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Hugh Fraser: a trailblazer on the oval and in the courtroom

When he was seven years old and new to the country, Hugh Fraser had the Canadian right of passage of experiencing his first snowfall. 17 years later, he was entering Montreal’s Olympic stadium for the 1976 summer games donning red and white. He was just getting started.

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Conversations with Queen's legend Jock Climie

For Jock Climie, self-congratulation isn’t really a thing.

Even though he boasts a laundry list of accomplishments transcending three professions, the length of which would require the lungs of an Olympic swimmer to speak in one breath, he doesn’t pat himself on the back for them. And he never will.Continue...

How the oil-thigh lost its shine: Queen’s fading football tradition

The thunderous Queen’s war cries which once flooded campus on football game days are no more, their echoes having faded into silence long ago.Continue...

Burnt rubber: getting under the hood with motorsports at Queen’s

If you know anything about motorsports, it’s probably that they’re expensive—and pretty damn intense.Continue...

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...