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Caption if you can ...

Intrigued and fascinated by a vast collection of archival photos, the Journal has decided to show them the light and give them the publicity they rightly deserve by launching a caption contest. Postscript wants to know what you think of each picture. So get your creative groove on and make our strange pictures even crazier!Continue...

Postscript presents: domestic how-to’s

As university students, many learning opportunities are available to us—vector calculus, Latin grammar, double integration, you name it. Unfortunately, when the conversation turns to household duties, no courses seem to provide the right kind of information we need. So I’ve compiled a few tips on the subject of fruits—everything from peeling an apple to making origami with orange peels.Continue...

Issue in photos

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The woes of the Internet

Do you laugh when friends tell you a funny joke? Or do you “LOL” or “ROFL”?

During summer, I LOL’ed so much, I often felt like I was going to crash headlong into my computer screen.Continue...

The hidden woes of everyday life: taking out the trash

There’s an aesthetic problem in the middle of my lawn. A mop, a decapitated vacuum, and a mysterious white pole have decorated my small patch of grass for about a week ...Continue...

Issue in photos

View all images from vol. 133, issue 5.Continue...

Bits and pieces: Kingston

The ubiquitous Dan Aykroyd, of Coneheads movie fame, now calls Kingston his home, and can be spotted lurking at downtown locales, including the A&P.Continue...

Coast to coast: the end of a Canadian epic

A quick stop at Winnipeg (and a cup of organic coffee) made me become fond of that city, with its sturdy trees and aged houses. Winnipeg also offered us many variations of bear statues, part of CancerCare Manitoba Foundation’s Bears on Broadway project. “Bling Bling Bear” with many chains and sluggish pose, and “Biker Bear” with cool shades and its uni-wheel bike were especially memorable.Continue...

Issue in photos

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Orientation Week demystified

With a view to all our edification, here’s a tongue-in-cheek guide to a few common Orientation Week terms.Continue...

A Bnad, a Beetle and a pink tie

The Skule, UofT’s Engineering Society, holds a host of events during Frosh Week. Like Queen’s, the engineers dye themselves purple and sing the Lady Godiva hymn (“We are, we are, we are, we are, we are the engineers,” and so on).Continue...

From cow heads to shaving cream

In the late 1980s, a tradition included in the ASUS Orientation Week was the “Hallway of Hell.” Gaels made frosh crawl across a floor smeared with cat food and scattered with pig ears and dead fish. Now, Gaels surround Nicholls and voluntarily roll through the mud before their frosh, who wear their stiff new coveralls. On the seat of the coveralls reads the ArtSci Class of 2009 slogan: “2009: ASUS so fine.”Continue...

...and makes New Year’s resolutions

This is it. Fourth year, and my last first week of school at Queen's has officially come to an end.

Before the pressures of student life take hold, I’d like to take a moment to appreciate the freshness of the new school year lying ahead. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always felt that a new school year brings more change and excitement than a new calendar year.Continue...

Postscript explores Canada

When Aaron and Julia, my two good friends from high school, excitedly told me that we had a car to drive across Canada, my first reaction was (shamefully, I admit) reluctance. Driving in cramped space? For how long? Were they deluded?

Thankfully, my mom turned out to have a more refreshing take on life than I did.Continue...

Issue in photos

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Fun and games without a fake ID

Dear Incoming Frosh: yes, your first year of university is stretching before you. And heck yes, it is going to be an adventure and three-quarters you will never forget. Freedom! Academia! Romance! It’ll all be there for you to enjoy and breathe in.Continue...

The joys of sinks, stinks and West

As much fun as it is to be housed in the same building as hundreds of other young, hot-blooded teens, some people are jerks and jerks do stupid things, especially when they drink. So, you’ll have to deal with way more middle-of-the-night fire alarms than anybody else, and you’ll have to pay for them too.Continue...

The <em>Journal</em>’s Guide to Kingston

You can take a ferry from the dock at Ontario and Barrack Streets to get to Wolfe Island, where you will find highlights like the Corn Maze, the General Wolfe Motel and a nice beach to spend the day. It’s a fun place to go to ‘get away’ from the busy city.Continue...

Dear Golden Gael: Help!

"The amount of red ink my professor used on my first English essay left me seeing red. I don’t know what happened because in high school I never got anything lower than a B. I thought my paper was worthy of an A. What can I do to improve my marks on my essay?"Continue...

Navigating the sea of acronyms

Flashback to three summers ago: my Mom and I made the trip up to Kingston for our very first visit to Queen’s. Somewhere between the campus tour, the purchase of my brand new Queen’s hoodie, and my giddiness about my new home away from home, my Mom astutely exclaimed, “There sure are a lot of acronyms here!” She was right, as mothers so often are. It took me months to fully understand what the hell everyone was talking about.Continue...

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