Lifestyle Archive: 2014

Student street style: bright and bold

Sporting timeless denim, stripes and fall nested, over-sized cardigans, Kerenza is known by her friends and the Instagram community for her thrifted ensembles. Keeping her timeless pieces...Continue...

Don't dress to impress

In the fashion world, September is synonymous with style. All the best fashion magazine issues are released, bringing forward the start of the much-anticipated, yet fleeting fall season.

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QJ Science: Ebola erupts abroad

The current outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa is one of the largest deadly virus outbreaks in history. Fortunately, the chances of the virus coming to Canada are slim.

Ebola...Continue...

QJ Pop: Emmys entertain again

The Primetime Emmy Awards are my fourth favourite awards show. In order they rank: the Oscars (naturally), the Golden Globes, the Tonys and then the Emmys.

This list is in large...Continue...

Foster puppy love

To the time-pressed student at Queen’s, the idea of fostering animals can seem a daunting and burdensome task. But it can also be extremely rewarding. That is, once you master some basic...Continue...

Crunchy broccoli salad

My mom received this recipe about 20 years ago from a family friend and ever since it has always been a favourite.

When I was growing up, I always helped my mom make it for...Continue...

Putting polygamy into perspective

To us, it might seem taboo, but polyandry and polygyny is regarded as the norm in rural Tibet.

Polyandry, when a wife has multiple husbands, and polygyny, when a husband has...Continue...

Who's afraid of the big, bad troll?

My first encounter with a troll wasn’t under a bridge or in a forbidden forest. It was online.

In response to an article I wrote about Canada’s reputation abroad, an anonymous person using...Continue...

Summery sun tea

It’s hot, it’s sticky and you’re craving the perfect cool drink at the end of a long day.

Sun tea is very popular in the southern United States for its mild and refreshing flavour...Continue...

Welcome to Queen’s: Highlights for your first-year experience

Wondering if Queen’s was the right choice for you? Worried Western would have been better? Never fear freshmen, here is where you belong. As an incoming second-year student, I can say...Continue...

Parental traps: How to survive a family vacation

After spending several months away from home during the school year, the prospect of living under the same roof as mom and dad for the summer can seem nightmarish to some. Add to that the...Continue...

What I wish I knew before exchange

Preparing to leave for exchange was by far the most emotionally overwhelming experience of my life. I can really only describe it as an emotional roller coaster.

There are serious...Continue...

DIY dorm decor under $10

These two super easy DIY crafts are a simple way to transform your dorm room from drab to fab! Room accents with a punch of colour can help refresh a dull dorm room and also help you keep...Continue...

QJ Science: Addicted to Tanning

Your daily tanning habit may be more problematic than you think. New research suggests that tanning could actually be more of an addiction.

Exposure to UV light is known to cause...Continue...

Heatless hairstyles

Summers in Canada are hot enough without the added heat of your blow dryer, straightener or curling iron. So save yourself from the extra effort and try out some of these heatless...Continue...

Summer style inspiration

Summer means putting away those sweatpants and sweaters, and breaking out the shorts, sunglasses, and sandals. The realization of not being able to throw on an oversized sweat suit may be...Continue...

On-the-go breakfast bars

It’s summer and we’re constantly surrounded by the lure of barbeques, ice cream and other amazing but not-so-good-for-you foods. I myself am guilty of consuming tasty unhealthy foods. And...Continue...

Let's talk crap

My heartbeat accelerated, nerves tightened and palms sweated as I fought back a sudden onset of flatulence. I had become victim to the horrendous symptoms of food poisoning.

I...Continue...

A castle to call one's home

Have you ever asked yourself, “What would I do if I weren’t afraid?” This summer, I answered that question.

In November, when I was accepted to attend the summer term at the Bader...Continue...

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