Lifestyle Archive: 2006

Not your mother’s fashion show

No one would have expected the biggest threat to Toronto’s seasonal fashion institution, L’Oreal Fashion Week, to be an old brick warehouse filled with Goths, hipsters, Ryerson students and hip-hop kids, in an event called FAT.Continue...

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Are we awash in awareness?

Happy Brandied Fruit Day! Oh, and happy National Microfinance Day, too. I guess if you only have small amounts of brandied fruit, you can save it with low interest. Wednesday was World Menopause Day and Thursday was Evaluate Your Life Day. It’s also National Dental Hygiene Week, National School Safety Week and National Co-operative Week.Continue...

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View all images from vol. 134, issue 14.Continue...

The coffee shop voyeur

I have a confession to make. I’m into voyeurism.

Not in that creepy, parked-outside-your-house-with-binoculars or sketchy handheld-camera kind of way, but in the sense that I like to people-watch.

And there’s lots to see in the public theatre.Continue...

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EnerGuide program cancelled

Steve Walker is the program manager for Hearthmakers, a housing assessment group in Kingston.

Until May 12, 2006, Hearthmakers’ house assessments were subsidized by the federal government’s
EnerGuide program. The EnerGuide program was one of several environmentally oriented government programs that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government cut after coming to power in January.Continue...

Buy local, save gas

Buying locally grown foods can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says environmental
studies masters student Sunny Lam. As a part of his study, Lam is studying how food travels to our tables, and the subsequent effect on the environment. Lam’s findings measure the total numbers of food miles that any given food travels: the distance from the point of production to the point of consumption.Continue...

Anderson wants to ‘green-ify’ campus

Last year the AMS established a sustainability office in an effort to make the Queen’s campus more environmentally-friendly, following the likes of the University of British Columbia (UBC), who has had such offices in place since 1999.

Although the position was only created on a one-year trial basis, Blake Anderson, ArtSci ’07 and the first sustainability coordinator, hopes it’s a step in the right direction towards making Queen’s a more sustainable university.Continue...

$340,000 for energy efficient lights

The University is committing about $340,000 towards making its lighting more energy-efficient,
as well as unveiling a new energy generation system in partnership with Kingston General Hospital.Continue...

Bullfrog Power leaps into homes

Homeowners in Kingston will soon have the ability to choose the type of power they want to use,
said Jo Coombe, vice-president of marketing for Bullfrog Power.

Bullfrog Power has just moved to Kingston, selling a green-powered electricity source to both residents and businesses. It is already servicing commercial consumers, but will soon be available to residents.Continue...

A way to ‘step out of your academic boundaries’

Last year, the School of Environmental Studies celebrated its tenth anniversary.

Since opening in 1995, the school has grown in both size and breadth, said Brian Cumming, acting director. He said the school has evolved from offering a subject of specialization program, integrated with core science subjects, to become an interdisciplinary field of study that incorporates sciences and humanities.Continue...

Living in a lab:coming to a home near you

The Living Energy Lab, a project focusing on assessing energy conservation and renewable energy technologies used in homes, plans to take two similar student houses and turn them into living laboratories. These laboratories will provide the project team with data about energy conservation and retrofits done to the houses, all while students live in them.Continue...

Five groups to get your green on

Various environmental clubs on campus are doing their part to increase environmental awareness on campus. Here are some of these clubs.Continue...

Hair, there and everywhere

Are your split ends haunting your dreams? Have those “beachy” highlights you got in July grown out in a way that’s more washed up than those kids from the first season of Laguna Beach? Help is on its way. Our style mavens hit the streets to find the best—and worst—salons within walking distance. All salons are given a rating out of five stars and prices are meant as a guide only; hair varies, so be sure to double check prices with your stylist.Continue...

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View all images from vol. 134, issue 11.Continue...

An affair with Lululemon

Take a walk through campus and amidst the fall colours and limestone buildings you’ll find another familiar sight: a small logo, resembling the shape of a horseshoe, on the spandex-covered bottoms’ of Queen’s students. That small logo, and everything that it encompasses, represents what has become an unofficial uniform for many women: Lululemon clothing.Continue...

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View all images from vol. 134, issue 10.Continue...

A lament for Mr. Postman

Letters are something to be treasured. Like little time capsules, they capture the moments of our lives.Continue...

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View all images from vol. 134, issue 9.Continue...

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