Lifestyle Archive: 2010

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New Blog on Campus

The Queen's Journal is welcoming a new blog to the online hub, titled "Student Life".

In an effort to avoid cliché description of a student's life, I will not attempt to summarize such. On...Continue...

Six surprisingly scrumptious study foods

Food to keep the wheels turning during those late night study sessions.Continue...

Talking about a food revolution

Last week, against my better judgement, I decided to cook one recipe from Jamie Oliver’s cookbook Jamie’s Food Revolution every day for seven days.Continue...

How to deal with diet restrictions

Students with special diets may face challenges when looking for food on campus and in townContinue...

Student-proof recipes

Unhand that Kraft Dinner! It takes too long ... Put on your apron and try these quick and simple recipes instead!Continue...

The evolution of K-Town eateries

50 years ago, the city had only a fraction of the dine-out spots it has today.Continue...

For students, food is more social than savoury

The transitions students face in university can influence eating habits, professor says.Continue...

Creating your own curriculum

Unschooling, self-teaching or life learning—an educational philosophy where children don’t attend school but “learn through life”—is growing in popularity as an alternative to traditional blackboards and booksContinue...

Literature gets a new look

Artistic expression today is definitely not what it used to be. Books can be art, poetry can be a performance and music can be used in ways never before heard. Writer and poet Jill Battson is hosting a spoken word poetry event, Vox Performa, at this year’s Kingston WritersFest.Continue...

A hankering for Hankeren

The recently opened Hankeren studio actually allows people the chance to make and design their own ... sex toys?Continue...

Sprucing up your space

Interior design tips for those small spaces across campus.Continue...

Guide to Queen’s acronyms

So, in order to help new students along this September, here’s a guide to some of the most common acronyms and how they can help you out.Continue...

Froshing outside of the box

For many first-year students, faculty Frosh Week is a much anticipated event. It is a time to make friends, learn cheers and get to know the campus. It can be a thrilling time, full of whipped cream fights and impromptu song and dance numbers.Continue...

Welcome home

Congratulations, class of 2014! You are not only about to attend one of Canada’s premiere universities, but you’re also about to move into the first capital of Canada, a historic and vibrant city with endless restaurants, boutiques and activities to explore and immerse yourself in.

For the many students who will be calling Kingston home for the first time in September, the city and its inhabitants remain a mystery. In an effort to familiarize students with their new environment, many frosh week events are designed to take students out of the Queen’s bubble and into the
surrounding city.Continue...

A healthy dose of competition?

As one of Canada’s oldest universities, Queen’s is known for its traditions.
Whether it be the tamming ceremony, the football game or group chants of Oil Thigh, Queen’s students spend much of their frosh week engaged in tried and true traditions from generations past.
Among these traditions is the customary rivalry that takes place year after year between faculties. For many, frosh week is a time not only to celebrate being a Queen’s student, but also to celebrate why Commerce is inherently better than all other faculties, or why Nursing is where it’s at.Continue...

Supressing stress

For Andre Sousa, Sci ’13, his first year of university went by with much less stress than anticipated.
“I actually expected to be more stressed than I was,” he said. “I felt really overwhelmed over the summer. I even went and bought my books over the summer.”Continue...

Unplugged and unstable

Cell phones, iPods, Facebook and Twitter—they all help connect us to the world, but what happens when we stop?Continue...

Generation gym no more

Many people use the summer season as a time to experiment and explore different activities they would normally brush off during the daily grind of the year.

You might say you’re too busy or too lazy, but there have never been more options.Continue...

Awesome moments go viral

In a society where we constantly read about tragedy and gossip, the blogosphere has finally emerged with a place to embrace the simple, awesome things that make us smile every day, and people are catching on fast.Continue...

You Say Goodbye

I seem to have a knack for making depressing playlists. After my Anti-Valentines Day post I received a few concerned emails and phone calls. Thanks for reading friends, and yes, I’m fine...Continue...

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