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If you were so brave as to venture out into the virtual ooze that is the internet, you would know that at its best it is a gallery of topical Spongebob memes, but at its worst a fractured, tribalistic battleground with enough vitriol and snark to power a small sun. 
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Upcoming Movies of 2018   This is a brief list (ordered by release date) of some of the notable movies coming out in 2018 or movies that I am personally really looking forward to seeing.   Honourable mention of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Release Date: November 16 Avengers:
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Procrastinate for the skill-set it produces. If you wait to do work, you are more efficient when you actually need to do it. Students who start working early on assignments or studying for exams never get to experience the pressure of an all-nighter, or the challenge of trying to proofread
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This past school year, the Queen’s Law Cancer Society (QLCS) raised over $25,000 for Canadian cancer research. In recognition of this achievement and the hard work of those involved, the Kingston branch of the Canadian Cancer Society presented QLCS with a Community Impact Award. “It was incredible to be involved
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Good news, QL. With this headline I have officially exhausted all forms of the wordplay riffing on how 1L rhymes with hell, so please stop avoiding me in the hall and ghosting me on social media! I keep looking at the calendar: is it April already? Yes. What happened to
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On February 27th, the Criminal Law Club and the Indigenous Students’ Alliance welcomed Stephen Ford back to Queen’s Law for the third time. Ford has worked as a sole practitioner since 2002, currently running his practice out of Toronto. Throughout his legal career he has fought for the protection of
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First things first – who am I? My name is Kali Larsen and I’m a 3L Settler Ally. On March 2, 2018 I participated in the Kairos Blanket Exercise for the first time. The Kairos Blanket Exercise is “a teaching tool to share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous
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I am an Indigenous first year law student though my Indigenous background didn’t really play a significant role in my life until I attended university. I used my experience here at Queen’s to help me learn about my culture – I am a Lower Mohawk of the Six Nations of
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Jason Mercredi has been a formidable force over his three years at Queen’s Law. He has been a steadfast advocate for Indigenous rights and awareness within and without the Faculty of Law, and he has been at the head of the significant growth witnessed in the Queen’s Law community. I
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Over the past couple of months, the Sustainability and Environmental Law Club has taken a new approach to its Envirochats by collaborating with other clubs to host joint events. This has led to interesting discussions involving the intersection of environmental laws with other cultural and social interests. March 12th-16th was
Jordan Peterson addresses audience at Liberty Lecture in Grant Hall on Monday.
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Iain Sherriff-Scott, for the Queen's Journal

For a number of years, there has been an ongoing spirited debate within the newsrooms, watercoolers, and social media platforms of the nation concerning the treatment and the role of free expression in Canada, the U.S., and the wider global community. Free expression on college and university campuses has become
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Before I begin my indulgent Olympic love fest, it is probably important to point out that the Olympics, based on many aspects, are in fact, as the kids today say – #trash.  The International Olympic Committee has had a long history of corruption in how the games are awarded, stubbornness
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At Juris Diction’s annual LSS Town Hall events, the QL community usually hears from all of the candidates running for core student government, and while specific school issues change slightly, the tenor of these quasi-debates tend to be monotonous.  Quotes about the family nature of Queen’s Law, calls to bridge
Sir John A Macdonald Hall on a sunny summer day.

At Queen’s Law students past and present are part of a strong community of peers and mentors that begins at school and carries on after graduation. Litigation, transactional, Crown attorney, in-house, and government work are just a few of the exciting possibilities QL students heard about in February from some
Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Photo credit: AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File.

A year ago last week, Jeff Sessions was confirmed as the 84th United States Attorney General following a contentious Senate debate about his suitability for the role. At the time, detractors such as the NAACP and ACLU noted his historic lack of commitment to civil rights, his hard line stance
Bruno Mars at the 2018 Grammy Awards. Photo credit: CBS.

When exactly did I feel like the Grammys lost their credibility? It may have been in 2012 when Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy wasn’t nominated for Album of the Year. Maybe it was in 2014 when Macklemore’s The Heist won Best Rap Album over Kendrick Lamar’s good kid,
The Law of Superheroes, by James Dailey and Ryan Davidson.

Are superheroes that beat on criminals civilly liable for damages? Is imprisoning an immortal “for life” a violation of the 8th amendment protection from cruel and unusual punishment? Does the 2nd amendment protect laser vision, adamantium claws, or magic powers? Who pays for the damage when the Avengers demolish downtown
Alfie Pierce

February is Black History Month. In Canada, we like to believe racism is not such an issue or as deeply ingrained into our history as our neighbours to the south. This acts as a blinder to the reality that our country and its institutions have a past wrought with racism.
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I am indeed aware of the starving children and I would help them before the animals if I could. Satisfied?  The “why care about animals and not suffering people?” argument is one that comes to many minds when they first see this title. It is fallacious because by that logic,
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Whenever I tell people I want to practice family, everyone always asks the same question and usually with a bit of disdain: Why Family Law? Well, there are many aspects to family law: Children, Property, Contracts, and Financials. As someone with a business background, my favorite area of family law
A view of Barcelona from the top of the famed Sagrada Familia

I’d be lying if I said that this whole exchange thing was something that I was actually considering before approximately one hour before the application was due. I had friends ask me if I was thinking of going on exchange, and I had roughly 100 reasons to say no; For
Mole in all its glory.

Taco Bell, Chipotle, your local bar’s fully loaded nachos. For most of us this triumvirate is how we ingest the majority of our “Mexican” food here in Canada.  Overcooked ground beef, copious amounts of sour cream, and a bunch of replacement level hot sauce is what defines this sad and
Space Debris

The Queen’s Sustainability and Environmental Law Club informs us on an important and growing issue in our solar system.
lady bird

I thought Lady Bird (2017) was a fantastic movie. Irish actress Saoirse Ronan follows up her amazing performance in Brooklyn (2015) with another phenomenal portrayal of a senior in high school. Lady Bird and Brooklyn are very similar movies, dealing with coming of age and handling love, while also  both

It’s hard to open a book between semesters, especially in law school. You’ve just come off a few months of intensive readings, and now you have all the time in the world and a backlog of recommended TV series to binge. The goal is to find an even more binge-worthy
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The proposed Ryerson University Law School came one step closer to becoming a reality last month when it received preliminary approval from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. The suggestion of an eighth law school being launched in Ontario has generated a wealth of discussion within the legal community.
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A couple of weeks ago, in a stress-induced state over my first-ever set of law school exams, I reached out to our little law school community – in particular, those in second and third year – for some of their time-tested wisdom. I was hoping for two or three comments
People attend a memorial service for Charleston Hartfield, a Las Vegas police officer who was killed on October 1, 2017 when a gunman opened fire on a county music festival, in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 5, 2017.
The Las Vegas gunman who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history also had scouted possible locations in Chicago and Boston, US media reported.  / AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

On November 5th, only a month after the deadliest mass shooting in American history took place is Las Vegas, the United States was shaken by yet another senseless act of terror. This most recent attack occurred in a church in the small town of Sutherland Springs, Texas. Three of the
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Have you ever watched a movie or television show that lived by its casting? A production that once you’d finished watching it, there was no way any other actor or actress could have nailed the role like that one particular person did? Anthony Hopkins’s Hannibal Lecter, Viggo Mortensen’s Aragorn, and
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  Step 1: Stop worrying so much! Everything will be fine! Step 2: Do not update your software, especially if you have a Mac because updates sometimes mess with ExamSoft, so just avoid it to be safe. Step 3: Spread your time evenly! Don’t get stuck on one area or