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The Year That Was

With just over two weeks remaining until the arrival of 2014, it’s time for a quick look at the headlines and news stories that shaped the past year for Kingstonians. The city dove headfirst into 2013 with a debate regarding electoral boundaries and student voters that was eventually settled by

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Restoring Order to Queen’s Homecoming Celebrations

Four years ago, Queen’s University decided to take a break from traditional Homecoming celebrations due to excessive partying – specifically the well-known, alcohol-fueled takeover of Aberdeen Street.  Subsequently, the focus of Homecoming appropriately shifted on the Alumni, while subdued celebrations took place in May, when a majority of the student

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Spending Reading Week in Kingston

For those who are sinking in assignments, on their last nerve as a result of midterms or otherwise experiencing a bout of the seasonal blues, rest assured that you only have one week to go. At the close of business on Friday, Kingston’s post-secondary students will be afforded an opportunity

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Friday Foto

Yum!  This week was delicious, wasn’t it?  Our unintentional focus on food has given us some ideas for possible future theme weeks…stay posted. So, we all survived the first week back and it looks like we’re going to be rewarded for our hard work with some gorgeous weather.  Hopefully this

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Kingston’s Other Homecoming

When you hear the words Kingston and Homecoming used in the same sentence, it’s hard not to associate Queen’s University students, chaos on Aberdeen Street, and the Kingston City Police.  Now that our first successful Fauxcoming is behind us, it’s time to focus on Kingston’s other Homecoming celebration, commonly referred

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Friday Foto

Every city has a seedy, wart infested underbelly of ugly issues that are capable of dividing and disgusting the local population.  For Kingston, a short list includes the ongoing third crossing saga, Block D development, K-Rock Centre location/finances/naming rights/etc, dog parks, bike lanes and waterfront paths, and the grand daddy

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Top 5 Posts from 2008

Although this may instantaneously get lost in the sea of ‘Best of…’ and ‘Top 10’ lists from 2008, it’s that time of year where the Kingstonist team is reflecting on our latest trip around the sun. As Kingstonist gears up to celebrate its first birthday in less than two months

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You’ll Have a Gael, Old Time

Let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the positive aspects of Queen’s Homecoming. The men and women in law enforcement, as well as University and community volunteers did a fine job ensuring that the illegal Aberdeen street party was as safe as humanly possible. There were no burning

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Your Kid’s Not That Cute

I am soooo tired of hearing about homecoming at Queen’s. I’m not even in Kingston right now and yet it’s still a topic of conversation everywhere I go. The Globe and Mail had a story on Queen’s Homecoming just two days ago (complete with a map showing out-of-towners where exactly

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What’s In a Name?

As a graduate of Queen’s University, I am getting excited to celebrate my 5-year Homecoming this Fall. The University has undergone some significant changes since I left, most noticeably the multi-million dollar construction projects including the new Queen’s Centre , the Tindall Field Underground Parking Facility , and the University

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