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The Emma Chamberlain appeal

Watching Emma Chamberlain’s YouTube videos feels like being on FaceTime with your best friend.Continue...

Moving beyond the male gaze

The first time I watched the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice , I replayed the iconic ‘hand scene’ at least ten times.Continue...

Overthinking is my Shakespearean tragedy

Overthinking has absorbed my university life. I find myself bound by standards for and perceptions of myself—and sometimes it goes overboard.Continue...

My American citizenship branded me an ‘other’ at Queen’s

On my first day at Queen’s, I drove to Kingston with my parents in a U-Haul, unloaded my things on my floor in Gordon Brockington Hall, and understood what it meant to be an outsider in Canada.Continue...

‘We’re Not Really Strangers’ highlights our desire to form deep connections

Does it still hurt? What are you holding on to that’s no longer holding on to you? How are you, really?Continue...

‘Dear White People’ Vol. 4 absolutely wrecked me

I’ve been obsessed with Dear White People (DWP) ever since the Netflix series’ controversial premiere. This show is about how Black students, and other students of colour, navigate a predominantly white institution has lined up perfectly with my time at Queen’s.Continue...

Meditation in university can take many forms

One of the words most frequently used to describe student life at Queen’s and beyond is “stressful.”Continue...

Which contemporary books will be classics in 50 years?

Normal People is the coming-of-age story. It’s like The Catcher in the Rye , except it’s fun to read, and the main character isn’t a dick.Continue...

Achieving the 'that girl' aesthetic is harder than you think

It’s been exactly one year and one month since I slurped on a bowl of authentic Taiwanese beef noodle soup. One year and one month since I've seen my parents, not through a small black screen, but in person.Continue...

It’s not middle school, I have body hair

As a brown girl, I was blessed with naturally thick, healthy, wavy brown hair. I have the bushy-brow look that’s been in style for the last few years—even though I pluck them every two weeks to make sure I have two eyebrows instead of one.Continue...

Breaking free from a musical rut

I have a bit of a rocky history with music.Continue...

‘The Activist’ was rightfully cancelled

When I first heard about the launch of a new show called The Activist, I thought it was a joke. Within days of the hosts being announced, a swift firestorm of backlash was catalyzed, and CBS decided to reconfigure the proposed show into a one-time documentary special.Continue...

The inside scoop on delicious, affordable vegan eats at Queen’s

At first glance, finding affordable vegan options on campus—especially late-night food—can seem like a massive feat. However, after two years of hunting and searching, I’m here to officially tell you it doesn’t need to be difficult. There are sneaky vegan spots all over campus.Continue...

Reclaiming the Word: Slut

For many women, the word ‘slut’ is a harsh reminder of the shame associated with having a normal sex life—or the appearance of one.Continue...

Cuffing season reminds us of our primal nature

If summer is for casual dating, vacations with friends, relaxing, and working on yourself, fall is for settling down in a relationship. We all know what’s coming—cuffing season.Continue...

Coming to terms with my ADHD

During my second year at Queen’s, I worried I might flunk out.Continue...

Met Gala 2021: What’s it giving?

Sept. 13 was fashion’s Superbowl, and anyone who’s anyone was either there or watching. The theme for this year’s Met Gala was “America; A Lexicon of Fashion.”Continue...

‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ lets go and moves forward

In the first-ever Asian-led film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), all the expected Marvel extravagance is present—but there’s also a deeply moving narrative of a fraught past and intergenerational trauma. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is simultaneously progressive in its diversity and retrospective in its examination of the past.Continue...

Dev Patel is conventionally attractive—he’s just not white

Sometimes, I look at a man and wonder if he’s actually attractive or if I’m just jumping on the bandwagon. But Dev Patel isn’t one of those people—Dev Patel is objectively and incredibly hot.Continue...

‘CLB’ vs ‘Donda’: Rap royalty go head-to-head

Fans of rap royalty Drake and Kanye West have probably only taken out their headphones to sleep over the past week.Continue...

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