Lifestyle

In defense of a 15 dollar minimum wage

This coming January, Ontario is set to join Alberta, New York and California in increasing its minimum wage to $15.Continue...

Setting goals to make the most of time on exchange at Queen’s

On Sept. 1, following a tedious 24-hour journey from Narita Airport in my native Japan, I finally arrived at Queen’s to begin my semester as an exchange student.Continue...

Five TV shows you should watch this fall

The arrival of fall means we finally get to try out all the new shows coming to television and welcome our old favourites back into our lives.Continue...

Relaxing squash soup recipe

Not only is this soup recipe perfect for the fast approaching fall weather, it’s also a great meal to share with your housemates.Continue...

The highs, lows, and surprises of the 2018 Emmy Awards

Unlike the shows they honoured, this year’s Emmy Awards didn’t bring any serious drama. However, many deserving shows, actors, writers, and directors were recognized for their hard work with Emmy statuettes.Continue...

The Predator earns its name

Director Shane Black’s decision to hire his friend, a convicted sex offender, as an actor marred the glitz and glamour of the red carpet opening for his film The Predator at TIFF.Continue...

Re-learning the simple rules of friendship

Last summer, I embarked on a five-week educational trip to Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec—a town an hour north from the province’s capital, Quebec City.Continue...

American Horror Story: Apocalypse succeeds as a comedy without trying to be funny

Eight seasons into the American Horror Story franchise, it’s safe to say that creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have completely lost sight of the show’s initial creative direction.Continue...

A guide to keeping your electronic devices clean

There are only a few moments in the daily lives of university students where we're apart from our screens.Continue...

Tales from a summer at a racehorse fertility clinic

I’ve always wanted to be a veterinarian—at least I tried to remind myself that when I shadowed a racehorse fertility vet.Continue...

The Frosh Week from hell

Frosh Week’s purpose is to integrate students into Queen’s as smoothly as possible, which creates plenty of opportunities for things to go wrong. Here are some stories from current Queen’s students about their Frosh Week mishaps over the years.Continue...

Tri-colour Sex Diary: A drunken princess takes on Queen’s

Once upon a time, a hopeful princess came to Kingston for Frosh Week, ready to down some vodka sodas and drunkenly find a storybook ending with her Prince Charming. Unfortunately, this story isn’t a fairy tale, and I didn’t find anyone close to royalty.Continue...

The Kissing Booth normalizes potentially abusive behaviour

The Kissing Booth , a popular Netflix original movie released in May, disguises itself as a run-of-the-mill, teen romcom—while carelessly normalizing early warning signs of an abusive relationship.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: How do banks really make money?

Even though I study economics, I didn’t fully understand how banks made money until I came across the explanation in my Macroeconomics textbook last year.Continue...

How to kick start your fall work ethic

While the start of the fall semester is a perfect opportunity to set academic goals, the lingering summer heat makes finding the motivation to buckle down and focus a serious challenge.Continue...

Remembering Mac Miller, a selfless rapper

On his song "Small Worlds,” the late Mac Miller summed up his most-prized possessions: "A little space and time."Continue...

The Journal’s September 2018 horoscopes

We’re all going to be undergoing a lot of changes this month—but you probably didn’t need a psychic to tell you that.Continue...

As a former high school loser, Sierra Burgess is a Loser gives me hope

In a pivotal scene from Netflix’s newest teen romcom, Sierra Burgess is a Loser , the titular character stands in front of her parents, sobbing.Continue...

Journal staff’s songs of the summer

While music charts may have already announced the best-selling song of the summer, staff at The Journal have picked out their own summer anthems. Here are the songs some of our staff were listening to all summer long.Continue...

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before excels through unique characters

An otherwise standard Netflix rom-com has made waves on social media in recent weeks, and it’s largely a credit to its actors’ character development and relatability.Continue...

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