Lifestyle

Five days of post-worthy student perfection

As an avid Instagram and YouTube consumer, I’ve noticed social media personalities commenting on fitness, diet, and the student lifestyle. Their messages seem positive, but leave no room for error. I wanted to see if this picture-perfect existence is actually attainable.Continue...

'Forever' isn't the TV show you're expecting

The set-up for Forever, Amazon’s newest half-hour comedy starring former SNL powerhouses Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen, is a married couple decides to shake up their annual fishing trip and try skiing. The punchline is a delicate and understated rumination on the value and drawbacks of monogamous relationships.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: Carbon tax versus cap and trade

It’s hard to look at the news and miss the discussion on carbon pricing.Continue...

Recapping Apple's lackluster iPhone XS and XR reveal

This month, Apple announced a line of new products, including the iPhone XS, XS Max, and a more affordable alternative, the iPhone XR. If the tech giant’s release of new phone models is news to you, you’re not alone—the launch flew largely under the radar, and for good reason.Continue...

Queen’s students share their wild celebrity encounters

For most people, getting the chance to meet a famous person sounds like a dream—but, under the wrong circumstances, that dream can easily turn into an awkward nightmare.Continue...

The benefits of Queen's intramural sports

Earlier this month, with five minutes to spare before my first philosophy lecture of the year, I was sprinting down University Avenue to make it to class on time.Continue...

What TV shows to watch based on your favourite Queen’s courses

Watching television makes for a great study break, but deciding what to watch can be time consuming. Ironically, your classes may hold the key to your next TV show.Continue...

Facing our fears in float therapy

In high school, I had nightmares where I was horrifyingly buried alive. A few years later, I was asking Kingston’s Immerse Spa to drop me into a pitch-black sensory deprivation tank. You can imagine my internal shock.Continue...

In defense of a 15 dollar minimum wage

This coming January, Ontario is set to join Alberta, New York and California in increasing its minimum wage to $15.Continue...

Setting goals to make the most of time on exchange at Queen’s

On Sept. 1, following a tedious 24-hour journey from Narita Airport in my native Japan, I finally arrived at Queen’s to begin my semester as an exchange student.Continue...

Five TV shows you should watch this fall

The arrival of fall means we finally get to try out all the new shows coming to television and welcome our old favourites back into our lives.Continue...

Relaxing squash soup recipe

Not only is this soup recipe perfect for the fast approaching fall weather, it’s also a great meal to share with your housemates.Continue...

The highs, lows, and surprises of the 2018 Emmy Awards

Unlike the shows they honoured, this year’s Emmy Awards didn’t bring any serious drama. However, many deserving shows, actors, writers, and directors were recognized for their hard work with Emmy statuettes.Continue...

The Predator earns its name

Director Shane Black’s decision to hire his friend, a convicted sex offender, as an actor marred the glitz and glamour of the red carpet opening for his film The Predator at TIFF.Continue...

Re-learning the simple rules of friendship

Last summer, I embarked on a five-week educational trip to Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec—a town an hour north from the province’s capital, Quebec City.Continue...

American Horror Story: Apocalypse succeeds as a comedy without trying to be funny

Eight seasons into the American Horror Story franchise, it’s safe to say that creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have completely lost sight of the show’s initial creative direction.Continue...

A guide to keeping your electronic devices clean

There are only a few moments in the daily lives of university students where we're apart from our screens.Continue...

Tales from a summer at a racehorse fertility clinic

I’ve always wanted to be a veterinarian—at least I tried to remind myself that when I shadowed a racehorse fertility vet.Continue...

The Frosh Week from hell

Frosh Week’s purpose is to integrate students into Queen’s as smoothly as possible, which creates plenty of opportunities for things to go wrong. Here are some stories from current Queen’s students about their Frosh Week mishaps over the years.Continue...

Tri-colour Sex Diary: A drunken princess takes on Queen’s

Once upon a time, a hopeful princess came to Kingston for Frosh Week, ready to down some vodka sodas and drunkenly find a storybook ending with her Prince Charming. Unfortunately, this story isn’t a fairy tale, and I didn’t find anyone close to royalty.Continue...

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