Lifestyle Archive: 2007

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Bubbles of sound in the public space

It’s plain to see how ubiquitous iPods and other personal music players have become. a quick glance
at people walking around campus makes this point abundantly clear. What isn’t as visible is the impact the growing trend is having on our urban culture ...Continue...

Issue in photos

View all images from vol. 134, issue 26.Continue...

The rundown of Kingston rent prices

Although student housing abounds in Kingston, it’s important to keep in mind that not all abodes in our fine city are created equal. For those on the prowl for the best deal (which, for some, means the cheapest rent, and for others, the fewest rats per square meter), here is a guide to your housing options and the rent you can expect
to pay.Continue...

I say surplus, you say shortage

Many students strive to sign leases during the first few weeks of January, and thus are restricted to the few properties listed during this month. Joan Jones of Town-Gown Relations stressed that tenants have a 60-day provision on leases such that they are under no obligation to renew or reject their lease until March 1st. As a result, properties will continually and gradually appear on the market, with a second wave of listings appearing at the beginning of March.Continue...

The Ghettobug: your protective predator

You know them, but you don’t love them. They’re big, they’re ugly and you usually only see them after midnight. No, I’m not talking about that video game-obsessed subletter who just never left; I’m talking about Ghettobugs.

If you live in the Ghetto you’ve probably cringed at their twisting antennae and recoiled in horror at their ridiculous speed.Continue...

Lack of student interest in property assessments

The last complaint the Kingston property standards office received from someone living in the Ghetto came two weeks ago, and it didn’t come from a student.

The call came from a student’s mother, who had visited her child’s house for the weekend and was disgusted with what she saw.Continue...

Starry, starry night

Today, stargazing remains both a popular hobby and research pursuit. Last Saturday, the Kingston chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) and the Queen’s physics department held an open house at the Queen’s Observatory.Continue...

Issue in photos

View all images from vol. 134, issue 25.Continue...

Don’t sweat the January PEC crowds

Has anyone else noticed the abnormally large amount of people visiting the PEC lately? Judging by
the crowds, it seems many Queen’s students have made a New Year’s resolution to get in shape. Either
that or they’re all on Cancun diets.Continue...

Issue in photos

View all images from vol. 134, issue 24.Continue...

Waxing nostalgic

A lot of things have changed since the seventies. Disco is dead, we’ve learned that polyester itches and bodies have become a lot more bare. Western women have been shaving and waxing their legs and underarms since the early 20th century, when, for the first time, clothing was revealing enough to show off these body parts. Today, however, men and women alike are engaging in grooming, shaping and removing all or part of their body hair.Continue...

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