Housing Dos and Don’ts: A Guide For First Years

With the end of first term approaching, there is constant chatter around finding a house and securing housemates. The thought of having to contact landlords, signing a lease and all things “adulting” has finally arrived, and you are not alone in your feelings of stress or fear. Here are some DOs and DON’Ts when it [...]

By | December 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Gaels Guide to Healthy Living During Exams

by Danielle Barish, Deputy Brand Manager It seems as though the University lifestyle and healthy living can’t go hand in hand, but we’re here to tell you that in fact, it can! It can be hard at times, but having a balanced diet and lifestyle while being a full time student can be done. It can be [...]

By | November 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Where Should You Be Studying This Exam SZN?

by Danielle Barish, Deputy Brand Manager With a few months of classes under our belt, it is time for the one, the only... December Exams! It’s time to hit the (e)books and begin the study grind. There are many places to study on and off campus, but which one is the best? We have created a quiz [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2017 Fall Referendum Results

November 1, 2017 Kingston ON – Below are the results of the 2017 AMS Fall Referendum. Voter turnout was 26.5%. Establishing Fees: Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.35 fee, subject to individual opt out, to support the Queen’s Space Conference? Yes - 69.0% (2876) No - 31.0% (1291) Triennial Review (Opt-out): Do you [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | October 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | October 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments