Lifestyle Archive: 2017

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...

The problem with romantic comedies

When I was younger, I loved romantic comedies. The idea of that initial spark, the inevitable complications to overcome and the eventual happy ending of falling in love gave me such hope and happiness for what the future could hold in terms of my romantic life.Continue...

Finding yourself in a deck of cards

When I started my tarot journey six months ago, I was both skeptical and excited to do clear-cut readings that would tell me my future.Continue...

Taking my seat: Claiming to be a feminist is not enough

Under the leadership of Phillipe Couillard’s Liberal government, the Quebec National Assembly adopted Bill 62 in mid-October.Continue...

Remembering Roy Halladay

For Blue Jays fans growing up, Roy Halladay was a superhero.Continue...

When security endangers safety

According to his mother, Jesse Galganov used his iPhone to contact his loved ones every day, as most of us do. Now Galganov is missing, his mother is fighting for Apple and T-Mobile to tell authorities where and when he last used it and in this case, common sense appears to have been suspended.Continue...

The transcendental effect of 'Rocky Horror Picture Show'

Seeking a true Halloween experience this past weekend, I decided to go see The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Screening Room.Continue...

Besties for Breasties co-president reflects on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For most of us, October signals the beginning of fall, the return of Homecoming and the re-emergence of pumpkin spice lattes. However, if Besties for Breasties co-presidents Daniel Habashi, ArtSci ’18, and Niki Bayat, ArtSci ’18, achieve their goals, the month of October will also become wholly synonymous with breast cancer support and prevention.Continue...

The psychology behind being friends with your ex

Needless to say, breakups are hard.Continue...

The importance of journaling

Believe it or not, I’ve found someone that will never judge you when you complain, call you out when you’re in the wrong without giving unwanted advice and always remember what you were wearing on a certain day, even when you don’t.Continue...

Sex in the limestone city: We need to follow our own rules

Dating in the modern age can be difficult – there’s no denying it.Continue...

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