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What upper-year students wish they knew in first year

After a couple of years at Queen’s, you may look back with regret on your first year, wishing you had known this or that.Continue...

Navigating campus dining with dietary restrictions

This article discusses disordered eating and may be triggering for some readers. The Canadian Mental Health Association Crisis Line can be reached at 1-800-875-6213. Continue...

The misconceptions of first year

Without a doubt, leaving the family nest and venturing out on your own can be intimidating and exhilarating.Continue...

A summer vibes to school grind transition manual

August truly is the Sunday of the summer.Continue...

Lessons from first year: growth isn’t achieved inside your comfort zone

As the only woman in my family to attend University in a double degree program, I spent a long time idealizing the experience.Continue...

Breaking down cheap Kingston eats

Living on your own can be really exciting, but it comes with one new, major responsibility: managing your own money.

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Machine Gun Kelly’s lyrics de-stigmatize mental health

This article discusses mental illness and suicide and may be triggering for some readers. The Canadian Mental Health Association Crisis Line can be reached at 1-800-875-6213. Continue...

Learning to accept my sexuality

As a young girl, I found women beautiful.Continue...

4 LGBTQ+ reads to pick up this June

Pride Month is here, and it’s the perfect time to infuse your summer reading with a little colour. Here are some of my favourite LGBTQ+ reads—plus one on my to-be-read list—that you should pick up this month.Continue...

‘Obi Wan Kenobi’ is a step in the right direction

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars was unencumbered by Disney’s incessant need to pump out as much content as humanly possible.Continue...

‘Heartstopper’ gives Netflix audiences hope for more queer content

With an abundance of heteronormative romance movies and shows dominating Netflix, Heartstopper ’s queer focus is a breath of fresh air.

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How to be an ally every day, not just in June

Being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community is so much more than changing your profile picture to the rainbow flag.

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3 BIPOC-lead and queer-inclusive shows to binge this summer

With every corner of the internet saturated with new media, it’s hard to parse through it all and find fun, quality shows that promote diverse perspectives.Continue...

Celebrities and Pride Month: the influence of social media

In honour of Pride Month, many celebrities took to social media to celebrate.

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Never not loving immensely: Learning to express my love in the face of tragedy

The story behind how I learned that life is too short and unpredictable to not show the people you love that you treasure them.

In January of 2017, I felt like I was drowning.Continue...

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ and the genius of the multiverse

Amongst the broad multiplicity of the film’s scenes and themes, the ties between the multiverse and the experiences of immigrants stood out.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” is what it says on the tin: a wonderful cavalcade of colour and sound, paired with acting and directing stellar enough to send the audience on a journey through the multiverse.Continue...

Your Guide to the Best Summer in Toronto

Fun things to do on a summer day in Toronto, including restaurants, icecream places, Ripley's aquarium, and more!

It’s no question that Toronto has an abundance to offer when it comes to summer entertainment. If you’re looking for some new summer locations that are sure to hit the spot, then look no further.Continue...

The Gospel of Kendrick Lamar

The lessons we can learn from Kendrick’s Lamar newest album: ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.

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Met Gala 2022: The Gilded-less and the Glamourless

While Met Gala fashion usually delivers iconic dresses and thematic glamour this year's Met Gala themed “Gilded Glamour” generated a plethora of outfits that lacked… well, the gilded and the glamour.
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Ranking Kingston’s best bubble tea—again

Back in 2019, I wrote my first article for The Journal, and it remains my most impactful piece to date—ranking Kingston’s best boba spots. Since then, more bubble tea restaurants have opened around the student district, and the classics continue to keep us going in pandemic times.Continue...

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