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The Scramble

The Scramble

By The Queen's Journal
A weekly podcast from The Queen's Journal, Queen's student-run newspaper.
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3. Sexual Violence Policy at Queen's: From Failure to Support
This episode discusses sexual assault and may be triggering for some readers. The Journal uses “survivor” to refer to those who have experienced sexual assault. We acknowledge this term is not universal. In this week's episode, The Queen's Journal's Claudia Rupnik and Aysha Tabassum discuss sexual violence at Queen's University. Our reporters speak with Raechel Huizinga (4:09), The Journal's Editor in Chief and former News Editor, about her experience reporting on the University's controversial sexual violence policy. Later on, Tabassum speaks with Alex da Silva (16:11), sexual violence and bystander awareness student coordinator, about the importance of sexual violence bystander training and how it can be accessed. Then, Rupnik and Tabassum discuss the campus Sexual Health Resource Centre (27:24). Finally, at (30:56), catch the latest headlines coming out of Queen's campus. Resources Good2Talk EmpowerME Barb Lotan, Queen's Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Kingston Sexual Assault Centre Background Reading “Alarming & heartbreaking”: Queen’s grapples with sexual violence survey results 'Consent at Queen’s’ highlights prevalence of sexual violence on campus Following delay, University shares proposed revisions to sexual violence policy Professors say new sexual violence policy could put students at risk University suspends sexual violence disclosure requirement In tense meeting, administrator pressed on sexual violence policy Signed Editorial: TAPS closed, & it’s the University’s fault Helpful Links Sexual Violence Bystander Training Consultation feedback page Sexual Health Resource Centre Hosts: Claudia Rupnik & Aysha Tabassum Producer: Lauren Thomas Executive Producers: Raechel Huizinga & Matt Scace
September 26, 2020
2. Frosh Ask, Upper-Years Tell
In this week's episode of The Scramble, The Queen's Journal's Matt Scace, Aysha Tabassum, Jodie Grieve, and Daniel Green answer questions submitted by Queen's first-years on social media. They answer seven common questions, including: how do I pick my housemates? How do I make friends during a pandemic? What would you tell your first-year self? Later, stick around for the latest headlines on campus. Headlines: ‘We have active cases in this population now in our community’: University confirms Queen’s student tested positive for COVID-19 Queen’s opens COVID-19 testing centre on campus Kingston Police respond to 255 noise complaints in University district in two weeks As students return, local businesses balance economic benefits with community safety How CFL’s Gaels are approaching the season cancellation Hosts: Matt Scace, Aysha Tabassum, Jodie Grieve & Daniel Green Producer: Lauren Thomas Executive Producers: Raechel Huizinga & Matt Scace
September 16, 2020
1. Summer in Review: COVID-19 and Anti-racism at Queen's
In The Scramble's premier episode, The Queen's Journal's Claudia Rupnik and Aysha Tabassum discuss the summer's two defining storylines: the COVID-19 pandemic (0:36) and the anti-racism movement (3:35), and the unique ways they affected the Queen's community. Later, Claudia sits down with Ashanthi Francis, ASUS Equity Commissioner, and Angela Sahi, AMS Social Issues Commissioner (9:45), to chat about what discussions have looked like with the University in putting together anti-racism initiatives and what students can expect in the coming months and years. Finally, Claudia and Aysha run through the latest headlines coming out of Queen's campus. (21:34) Background reading: COVID-19 Will first-year students be remote in the winter term? Provost says yes, with some exceptions University expects just 6,600 students to be on campus in fall term Class of 2024 entering an untraditional September Anti-Racism ‘Stolen by Smith’ Instagram account details systemic violence at Queen’s business school Instagram removes ‘Smith White Business’ account which claimed to provide safe space for white Commerce students  How ‘Erased by FEAS’ is uniting the voices of BIPOC Engineering students At virtual town hall, executive director of Commerce says she has “no plans” to step down following calls for resignation Other headlines: ‘[W]e do not have jobs to formally offer as of now’: Queen’s reopening plan doesn’t account for AMS service staff A look inside a new COVID-19 ready ARC Hosts: Claudia Rupnik & Aysha Tabassum Guests: Ashanthi Francis, ASUS Equity Commissioner & Angela Sahi, AMS Social Issues Commissioner Producer: Lauren Thomas Executive Producers: Raechel Huizinga & Matt Scace
September 9, 2020