Lifestyle

A quick guide to starting the school year on the right foot

As each new school year begins, we often tell ourselves we’re going into the year that we finally get our readings done on time, submit assignments early and get enough sleep. However, those things are easier said than done.Continue...

Marshmallows, chocolate and bunnies (oh my)

I think we can all agree that the four months of summer always feel like the shortest months of the year. But although the season of pumpkin spice and orange ivy on campus quickly approaches, there’s no need to ditch your campfire dreams just yet.Continue...

Four simple ways to take care of your mental health

From my experiences, the stresses of being a university student will most likely take a toll on your mental health. To be the best version of yourself, it’s important to make your well-being a priority.Continue...

Taking my seat: guess who opposes equal pay

It’s been quite the summer. Nearly one year ago our neighbours to the South realized a catastrophic mistake when the electoral college gave the Presidential race to a racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic, ableist (or any of the myriad of other “ic” or “ist” terms that he most likely falls into) President.Continue...

Best apps for back to school

Classes are just around the corner and everyone’s starting to get organized for the new semester. Since we’re all on our phones all the time anyway, it may be useful to learn some ways our phones can actually be helpful in our school life.Continue...

Fall TV’s six most exciting prospects

Fall is around the corner, all your friends are back in Kingston and your back is already aching from carrying excessively heavy textbooks. This could only mean one thing: TV’s summer break is over.Continue...

Sex in the limestone city

Living with roommates in residence is definitely something that can hinder your sex life.Continue...

The old Taylor Swift isn’t actually dead

Oh, you haven’t heard? The old Taylor can’t come to the phone because she’s dead — but is she actually?

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Books that will change how you think forever

How do you know when you’ve read a really good book? I know it when I find myself wondering about it, long after I’ve turned over the last page. Just like the people we love, the best books are the ones that stay in our lives for a long time. Here are some of my favourites that I’ve recently read, and fully recommend for various occasions this summer.Continue...

Bringing Big City Cookie Dough to Kingston

With the rise of viral food videos over the past year, thanks to pages like Tasty and Goodful, everyone has become a devoted food blogger. From Instagram posts of smoothie bowls to Snapstories of unicorn Frappaccinos, food photography has become a social media staple. Recently, edible cookie dough has been on-trend – especially with restaurants like Junked Food Co. in Toronto and DŌ in NYC selling cookie dough by the scoop.Continue...

The Bachelorette used racism as plot fodder

The first time I watched the Bachelor was in 2015: the first semester of my second year, my housemates insisted I watch the show with them in our kitchen. I agreed, not expecting myself to find it engaging in any way.Continue...

The official Journal guide to avoid drowning in sweat this summer

Summer is a glorious thing. There is no class, no stress and, most importantly, no snow. How on earth did we, as humans, come to deserve such a beautiful time of year with no strings attached?...Continue...

How a one question a day journal helped me improve myself

What if you could know exactly what you were wearing, eating or thinking about on this very day exactly five years ago? Well, I am about to find out.Continue...

Diary of a frazzled frosh

I remember arriving at Queen’s with painful clarity.Continue...

A summer of bodysuits

The bodysuit: a.k.a. the most versatile piece in your closetContinue...

Your End of Summer Bucket List

With the clock ticking down to when we’re forced to walk like zombies to 8:30 classes, make sure to fully embrace the rest of your summer and the freedom of the days we have left.Continue...

The return of Kesha

Since 2013, Kesha has been locked in a legal battle with her former producer Dr. Luke, a man whom she accuses of physical, sexual, verbal and emotional abuse while they worked together on his record label.Continue...

Grandma Liblik's Spanakopita Recipe

Throughout the school year, it's hard not to miss home-cooking. While we often have the luxury in the summertime of having dinner at home, we need to start preparing ourselves for when we are back in school without mom or dad to whip up our favourite meals. While we all have our family favourites, I always look forward to my grandma's spanakopita.Continue...

Best iPhone apps for the long commute to your summer job

Every day, so much of our time is wasted on mindlessly waiting around – we don’t even realize how much time we’re misusing.Continue...

A sentimental girl’s guide to 1 Second Everyday

After about a year of trial and error, I have finally gained some skills in documenting my life like the millennial I am. With these tips and tricks, you too can be on your way to a great, sentimental video.Continue...

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