Lifestyle Archive: 2014

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Sky-high learning

Above one of Tibet’s three greatest Gelukpa school monasteries, Sera Monastery, is an abandoned sky burial platform. Located at the top of the mountain, this platform was once the main...Continue...

QJ Pop: The song of the summer

This summer, how cool you are is directly proportionate to the number of Iggy Azalea lyrics you know. Every bar, tavern, club and shanty has been blaring at least one of her massive hits...Continue...

Student street style: The boho urbanite

“People are often intimidated by “style” as if it’s a set of rules governed by magazines and blogs. Style is developed by you, the wearer, and is unique to your own likes and dislikes. If...Continue...

Open mic opens minds to diversity

I didn’t know what to expect when I walked into the Sleepless Goat Café for my first POCTALK event on July 18.

POCTALK, otherwise known as a “People of Colour” Talk, is an open-...Continue...

QJ Politics: Happy Monarchy Day

Earlier this month, Canada celebrated 147 years of independence and although our night skies were streamed with red and white, there remained an asterisk. While Canada’s place on the...Continue...

QJScience: Neuroscience meets videogame

A new website created by the Seung Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) allows anyone, from any background, to become fulfill their dream of becoming a neuroscientist...Continue...

Gloriously grapefruit cupcakes

Nothing says summer better than citrus.

I experimented with grapefruit cupcakes after I realized I became bored with lemon or mock cocktail desserts and wanted something a little...Continue...

QJSports: CFL strike

It’s often quite hard for the common fan to sympathize with unions of professional athletes and groups of owners looking to lockout part or all of their season due to a labour dispute....Continue...

Canada Day style guide

Fireworks? Check. Sparklers? Check. Friends and family? Check. Outfit? Outfit???

With Canada Day soon approaching, the celebratory activities may be planned out, but what about...Continue...

Maleficent movie review

Claiming positions on this summer’s absolute must-watch lists, Maleficent hit the big screen with a bang on May 28, grossing $170 million within the first week alone. Recreating...Continue...

Working outside the box

Your thankless, irrelevant summer job doesn’t have to be meaningless.

Come May, many of us put down our books and get a job. Some find work that allows them to pursue their...Continue...

Summer TV preview

Between your grueling summer job and your extra summer classes, there must be a way to just relax. Yes, it’s true that some of the best television shows take a hiatus for the summer, but...Continue...

QJPolitics: Surprise election results

Premier Kathleen Wynne survived a job performance review on June 12, when she led the Ontario Liberal Party (OLP) to victory. The surprise of the night, even for the OLP, was her...Continue...

QJPop: The revitalization of live TV

There was a time when the most interesting thing happening on live television was David Letterman forgetting the name of the starlet he was interviewing; or — God help us — a nip slip....Continue...

Manic pixie dream 'do

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and get a fancy, new pixie 'do. But put down the sword, Mulan, because before you chop those tresses there are a few facts about style, maintenance...Continue...

Maple berry granola

Maple syrup is a Canadian treat, and with Canada Day just around the corner what better way to celebrate our country’s birthday than with this delicious maple granola crunch?

The...Continue...

Penniless student travel tips

After a long school year spent trudging to 8:30 classes in the bitter cold and slaving hours away in the dungeons of Stauff, no idea could be more welcome than concocting the perfect...Continue...

Far-reaching field trip takes flight to Cuba

Often undergraduate students aren’t able to apply classroom knowledge to real-world scenarios, but DEVS 305 — Cuban Culture and Society — offered just that opportunity.

The course...Continue...

Pre-exchange to-do list

Come September, I will be spending a full year studying in Paris, France. Hopefully, I will return to Queen’s speaking fluent French with a killer sense of style. For now all I can do is daydream...Continue...

Spring transition pieces

Sometimes it feels as if Canadian seasons jump right from winter to summer and back again, with very little transitioning. For this reason, it can be hard to justify investing in a spring...Continue...

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