Lifestyle

How to have a sustainable Halloween

From costumes to candy to carving pumpkins, Halloween festivities can be full of single-use products that aren't so sustainable.Continue...

Asking for a Friend: Avoiding a Halloween party and navigating couple costumes

I’m Audrey Helpburn, The Journal’s resident advice-giver. I answer questions about love, friendship, school, and more to help Queen’s students put their best foot forward on and around campus.Continue...

Spider-themed recipes to impress at any Halloween potluck

As university students, we’ve long traded trick-or-treating for costume parties and themed get-togethers. Now, the only thing scarier than ghosts and goblins is pulling together last-minute costumes and figuring out what to bring to Halloween potlucks.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: The very spooky indicators of recession

In honour of Halloween, The Lazy Economist is closing its recession series with some very spooky signs that a recession might be looming in North America.Continue...

NBA decides its financial interests outrank Hong Kong’s freedom

According to basketball legend LeBron James, Houston Rockets general manager, Daryl Morey, was "misinformed” when he weighed in on the Hong Kong protests on Twitter, showing support for the Hong Kong freedom fighters.Continue...

Learning about my grandfather’s heroic life taught me the power of storytelling

I will never meet my grandfather. His death in 1978 makes that impossible. But I would be grossly mistaken—and I was—to think that means I’d never have a relationship with him.Continue...

Queen’s students and alumni share what Homecoming means to them

Queen’s Homecoming is a time to celebrate togetherness and school spirit, but not everyone experiences it in the same way. In honour of this year’s festivities, The Journal asked staff, students, and alumni to share what Homecoming means to them.Continue...

Netflix should be held accountable for ingenuine commitments to diverse TV

With evidence showing diversity attracts bigger audiences and greater profit, it’s unsurprising TV has recently been overwhelmed with voices that have traditionally been silenced. It’s also no surprise that, in recent months, Netflix—the streaming giant and production company—has advertised itself as a platform for diverse storytelling.Continue...

School holidays are for recharging, not completing assignments

Many students can agree that school breaks should be a time for relaxation, family, and food, not panicking over academic deadlines. Still, many professors assign work over holiday breaks, leaving students little choice but to sneak away from family festivities to complete their schoolwork.Continue...

The benefits of yoga in student life

I still remember how relaxed and calm I felt after my first yoga class in high school.Continue...

Hysteria over the Joker movie is unjustified

Before the new Joker film was released on Oct. 4, critics feared the filmmakers’ choice to sympathetically portray Arthur Fleck, the character who would become DC Comics villain Joker, would inspire real-life loners to carry out mass shootings at screenings of the movieor elsewhere.Continue...

Hidden Gems: British Panel Shows are the best thing you’ve never heard of

If you turned on the television, or “tube,” in Britain, you’d find TV programs similar to those we have on this side of the pond. The Brits have many genres you’d recognize: sitcoms, dramas, sci-fi epics, and trashy reality shows. They also have delightfully odd crosses between a talk show and a game show called “panel shows.”Continue...

How joining Queen’s Bands changed my university experience for the better

During my first year at Queen’s, I was relatively uninvolved.Continue...

Gaels going viral: Four Queen’s YouTubers get candid

Apart from academics and part-time jobs, most Queen’s students pursue a handful of hobbies. From joining clubs that satisfy our interests to going for runs along the waterfront, we fill our spare time with simple activities that make us happy.Continue...

Why we should know Chanel Miller’s name

In 2016, BuzzFeed published the victim impact statement of a sexual violence survivor known then as either the “Stanford victim” or “Emily Doe.”Continue...

How to make social media a positive force in your life

Social media can be a useful tool for keeping in contact with your family, completing schoolwork, and staying on top of the latest news. But if you overdo or misuse it, social networking sites can also have serious ramifications on your mental health.Continue...

The Journal’s fall 2019 playlist

Blustering winds, unexpected rain, and dreaded midterms are getting us all down this month, as fall finally rears its head. Now that summer has ended and upbeat music no longer matches the mood and weather, it’s time for a new seasonal playlist to set the tone for autumn.Continue...

Why you should vote for the party, not their leader

The federal election is nearing, and many Canadians are feeling the pressure of having to make a hard moral decision when they hit the polls on Oct. 21.Continue...

Tabloids need to leave Meghan Markle alone

While it’s common to see gossip stories about the British royal family, one royal couple has recently accused some publications of taking things too far.Continue...

Queen’s Eats: Five mouth-watering must-sees for any student chef

As a busy student, meals are usually quick to prepare—and to scarf down.Continue...

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