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Michelle K Allan

Toronto

Michelle K Allan

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Resident petitions to close Gord Downie Pier at night

Phillip Brown took to Change.org to petition Kingston’s City Council to “protect our youth and our assets” by closing the pier at night.
The Queen's Journal Link to Story
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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.
Medium Link to Story
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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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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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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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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.
Inquire Publication 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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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.
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.
Atlas Obscura 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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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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Swapping Gender in Shakespeare

Having a traditionally male-dominated work put on by an all-female cast doesn’t only freshen up a familiar play, it also leads audiences to consider their own ideas and assumptions about gender and theatre.
The Queen's Journal Link to Story

About

Michelle K Allan

My name is Michelle and I’m a GTA based journalist. I am currently finishing my last semester at Queen’s University, and will have earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a major in English Literature by December 2018.

During my studies at Queen's, I have worked at many campus media outlets. I am currently the Head Journalist for Inquire Publication, and my previous positions have included Assistant Editor of Photography/Staff Writer at The Queen's Journal, Editor of The Undergraduate Review, and Reporter and Sports Coordinator at CFRC 101.9.

This summer I did a foreign reporting student program at the Reuters offices in Prague with Transitions Online, an online media organization covering politics and news of Central/Eastern Europe.

The previous summer I worked at The Beaverton, a Toronto-based satirical news publication. I was able to contribute both to the online publication and the TV show.

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

When not occupied by journalistic endeavours, I often work in photography and graphic design. I’ve done graphic design work for Supes Legit Productions which can be seen in the webseries #Interns. I’ve also held many photography jobs, including at the The Queen's Journal and the Queen's Arts and Science Undergraduate Society.

If you’re interested in collaborating or hiring me for freelance work, I can be reached at contact@michelleallan.ca.

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Skills

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