Lifestyle

Student start-ups: Reel Honey carves space for female and non-binary writers

When Sydney Urbanek, ArtSci ’17, launched her online magazine Reel Honey in April of 2017, she never expected the extent of its current success.Continue...

The unsung genius of Missy Elliott

When you hear Missy Elliott’s music on a dance floor, you become flooded with nostalgia and go hard.Continue...

Delving into the community of serious dreamers

I’ve always treated my dreams as entertainment. However, after a few weeks of restless and dream-filled sleep last semester, I found myself scouring the internet for theories to interpret my dreams.Continue...

Breaking down the Super Bowl Halftime Show controversy

You don’t have to be a football fan to know ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick.

The quarterback-turned-activist famously took a knee during the National Anthem in 2016 in protest of racial...Continue...

How to keep your fitness resolutions at Queen’s

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions for students is exercise—and it can make January daunting for ARC first-timers and regulars, who can intimidate or irritate each other.Continue...

Ova easy: Why an egg is Instagram's most-liked photo

On Sunday night, over 30 million people tapped their Instagram like buttons to propel a small, orange egg to Internet superstardom. The situation makes no sense, but nonsensical Internet news isn’t anything out of the ordinary by now.Continue...

The global influence of K-pop

In the age of YouTube and Spotify, K-pop (or Korean pop music) has become a global phenomenon that plays a remarkable role in the country’s growing economy.Continue...

Buying my first sustainable winter jacket

In mid-November, I walked out of my house in disbelief and found everything beautifully covered in snow.Continue...

Tackling diabetes as a team sport

When I was first diagnosed as a diabetic, I thought my condition was a burden to carry alone for the rest of my life. It took me a few years to figure out I had it backwards.Continue...

The Nutcracker’s reluctant biggest fan

Every holiday season, thousands of eager Canadians swarm downtown Toronto to witness the unique Christmastime magic that is The National Ballet of Canada’s production of The Nutcracker .Continue...

Golden Globes falls short with underwhelming award results

When Bohemian Rhapsody won the award for Best Motion Picture—Drama at this past Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, the palpable shock coming from the show’s star-studded crowd summed up how the entire evening had gone.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: Are New Year’s resolutions overrated?

Being fond of beginnings, I understand why the New Year can be hopeful. Resolutions naturally become a part of the feeling, and there’s nothing wrong with embarking on a journey towards self-improvement.Continue...

Four TV shows you should watch this winter

If you’re like me, you probably took one look at the winter snow and thought, “Wow, I’m not going outside again until spring.”Continue...

The Journal’s January 2019 horoscopes

Welcome to 2019 and the new semester—your resolutions are important to keep in mind during Capricorn season, since the sign is often plagued with self-doubt and hesitation.Continue...

Spending the holidays like a Gael

While some students are lucky enough to head home early for winter break, others spend most of December getting exam-ready in the library.Continue...

Queen's takes the Real World: Trading Kingston for the concrete jungle

If you open any of my old diaries or yearbooks, one staple of my identity has always been the same: I’ve known exactly what I wanted to do with my life and where I wanted to be since I was seven...Continue...

Packing our 2018 pop culture time capsule

As 2018 comes to an end, it can be challenging to remember all that’s happened over the past 12 months of pop culture insanity.Continue...

Tri-colour Sex Diary: My first same-sex hookup

When I tell my friends I recently became a sexually liberated woman, they often reply with a furrowed brow.Continue...

The Prom’s same-sex kiss offers a more inclusive future

Every year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City invites the hottest new Broadway musicals to perform a number that’s broadcast live on national television.Continue...

The Journal’s December 2018 horoscopes

As Mars continues to transit Aquarius, chaotic energy abounds.Continue...

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