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Through Hong Kong protests, social media has become a battleground

For the last five months, Hong Kong has experienced some of the largest protests in its history. Now, the battle is no longer taking place solely in the streets of Hong Kong—it’s moving onto social media.Continue...

Overcoming inadequate feelings as a first-year student

One month into my first year at Queen’s, I wanted to drop out and go home. There wasn’t anything wrong with Queen’s. In fact, it was the opposite: there was something wrong with me—or so I told...Continue...

Journal staff’s favourite spots on campus

Queen’s campus is full of nooks and crannies where students can hang out, and everyone seems to have a personal favourite.Continue...

Why Spikeball nets the love of Queen’s students

In the warm summer months, it’s practically impossible to visit Breakwater Park without spotting a game—or five—of the latest craze to hit the beach: Spikeball.Continue...

Stranger Things 3 exceeds expectations by keeping true to its roots

More than a year and a half after its last season, Netflix released the third chapter of Stranger Things on July 4, bringing fans back to the 1980s. Season three invites us to once again experience the world of the Upside Down, Eleven’s nosebleeds, and the all-powerful villain, the Mind Flayer.Continue...

The Bachelorette star stands up for bodily autonomy

On a recent episode of reality show The Bachelorette, star Hannah Brown shocked audiences when she announced, “I f—ked in a windmill. And guess what? We did it a second time.”Continue...

Are You the One? is television’s most fantastically fluid dating show

Despite countless reality dating shows focusing on the love, drama, and sex lives of straight people, no show has effectively explored the LGBTQ+ dating experience. Until now.Continue...

Casting Halle Bailey in The Little Mermaid is a splash in the right direction

This July, Disney announced that Black actress and R&B singer Halle Bailey will star as Ariel in its upcoming remake of The Little Mermaid. This decision marks the first time a woman of colour will play a traditionally white heroine in one of Disney's live-action adaptations.Continue...

Gender wage gaps in sports continue to miss the goal

Viewers from around the globe watched in awe on July 7 as the US women’s national soccer team took the World Cup for the second year running, defeating their competitors from the Netherlands. Co-Captain Megan Rapinoe hoisted the cup high and posed proudly for photos as adoring cheers rang out from the stands.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: What I learned at an economics conference

As if I didn’t get my fill of economics during the school year as an Economics student and one of the authors of The Lazy Economist column, in May, I attended an Economics for Journalists conference run by the Fraser Institute.Continue...

Restrictions on safe medical abortions don’t help anybody

Until the day I needed one, I’d never planned to get an abortion in my life.Continue...

High expectations: the best ways to enjoy legal weed

With all of its strains, concentrates and taboos, trying cannabis—the term for weed or marijuana used by the Canadian government—for the first time can be daunting.Continue...

What the evolution of coming-of-age movies means for representation

North American filmmakers have been trying to capture the quintessential coming-of-age experience since the rise of the teen comedy genre in the 1980s.Continue...

Chasing Happiness is an honest celebration of brotherhood

In a time when nostalgia sells better than sex, it’s hard to argue that Amazon’s new Jonas Brothers documentary, Chasing Happiness, is anything more than a ploy to sell the band’s reunion album.Continue...

A thrifty guide to summer fun

While “work hard, play hard” is a great motto to have throughout the school year, during the summer, it’s fair to want to work less and play more.Continue...

Vegan, gluten-free cranberry chocolate chip cookie recipe

If you’re hankering for something sweet but still want to uphold your summer health commitments, look no further.Continue...

Summer hobbies for everyone under the sun

While summer means an increase in free time without your typical academic and extracurricular obligations, it can be challenging to decide how to best spend your days. Here are a few hobbies to consider picking up over the next few months so you can take full advantage of the (almost) stress-free season.Continue...

How Kawhi changed Raptors franchise history

This June, the Toronto Raptors pulled a 114-110 win over the Golden State Warriors, making history as Canada’s first NBA champions.Continue...

Relating my trauma to Big Little Lies' honest portrayal

The widely popular HBO series Big Little Lies follows a narrative structure that’s striking, unsettling and unexpected. It offers a refreshing sense of realism amidst shows that often romanticize complex human issues.Continue...

How learning about my PTSD at Queen's helped me overcome it

A long time ago someone hurt me, and I turned off.Continue...

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