Lifestyle Archive: 2006

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Spoken word radio makes a comeback

As a child, I thought my parents seemingly unhealthy adoration of the CBC was like watching the colour tests on television—not fun and definitely not cool.Continue...

Issue in photos

View all images from vol. 134, issue 8.Continue...

Women’s lacrosse wins warm-up

The Queen’s women’s lacrosse team went undefeated in five games at the annual Early Bird exhibition tournament at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough Campus this past weekend.

Teams play a series of five games against one another with no elimination rounds. The Gaels’ biggest win came over the Michigan State Spartans.Continue...

Mrs A.’s legacy lives on

One of my favourite ways to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon is combing through the shelves of a used bookstore. In part, because I love to read. But there’s also a special magic in the dusty piles of old paperbacks ...Continue...

Issue in photos

Images from the Journal 's Homecoming Extra.Continue...

Issue in photos

View all images from vol. 134, issue 5.Continue...

Farmer’s market may come to campus

Jessica Chu, ArtSci '07, is working in cooperation with Joli Manson, purchasing director for Brown’s Fine Foods, to establish an on-campus extension of the Kingston farmer’s market. Though still in the planning stages, the proposed market would take place once a month at rotating locations around campus and would include selected vendors from the Kingston area.Continue...

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View all images from vol. 134, issue 4.Continue...

The skinny on fall fashion

Returning to school has always been one of my favourite times of the year. Some students enjoy getting back into a routine, being reunited with friends, or being faced with new academic challenges, but I have to say that one of the highlights for me is watching the fascinating spectacle that is fall fashion, as Queen’s students walk around campus with style.Continue...

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View all images from vol. 134, issue 3.Continue...

Words of wisdom from someone who survived

Three years ago, I wrote a piece for the Journal’s frosh supplement. I had just graduated from high school, and my best friend’s older sister—an editor at the Journal—asked me to write something about my expectations for my first year at Queen’s. I wrote the article, confessing that I had no idea what to expect.Continue...

Kingston at a glance

Kingston may not be as hip or happening as Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver, but it does have its own fair share of clout.Continue...

Queerientation 2006

There is an alternative for queer and queer friendly frosh who aren’t looking forward to Orientation. Queerientation, which is organized by EQuIP (Education on Queer Issues Project), is an annual event for the queer and queer positive members of the Queen’s and Kingston area. EQuIP is run by the AMS Social Issues Commission.Continue...

Underage? Welcome to the club

So you are about to embark on your first year at Queen’s university, but there’s one little problem: you’re underage. If you think you’re alone, think again.Continue...

Where are they now?

You’ve read their books, bought their CDs and heard about them on the news.
But did you know that some of Canada’s most fascinating and well-known personalities call Queen’s their alma mater?Continue...

Shining a light on campus safety

Last April, on a Saturday night amid term-end celebrations, a female student was assaulted by an unknown male on her way home from a friend’s house. The student, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she saw her attacker from a distance while walking home on Johnson Street, but didn’t think she was in danger.Continue...

Diversity at Queen’s

The University administration then launched several programs to address this “culture of whiteness.”
Jason Laker, dean of student affairs, said he’s working with students, faculty and staff to coordinate campus initiatives promoting diversity.Continue...

Manoeuvering the menu in first year

Navigating the world of residence dining is no easy task. Even the allergy-free omnivore has to adapt to the all-you-can-eat buffet, the occasional mouthful of something unspeakable and the fact that no matter how good the pasta sauce looks, your mom didn’t make it. For those with dietary restrictions, cafeteria eating is even harder, but anyone can make residence dining work for them.Continue...

Where family comes first and everyone is family

After crossing the tarmac in the early morning sun, we boarded a dimly lit, 18-seat Wasaya Airlines plane on the last leg of our journey, which brought us from varying parts of the province ...Continue...

Issue in photos

View all images from vol. 134, issue 2.Continue...

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