Lifestyle Archive: 2013

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Channelling 90s grunge style

They say that if you were there for a trend the first time around, you shouldn’t take part in it when it comes back in style. This puts us students in a curious position: what are we to do about...Continue...

Rap review

From Kanye West’s shockingly avant-garde Yeezus to Killer Mike and El-P’s universally acclaimed album Run the Jewels to Kendrick Lamar’s controversial verse on “Control”, 2013...Continue...

QJSex: Healthy relationships

The October blues seem to finally be settling in, especially after all the excitement of the first Homecoming weekend. One thing we hope, though, is that the blues aren’t settling into your...Continue...

The "real" British experience: BISC vs. Warwick

An experience to be had is inarguably on exchange, where the value of education forms from more than in-classroom teachings and scholarly readings.

I recall the excitement I felt boarding...Continue...

A very cranberry Thanksgiving

Nothing says Thanksgiving more than a table full of meals scattered with cancer-fighting, infection-preventing little berries — cranberries, that is.Continue...

Staying chic with fall footwear

As we enter the transitional season between fall and winter, it’s time to consider the perfect footwear to really pull together your fall outfits. That’s right ladies, get ready to break out those...Continue...

Fashion movies to revisit: Coco Before Chanel

Many may mythologize the powerhouse figure behind the Chanel brand, yet, the 2009 film Coco Before Chanel brings an iconic designer, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel into the public...Continue...

Discovering divination

Down the hall from the Screening Room lies an alcove of mysticism.Continue...

Thanksgiving made easy: No bake cheesecake

When I think of Thanksgiving, I automatically think of turkey, gravy, stuffing, roasted vegetables and, best of all, the desserts. Pie and tarts are the traditional hearty desserts to cap off a...Continue...

Conferences on campus: QBET

What could one hundred free pitas have to do with today’s business environment?

At the Queen’s Conference on the Business Environment Today (QBET), there was much to learn from the CEO of...Continue...

QJScience: Canadian team takes top prize for anti-hunger initiative

A team of four MBA students from McGill University have recently won an international prize for their unique proposal on using bugs as a way to eliminate world hunger.

The Hult...Continue...

Exchange Diaries: Learning the local culture

Chloe Grande is in France on exchange for the upcoming year. She will be sharing her experience as a regular contributor for QJBlogs.

Before I left, a typical conversation...Continue...

Controlling the plays on the field

They weren’t talking or trying to take over the world, but the robots were full of character.Continue...

Exchange Diaries: Hong Kong, a month later

It's been a month since I've arrived in Hong Kong and I feel as if it might all be an illusion – maybe I'll wake up one day and I'll find myself in Kingston, an hour away from an 8:30 lecture....Continue...

Homecoming: Stylish Spirit

Signs of Homecoming are everywhere you turn.

Parties are being prepped, tickets are selling out and there isn’t a mattress in your house that hasn’t been claimed by a friend from out of...Continue...

Lived experience and learning: Kingston Writersfest

A guffaw, a chuckle and an unaccounted-for smile – they’re the telltale signs of another Kingston WriterFest filled with cultural and philosophical insight.

It’s the powerful moments of...Continue...

All in a lather

Your shower is about to get a lot more interesting.Continue...

Festive squash hummus

It’s officially fall now, and with Thanksgiving arriving shortly, I figured the season occasioned a festive hummus recipe. Succulent and high in fibre, butternut squash is arguably one of the best...Continue...

Singing and camaraderie: An interview with Momentum

Are Queen’s on-campus a cappella vocal groups like Glee and Pitch Perfect with bright lights, choreography and intergroup feuds? I spoke with president and vice president of...Continue...

QJPolitics: Why trash a good thing? The Senate works!

It’s not long until Parliament resumes sitting in Ottawa. After a 31-day delay by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the legislative agenda is being reset with a Speech from the Throne — to...Continue...

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