Ukrainian students protest in front of City Hall

Approximately 50 individuals showed their support at the rally. The demonstration saw a crowd of Ukrainian flags and a sea of blue and yellow.

  “This is the time to come together in the face of evil and we all see it. The amount of support is growing by the day, and it touches every Ukrainian’s heart to see that, and it truly means a lot.”

      —Katrina Korotky, ArtSci ‘24

The group circled the City Hall building twice with their signs, singing the Canadian and Ukrainian national anthems. Read the full story here.

Asbah Ahmad, Assistant News Editor
FeatureA look at unions in the 21st Century

Unionization in Canada isn’t uncommon, with the number of workers represented by a union holding steady at about 30 per cent for the last decade. Most of this is in the public sector.

“Public administration, healthcare, education, are all about 70 per cent unionized, and that's been very steady for quite some time,”

   —Robert Hickey, Undergraduate Chair of Employment Relations

Unionization heavily favors public sectors like healthcare, education, and public administration. Retail and food services are among the least common sectors to see widespread unionization. Read the full story here.

Kirby Harris, Features Editor
Opinions: Queen’s needs to show support for Ukrainian students & staff

The conflict between Ukraine and Russia has escalated into war. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a tragedy. While those around the world share support for Ukraine, it’s imperative Queen’s demonstrates this same support for Ukrainian staff and students.

As both a university and a community, Queen’s has the resources to support Ukrainian staff and students through this crisis. As a university that prides itself on embracing its place in the “global community,” it’s imperative Queen’s uses these resources. Read the full story here. 

—Jeremy Keyton, Contributor
ArtsLocal artist proving ‘Kingston isn’t boring anymore’

Long-time local artist Francisco C.J. Corbett is launching a new t-shirt collection under the motto “Kingston isn’t boring anymore.”

Corbett, a Kingston local, was adopted from Guatemala at five years old and lived on Clergy St. for the first twenty years of his life. He’s dedicated to his craft as an artist and pushing the boundaries of the town’s aesthetic presence.
 Read the full story here.

—Rida Chaudhry, Assistant News Editor
Lifestyle: Curbing the winter blues

In April and May, the promise of spring and summer is enough to push through the slush and early sunsets, but March always gets me down. Read the full story here.  

—Madeleine McCormick, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

Ideas to bring some cheer. 
(Photo by: Curtis Heinzl)
Catch-up on Tuesday's campus news: 

News: In conversation with Vanessa Thompson

Having just arrived at Queen’s a month ago, Vanessa Thompson, assistant professor in Black Studies, is one of the first faculty members to form the newly established Black Studies minor program. Read the full story here. 

—Sydney Ko, News Editor
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Postscript: Abortions, apathy, & forcing empowerment

I wanted desperately to romanticize it. I wanted to be made of steel. I believed, completely, that I was making the right decision and I shouldn’t feel guilty or ashamed. I wanted to see myself as a strong woman doing something difficult and necessary.

I even booked an appointment to have my nose pierced that same day because I wanted to feel in control of something. Read the full story here.