Lifestyle Archive: 2016

Jamaican coconut bread

Black History Month serves as a reminder of the importance of appreciating and exploring other cultures — and honestly, there’s nothing that brings people together quite like food.Continue...

Kasa-vubu a versatile talent

When committing to Queen’s, Geneviève Kasa-vubu admitted that the university’s lack of diversity made her hesitate.Continue...

From hipster to yuccie: The transformation of a privileged generation

Every generation has its cliché, creative folk toting liberal arts degrees and the privilege of a middle class existence.Continue...

#AerieREAL more than just good marketing

Aerie was the place I bought my first bra, as it was for a lot of my fellow undergarment-wearing ladies. The store was and still is inviting to women of all sizes, especially today with their on-going #AerieREAL campaign.Continue...

Do you even lift, bro?

An out of shape university student walks into a CrossFit gym for a lesson. That sounds like the beginning of a joke, right? Normally, that’s something I’d laugh at, but I was that out-of-shape student.Continue...

For the love of body art

People generally think tattoos should be intensely personal and insightful or else you’ll regret it later.Continue...

The importance of Black History Month

Earlier this year, I experienced possibly the most awkward first date of my life.Continue...

Alumni first female electoral commissioner of Ghana

This summer, Charlotte Osei, LLM’95, was sworn in as the first female chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana.Continue...

A one-woman show

Ruth Oketch has the kind of infectious smile that makes it almost impossible not to smile back.Continue...

When exes stay friends

Transitioning from being a couple to strictly platonic friends can be unusual for exes. Thankfully, we found a way to maintain our unique friendship post-break up. Who said exes can’t be friends?Continue...

A guide to a strategic social media game

The initial vision of the Internet was to build a community of anonymity: a place where you could reinvent yourself. For the most part, this vision collapsed with the advent of social media.Continue...

Top six wines under $20

Instead of grimacing at the bitterness of beer or cringing at the thought of vodka, students looking to take the edge off are turning to wine as their drink of choice.Continue...

Nude colours for a darker complexion

To all my brown-skinned beauties out there, it’s time to stop pretending that those “nude” lipsticks match our actual dark skin tones.Continue...

Homemade protein bars

New year, new you. You’ve figured out how to swipe your student card at the ARC and you’re braving the treadmill line. You might even consider opening the petrifying doors to the lifting zone.Continue...

The Room: the worst movie of all time

When you attend a live screening of The Room, you embark on a communal journey through the wholly unapologetic and self-indulgent brainchild of Tommy Wiseau.Continue...

Embrace your depression

Death is a cure, I tell myself, as I drag one leg over the ledge. It hangs there lifelessly while my other foot grasps the concrete roof with little friction.Continue...

A how-to on budgeting for the starving student

With a reputation for having an affluent student body, it may seem like you’re the only one at Queen’s trying to live within a budget. Fear not.Continue...

Barber in residence

When I told my mom I was getting a haircut in a university residence, she was taken aback.Continue...

Easy-to-make baked mac and cheese

What’s better than mac and cheese? Try baked mac and cheese.Continue...

Shots fired

If you think Call of Duty is exhilarating, try shooting guns in real life.Continue...

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