Campus Catch Up from The Queen's Journal, Oct 26 2021

News: Former AMS senior management staff speak to why they resigned

In September, the AMS saw three resignations from its senior management team. In an interview with The Journal, two of those former salaried AMS staff discussed their experiences on the student society.

  “In any other job, if things got really difficult, there is always someone who can take things off your plate,”

      —Katie*, Former AMS Senior Manager 

For Katie*, the workload in her senior management role was “gradually impossible,” in stark contrast to initial promises made by AMS executive team RTZ that the role would be more manageable this year than in the past. In many instances, Katie felt she had to work beyond the hours expected from the position. Read the full story here.

Sydney Ko, News Editor
NewsHomecoming signage sparks conversation

On Homecoming weekend, photos of bedsheets containing misogynistic messaging were published online. The signs were most likely hung by Queen’s students.

“I know this sounds a little harsh, but [Queen’s should] make an example out of students that are taking these actions, or it’s just going to keep happening again and again,”

   —Josee Lalonde, PSC outreach manager

Lalonde called on Queen’s to talk about appropriate disciplinary measures to protect the student body.  Read the full story here.

Asbah Ahmed, Assistant News Editor

SportsFormer Gaels Cross-Country Star Branna MacDougall wins debut marathon in Muskoka

On Oct. 3, former Queen’s Cross-Country athlete Branna MacDougall, ran and won her debut marathon in Bracebridge, Ontario, finishing the 42-kilometer race in just 2 hours, 33 minutes, and 40 seconds.

With that finish, only 25 other female Canadians in history have ever run a marathon faster. 
Read the full story here.

—Angus Merry, Sports Editor

Sports: Women’s rugby caps season with big win over McMaster

The women’s rugby team capped off an undefeated regular season Saturday with a commanding 59-10 win over the McMaster Marauders.

The victory brought the Gaels to a 4-0 record this season and slotted them a first-place finish in the OUA Shiels Division. Read the full story here. 

—Natara Ng, Assistant Sports Editor

Lifestyle: Jordan Peele’s brilliance makes horror accessible

I’ve never liked horror movies. Something about the combination of jump scares, Ouija boards, and dolls made me retreat from the entire genre. After seeing about five “essential” horror films, I vowed to never waste two hours on a movie like Paranormal Activity again. Read the full story here.  

—Alysha Mohamed, Lifestyle Editor

Jordan Peele does horror right. (Photo Illustration by: Dharmayu Desai)
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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. Read the full story here. 

—Asbah Ahmed, Assistant News Editor
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News: ‘Town to Gown’: Campus organizers talk community relations

Queen’s students have made national news headlines following two weekends of Homecoming celebrations. The negative attention has put a strain on the relationship between students and Kingston residents—known as town-gown relations.

Brian Seo, Sci ’23, commissioner of clubs for the AMS, highlighted the passion the student body has for the city. Read the full story here.

Alyth Roos, Contributor
The Journal spoke to three student leaders passionate about helping the city.  (Photo by: Curtis Heinzl)

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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2021-10-26 09:08:08 -0400