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‘No Time to Die’ subverts our expectations of the classic ‘Bond girl’ trope

I’ve come to expect a certain kind of girl from the Bond franchise. She’s stunning, confident, and casually sporting a Beretta pistol strapped to her thigh.Continue...

There’s more to running than burning calories

Part of my self-worth has always been tied to my appearance.Continue...

Jordan Peele’s brilliance makes horror accessible

I’ve never liked horror movies. Something about the combination of jump scares, Ouija boards, and dolls made me retreat from the entire genre. After seeing about five “essential” horror films, I vowed to never waste two hours on a movie like Paranormal Activity again.Continue...

‘Sex Education’ is back and raunchier than ever

Kinks, aliens, hookups, cheating—the new season of Sex Education has it all.Continue...

Queen’s HOCO is more than a party

Homecoming (HOCO) is, first and foremost, a football game. But for many Queen’s students, the HOCO experience is a big party.Continue...

Not a girl: Exploring my gender identity

Back in twelfth grade, I wrote a panicked journal entry beginning with the line, “I don’t think I’m a girl.”Continue...

Let’s appreciate Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly’s relationship

Megan Fox is no stranger to mainstream media.Continue...

How to take control of your finances

With minimal education about financial literacy in high schools and universities, many students don't know where to begin when learning to navigate their finances as young adults. I’ve assembled a few tips to get you started on managing your finances responsibly and learning about financial literacy.Continue...

The Emma Chamberlain appeal

Watching Emma Chamberlain’s YouTube videos feels like being on FaceTime with your best friend.Continue...

Moving beyond the male gaze

The first time I watched the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice , I replayed the iconic ‘hand scene’ at least ten times.Continue...

Overthinking is my Shakespearean tragedy

Overthinking has absorbed my university life. I find myself bound by standards for and perceptions of myself—and sometimes it goes overboard.Continue...

My American citizenship branded me an ‘other’ at Queen’s

On my first day at Queen’s, I drove to Kingston with my parents in a U-Haul, unloaded my things on my floor in Gordon Brockington Hall, and understood what it meant to be an outsider in Canada.Continue...

‘We’re Not Really Strangers’ highlights our desire to form deep connections

Does it still hurt? What are you holding on to that’s no longer holding on to you? How are you, really?Continue...

‘Dear White People’ Vol. 4 absolutely wrecked me

I’ve been obsessed with Dear White People (DWP) ever since the Netflix series’ controversial premiere. This show is about how Black students, and other students of colour, navigate a predominantly white institution has lined up perfectly with my time at Queen’s.Continue...

Meditation in university can take many forms

One of the words most frequently used to describe student life at Queen’s and beyond is “stressful.”Continue...

Which contemporary books will be classics in 50 years?

Normal People is the coming-of-age story. It’s like The Catcher in the Rye , except it’s fun to read, and the main character isn’t a dick.Continue...

Achieving the 'that girl' aesthetic is harder than you think

It’s been exactly one year and one month since I slurped on a bowl of authentic Taiwanese beef noodle soup. One year and one month since I've seen my parents, not through a small black screen, but in person.Continue...

It’s not middle school, I have body hair

As a brown girl, I was blessed with naturally thick, healthy, wavy brown hair. I have the bushy-brow look that’s been in style for the last few years—even though I pluck them every two weeks to make sure I have two eyebrows instead of one.Continue...

Breaking free from a musical rut

I have a bit of a rocky history with music.Continue...

‘The Activist’ was rightfully cancelled

When I first heard about the launch of a new show called The Activist, I thought it was a joke. Within days of the hosts being announced, a swift firestorm of backlash was catalyzed, and CBS decided to reconfigure the proposed show into a one-time documentary special.Continue...

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