Lifestyle

Growing closer to my parents while away at school

University usually marks the first time that teens move away from their home and their parents, and when they really start developing into independent young adults.Continue...

Kobe Bryant: A career to remember

On Jan. 26, Kobe Bryant passed away in a California helicopter crash, which also claimed the lives of eight others, including Bryant’s second-oldest daughter, 13-year-old Gianna.Continue...

E-Sports and the creation of the Queen’s gaming culture

Imagine: It’s the height of exam season. Stauffer Library is packed with students, and desks are covered in cyclones of test papers, textbooks, and lecture notes.Continue...

Asking for a Friend: School, work, and friendships, oh my!

I’m Audrey Helpburn, The Journal’s resident advice-giver. I answer questions about love, friendship, school, and more to help Queen’s students put their best foot forward on and around campus.Continue...

How to improve your bad hookups

Recently, I wrote a Journal feature about the orgasm gap: the proven phenomenon where women are less likely to orgasm during partnered sexual activity than men, especially during sex with men.Continue...

Unpopular opinion: Better Call Saul is superior to Breaking Bad

When Better Call Saul, a spinoff to the beloved AMC show Breaking Bad based on the secondary character Saul Goodman was announced in 2013, some fans were apprehensive.Continue...

How does a centrally-planned economy work?

The United States and the Soviet Union differed on many things during the Cold War, and one of them was food.Continue...

Electric cars won’t save the world

There’s no doubt that electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids are a better alternative than gasoline-guzzling internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEs).Continue...

Dream Interpreter: Shrunken kids in a Tupperware container

I’m Meryl Sleep, Queen’s resident dream interpreter. I analyze dreams in an effort to decode the symbols in each Queen’s student’s subconscious. Today’s dream involves a discussion about stress, and suggestions on how to cope with those anxious feelings.Continue...

Media should spotlight women’s successes, not gender biases

Due to a historical lack of representation in the media to normalize their power, women face more scrutiny than men when they hold influential positions.Continue...

Addressing the persistence and foundations of South Asian anti-blackness

A cruel and unaddressed racist rhetoric in South Asian communities means that we might just take the trophy for self-righteous anti-blackness.Continue...

A student’s guide to travelling over Reading Week

When winter semester rolls around at Queen’s, things tend to feel a little dreadful. First-semester burnout is never fully cured over the holiday break, and the temperature keeps dropping lower and lower.Continue...

The situation with situationships

Whether you’ve been on dating apps, are in a long-term relationship, or are seeing someone casually, you likely know there are countless terms to describe different types of relationships.Continue...

Not your mother’s pants: Thrifting the perfect pair of mom jeans

Mom jeans: the elusive denim trend that’s captivated our Pinterest boards for years is still going strong. Even though mainstream fast-fashion brands...Continue...

A tour guide’s timeline of the city Queen’s calls home

Whether you’re just starting at Queen’s or you’ve lived in Kingston for years, there’s probably lots of interesting history about this city that you’ve never learned.Continue...

Season 2 of Sex Education is as unique as ever

My sister and her friend came over for dinner just as my housemates and I were finishing the last 15 minutes of the newly-released second season of Netflix’s Sex Education .Continue...

The ultimate survival guide to snowy winters

Growing up in Northern Ontario and exercising in crazy weather has taught me a thing or two about handling cold, snowy winters.Continue...

Queen’s Eats: Redefining the dinner date

The classic dinner date is a cliché for a reason—what better way to woo your crush, or spend intimate time with your significant other, than trying artfully-plated dishes under ambient lighting? And since Kingston offers the most restaurants per capita in Canada, you’ll never be short of options for different cuisines at a range of price points.Continue...

Things to do instead of checking your grad school application status

Second semester has started, and along with it comes application season. Whether you’ve applied to law, medical, graduate, or more undergraduate school, it can be a nerve-wracking time.Continue...

Baby Yoda might be the only reason to watch The Mandalorian

Just like every crush I've ever had, Disney+’s The Mandalorian seemed great but ultimately left me disappointed.Continue...

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