Lifestyle Archive: 2016

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S&M: Flying Solo

“Hi S&M, can you please talk about female masturbation next?Continue...

Behind bars

When I was hired to work at Kingston Penitentiary this past summer, I entered the prison with hesitation.Continue...

Where's Eden?

In the biblical rhetoric often favoured by Republican America, the name Eden denotes a paradise.Continue...

A camera-bearing cyclist explores Wolfe Island in the fall

I stood waiting for the ferry, called the “Wolfe Islander III”. It runs hourly trips to and from Wolfe Island for the low cost of: free. The ferry is mostly a way of getting cars across...Continue...

Trichotillomania: hard to pronounce, harder to talk about

When I was ten years old, my sister came home from school with head lice. As a precautionary move, my mom cut my long, glorious hair into a short bob.Continue...

My friend has a mental illness, how do I help?

At one point or another, there’s a great chance that you will know somebody struggling with a mental illness.Continue...

A guide to eating with dietary restrictions in Kingston

When the Sleepless Goat Café closed last year, gluten-intolerants and vegans lost a staple.Continue...

Ask S&M: Sexy and Shy

“Dear S&M: I want to learn how to send a sexy and safe nude. Every time I go to send one I feel like I’m either going to end up with it plastered all over town or that I’ll look ridiculous. How can I make them flattering and secure? Sincerely, Shy Snapper.Continue...

A frightful trip to Fort Henry

In the small town where I grew up, the cool thing to do on Halloween was a haunted hayride at a local farm.Continue...

Two reporters walk into a kayak rental shop....

One summer’s day in the brick-walled offices of The Kingston Whig-Standard, a sleep-deprived reporter slammed her fist on the desk, looked up at the coffee-strung intern sitting across the room and yelled, “I want to go kayaking.”Continue...

A first look at Kingston's new club: Trinity Social

There’s a new club in town.Continue...

My favourite things

There’s a line from a romantic comedy: if your house was burning and you only had moments to grab something, what would you take?

Did you ever do that assignment in third grade where you...Continue...

How to survive grad school applications

With chill winds sweeping across campus and graduation on the increasingly-visible horizon, there’s only one thing left to do for many students moving on from Queen’s — begin applying to as many graduate programs, internships and jobs as you can stomach.Continue...

The not-so-guilty pleasure of a rom-com done right

Although chances are I’m spending my nights off ugly-crying as Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan fall head over heels in love with each other, I’m not about to yell from the rooftops that rom-com virtuoso Nora Ephron is a genius in my books.Continue...

Fashion for the falling leaves

Everyone has those few things in their closet they wear all the time. Mix and match these staple items to create a fall wardrobe that turns sweater weather into a chance to show off your fashion abilities.Continue...

Voices from behind the doors: John McDonald Hall

"You come in thinking you’re going to be a hard-working, intense, ready, on-the-ball type of guy and then…"Continue...

Trudeau’s Year in Review from a student’s perspective

“Sunny ways my friends, sunny ways,” said an ambitious and freshly-elected Justin Trudeau in a reference to Sir Wilfred Laurier’s famous doctrine.Continue...

The Chance for authentic creativity

Now that music is mostly free to access, listening to anything is easy. But does that mean creativity is diluted or set free?Continue...

Anyone's an outsider

Before I was born, both my parents had separate love affairs with the city of Paris.Continue...

The benefits of the great outdoors

There’s a personal benefit to being in the great outdoors, other than an adventurous-looking social media feed.Continue...

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