Lifestyle

Work from home staples to invest in

Online school makes me contemplate becoming a self-made hermit—but I’ve genuinely come to enjoy the small things that keep my routine exciting.Continue...

Trying to lose my virginity shattered my views on sex

The night I lost my virginity, things didn’t go the way I’d planned.

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‘Don’t Look Up’ is all message, no movie

Deservedly or not, Don’t Look Up has earned a significant place in contemporary pop culture.Continue...

The Weeknd lets us escape in ‘Dawn FM’

The cover of The Weeknd’s newly released album, Dawn FM , provides the first hint about the themes within. The singer's appearance resembles how most of us feel after going on three years of a global pandemic—tired and aged.

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Cryptocurrency for beginners

Everywhere, people seem to be talking about cryptocurrency.Continue...

Don’t ask me to name five songs—it’s just a t-shirt

I’ll never forget my first band t-shirt. I was an awkward thirteen-year-old in seventh grade wearing an extra-large Led Zeppelin shirt from Aeropostale paired with a pair of jeggings and low-rise Converse.Continue...

'West Side Story' rights some wrongs, but not nearly enough

Back in 2017, I ran down the stairs excited to tell my parents a West Side Story remake had been announced. My dad, who exclusively watched Bangladeshi soap operas and American true crime, had no idea what I was talking about.Continue...

Restructuring my relationship with food

The way I look was one of the only sources of control I had over my life.Continue...

Remembering Peter Parker in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

I used to go to this day camp in the summer. It had a tube slide, but I never slid down—I climbed up. I would climb and climb, pretending I was Spider-Man. When my mom came and picked me up at the end of each day, I told her I was Spider-Man and I believed it was true.Continue...

Casual Instagram is back—and it’s a breath of fresh air

I’ve grown accustomed to the performativity of Instagram.Continue...

Is it really a new year, new me?

For as long as I can remember, during the week leading up to New Year’s Eve, I’ve written in my journal with renewed fervor.Continue...

Ranking places I’ve cried on Queen’s campus

For the past few weeks, I’ve felt the existential dread of graduation creeping up my spine.Continue...

Parting with my roots is more difficult than I expected

In April of 2019, I moved back to Prince Edward County for the final time.Continue...

Preparing for my biggest adventure yet—a semester abroad

It’s been a dream of mine since high school to study abroad.Continue...

Unpacking the ‘written by a woman’ TikTok trend

A recent TikTok trend celebrates real-life men who are "written by a woman" and criticizes women who are "written by a man."Continue...

Adele’s ‘30’ is an album I can listen to with my mom

30 reminds me of why I fell in love with Adele in the first place.Continue...

‘Red’ grew up with me in ‘Taylor’s Version’

When the original version of Red was released, I was in middle school.Continue...

‘Barbarians’ boldly rewrites history

In the year 9 CE, the Roman army fought an alliance of Germanic tribes in what would be known as the Battle of Teutoburg Forest.Continue...

Distance doesn’t make the heart grow fonder

From a young age, I vowed to never lose myself in a relationship. My greatest fear was to have a romantic partner chip away at my dreams until I was a watered-down image of sacrifice and devotion.Continue...

Getting home safely as a woman still isn’t guaranteed

As a woman, getting home safe after a night out is often a major cause of concern.

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