Lifestyle

Learning to outrun anxiety

How police television shows contribute to 'copaganda'

Cop media wrongly idealizes the police, regardless of how diverse it gets.Continue...

The ups and downs of 13 Reasons Why’s queer representation

13 Reasons Why wrapped up its run a lot like it started: angering conservative parents and making headlines.Continue...

Confronting your white privilege requires self-reflection

To be born white is to be born into the path of least resistance. To be born white is to be born historically ‘Canadian.’ This perception needs to change. To become true allies to racialized groups, white people must recognize their privilege as a problem only they can solve.Continue...

Navigating relationships through COVID-19 distancing

For many students in relationships, maintaining a distance of two metres between themselves and others has, for the past four months, included their significant other.Continue...

What we can learn about white celebrity activism from Lea Michele

The death of George Floyd has forced even the most privileged people to confront the realities and persistence of anti-Black racism.Continue...

Is now the right time to bring back the NBA?

The NBA’s plan for returning to play has proven to be no simple mission.Continue...

Harry Potter and the anti-trans author

When authors reveal themselves to be problematic people, it’s difficult for fans of their works to know how they should proceed.

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Recognizing being white-passing as a privilege

I was born in Baghdad to Iraqi parents who fled war to Amman, Jordan. Although I grew up as part of a marginalized Iraqi community in Jordan, I was also part of the majority of the population, adapting to the Jordanian accent and identifying as both an Arab and a Muslim.Continue...

The Half of It proves breaking down barriers doesn’t happen perfectly

Flawless storytelling and perfect writing isn’t where Netflix’s new film The Half of It draws its success. Its story carves a place for itself as a thoughtfully portrayed LGTBQ+ experience in the messy, dramatic, and sometimes clichéd world of coming-of-age movies.Continue...

How Animal Crossing: New Horizons is helping people through social distancing

For those of us who have been stuck at home for the past two months, the most recent addition to Nintendo’s classic Animal Crossing video game series couldn’t have launched at a better time.

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Never Have I Ever is a hilarious, candid approach to life in high school

As hard as it might be to admit, high school was an awkward time for most of us. Mindy Kaling’s latest TV creation, Never Have I Ever , embraces this awkwardness with open arms.Continue...

The pandemic is exposing the weaknesses of celebrity activism

Celebrities are just like the rest of us—if you discount their privilege and ability to create meaningful change with enviable ease.Continue...

Will Riverdale’s surprisingly strong season finale carry into season five?

Riverdale ’s writing, acting, and musical choices in its most recent season have turned even its most dedicated viewers away. But with change on the horizon in the world of Riverdale , it’s possible the show may be able to save itself from more self-inflicted embarrassment in season five.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: Is Glee a clever satire?

The first season of Glee is charming but infuriating—it’s the perfect example of how not to do satire.Continue...

Reflections of an essential worker

When I think of an essential worker, I picture paramedics, nurses, and doctors—the people on the front line risking their lives every day.Continue...

Last Words

When I walked into 190 University Avenue on May 1 and saw my name on the office door, I burst into tears.Continue...

Photographing our quarantine

Inspired by the Ryersonian ’s recent photo essay, in which four students were each given a disposable camera and had to document their day, the Lifestyle section sought to do the same at Queen’s. Then, the spread of coronavirus shut down the University and just about everything else.Continue...

Five good things that have happened this year

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to feel like 2020 is an absolute dumpster fire.Continue...

Queen’s Eats: Cooking through social distancing

We’re about two weeks into social distancing orders from public health agencies, and while a lot of students are figuring out how to finish up final assignments from home, others are already fatigued from binge-watching YouTube videos for the tenth day in a row.Continue...

Binging while social distancing

As I sit at home in pyjamas and no makeup, sad and annoyed because coronavirus has stolen the best thing about being home—seeing my high school friends—I've found that the only things there are to do include reading books, going on walks, and binging an endless stream of TV shows.Continue...

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