Lifestyle

Unpacking queer culture’s impact on the mainstream

Mainstream culture has always been affected by the voices and style of marginalized communities. North American pop culture, especially, is in a unique position, since the US and Canada are home to so many diverse communities all struggling to be heard.Continue...

Skinny shouldn’t be the goal—healthy should be

This article discusses disordered eating and body image and may be triggering for some readers. The Canadian Mental Health Association Crisis Line can be reached at
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Learning to ride a bike—and to accept I don’t know everything yet

While feeling the burn in my thighs and the wind streaking through my hair as twenty-year-old me biked in circles around the same roundabout for the fifth time, I understood it’s normal to learn things on your own time.Continue...

Music can change your life

Music has always played a big part in my life and certain songs often mark pivotal moments for me. My memories are the most vivid when I can associate them with a particular song. Here are three songs that changed my life and why.Continue...

Dr. Shawarma’s best menu items you need to try

On Princess St., right beside Tommy’s, lies the one and only: Dr. Shawarma. The name is deceiving as Dr. Shawarma offers more than shawarma; it offers heavily underrated South Asian food.Continue...

We accept the love we think we deserve

The relationships we form bring us joy and fulfillment, including friendship, romance, and family. While strong social connections allow us to navigate life in a positive way, other relationships may hinder our wellbeing.Continue...

‘Harry & Meghan’ is a royal mess

The new Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan features Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Duke and Duchess of Sussex. They try to tell their “modern love story,” but mostly just discuss how the British media exploited their lives for clicks and the royal family left them unprotected.

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How to achieve the ‘cold girl’ makeup look

The “cold girl” makeup aesthetic has taken the beauty community by storm this winter, trending on social media platforms like Tik Tok and Instagram. The look was developed by makeup artist Zoe Kim Kenealy, who found inspiration in Hailey Bieber and other celebrities who are known for their effortless and natural makeup looks.Continue...

Battle of the socials: Instagram versus Twitter

Between Twitter and Instagram, Instagram will always be my social media of choice. It's a multi-use, multimedia-allowing platform that can accommodate everyone and their needs.Continue...

Kingston’s best thrift shops

When you’re a student, tuition and textbooks can eat up your finances quickly, so shopping for other essentials—like clothing—can be difficult.Continue...

An (abs)olutely killer workout

Here it is. What we all hold off doing at the gym: cardio. Luckily, I’ve made it kind of fun.Continue...

I want to go back to elementary school

If there’s one thing university has taught me, it’s that growing up means officially leaving your childhood behind—but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Healing from mental health struggles isn’t one-size-fits-all

Some people assume you can “think” your way out of mental illness.Continue...

Inactive content creators have mastered the algorithm—and it’s a waste of time

I scroll through Instagram for a little too long most days, like most of us. It’s easy to get drawn in and addicted, especially when the algorithm caters specifically to your interests.Continue...

Staff picks: Nostalgic movies

Ratatouille (2007)Continue...

What I learned from fostering a pet

I’ve always loved animals. They have a sort of comforting innocence and sweetness about them—if you look into their eyes, you know everything will be alright.Continue...

Jane and the giant peach

With various influencers and stars like Kim Kardashian posting their curvaceous figures on social media platforms—with the spotlight focus on their backside—it’s no surprise women everywhere want to grow their glutes.Continue...

‘The Bear’ is grounded, raw television

Don’t let the title fool you— The Bear has little to do with animals.Continue...

What to do in Kingston this winter

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How to stick to your new year’s resolutions

We’re a week into the winter semester and—I imagine—we’re all struggling to stick to our new year’s resolutions. It’s difficult to fit new habits into an already packed schedule.Continue...

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