Campus Catch Up from The Queen's Journal, Nov 19 2021

NewsAMS discusses EDI framework at November Assembly

Samara Lijiam, AMS social issues commissioner, delivered a presentation on AMS equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Last year, the AMS released EDI commitments to promote transparency around equity work and address student concerns.

  “We’ve tried to be really intentional about collecting data and information. We sat down with all members of senior management to talk about how they felt about equity work,”

    —Samara Lijiam, AMS Social Issues Commissioner

Lijiam added the AMS has created a feedback form for open to all students on their website. They’re also developing internal feedback mechanisms for AMS employees. Read the full story here.

Sydney Ko, News Editor

Students and faculty speak to the urgency of the climate crisis. (Illustration by: Violetta Zeitlinger Fontana)
FeatureUnpacking Canada’s fossil fuel industry

When the Queen’s Finance Association (QFA) hosted RBC CEO David McKay on Nov. 5, protestors stood outside Grant Hall to voice their concerns with RBC’s financing of the fossil fuel industry, particularly their subsidizing of the Line 3 pipeline expansion.

“We are currently at a time where we have no room left to be burning more fossil fuels,”

   —Stephanie Sherman, Con-Ed '22

Stephanie Sherman, Con-Ed ’22, is part of the student group that organized the Grant Hall protest. Read the full story here.

Kirby Harris, Features Editor

NewsQBACC changes name to match urgency of the climate crisis

With the climate crisis worsening, Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC) has changed their name to Queen’s Backing Action on the Climate Crisis to match the urgency of the threat.

QBACC co-chairs Aria Goldin and Natalie Woodland, both ArtSci ’22, sat down with The Journal to discuss the rebranding of their club.
 Read the full story here.

—Rida Chaudhry, Assistant News Editor

Arts: The Gertrudes reform to release ‘Emergency to Emergency’

The Gertrudes are set to release their album Emergency to Emergency on Nov. 26 via Wolfe Island Records. Guitar player and songwriter Greg Tilson spoke to The Journal about the band’s latest album.

“[There’s] a lot of energy [and] big, big sound,” Tilson said. “[There’s] roots in folk, rock, and experimental kind of bluegrass.” Read the full story here. 

—Mackenzie Loveys, Assistant Arts Editor

Lifestyle: Distance doesn’t make the heart grow fonder

From a young age, I vowed to never lose myself in a relationship. My greatest fear was to have a romantic partner chip away at my dreams until I was a watered-down image of sacrifice and devotion. Read the full story here.  

—Alysha Mohamed, Lifestyle Editor

Missing my partner doesn’t make me any less independent. (Illustration by: Violetta Zeitlinger Fontana)
Catch-up on last week's campus news: 

News: Student alleges mistreatment by campus security

Alex Wang, ArtSci ’22, was at Stauffer library finishing an assignment on the evening of Nov. 5. While working, Wang decided to momentarily pull his mask down to air it out. That’s when a security guard approached him. Read the full story here. 

—Sydney Ko, News Editor
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Lifestyle: ‘Red’ grew up with me in ‘Taylor’s Version’

Even at twelve, I knew I was using Red as a crutch against what was already starting to form: the male gaze against a body that was beginning to feel foreign and a desire to be loved without being weighed down by cultural expectations.

Nearly ten years later, hearing Red (Taylor’s Version) in The Journal offices at midnight—now with real heartbreak under my belt—I have a new understanding of Swift’s words. Read the full story here.

Aysha Tabassum, Editor in Chief
Swift reclaiming her story nearly a decade later is a victory for women everywhere. (Photo Illustration by: Shelby Talbot)

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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2021-11-19 10:24:09 -0500