Category Archives: Tricolour Spirit

15 Things I Wish I Knew in First Year

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As you’re preparing to make Queen’s your new home, here at the AMS we’re gearing up for your arrival. Move-in day is exciting, overwhelming and truly the start of something new. To help you in your transition to Queen’s we’ve gathered advice from upper year students on how to succeed in your first year. 1. Kyle Beaudry  DO’s Hang out by ... Read More »

ReUnion Ready: Planning the ReUnion Street Festival


Last year the AMS executive team had the wildly ambitious idea to take an empty street during Homecoming and fill it with people, food and music. This Festival on Union Street was ultimately (and oh so cleverly named) the ReUnion Street Festival and deemed a resounding success from both those who attended, and those who had a key stake in ... Read More »

Tracking the history behind Tricolour Outlet


Some of you rely on this service for its affordable and convenient transportation to and from campus, others for schools supplies and gael swag, but do you know how Tricolour Outlet came to be? Keep reading to find out more on the history of this student staple! Tricolour Express, the oldest aspect of the service, dates back to 1978. At ... Read More »

The AMS Pub Services (TAPS) through the ages


With Student Appreciation Week upon us, this week’s blogs will center on our well-established traditions of student leadership. All of the AMS services are student owned and student run: the people you work with, you work for and who you report to are all students–they’re your housemates, classmates, friends and co-workers. That’s all it is and there’s a history of ... Read More »

The Baders: A tale of two hearts

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“Everything that has any connection with you, Alf, seems enchanted,” Isabel Overton remarked in one of her hundreds of love letters to beau Alfred Bader. A philanthropic and art collecting pair, the Baders are Queen’s most generous donors; having gifted the university with millions of dollars over the years, many scholarships, as well as funding the purchase of Herstmonceux Castle, donating over 100 ... Read More »

Make Your Homecoming Tradition


The ReUnion Street Festival was the epitome of what Homecoming is all about: spirit, community, and tricolour pride. Students and alumni were offered a venue to come together in celebration of their alma mater and Gaels of all ages attended the event to toast the place where it all began. At a meeting between the AMS and our city partners, one gentleman ... Read More »


Homecoming 2013

So you might have heard people talking about the ReUnion Street Festival around campus, but what is all the hype really about? Is it a closed off street party? Can underage students attend? Will alumni be there? What will it add to Homecoming? All of these questions and more will be answered below about Queen’s NEW addition to Homecoming 2014! Seeking ... Read More »

Boo Hoo Usurps Eril Berkok as AMS President


Meet Boo Hoo the Bear, your new AMS President!In his spare time, He enjoys sitting in Student Life Centre Spaces, Taking long walks in the JDUC, Loves Supporting Student-Run Services, Submits Complaints to Non-Academic Discipline, Lounging like he owns the place, Collaborating with Commissioners,  Discussing Provincial Lobbying Strategies, Reminiscing about Queen’s Memories and Traditions  Discussing Urgent Matters with Friends,   ... Read More »

By Students, For Students

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Every time you grab a chai latte from Cogro for your 8:30am class, catch up with friends over a plate of nachos at QP, buy a bus ticket from Tricolour Outlet, or print an essay at P&CC you spent all night working on, your dollars are going right to your classmates and friends here at Queen’s. Every student service is non-profit and run by ... Read More »

Looking to Get Involved


Are you looking to get involved next year? When you think about the upcoming year, you start to realize that it might be fun to find a way to get connected to your school that goes a little more in depth than simply visiting the ARC. Whether you’re interested in social issues, marketing, or are just trying to find your ... Read More »

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