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During Homecoming, University should repay Queen’s hometown

Homecoming is a longstanding Queen’s cultural tradition, and it isn’t going anywhere any time soon. However, every year, careless Homecoming behavior like falling from roofs and smashing bottles burdens Kingston’s public safety services.Continue...

New university alcohol policy bottlenecks student safety

Queen’s proposed alcohol policy does the opposite of encouraging healthy drinking habits. Instead, it stands to discourage students from drinking on campus, where they’re arguably safer, and pushes them toward Kingston’s downtown hub.Continue...

The traditional lecture hall needs a serious renovation

Lecture halls have long been a feature of university campuses, hosting hundreds of students as passive observers in class.Continue...

Suspended sexual violence disclosure requirement lets down students

Students are entitled to agency over their own experiences processing sexual violence.Continue...

Confronting our own racial bias fosters true multiculturalism

Canada is multicultural: it’s written into our laws, it’s touted worldwide as our strength, and it’s a way of life Canadians have embraced since it became official policy in 1988.Continue...

The year Rhinos invaded Queen’s

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

Upper-year students aren’t made to feel at home in Queen’s residences

Despite the steep price, first-year residences have long proven valuable experiences for students adjusting to living on their own. But as students age beyond first year, the benefits of Queen’s residence living don’t quite outweigh the costs.Continue...

Clinic no-show fees leave struggling students unsupported

Seeking medical or psychiatric help as a student can be an intimidating task. Campus healthcare resources don’t make that any easier by imposing steep no-show fees on vulnerable students sometimes forced to cancel appointments last-minute.Continue...

Queen’s should grow from criticism, not hide behind school pride

We all know what sets Queen’s apart from other universities is the school’s intense sense of spirit. But under the guise of maintaining this spirit, real student issues are swept under the rug.Continue...

Asbestos has no place in the walls of Queen’s campus

Campus’ charming historical buildings might add to the University’s appeal, but old architecture only goes so far when its walls are lined with asbestos.Continue...

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