Lifestyle Archive: 2006

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Summertime out of the city

Remember camping with your family? Father chopping wood like Paul Bunion, mother cursing under her breath because she forgot the matches and little sister crying because after thirty seconds on site she’s already fallen in the lake? Well, no more. The days of mosquito-ridden, charred dinner, cut-the-familial-tension-with-a-knife camping trips are a thing of the past.Continue...

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Igniting our own Woodstock

Increasing in popularity, summer music festivals have something for everyone.Continue...

Last Words

In all honesty, I hope you find the following to be the least interesting article you’ve read in the Journal this year.Continue...

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How to make cool money this summer

I spent last summer in the trenches.

These trenches happened to be long, rubber-lined ponds of varying depths, filled with hundreds—and by the end of the summer, thousands—of water lilies. Not exactly World War I standards, but working in greenhouses in the middle of an Ontario summer and finding mud in your ears at the end of the day definitely starts to lose its appeal—usually around mid-May.Continue...

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Love amongst the famous and young

Grace O’Connell is the founder of the Open Box Literary Society and assists in the operation of A Bicycle Made of Anarchy Press. She has won several awards including the Robert and Bella Martin Award for Campus Media, the Fulton Memorial Prize in Poetry and the Bronwen Wallace Bursary.Continue...

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An address, a plaid suitcase, and a family

Emilie Allen (pictured above with her dog, Oliver) was born and raised in the outskirts of the Adirondack Mountains in New York state. She concludes her education at Queen’s in June 2006, with a BFA (Hons.) and a BA in philosophy.Continue...

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A distorted snapshot of a young family

Morgan Vanek is a third-year English and development studies medial. Apart from contributing to various publications like Ultraviolet and QFR, she also works for the Sexual Health Resource Centre and for the Social Issues Commission in a variety of capacities, as co-chair of POSSE and a member of EQuIP.Continue...

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My decadent love affair with the Food Network

I still remember the stories my father used to tell me about how he would flip through the food section of the newspaper for inspiration on how to feed himself as a starving university student.

Times have changed.Continue...

A short history behind cubicle graffiti

While studying in Stauffer one day, I found myself distracted by the scrawlings on the study walls.

The standard declarations of who was here made me wonder what happened to those students—where are they now?Continue...

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Playlists strike a chord with listeners

What’s in a playlist?

A lot, according to Jian Ghomeshi, the host of CBC Radio’s National Playlist. Through daily panelist discussion and listener voting, his show creates a ten-song National Playlist every week.Continue...

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My Ghettohouse: a total Blackout

Who: Jason Collins, ArtSci ’08, Lauren Gross, ArtSci ’08, Neil Martin, ArtSci ’08, Andrew Rance, Comm ’08, and Sasha Wittes, ArtSci ’08.

Favourite thing about the house: “Sick location,” Martin said. His housemates nodded and chimed in with their own favourite aspects of their location: “A block from A&P,” “Elixir in our backyard,” “thirty seconds from the Hub,” “four minutes from campus,” They also noted that their favourite feature of the house is the brick wall that lines the hallway and the living room creating a pleasantly rustic feel.Continue...

Reclaiming the ‘cool’ in ‘music nerd’

I have a confession to make. I am a music nerd.

When I say “music nerd,” I don’t mean that I’m one of those cool audiophiles who listens to every obscure band on the planet. I’m talking about the piano-lesson-band-geek-choir-girl level of nerdiness. Think less Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo and more American Pie ’s band geek, Michelle.Continue...

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