Lifestyle

Last Words

When I first stepped into the Journal office, it wasn’t nearly a perfect fit. The floors were covered in a respectable layer of dust and the couches reeked of cigarette smoke. I’ve now spent three years here, losing sleep over all the ways we could be better, wanting to take a breath.Continue...

From QJ to the New York Times: A conversation with Shivani Gonzalez

Four years ago, Shivani Gonzalez was spending her Thursday nights in the Journal office, frantically editing lifestyle articles and preparing layout for the next day. Now, Gonzalez is living every creative’s dream in New York.Continue...

Tricolour Sex Diary: Sharing sex stories

The summer of 2021 was a hot girl summer for me. As a freshly vaccinated woman, I enjoyed swiping through Tinder, seeing if there were any prospects for a good one-night stand.Continue...

Lifestyle Reads: Books to crack open this summer

It’s the time of year again: I’m finished school and finally reconnecting with my love of reading. Here are some of my favourite books that will help you rekindle your relationship with literature this summer:Continue...

How I rediscovered my purpose

I found the light at the end of the tunnel.Continue...

‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ headcanons, part five

After Bianca graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an honours degree in economics, she returned to Toronto and reconnected with Drew. Thrilled at the reunion, Audra Torres lent them enough cash to open their very own cell phone kiosk. The business is now expanding, and Drew was recently able to get Bianca the ring she deserved. Alli and Mike Dallas are driving up for the wedding this summer, and there will be a cardboard cut-out of best man Adam Torres.

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Leaving law school and my guilt behind

I was thirteen years old when I performed my first magic trick. All I had to do was say the words “law school” to my parents, and they’d transform into different people. The perpendicular worry-lines which marked my mother’s forehead softened. My father smiled.Continue...

Should you start a podcast?

It seems like everyone and their mother is starting a podcast, and we’re constantly subject to other people's ideas about everything from true crime to relationship advice.Continue...

A novel for each zodiac sign

As the most aggressive, competitive, and ambitious sign, Aries are fierce and fearless. I’m an Aries, and I live with five other Aries—I’m an expert. It’s only appropriate I recommend my favourite book to all my aggressive little fire signs out there: Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees, a beautiful tale of female independence and unexpected motherhood.Continue...

‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ headcanons, part four

Ellie holds a University of Toronto (UofT) Bachelor’s Degree and a master’s from the X University School of Journalism.Continue...

‘Bridgerton’ season two is an intoxicating vision of what representation can be

The second season of Bridgerton is illuminated by excruciating chemistry and longing stares—but its nuanced depiction of Kate Sharma sets the screen on fire.Continue...

Mourning my almost-lives

In Nairobi, the ghosts of all the women I could have been cascaded in and out of my body.Continue...

‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ headcanons, part three

Marco Del Rossi, Class of 2006

Once Marco got his teaching degree from the University of Toronto (UofT), he had a brief stint at Upper Canada College—where...Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: Does pineapple belong on pizza?

It’s simple—pineapple is sweet and ham is salty; you throw them on a pizza together and boom, you’ve got the best pizza ever created. The sweet and salty combination just makes sense.Continue...

Why you should get a houseplant this spring

We all know the people who treat plants like their children. I’ve spent my entire adult life scoffing at these "plant parenthood" folks with their watering cans and fertilizers.Continue...

Rediscovering my love for music in adulthood

At the age of four, I first picked up a violin and started learning the language of music as an extension of my self-expression.Continue...

Virgil Abloh’s legacy is one of trailblazing creativity and empathetic mentorship

Virgil Abloh is undoubtedly one of the boldest and most brilliant visionaries in artistic history.Continue...

Where to start when building your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn, the mystifying social media platform for adults, can be overwhelming for university students.Continue...

‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ headcanons, part two

Hazel Aden, Class of 2006

Hazel, one of Degrassi’s earliest “It Girls,” attended Queen’s and graduated with a nursing degree. In her time here, she...Continue...

I’m both a journalist and a philosopher, and my work is better for it

As I approach the end of my graduate coursework, I’ve been trying to find the words to define what my time as a philosophy student has taught me.Continue...

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