Campus Catch Up from The Queen's Journal, Oct 1 2021

News‘Save the Evidence’ campaign hopes to restore Mohawk Institute Residential School

Launched by Woodland Cultural Centre, the ‘Save the Evidence’ campaign aims to raise awareness and support for the restoration of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School in Brantford, ON.

  “An older gentleman stood up and said that he attended this institution, and he didn’t want his grandchildren or great grandchildren to forget what happened to him,”

      —Janis Monture, Woodland Cultural Centre Executive Director

Children who were sent to the institution were often titled as “orphaned” or “needy.” By 1834, the residential school had enrolled ten boys and four girls. Read the full story here.

Sydney Ko, News Editor

FeatureThe second first-years

In response to COVID-19, Queen’s moved most classes and campus activities online during the 2020-21 academic year. This was an isolating experience for many students who didn’t have the opportunity to be on campus.

“It was challenging to get motivated,”

   —Caroline Oldman, ConEd ’24

Like many, Oldman’s mental image of her first year of university was shattered by social distancing measures put in place during the pandemic. Read the full story here.

Lola Bigioni, Contributor

Lifestyle‘Dear White People’ Vol. 4 absolutely wrecked me

I’ve been obsessed with Dear White People (DWP) ever since the Netflix series’ controversial premiere. This show about how Black students and other students of colour navigate a predominantly white institution has lined up perfectly with my time at Queen’s.

When the final season premiered last week, detailing the protagonists’ senior year as I head into my own, I was once again glued to my screen.
 Read the full story here.

—Aysha Tabassum, Editor in Chief


Sports: Athletics & Recreation observes National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Athletics and Recreation (A&R) observed the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation with the rest of the Queen’s community on Sept. 30.   

In a statement to The Journal, A&R outlined what they did to mark the occasion. Read the full story here. 

—Natara Ng, Assistant Sports Editor

Arts: City Park offers free outdoor screening event

A free outdoor screening is set to take place in Kingston’s City Park on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. 

The event is being co-presented by Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Kingston Canadian Film Festival (KCFF), and Kingston Punk Productions (KPP) Concerts.  
Read the full story here.  

—Mackenzie Loveys, Assistant Arts Editor

City Park screening promotes thought-provoking films from talented artists. (Photo Supplied by: Modern Fuel)

Catch-up on Tuesday's campus news: 

News: Walkout saw thousands gathered at Summerhill

On Sept. 27, thousands gathered in front of Summerhill for an AMS-organized Walkout against sexual violence. Read the full story here. 

—Sydney Ko, News Editor
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News: 'The Journal' sits down with Principal Patrick Deane

“I want to bring the university back from COVID building on what new things we discovered and learned about ourselves, and I want to make the institution stronger than it was before.”

In an interview with The Journal, Queen’s principal Patrick Deane spoke about the university’s plans for National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, the recent Student Walkout, and a safe return from the pandemic. 
Read the full story here.

Asbah Ahmed, Assistant News Editor

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    published this page in News 2021-10-02 10:40:00 -0400