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Celebrities have a responsibility to take part in social justice causes

While many of us have at least one charitable cause we hold dearly in our hearts, it isn’t uncommon to credit celebrities with bringing certain social justice issues to the forefront.Continue...

The obsessive reality of HQ

Have you been noticing that every night at 9 p.m. and every weekday at 3 p.m. everyone seems to drop whatever they're doing to yell at their phone? The reason for this strange new ritual lies in two letters now synonymous with the world's first live quiz app: HQ.Continue...

Taking my seat: 2018 is the year of woman

Let’s claim it now – 2018 is the year of the woman.Continue...

How I coped with finding out I had cancer

I didn’t know I had cancer.Continue...

The psychology behind New Years resolutions

If you’re like me, you probably find yourself making the same New Year’s resolutions every year after failing to keep the ones you made previously.Continue...

Best new TV shows this season

The new year symbolizes renewed hope, new beginnings and most importantly, a brand new batch of exciting TV shows. With the winter season in full swing, you’re going to need some new shows to binge-watch as you bundle up in bed.Continue...

Everything you missed at the Golden Globe Awards

The Golden Globe Awards are typically known for being the Academy Awards’ edgier and drunker cousin, led by GIF-able reaction shots and witty one-liners. However, this year’s award ceremony — which aired this past Sunday — put its usual antics aside and gave the reins to a much more effective leader and inspiration — Oprah.Continue...

What's up with the 2018 Grammy nominations?

On Jan. 28, 2018, the golden gramophone will spend a night as the most valuable award in the music industry and not as a rejected Monopoly piece.Continue...

Taking my seat: Calling in call-out culture

Have you ever avoided talking about a certain subject because you didn’t want to be called out for saying something wrong? I have.Continue...

So you like musicals, now what?

Recent productions like Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen have really put musicals back on the map for our generation. They’ve infiltrated mainstream media and have rejoined the socially-acceptable playlist.Continue...

Navigating the holidays this season

I think it’s safe to say we’re at a weird time in our lives. We joke about not understanding how to navigate adulthood and eating KD for days on end. But actually, as university students, we carry a significant amount of responsibility in our daily lives.Continue...

The psychology behind first impressions

Think back to a time when you first met someone you now know well. Was your first impression accurate?Continue...

To the Aidans and Mr. Bigs in our lives

In honor of the show that inspired the title of this very column — Sex and the City — I’ve decided to center this week’s column around the men in the show and how their relationships with protagonist Carrie are actually very similar to the ones many of us experience in everyday life.Continue...

Mattel releases Hijab Barbie

Last week, toy manufacturing company Mattel announced they would be releasing a new Barbie to their line — one that’s inspired by Muslim Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad and the first ever to wear a hijab.Continue...

Journal staff's worst holiday presents ever

The winter holidays can mean different things for different people.Continue...

Why do people care so much about Starbucks' holiday cups?

This opening line I’m about to write is one that’s been written every year for the past Winter’s: Starbucks’ latest holiday cup is once again stirring up controversy.Continue...

Don't forget about the important things in life

The phone call I received on a brisk January night remains just as vivid to me now as it did three years ago.Continue...

A tour outside of Kingston

A lot of university and college students take advantage of their four-month vacation from school to travel around the globe. But when you’re working with a tight budget and are stuck working full time for the summer, spending a month backpacking across Europe might simply be out of the question.Continue...

The psychology behind selfies

In the modern world of social media, selfies are seen and taken on a daily basis. The word selfie was even added to the Oxford English online dictionary in 2014. Most people have discovered the perfect angle at which to hold their phone in order to take their best selfie. This is a very popular trend with millennials and we often get judged for it, but what are the reasons behind why we post them?Continue...

In praise of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s honest take on mental health

A couple years ago when I was on the hunt for a new TV show to binge, a friend suggested I try the CW network’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.Continue...

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