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Dealing with the loss of my dad

Ever since my dad passed away 10 years ago, I’ve been trying to understand it.Continue...

Are horoscopes worth the hype?

Around the fifth or sixth time of not having my foretold surprise business deal become a reality because Saturn was rotating Jupiter, I knew something was up.Continue...

10 things to do in Kingston this fall

Autumn is, without a doubt, one of the best times to be in Kingston. Once October hits, sweater weather sets in, everything is pumpkin-spice flavoured and campus looks gorgeous.Continue...

The good, the bad and the unnecessary: iOS 11

For all my iPhone users out there, you’ve probably watched the shiny announcement video and heard rumblings about the new big features. But how will the iPhone's software changes actually affect the day-to-day phone use of a university student? Let's break it down.Continue...

The tenth anniversary of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'

Whether you love them or love to hate them, the Kardashians have been a part of most of our lives for the last 10 years.Continue...

A guide to ordering take-out in Kingston

It may only be Week 3 but odds are you’re already getting sick of cooking for yourself or waiting in the never-ending lines at the caf. But did you know Kingston actually has one of the highest restaurant-per-capita rates of any city in Canada?Continue...

The strength of 'This Is Us'

Family dramas that feature the complicated lives of several lead characters is nothing new – just look at Parenthood , Six Feet Under or even Gilmore Girls . What makes NBC series This Is Us different is the fact that it’s one of the first TV shows to address issues like obesity, adoption and the negative effects of fame head on.Continue...

The smart way to drink coffee

Between Starbucks, Tim’s, CoGro and countless other on-campus outlets, it’s safe to say Queen’s students have infinite access to a variety of coffee beverages. While caffeine consumption isn’t inherently bad, poor coffee-drinking habits can certainly take a toll on a university student’s wellbeing.Continue...

The psychology of 'friends with benefits'

The concept of "friends with benefits" – the relationship of our generation – is something we see in movies, TV shows and even in our friend groups. But is this set-up actually as beneficial as the name implies? What’s the driving force behind this common partnership?Continue...

Welcoming a new Powerpuff girl to the squad

Growing up, my sister and I established a solid after-school routine: come home, grab our Dunkaroos snack and turn on our television to catch the latest episode of The Powerpuff Girls.Continue...

A review of BoJack Horseman

For a show that centers around a cartoon half-horse half-man, BoJack Horseman prides itself on its use of a realistic perspective when talking about issues like the political climate, sexuality and mental health. Season four, which was released on Netflix September 8th, was no different.Continue...

Homemade pumpkin caramel poptarts

To help you get in the mood for the inevitable season change, we took a year-round treat and added everyone’s favourite fall flavours: pumpkin, caramel and cinnamon. And let’s be real, you can’t go wrong with poptartsContinue...

The benefit of spending first year abroad

The first year of university is typically notorious for frosh week, moving into residence and finding your way around campus. Well, for me it was a little different.Continue...

The 2017 Emmys took three steps forward, two steps back

The annual Emmy Awards bring around a night where television's biggest stars get together and separate the great from the legendary. But behind the glitz and the glamour, the Emmys have given me some trust issues.Continue...

Bonding with your roommate

We all know adjusting to university life can be hard. It’s more than likely this is your first time living away from your parents, going to lectures with hundreds of students, sharing a bathroom with an entire floor and, yes, having a roommate.Continue...

The Journal staff's music picks

Whether you want to add these songs to your Spotify playlist or laugh at our choices behind our backs, the decision is up to you.Continue...

Student start-ups: ONE Page

Throughout university, we learn in-depth about the topic of our major, how to survive off one grocery trip for two weeks, and how to balance our work and social life. But learning how to survive in the real world after graduation is not something we’re always fully equipped to do after university.Continue...

Taking My Seat: The importance of Title IX

On this week’s chronicle of ‘WTF is up with the White House women’, President Trump’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the education department’s plan to reform Obama-era guidelines of Title IX, implemented to protect survivors of sexual violence.Continue...

Sex in the Limestone City: A trip to the SHRC

Representatives from the Sexual Health Resource Center introduced my first-year self to the amazing resource students have right at our fingertips that provide sex-related services from safe sex products and sex toys to a safe place to go for information on matters of sex, sexuality and sexual health. Intrigued by the presentation, I decided to investigate on my own.Continue...

My summer on a social media cleanse

For any millennial, the thought of giving up social media for any period of time most likely sends a chill down your spine thinking about the #FOMO and big news you could be missing without the ability to constantly scroll.Continue...

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