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New Queen’s students award $2,000 to Kingston Interval House

When we were offered the opportunity to join the team at Venture Club (Kingstonist’s official headquarters) in welcoming new Arts and Sciences students at Queen’s University to Kingston during their orientation, we couldn’t pass it up. After all, every year, thousands of new students arrive in this awesome city, bringing

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Candidate proposes ‘University District Safety Council’

Homecoming weekend for Queen’s University starts today, bringing up the annually-present issues of student partying that often pours out onto city sidewalks and streets. Sydenham District City Council candidate Dylan Chenier, himself a Queen’s student, has proposed a concept he feels will address that exact issue. Should he be elected

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Matheson takes aim at University District Safety Initiative

It’s no secret that Mayoral candidate Rob Matheson thinks that Queen’s University students – and all post-secondary students in Kingston – should be considered part of the City’s demographics. During his last tenure on City Council, Matheson brought forward a motion in 2010 to include the student populations in the

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Hall Monitor: A Marathon of Motions

Last night, our council took to chambers for the last meeting before the summer schedule kicks in, meeting 17-2012. You can find the agenda and addeds on the city’s website. Going in, we knew it was going to be a marathon – which was well timed, given the Olympic-bound runner in Market Square

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Kingston’s Frosh Week Folly

It’s hard to believe, but eleven years ago I was entering my first year of undergraduate studies at Queen’s University. I can still remember the nervous ride in the fully-loaded, family minivan on move-in day. We were greeted by various vulgar slogans hung from the overpasses of the 401, and

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Grad Season

Last Thursday and Friday, the Royal Military College of Canada held their annual Graduation activities, which included Convocation, the Sunset Ceremony as well as the Grad Parade.  Even if you weren’t on campus, the show was hard to miss as it included demonstrations by the Snow Birds, SkyHawks as well

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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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Frosh Week Folly

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a decade since my dad and I loaded up the family minivan and drove down the highway for move-in day at Queen’s University. During that memorable journey, we passed signs hung on the overpasses that warned fathers to say farewell to their virgin

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