Lifestyle Archive: 2017

What's up with the 2018 Grammy nominations?

On Jan. 28, 2018, the golden gramophone will spend a night as the most valuable award in the music industry and not as a rejected Monopoly piece.Continue...

Taking my seat: Calling in call-out culture

Have you ever avoided talking about a certain subject because you didn’t want to be called out for saying something wrong? I have.Continue...

So you like musicals, now what?

Recent productions like Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen have really put musicals back on the map for our generation. They’ve infiltrated mainstream media and have rejoined the socially-acceptable playlist.Continue...

Navigating the holidays this season

I think it’s safe to say we’re at a weird time in our lives. We joke about not understanding how to navigate adulthood and eating KD for days on end. But actually, as university students, we carry a significant amount of responsibility in our daily lives.Continue...

The psychology behind first impressions

Think back to a time when you first met someone you now know well. Was your first impression accurate?Continue...

To the Aidans and Mr. Bigs in our lives

In honor of the show that inspired the title of this very column — Sex and the City — I’ve decided to center this week’s column around the men in the show and how their relationships with protagonist Carrie are actually very similar to the ones many of us experience in everyday life.Continue...

Mattel releases Hijab Barbie

Last week, toy manufacturing company Mattel announced they would be releasing a new Barbie to their line — one that’s inspired by Muslim Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad and the first ever to wear a hijab.Continue...

Journal staff's worst holiday presents ever

The winter holidays can mean different things for different people.Continue...

Why do people care so much about Starbucks' holiday cups?

This opening line I’m about to write is one that’s been written every year for the past Winter’s: Starbucks’ latest holiday cup is once again stirring up controversy.Continue...

Don't forget about the important things in life

The phone call I received on a brisk January night remains just as vivid to me now as it did three years ago.Continue...

A tour outside of Kingston

A lot of university and college students take advantage of their four-month vacation from school to travel around the globe. But when you’re working with a tight budget and are stuck working full time for the summer, spending a month backpacking across Europe might simply be out of the question.Continue...

The psychology behind selfies

In the modern world of social media, selfies are seen and taken on a daily basis. The word selfie was even added to the Oxford English online dictionary in 2014. Most people have discovered the perfect angle at which to hold their phone in order to take their best selfie. This is a very popular trend with millennials and we often get judged for it, but what are the reasons behind why we post them?Continue...

In praise of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s honest take on mental health

A couple years ago when I was on the hunt for a new TV show to binge, a friend suggested I try the CW network’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.Continue...

Taking my seat: Politics and Hollywood

Ready for it? I wasn’t. In case you missed it, Taylor Swift released her sixth studio album titled Reputation last Friday.Continue...

How this month’s music releases show streaming’s effect on music

Music streaming has forever changed the way we listen to our favourite artists. But has our collective flocking to services like Spotify or Apple Music changed the way music is made too?Continue...

A Queen’s student’s comprehensive guide to TAMs

If you’re a first-year student living in residence or an upper-year student on a meal plan like myself, you’ll probably be familiar with the stream of posters currently taped up throughout every food retail location introducing the new TAM system.Continue...

One year of Donald Trump

It’s been just over a year since the world’s collective jaw dropped at the news Donald Trump was voted President-elect of the United States.Continue...

'Mindhunter' is the crime show TV was missing

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a quietly released, new Netflix show entitled Mindhunter .Continue...

Sweet and easy granola

While I’m all about having a do-it-yourself attitude when it comes to cooking, I definitely have my limits. My ideal recipe consists of cheap ingredients, delicious flavours and most importantly, minimal prep time. Even though I don’t mind working on my schoolwork while something sits in the oven, I struggle with those recipes that take up an entire afternoon of my precious weekend time.Continue...

Spotify: Music's best streaming service or overrated

Two Journal editors battle it out over the popular streaming service.Continue...

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