This month is particularly close to my heart—not only because I recently started working for the Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres, but because I was sexually assaulted at Queen’s.Continue...

Letter to the Editor: Mar. 23

Dear Editor, On March 21, 2019, Bobby Liang shed light on explicit expressions of classism and racism present at the Smith School of Business, speaking largely from his personal experiences as a...Continue...

Athletics is still a man’s world

Internationally, female athletes can accomplish amazing feats—but they often fail to receive the same recognition as their male counterparts.Continue...

Talking heads: what will you miss most about The Journal?

“The money.” Brigid Goulem, Vol 146 Arts Editor “Creating less than 2 minute videos with Amelia.” Christian Soriano, Vol 146 Assistant Video Editor “Tessa.” Chris Yao, Vol 146 Photo Editor “Meryl...Continue...

Talking heads: what's your favourite exam snack?

“Dried sardine treats.” Paula, ArfSci ’21

“Chocolate almonds.” Paige Kedrosky, ArtSci ’19

"Oranges, scurvy is real." Rikin Arora, ArtSci '19

"Coffee, pistachios and wine...Continue...

Cutting tuition wouldn’t translate to more affordable education

While on the surface free tuition for all post-secondary students seems like a progressive change, as a whole, it wouldn’t make a difference in the overall quality of education at Canadian universities.Continue...

Letter to the Editor: March 25

Dear Queen’s Journal,

I was disheartened to read Bobby Liang’s account of feeling marginalized in the Commerce program. Both the business school and...Continue...

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