Lifestyle Archive: 2017

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Bonding with your roommate

We all know adjusting to university life can be hard. It’s more than likely this is your first time living away from your parents, going to lectures with hundreds of students, sharing a bathroom with an entire floor and, yes, having a roommate.Continue...

The Journal staff's music picks

Whether you want to add these songs to your Spotify playlist or laugh at our choices behind our backs, the decision is up to you.Continue...

Student start-ups: ONE Page

Throughout university, we learn in-depth about the topic of our major, how to survive off one grocery trip for two weeks, and how to balance our work and social life. But learning how to survive in the real world after graduation is not something we’re always fully equipped to do after university.Continue...

Taking My Seat: The importance of Title IX

On this week’s chronicle of ‘WTF is up with the White House women’, President Trump’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the education department’s plan to reform Obama-era guidelines of Title IX, implemented to protect survivors of sexual violence.Continue...

Sex in the Limestone City: A trip to the SHRC

Representatives from the Sexual Health Resource Center introduced my first-year self to the amazing resource students have right at our fingertips that provide sex-related services from safe sex products and sex toys to a safe place to go for information on matters of sex, sexuality and sexual health. Intrigued by the presentation, I decided to investigate on my own.Continue...

My summer on a social media cleanse

For any millennial, the thought of giving up social media for any period of time most likely sends a chill down your spine thinking about the #FOMO and big news you could be missing without the ability to constantly scroll.Continue...

I paid to meet my favourite singer for 60 seconds and I regret nothing

It was never my plan to meet American recording artist SZA.Continue...

Discouraged to report in the midst of recovery

I had no idea what to expect if I made the decision to file my sexual assault with the police. But I knew the statistics were against me – that institutions like the criminal justice system typically benefit male-identifying individuals, that they would value the story of a student who simply got himself into a bad situation and dismiss the story of a girl who chose to wear a short skirt, a low cut top and who had too much to drink.Continue...

Journal staff first kiss stories

These are the stories of some of The Journal staff’s first kisses that they’re willing to share with the world.Continue...

Free things around Kingston this month

While we now have to deal with night lectures, readings and longer lines at Starbucks, there’s one major benefit to the start of the school year: clubs around Kingston are offering free trial classes during the month of September.Continue...

Revisiting childhood TV shows

There’s no question as millennials we’re lucky to live in the golden age of children’s television and we can’t help but miss it sometimes.

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Student start-ups: Tees for Bees

Some of the most interesting alumni stories over the years have come from graduates who have gone on to start their own businesses and watch them thrive.Continue...

How "Broad City" is the voice millennial women need

In a time when politics dominates almost every aspect of our lives, watching Broad City presents a fun and engaging way to stay up-to-date with the current state of US government administration.Continue...

Yoga with cats

Yoga is one of the few physical activities I really enjoy doing, probably because no one is yelling at me to kick or throw a ball with any degree of accuracy.Continue...

Three of Kingston's best coffee shops

With three post-secondary schools and a combined total of over 30,000 students, the city hosts a lot of people who need a lot of coffee. But which coffee shop serves the best cup of joe? Where is the best place to study? And which is the one you take a date to eat out at? I decided to investigate.Continue...

Visualizing success or constructing failure?

Vision boards have been all the rage for several years now – cutting up magazines and printing quotes seems like it could give you the motivation to achieve your goals – but the psychology behind vision boards provides mixed reviews.Continue...

The only thing the recent sexual assault case can offer Queen's is lesson

It wasn’t until one of my best friends here at Queen’s told me she had been sexually assaulted that the concept became tangible and personal for me. With her permission, I’m going to share her experience with you.

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A quick guide to starting the school year on the right foot

As each new school year begins, we often tell ourselves we’re going into the year that we finally get our readings done on time, submit assignments early and get enough sleep. However, those things are easier said than done.Continue...

Marshmallows, chocolate and bunnies (oh my)

I think we can all agree that the four months of summer always feel like the shortest months of the year. But although the season of pumpkin spice and orange ivy on campus quickly approaches, there’s no need to ditch your campfire dreams just yet.Continue...

Four simple ways to take care of your mental health

From my experiences, the stresses of being a university student will most likely take a toll on your mental health. To be the best version of yourself, it’s important to make your well-being a priority.Continue...

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