Lifestyle

Four summer TV shows worth stepping out of the sun for

The notion of summer seems to confuse television makers worldwide. Networks have to keep producing shows—it’s still their job—but they’re also mindful of people taking a much needed break from their screens to soak up the sun.

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How my late aunt Susan’s words guided my life and education

Recently, I’ve been bombarded with advice about how to navigate university. I never expected the most meaningful guidance I’d receive, for university and life, would come from a speech my late aunt delivered over seven years ago.Continue...

How to fill a plan-free summer

If the question, “So, what are you doing this summer?” fills you with dread, you’re not alone. In fact, plenty of Queen’s students find themselves with nothing to do between the winter and fall...Continue...

Miss America’s axed swimsuit competition sends mixed messages

The recent changes to the Miss America pageant are said to mark the end of an era and spark newfound empowerment. However, these decisions may come with troubling consequences.

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Indian Horse provides new narrative for Canada Day

The current political and social climate in Canada has been dominated by increasing efforts to reconcile with the tragic history suffered by Indigenous peoples—a history which was portrayed with effectiveness and intensity in Canadian director Stephen Campanelli’s newest film, Indian Horse. Continue...

Explaining the demise of Roseanne

Barr’s top-rated sitcom, Roseanne , was cancelled by ABC after the comedian’s discriminatory tweet towards former advisor to Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett. But Barr’s controversial social media presence proves nothing new.Continue...

Smoothie recipes for the summer

Fruits, vegetables, and nuts are essential to a healthy diet, and one of the most delicious ways to get your daily dose is in a smoothie.Continue...

John Mulaney’s Kid Gorgeous is relatability at its best

Since the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, the entertainment industry saw a dramatic spike in its production of highly-politicized content. Whether intentional or not, it seems as if art released today—especially in the form of comedy—can be spun to fit a conservative or liberal agenda.Continue...

A serial commuter’s guide to summer podcasts

The unfortunate truth about summer is despite the post-exam rush of freedom, it can be incredibly boring once summer jobs begins—especially if you are one of many students who will be commuting daily.Continue...

I miss the old Kanye: free thought gone too far

Earlier this spring, Kanye West rapped, “We ain’t made it off the plantation,” calling himself a ‘slave’ to fan expectations after professing admiration for right-wing causes. The rapper subsequently tweeted in late April, “the mob can’t make [him] not love” Donald Trump, a president known for institutionalizing racism.Continue...

The Royal Wedding is not another Cinderella story

On the morning of May 19, British royal Prince Harry married American actress Meghan Markle on live television, affording the general public a true “Where were you when...?” moment. While this may not sound important to the average Queen’s student, the story of Markle—an actress turned real-life princess—offers a universal lesson.Continue...

A peek behind the curtain of Queen’s meme factory

The wildly popular dissemination of memes has forever altered the way our generation uses social media, relates to each other and communicates our thoughts. It shouldn’t be too much of a shock to discover memes have hit the Queen’s community in a big way.Continue...

Wendy Crewson is ready for gender equality on television

When Wendy Crewson graduated from Queen’s drama department in 1977, she had no idea what the outside world would hold for her. Least of all did she expect to win a Gemini Award, share the screen with Hollywood greats like Robin Williams and step into the shoes of some of Canada’s most well-known women icons.Continue...

Finding the strength in an allegedly weak name

Our parents’ names for us can be reminders of what they hope we become.Continue...

Breaking down Canada’s diverse music festivals

There’s nothing like jumping around to your favourite song to push the exams you just wrote further into the rear-view mirror. What better way to do that than with thousands of like-minded people at a music festival?Continue...

What was the best TV show of the school year?

Television is a hotly debated topic here at the Journal — so much so that we’ve written about it 39 times this year in the Lifestyle section. We gathered some of our most passionate TV lovers to fight for their favourite show from the past school year.Continue...

Peaks and pits of 2017-2018 pop culture

The 2017-2018 year hasn’t disappointed us with a mecca of pop culture cringe-worthy moments and uplifting memories. It’s time to break down the best and worst of this year.Continue...

Last words

Joe and Meg look back on their time at 190 University Ave.Continue...

Sex in the limestone city: Four years of sex and love in university

As this chapter of my life comes to an end upon graduation, I can’t help but looking back on the important memories I’ve made.Continue...

The relationship between sex and pop culture

Through Trump’s presidency, we’re truly learning about the way sex interacts with politics.Continue...

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