Lifestyle

My failure to go zero waste

Three years ago, I tried to go ‘zero waste’ and failed. Miserably.Continue...

The spill on plant-based milk

Looking to lessen your environmental impact can be a daunting task—it’s hard to know what power you have to make a positive impact on the climate.Continue...

We need to plant the seeds for a more sustainable cannabis industry

Since its legalization, marijuana has become a big industry in Canada, and like most industries of its size, it comes with a substantial environmental impact—but it doesn’t have to.Continue...

Reflecting on the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In the 1970s, the fight to grant women equality under the US constitution was a losing one, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who would become a Supreme Court Justice, convinced the all-male court to take sex discrimination seriously by defending a case on a man’s right to drink beer.Continue...

Everyone is a sinner in ‘The Devil All the Time’

In The Devil All the Time , nobody is without sin—and some characters have sinned a lot more than they let on.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: Is iced coffee an appropriate cold weather drink?

Crisp autumn days will soon turn into blinding flurries of early snowstorms, and there’s one thing I’m dreading the most: the judgmental stares of onlookers as I sip on my delicious, sweet, ice-cold coffee.Continue...

Will the pandemic’s blue skies last?

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, the resulting international shutdown brought clearer skies, sparking hope in humanity’s fight against climate change—but that hope might be misplaced.Continue...

Canada’s transportation system is miles behind

Cities across the country continue to make a negative environmental impact with their decisions about public transit. The government continues to fund highways and promote travel by car, rather than investing in a greener future by funding zero-emission public transit. As commuters, we must demand better.Continue...

How to succeed in online learning

Whether you’re a seasoned online learner or you’ve never taken a virtual class before, this semester is bound to be difficult for everyone in its own way.Continue...

Remembering Chadwick Boseman

When we mourn Chadwick Boseman’s passing, we mourn the loss of a powerful Black actor whose work helped to shape Black representation in film over the last decade.Continue...

It’s your last chance to get caught up with the Kardashians

Earlier this month, the Kardashians announced their hit reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, will finally be ending its 14-year run in early 2021.Continue...

Where is the humour in sexualizing male celebrities?

From criticizing Kim Kardashian for ‘breaking the internet’ with nudity to praising male celebrities for posing shirtless, the bodies of male and female stars are treated drastically differently. In the age of social media, the double standards surrounding the sexualization of male celebrities appears is even more evident.Continue...

How laptop stickers became the new campaign button

When arriving on Queen’s campus as a first-year, there are a few things you might notice: there’s always a line at Tim Horton’s, it’s almost impossible to get a spot at Stauffer during exam season, and everyone’s laptops are covered in stickers.Continue...

Fall back into step with fashion

Fall is fast approaching, and even though online classes might have you ready to spend the next few months sitting at your laptop in your sweats, the cooler weather is a great excuse to revamp your wardrobe and start easing back into getting dressed and ready every day.Continue...

Battle of the streaming services

As students, many of us don’t have money to waste on subscribing to a myriad of streaming services. If you’re not mooching off your parents’ accounts or splitting subscriptions with your housemates, chances are you’ve wondered: which television and movie streaming site will get me the most bang for my student buck?Continue...

Staff Picks: What we’re looking forward to most this fall

As we retire our shorts to the back of our closets and dust off our sweaters, it’s getting harder and harder to ignore the brisk weather and splashes of changing leaves. Love it or hate it, summer is winding down, and there’s no denying that fall’s right around the corner.Continue...

Let's get down to business: the live-action ‘Mulan’ disappoints

Disney’s new live-action Mulan is an overtly white interpretation of Chinese culture and a subpar adaptation of its animated antecedent, disappointing its $200 million production budget—and fans—on both fronts.Continue...

How living in a US hotspot changed my view of COVID-19

Two days after St. Patty’s weekend, I got an unexpected call from my dad in the States. “I’m coming to get you tomorrow,” he said.Continue...

We need to talk about birth control

We all have a vague idea of what birth control is and what it does, but we don’t talk about it nearly enough.Continue...

'Patriot Act' was a hilarious, brilliant example of South Asian representation

When I saw Hasan Minhaj’s performance at the White House Correspondence Dinner in 2017, I didn’t know whether to laugh, applaud, or pray for his life while he ripped President Trump apart with comedic brilliance. I did know I was completely captivated by his brutal honesty and perfectly delivered punchlines, and I wanted more.Continue...

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