5 Reasons YOU Should Vote in the AMS Fall Referendum

by Danielle Barish, Deputy Brand Manager Be part of the tradition The Alma Mater Society is Canada’s oldest student association. Like doing the oil thigh during homecoming or wearing a tam, participating in the AMS elections is part of the Queen’s experience. It’s an opportunity for students to influence the University’s future through decisions on how your money will be spent. 2.  [...]

October 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

My thoughts on another costume party

Last night, I was made aware that an event called “Beerfest” is being planned. This is an attempt to repeat the event that occurred in November 2016 in which students wore costumes that mocked and degraded cultures. I am extremely disappointed that the organizers—my peers—have not learned that it is hurtful to host an event that trivializes the cultures and [...]

October 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

What you should be for Halloween this year based on your Faculty

by Danielle Barish, Deputy Brand Manager Every year, the National Retail Federation releases a list of the year’s most popular costumes, and it’s expected that Halloween spending will reach a record $9.1 Billion according to their annual survey! At Queen’s, Halloweekend is a fun chance to be someone else besides yourself for a change! So we’ve narrowed down costume ideas for each [...]

October 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Five things not to miss this year at Homecoming this year

by Danielle Barish, Deputy Brand Manager The leaves are beginning to change colour, the temperature is slowly dropping, midterms are just around the corner, and the smell of pumpkin spice everything is in the air. What could all of these signs point to? Homecoming 2017 of course! That’s right, it’s Hoco SZN and we couldn’t be more excited. Homecoming at Queen’s brings [...]

October 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

ReUnion Street Festival

by Laura Chiu (Commerce ’19, ReUnion Street Festival Marketing Chair) Although the weather would seem to indicate that Summer is just getting into full swing, believe it or not, Fall is here - and that means that Homecoming is almost upon us! Four years ago, if you’d asked a given group of Queen’s students or alumni what Homecoming comprised for them, [...]

October 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Effective allyship is about prioritizing marginalized voices, not speaking over them

Dear Queen’s students, This morning, The Queen’s Journal published an article titled “ASUS petitions for Indigenous land recognition on Queen’s sign” featuring Laura Anderson, the ASUS Equity Commissioner. The article primarily centralized Anderson’s voice as an ally to Indigenous populations. It failed to focus the voices and experiences of Indigenous students, particularly the Indigenous students who are and have spearheaded [...]

October 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|