Lifestyle Archive: 2014

QJ Pop: A Swift ascension

This year Taylor Swift became an icon — and she’s ready for it.

Icons are rarely created accidentally. They’re manufactured through a slow deliberate project of branding, creation...Continue...

Must-have men's fall accessories

With the onset of fall, the temperature starts to dip and days become shorter. Having a wardrobe adequately prepared to face the season will certainly aid in the chilly transition....Continue...

184th Fall Fair a rewarding day for all

Running from the Sept. 11-14, the 184th Kingston Fall Fair showcased some of the best horseback riders, lawn tractor racers, country singers and giant sunflower growers that Kingston has...Continue...

Tricolour tie-dye

With Homecoming soon approaching, now is the perfect time to get back into the Queen's spirit by making your own pair of tricolour shorts. It's a great way to add our school’s colours to...Continue...

Grocery shopping guide

Back to school can be an exciting time for many. But for others, the return to Queen’s means a return to living alone as an independent adult. And for those of you no longer coasting on...Continue...

Pumpkin spice latte’s BFF: Easy pumpkin muffins

Well, it’s that time of year again. As the leaves slowly start to change around campus, fall becomes the perfect opportunity to bundle up, put on some Netflix, and take advantage of the...Continue...

Easy five-ingredient meals

A new school year has begun, bringing with it the very busy and somewhat stressful student life. It can be hard to find time to make meals that are both satisfying and nutritious when we’re...Continue...

QJ Health: Local fitness resources

Whether you worked out all summer to stay in beach bod shape or took some time off to deal with the summer job grind, back to school time means back to your Kingston fitness routine. Some...Continue...

Sport meets school

This fall, over 200 new students will burst onto the Queen’s athletic scene. First year is a guaranteed challenge, but toss in daily training plus weekly travel to games, and first-year...Continue...

Curly hairstyle care tips

It’s taken me a long time to embrace my curly hair. In high school, I did everything short of actually straightening my hair to make it straighter. I brushed it out constantly, I slept...Continue...

Exchange diaries London: The British life

Through the recommendation of a friend and some rushed visa paperwork, I got the chance to live and work in London this summer as a reservations and reception assistant in a bed and...Continue...

To tell the truth

Last week, I embarked on an experiment — I’ve been honest. And not just run-of-the-mill, ordinary honest. I’ve been radically honest.

Radical honesty is a technique that was...Continue...

Early exchange prep

In less than a week, I’ll be boarding a plane at Pearson Airport. Seven hours later, I’ll be in the UK, ready to start my year abroad at Durham University. It isn’t far away, but it’s an...Continue...

Rib festival serves up a saucy event

Barbequed meat and microbrewed beer make a tasty combination. This was the showcase at Kingston’s Ribfest and Craft Beer Show which celebrated its second year from Sept. 5-7.

Many...Continue...

Exchange diaries Manchester: Student, tourist, artist

Anticipation. Nervousness. Excitement. These were the three overwhelming bundle of emotions I felt all summer before embarking on my trip to England in September.

There were a...Continue...

Exchange diaries Paris: From quiet Kingston to populous Paris

As I sat in my seat waiting for the plane to take off, reality sank in.

“I am spending two semesters abroad in Paris,” I thought as passengers shuffled past me to their seats....Continue...

Zesty lemon squares

When life gives you lemons, make lemon squares.

This tasty dessert recipe has been in my family for a long time and is a staple at our dinners. It’s so good that I always request...Continue...

Book review: The Book of Negroes

Canadian author Lawrence Hill’s novel The Book of Negroes is an enlightening work that documents the journey of a young girl sold into slavery after being abducted from her...Continue...

QJ Sports: The fall season

Every year, millions of kids across North America dread the arrival of September, when they have to return to yet another school year.

But for your typical North American diehard...Continue...

Exchange diaries Barbados: Heat, housing and hazing

The idea of going on exchange first crossed my mind last October. Since then it has been a very long and arduous process involving lots of meltdowns, paperwork and meltdowns involving...Continue...

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