Lifestyle Archive: 2017

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Battle of the streaming bands: Spotify Premium vs. Apple Music

Everyone knows that to have a picture-perfect, movie-magic kind of summer, you need the perfect summer soundtrack, but that picture-perfect moment can be gone in a second if you spend it arguing with your friends over who is going to stream the music.Continue...

Never ending peace and love

When I first set out to solidify my travel itinerary for the month of May, Nepal was not even in the top 10 on my list of hopeful destinations.Continue...

How to go to the gym and not be afraid of scary gym people

One of my goals when I came to Queen's was to get in better shape. I knew going into it that this was going be difficult to achieve, but what I didn’t know was that the most difficult part of my journey would simply be making it to the gym.Continue...

Point counter point:Is 13 Reasons Why worth the risk?

The TV show adaptation of the book of the same title by Jay Asher has been making waves since it first came out as a thirteen-episode series for Netflix on March 31, 2017.Continue...

QJ Staff Bachelorette Picks

While usually people have a case of the Monday blues, the return of the Bachelorette on TV signifies magic, hilarity and a good excuse to pretend to believe in love once again.Continue...

Summer Comfort Food

Comfort food is usually associated with the winter months – a warm bowl of KD after walking home in a snow storm or a steaming loaf of banana bread after a 12 hour exam-time Stauffer grind. But what about the summer months?Continue...

An update on Trump's first 100 days in office

With Trump’s presidency hitting 150 days in office in the next couple weeks, it's time to check and see what he has been up to since the beginning of the Summer.Continue...

Food for thought: insecurity at Queen’s

Insecurity is a form of anxiety and lack of confidence that most people suffer from at one time or another. While everyone experiences it differently and at different times, it’s familiar.Continue...

The funeral march of the penguins

On November 14, a virtual anti-Trump rally was held on Club Penguin. Just two months later, the Disney-owned online gaming platform announced it was shutting down for good.Continue...

Best of Kingston 2017

Some chilli for the chilly exam season

Exam season is coming and along with that comes the daily Stauffer grind. A student budget can only accommodate so many takeout deliveries to the library and having to sneak pizza past library security only adds to exam stress.Continue...

Last words

Jane Willsie Editor in Chief

I’ve been writing these words in my head for the last 12 months. I’ve been revising and rewriting as I went, as the things I...Continue...

S&M: Maybe Carrie and maybe Charlotte

It feels like we only started this journey yesterday, but here we are at the close of this sexy chapter of our lives.Continue...

Student start-ups: Puck App

If you can imagine the melding of Uber and Tinder, add in a game of minor league hockey and a need for a goalie, you’ll have something similar to Niki Sawni’s app, Puck App.Continue...

Small Batch, big flavour

On the outside, Small Batch seems like nothing more than a small storefront with a bright turquoise awning, squeezed between a nail salon and a clothing store.Continue...

Cooking with grandmas

As exam season rolls around and our professors pack a year’s worth of work into the 30 days of April, there’s nothing more comforting than a home-cooked meal.Continue...

Sweet honey cookies to get full marks

Hi, my name is Kiera and I hate group projects, like really hate them.Continue...

Student startups: 437 Swimwear

Next in our student start up series are two girls who followed their dream of starting a swimsuit business.Continue...

A perfect day of tree planting

My friends and I drove through Wasaga Beach with open windows and the scent of fresh air filling the car. Green pastures, farmers markets and farm animals passed through the car windows. The day was off to a perfect start.Continue...

A white guy’s take on whitewashing Death Note

As a straight, white male — also arguably known as mainstream media’s favourite demographic — I’ve never had trouble feeling represented. But an upcoming whitewashed series made me stop and think twice about how I might see myself if the imagining was all up to me.Continue...

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