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Photographing our quarantine

Inspired by the Ryersonian ’s recent photo essay, in which four students were each given a disposable camera and had to document their day, the Lifestyle section sought to do the same at Queen’s. Then, the spread of coronavirus shut down the University and just about everything else.Continue...

Five good things that have happened this year

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to feel like 2020 is an absolute dumpster fire.Continue...

Queen’s Eats: Cooking through social distancing

We’re about two weeks into social distancing orders from public health agencies, and while a lot of students are figuring out how to finish up final assignments from home, others are already fatigued from binge-watching YouTube videos for the tenth day in a row.Continue...

Binging while social distancing

As I sit at home in pyjamas and no makeup, sad and annoyed because coronavirus has stolen the best thing about being home—seeing my high school friends—I've found that the only things there are to do include reading books, going on walks, and binging an endless stream of TV shows.Continue...

Grieving the end of a long-distance relationship

For people in long-distance relationships, virtual communication isn’t just an alternative to a ‘real’ relationship—it’s the only connection to a loved one that happens to live far away.Continue...

Student Superheroes: Friends who do it all

You don’t need to watch every Avengers movie to know that most superheroes keep their identities secret.Continue...

2020 grads say goodbye to Queen’s

In light of the spread of Coronavirus cutting this semester short, The Journal put out a call to students graduating in 2020, asking them to submit a final message to Queen’s.Continue...

Quarantine and chill?

For many students at Queen’s, the past few days have been a whirlwind of packing, moving, and self-isolating in the wake of Canada’s growing COVID-19 pandemic.Continue...

An early farewell to residence

The first-year residence experience has come to an abrupt halt—residence is asking those who are able to leave by March 22 due to the spread of Coronavirus , and most students are already packing their bags and heading home.Continue...

Queen's-themed crossword

As the year wraps to its close, here’s a Queen’s-themed crossword to shake the blues borne from COVID-19-related social isolation and the sudden departure of friends and peers from campus.Continue...

Six life milestones that are different for brown women

Women’s History Month always makes me think about my own womanhood. But this March, I’ve thought a lot about how my experiences as a brown woman differ from my white counterparts—specifically as a cis woman raised in a semi-conservative Muslim household.Continue...

Student Superheroes: Changemakers in the Kingston community

You don’t need to watch every Avengers movie to know that most superheroes keep their identities secret. Though they help save people from everything from bus crashes to super villains to giant aliens, they usually do so while disguised in spandex suits complete with a mask.Continue...

Unpopular Opinion: Parks and Recreation beats out The Office

Both driven by the talented Michael Schur, The Office and Parks and Recreation (also known as Parks ) are among the most bingeable TV comedies in recent memory.Continue...

BoJack Horseman ends on a bittersweet note

BoJack Horseman ended its run this winter after six seasons. For a show that spent much of its time exploring the titular character’s soul, even after its finale, a major question remains: Is BoJack redeemable?Continue...

Living with a sexual dysfunction at Queen’s

At the end of my third year of undergrad, I was diagnosed with vulvodynia, a form of sexual dysfunction which makes vaginal penetration extremely painful.Continue...

Student Superheroes: Advocates for strong identity and mental health

You don’t need to watch every Avengers movie to know that most superheroes keep their identities secret. Though they help save people from everything...Continue...

Ranking Kingston’s best milkshakes part 2: Experts reunited

Last March, then-coworkers Ally and Josh happily used their roles as Lifestyle editors as an excuse to skip around town in search of the best milkshakes in Kingston.Continue...

Star Trek’s new series reminds me why I’m a fan of the franchise

The day that the new Star Trek series premiered, my grandma called to remind me that it was on at 8 p.m. She didn’t want me to forget and miss it—especially given the franchise’s significance to my family.Continue...

How I thrifted (almost) my entire wardrobe

I’ve never thought of myself as a fashionable person. I prioritize comfort and ease above all else, and would wear sweatpants everywhere if it were socially acceptable.Continue...

How Barbie movies foster female friendship

The biggest difference between girls that grew up in the 2000s versus the 2010s is who they define as their Rapunzel.Continue...

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