Lifestyle Archive: 2009

Greasepole Gallery

Photos from the GreasepoleContinue...

Frosh Week Gallery

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These days, it’s hip to be cliché

Living in New York this summer and traveling from the depths of Manhattan into the centre of hipster culture—Williamsburg, NY—popular culture has reinstated its roots in a coy yet surprisingly vibrant niche. Walking down Bedford St. past a row of vintage stores and a 20-something with a typewriter and a mounted sign reading “Poetry While U Wait,” I couldn’t help but grin at the cliché of starving idealistic poets and prairie-dressed girls wearing large sunglasses.Continue...

Football game photos

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Mosh, Slosh, Frosh

These are only some of the words that describe the activities of new Queen’s students this week. Journal photographers Tyler Ball and Christine Blais were all over campus capturing new haircuts, commerce slip ‘n’ slides, football games and jumping castles.Continue...

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Author proves it’s never too latte

This is the story of how a twintailed Siren and a non-fat latte saved Michael Gill’s life—at least that’s the way he sees it.

Gill, author of the New York Times bestseller How Starbucks Saved My Life, is a former advertising executive who worked for J. Walter Thompson (JWT), one of the world’s largest advertising firms.Continue...

Issue in Photos

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Balanced lifestyle key to fighting freshman 15

Unbeknownst to many students, uprooting from home and starting university in a new town can have a surprisingly profound effect on your eating habits. This can lead to an upset in diet and exercise routine and a rise in consumption of calorie-rich junk food and alcohol.Continue...

Creating a home away from home

One year ago this September, Tamar Mankassarian, ArtSci ’12, arrived at Queen’s from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates with nothing but her bags, a laptop that would become her main link to her friends and family and a belly teeming with butterflies.

Afraid she would be left out and disoriented as an international student, Mankassarian soon realized most of her fellow first-years shared her apprehensions.Continue...

West side stories

When I first accepted my admission offer from Queen’s more than two years ago, I thought I knew two important things about the school. First off, Western was now my enemy so I found myself joining Facebook groups such as “Western, isn’t that a type of omelette?” in an early effort to establish Queen’s pride.Continue...

Meet the faces of Frosh Week

From purple people to caped heroes and video game vigilantes, the Journal takes a light-hearted look at the faces you’ll become familiar with during your first week at Queen’sContinue...

Textbook shopping made cheap and easy These resources can help you lessen the dent in your

Queen’s Campus Bookstore

The Campus Bookstore has used copies of books available that you can buy at prices reduced by about 20 to 30 percent. A better option is to use the Campus Bookstore Classifieds, which allows you to buy and sell textbooks privately from other students.Continue...

Meet the Queen’s extracurricular matchmaker

Release your inhibitions by getting involved in local performance groups such as Shout Sister! women’s choir or Samba Kingston’s Wuawuanco Todos. Shout Sister! is open to all women, regardless of whether they read music.Continue...

Job hunt 101

Students are faced with many decisions upon the transition from high school to university. On top of choosing classes and deciding what extra-curricular activities to get involved with, many debate whether or not seek out a part-time job.Continue...

Frosh Extra

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It’s electrifying!

For those who have experienced the rush of a metropolitan city, a large part of their day will inevitably be spent breathing the fragrant fumes of exhaust pipes and the thick black smog that emits from them. According to the Hewlett Foundation, going for a run in many major cities, like New York, Los Angeles and Mexico City, is roughly equivalent to smoking one pack of cigarettes a day.Continue...

The hand bone’s connected to the microphone...

Journal photographers Tyler Ball & Christine Blais had their bones rattled at last weekend’s Skeleton Park Music Festival.Continue...

Issue in Photos

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