Lifestyle

Embracing the "rabbit food" life

While the vegetarian life isn’t for everyone, people’s reluctance to making the lifestyle switch often comes from their belief that they won’t be able to successfully cut out meat while also maintaining a healthy, satisfying diet. However, my experience has proved otherwise.Continue...

Four creative Halloween costumes based on 2017's pop culture hits

Halloween is one of the best times of the year and Halloween costumes are one of the greatest opportunities to show the world you're more creative than your peers.Continue...

Seven books to read this fall

The leaves are changing, the weather is cooling down and its finally starting to feel like autumn. With the change in weather comes cozy sweaters, hot cups of tea and the perfect excuse to get lost in a good book in between your studies. Here’s a list of the best books to cozy up with this fall.Continue...

Is Harvey Weinstein the final straw for sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is something that’s sadly been somewhat normalized in our culture —catcalling, sexist comments and inappropriate touching is engrained and often overlooked in society.Continue...

Demi Lovato's Simply Complicated reveals story of struggle and success

In my mind, Demi Lovato has always been a role model.Continue...

Embarking on a self-care pilgrimage

With 2017’s rollercoaster of a summer finally over which peaked in temperature around September 20 the crisp, invigorating autumn air has finally arrived. This is prime time to do all those fall activities you’ve looked forward to all year including apple picking, baking and of course, going out with your housemates. But amid midterm season, be sure to invest in self-care too by indulging in some much-needed alone time.Continue...

Encepha-what? The aftermath of my brain virus

This doesn’t even feel real. Not in that “this is way too good to be true!” kind of way, but in an “I don’t feel like myself.”Continue...

Weekend trips to take to with your housemates

As beautiful as Kingston is, it can be easy to get a little stir crazy in such a small town. If you’re ever feeling restless or adventurous, taking a weekend road trip with your housemates can be the perfect cure. Create some unforgettable memories while discovering the great wealth of restaurants, museums, shops and events the cities in this sample of possible destinations have to offer.Continue...

Taking My Seat: complacency in politics is so freaking political

In having the opportunity to voice my opinion every other week on matters relating to politics, I know I’m incredibly privileged. As Canadians, we are similarly fortunate enough to have voices in democracy and vote for our leaders.Continue...

Psychology of procrastination

As students, it’s safe to say most of us are all very familiar with procrastination. Whether you’ve fallen into its trap yourself, or you’ve seen it first hand from your housemates, procrastination is all around university campuses.Continue...

A love letter to TV competition show clips

The lights rise. Earth-shattering applause is accompanied by a soaring ballad about overcoming obstacles. A starry-eyed contestant's walls collapse as tears flood their cheeks. If this scenario sounds familiar, it's probably because you've watched the same television talent competition videos on YouTube that I have.Continue...

Good old apple pie

I’m a firm believer that every single person on this planet should know how to make a classic apple pie. Whether you need to pull it together for a potluck or bring something to family Thanksgiving, this recipe isn’t only quick and easy, it’s also a major crowd pleaser.Continue...

The problem with Hillary Clinton’s What Happened

There’s no doubt that for the majority of the United States, the wounds left by Donald Trump becoming President have been hard to heal.Continue...

My invisible friend ED

Let’s get one thing straight — eating disorders aren’t diets.Continue...

The Journal's guide to navigating being friends and working together

Your boss and coworkers are oftentimes your friends, classmates or significant others, a student’s work and personal life inevitably mixes.Continue...

Finding the silver lining in a tumultuous world

Is facing your fears actually worth the pay-off? That’s what I found myself wondering as I sat on the train with all my belongings moving to what I now consider the greatest city in the world just five months ago.Continue...

How Riverdale became an overnight phenomenon

Although the four months of summer 2017 was great — no school, warm days, patio drinks — let's be honest, we weren’t fully living it up for one simple reason: Riverdale was on break.Continue...

Three suitable alternatives to Netflix in Canada

However, as anyone who’s travelled to the United States has witnessed, Netflix’s Canadian selection is rather limited, to put it politely (so Canadian, I know).Continue...

Exclusive interview with Queen's Baddies

If you haven’t yet heard of the Instagram account Queen’s Baddies, you’re probably one of few.Continue...

How to give back to our community

Rest assured, there are many great ways to create positive change and meaningfully contribute to the things you’re most passionate about, all while having fun and making friends along the way.Continue...

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