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Michelle K Allan

Toronto

Michelle K Allan

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Elon Musk Won’t Save Us

Musk recently tweeted his plans to start a crowdsourced credibility ranking of reporters and publications- here's why it's a bad idea.
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The Sixties Scoop: Another Memorial Term and Social Measure to Be Wary of

The drastic overrepresentation of Indigenous children in the child welfare system may have slowed since the 60s, but it has not stopped.
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Giving to the Rich and Taking from the Poor: Debunking Scheer’s Claims on Minimum Wage Increases

There is no reason to believe that a system that rewards entrepreneurship and one that provides the working class a fair wage are mutually exclusive
Inquire Publication Link to Story
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A Horse to Be Reckoned With

Hollywood loves a happy ending- but in Hollywoo, characters are allowed to fall flat of their aspirations.
The Queen's Journal Link to Story
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The funeral march of the penguins

It’s sad to see the CP ship sink, but Gentlemen, it has been a privilege playing with you tonight.
The Queen's Journal Link to Story
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VICELANDs' The Therapist Seeks Truth Over Triviality

Freddie Gibbs has not spoken publicly about his 2015 sexual assault allegations- until now. In the first episode of VICELAND’s The Therapist, Gibbs sits down with Dr. Singh (PhD, LMFT) to break his silence on the “traumatizing” ordeal of being falsely accused, imprisoned, extradited, and finally found not guilty.
Lupinore Link to Story
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The semi-positive space program

Give us the tools to think for ourselves instead of giving us a list of socially acceptable terms to parrot — the Queen’s community will be better off for it.
The Queen's Journal Link to Story
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Atlas Obscura- Château Laurier

The mastermind behind this palatial hotel perished on the Titanic weeks before its grand opening.
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Marching against a platform of hate- Joining the Women's March on Washington in Kingston

I’m not afraid of a short-fingered vulgarian with shaky policies and the skin of a hotdog. I’m afraid of the white nationalists and their like-minded followers that will have their oppressive ideologies validated by him. I didn’t march because I’m naïve enough to believe a man who bullied his way to one of the most powerful leadership positions in the world will be stopped by a peaceful group of women in a different country. I marched because I refuse to allow a platform for hate to exist in my community.
The Queen's Journal Link to Story
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Being the one in four- How I faced my experience of campus sexual assault

The rape culture on campuses will only change when students start caring and taking responsibility for the environment and culture we create on our own campuses.
The Queen's Journal Link to Story
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Mystery concert wraps up frosh week

Indie darlings Mother Mother and Said the Whale welcome Class of 2021
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Hauling Hatchets at Kingston Axe Throwing

There’s something distinctly rugged, Canadian, and hipster-esque about the whole axe-throwing trend, and I‘m glad that it‘s finally reached Kingston.
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About

Michelle K Allan

My name is Michelle and I'm a GTA-based writer and budding journalist. I hold a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen's University with a major in English and a History/Jewish Studies minor.

During my studies at Queen's, I served as a Journalist for Inquire Publication, Editor for The Undergraduate Review, Reporter and Sports Coordinator for CFRC 101.9, and Assistant Editor of Photography/Staff Writer for The Queen's Journal.

Last summer I interned at The Beaverton, a satirical Canadian news publication. I did graphics and writing for both the online publication and the TV show.

I also found time during my undergrad to complete a study abroad program in Elizabethan Shakespeare and British Studies at the Bader International Study Centre in Great Britain, host the Queen's Poetry Slam, and contribute to rewriting Queen's Sexual Violence Policy.

Outside of my journalistic endeavours, I'm interested in photography and graphic design and have previously used these skills at companies such as The Beaverton, Queen's Arts and Science Undergraduate Society, and The Queen's Journal.

My influences include Rebecca Solnit, Hannah Arendt, and Katharine Graham. In my spare time, I enjoy skiing, going to independent movie theatres, and the works of David Sedaris.

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Skills

  • Editing
  • FinalCut Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Graphic Design
  • Writing