Campus Catch Up from The Queen's Journal, Oct 22 2021

News‘Greater police enforcement is required’: Mayor discusses use of Queen’s $350,000 payment

In the days leading up to the Homecoming weekend, news broke that Queen’s paid the City of Kingston $350,000 to compensate extra costs taken on from enforcing COVID-19 restrictions in the student district.

  “That money could have gone to many different resources within the university.”

      —Yara Hussein, ArtSci '23

In an interview with The Journal, Yara Hussein, ArtSci ’23, said she believed $350,000 was an excessive amount.  Read the full story here.

Asbah Ahmed, Assistant News Editor
FeatureHow young journalists are tackling race reporting

Pamoda Wijekoon, ArtSci ’20 and Internal Content Editor at The Pigeon, feels media outlets have a responsibility to ensure high-quality race reporting.

“We’re at a point in the world where if you’re not thinking about what the diverse perspectives are on an issue then you’re not covering that issue accurately,”

   —Pamoda Wijekoon, ArtSci '20

The Journal spoke with Wijekoon as well as Ayesha Ghaffar, graduate student at the University of British Columbia (UBC) School of Journalism, on how young people are leading the charge on race reporting and what exactly that entails. Read the full story here.

Aysha Tabassum, Editor in Chief

NewsQueen’s professor talks Islamic History Month

Since 2007, the federal government has recognized October as Islamic History Month to honor and celebrate different Muslim identities across Canada.

The Journal sat down with Adnan Husain, director of Queen’s School of Religion, to discuss the importance of the month, which, according to him, Kingston was one of the first municipalities to adopt formally.
 Read the full story here.

—Rida Chaudry, Assistant News Editor


Arts: First Peoples’ Performing Arts Festival returned for fifth year

The First Peoples’ Performing Arts Festival of the Thousand Islands ran from Oct. 15 to 17 in Gananoque. This year marked the festival’s fifth edition.

Its theme of “First, Now and Always” signifies how Indigenous peoples first occupied this land and will continue living and flourishing here. Read the full story here. 

—Mackenzie Loveys, Assistant Arts Editor

Arts: ‘With Opened Mouths’ challenges Western art traditions

With Opened Mouths is a new podcast hosted by Qanita Lilla, curator of the exhibition of the same name at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Lilla sits down with artists, musicians, and spoken word poets to discuss how they express their creativity. Read the full story here.  

—Ben Wrixon, Arts Editor

With Opened Mouths: The Podcast features inspiring guests. (Photo Supplied by : With Open Mouths)
News: Thousands of dollars taken from eight victims during Homecoming

Oct. 16, after a traditional Homecoming celebration, Grace Chen, ConEd ’23, was on her way home with a friend when she noticed a distressed person.

“My friend and I were walking home, and then suddenly, we were approached by a young boy, claiming that he was a student and that he needed our help to ride a taxi,” Chen said. Read the full story here. 

—Sydney Ko, News Editor
Recent reads

Lifestyle: Not a girl: Exploring my gender identity

Back in twelfth grade, I wrote a panicked journal entry beginning with the line, “I don’t think I’m a girl.”

It’s difficult to question something you’ve accepted as a straightforward truth all your life. It wasn’t like I was deeply unhappy being perceived as a girl—it was just something I grew up with.  Read the full story here.

Michelle Zeng, Contributor
Michelle reflects on her journey questioning her gender and claiming the label ‘genderqueer’. (Photo by: Spencer Hendrickson)

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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2021-10-22 09:46:39 -0400