Lifestyle Archive: 2007

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Taking inspiration from Eastern exercise

I’ve always preferred individual exercise to group exercise. Before this past summer, I was perfectly happy to sweat it out solo on the treadmill and avoid all human contact with the help of my iPod. But my opinion on the benefits of group exercise has changed since returning from a recent trip I took to Beijing, China.Continue...

Issue in photos

View all images from vol. 135, issue 5.Continue...

Your personality revealed at a potluck

There’s no denying food’s ability to bring people together. Whether it’s a family dinner, a fancy date or just pizza with your housemates, food not only gathers us around a table but initiates good conversation and helps us get to know one another better.Continue...

Issue in photos

View all images from vol. 135, issue 4.Continue...

Take a walk on Kingston’s artsy side

Plunked right between Toronto and Montreal, Kingston gets more than its fair share of artists and events coming through. The town’s also abuzz with its own home-grown culture and nightlife—bursting the Queen’s bubble is always a little refreshing. Although Queen’s campus has its fair share of film, art and music events, broadening your scope to include Kingston’s venues will show you what the community has to offer in terms of entertainment.Continue...

Does Kingston offer a rich variety of opportunities or a corporate wasteland?

One of the first questions that invariably arises when meeting people is, “Where are you from?” Our hometowns and native countries often play a strong role in everything from the bands we enjoy to the sports teams we follow, and even our alcoholic beverages of choice.Continue...

Glover in the hot seat

Bill Glover was elected city councillor of Sydenham ward, which contains most of the Ghetto, on November 13, 2006. Born in Winnipeg, he attended Queen’s as an undergraduate student in history and moved to Kingston permanently after his retirement as a naval officer from the Canadian navy in 2000. The Sydenham ward is bordered in the north by Johnson and William Streets, in the south by Lake Ontario, in the west by Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard and in the east by the midpoint of Kingston Harbour.Continue...

Let’s do lunch (or breakfast, or dinner)

If you can’t stomach another caf meal or don’t feel up to making your own, Kingston restaurants provide a refreshing alternative. Kingston has a higher concentration of residents—more than 200 per capita—than anywhere else in North America. The following is a summary of some of the restaurants you can explore.Continue...

Finding your faith in Kingston

For those belonging to a specific religious tradition, moving away from home presents the choice to carry on in your family’s faith or to choose one for yourself. No matter what path you choose, having a supportive community is always a good place to start—or continue—your spiritual journey.Continue...

Up close and personal with Kingston’s star-studded history

July 13, 1673: Count Frontenac, governor of New France, met with local Iroquois chiefs as members of his flotilla began to construct a small fort on Cataraqui River. Frontenac’s arrival marks the first attempt at colonization by Europeans in what is now Ontario.Continue...

Wind your way through Wolfe Island

Virginia Clark chats with her neighbours on her way to work—riding a ferry from her Wolfe Island home into Kingston every morning.

A prolonged stay with friends turned into a move to the island from Vancouver, but the unconventional, community feel of the island is what keeps her there.Continue...

Tomatoes, snow peas and civic spirit

Four years ago, Carone Beaucage moved into a new home looking onto an empty lot across the street—a site used for garbage dumping and late night brawls. That empty lot is now one of several blossoming community gardens in Kingston.

Community gardens are pieces of public land that give community members a chance to grow food on their own plot for a minimal fee.Continue...

Step away from the garbage bag

In a city where most students share a house with anywhere from one to 10 people, surviving on Kingston’s limit of two garbage bags per household is a challenge. If you recycle, it doesn’t have to be. “Maximize your use of recycling,” suggests John Giles, manager of solid waste for the City of Kingston.Continue...

Battle lines in the Limestone City

Penny Tsinaritis has worked closely with Queen’s students for 14 years as owner of Freddie’s Grocery at the corner of William Street and University Avenue.

Although she thinks not all students are irresponsible, she said some go too far sometimes by damaging property.Continue...

Guide to Kingston

The Journal takes an exclusive look at what's happening in the community.Continue...

Word Nerd

Shakespeare was the original Word Nerd. Through the endless translations of his work, he’s made an indelible mark not only on the literary world, but on our everyday language.Continue...

Playing dress-up at school

In my first two years as a Queen’s student I would never dare wear a pair of high heels to class although I had no problem wearing them to work everyday throughout the summer—the idea seemed pretentious.Continue...

Issue in photos

View all images from vol. 135, issue 3.Continue...

Queen's: the essential resource guide

Looking for a place to improve your writing skills? Buy discount bus tickets? Replace that pesky student card? This is the University on a need-to-know basis.Continue...

A guide to campus cafeterias

Check out the Journal 's guide to food and seating in campus cafeterias.Continue...

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