Lifestyle Archive: 2007

The Journal's guide to campus

A map of the Queen's campus with the best scoop on major locations.Continue...

Frosh Week: Wonderful welcome or brainwashing bandwagon?

If there hadn’t been another girl from my floor in my frosh group, I never would have made it out on the second day of Frosh Week.

Not because I hadn’t had fun on day one, but because my sense of direction is so utterly abysmal that getting from Vic Hall to the front steps of Dunning seemed an insurmountable challenge.Continue...

Think you know it all?

It’s easy to assume you know exactly what university will be like, but are you sure the cafeteria will be what you expect? Chris Taylor shares some common misconceptions from
former frosh who have been there and done that.Continue...

The lowdown on campus athletics

Between classes, reading, parties amd meals, fitting athletics into your schedule can be daunting. Luckily, Queen’s has a variety of ways you can stay active.Continue...

My life as a frosh

You won’t find Ashleigh Ryan tearing her hair out the night before an essay is due. Originally from Toronto, Ryan, ArtSci ’10, found herself in the same situation as many other newcomers at Queen’s—excited, curious, and more than a little anxious, a feeling Ryan says is common but unwarranted.Continue...

Decking out your res room

The books, the courses, the friends—they all become relative when you’re trying to figure out what you’re moving into your first time living away from home. With relatively little information provided about any residence building, frosh every year have to jump in with both feet and hope all goes well.Continue...

University ate my homework

Learning to deal with a new academic system can be one of the hardest transitions from high school to university, but most of the people seeking out academic advice are upper years.

Linda Williams is co-ordinator of the Learning Strategies Development team, which teaches learning and study skills while helping students gain confidence in their abilities.Continue...

Drinking in your dorm

On Sunday, Sept. 2, hundreds of first-year students will move into residence and begin their experience at Queen’s. Even though most of these students are underage, a large part of this experience may still involve drinking.Continue...

Best-kept campus secrets

By September, you’ve probably educated yourself on the big landmarks on campus like Victoria Hall, Grant Hall, and the horrors of west campus. But what if you wanted to get away from the usual hangouts of Stauffer Library and Common Ground coffee shop?Continue...

Frosh Supplement

Featuring the best-kept campus secrets and helpful guides on campus locations, athletics, food and important resources.Continue...

Putting local eating on the map

A new diet is drawing in converts all across the country with its promise to entirely alter the way we consume our food. The 100-mile diet challenges consumers to eat food grown within 100 miles of where they live.Continue...

Issue in photos

View all images from vol. 135, issue 2 of the Journal .Continue...

Gym-going not a walk in the park

With obesity-related health problems on the rise and the growing pressure to live up to societal body norms, going to the gym is a practice that’s gaining popularity—especially for students. The gym has become the choice venue for student such as Sarah Langford, ArtSci ’08, to sweat out their personal fitness goals. Despite being less scenic than exercising outdoors, Langford’s primary motivation for hitting the gym is efficiency.Continue...

Issue in photos

View all images from vol. 135, issue 1.Continue...

How to be a tourist in your own city

With the stresses of the school year finally laid to rest­—even if only until the fall—stirrings of adventure begin to consume the thoughts of many a burnt-out student. Really, there’s no better time to indulge in your explorative nature than during the summer.Continue...

Last Words

Journal editors in chief say goodbye to an exhausting and exhilarating year.Continue...

Issue in photos

View all images from vol. 134, issue 40.Continue...

The fugitive in the backseat

One night in August 2002, as we curved around the 401’s on-ramp, we saw a skinny, barefooted, young guy wearing a teal sweater and holding his thumb up in the air. “We should pick him up,” I said, mostly joking. Rick pulled the car over and we told the dude that we were only going to Napanee, but that he could ride with us that far.
Months later, sitting in the town’s public library waiting for my ride, I picked up a Rolling Stone magazine. Flipping through back to front, I saw a picture of a face that caught my eye. Turning the page, I saw the words “Hunting America’s Most Wanted Eco-Terrorist: The Flight of Tre Arrow.”Continue...

Issue in photos

View images from vol. 134, issue 39.Continue...

Non-academic discipline shows students’ capability

"For more than 150 years, students have managed to do things fairly well on their own," says former AMS municipal affairs commissioner Naomi Lutes.Continue...

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