Lifestyle

Women deserve to run without fear

If there’s one thing to know about me, it’s that I’m an avid distance runner—a slow but steady tortoise on the move. My evening runs are the few moments of peace and silence squeezed in between busy days of virtual meetings.Continue...

YouTubers: sexual assault isn’t a prank

To members of Generation Z, David Dobrik is a household name.Continue...

The magical optimism of children’s television

There comes a time in our lives when we feel we’re supposed to leave children’s media behind.Continue...

This International Women’s Day, we reflect on what womanhood means to us

This year’s International Women’s Day may have come and gone, but that shouldn’t stop us from taking the time to celebrate the voices of women on our campus—womanhood is important every day.Continue...

Gatekeepers make sports inaccessible

Gatekeepers are ruining sports for everybody.Continue...

The Tricolour Sex Column: Cyber Sex

If you’re following public health guidelines—which I hope you are—you’re probably having much less sex than prior to the pandemic.Continue...

The art of sliding into DMs

Sliding into someone’s direct messages or ‘DMs’ is a scary move. Many of us refrain from messaging the person we’re interested in because we overthink what to say and don’t want to come across as creepy or overeager.Continue...

Navigating my body image following an abortion

For a while now, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect pair of white, straight leg jeans.

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Burger King doesn’t care about you, but neither do other marketers

On International Women’s Day this past Monday, Burger King UK tweeted “Women belong in the kitchen.” Its goal was to promote its new culinary scholarships for women. The chain apologized and took down the tweet after public backlash.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: Introducing the GME short squeeze

This is a two-part series on the GameStop stock short squeeze and how it unfolded in the eyes of Queen’s students.Continue...

Tales from customer service

When I was in high school, I made the unfortunate decision to take a job as one of Santa’s helpers at my local mall.Continue...

The MCU is finally making strides in women representation

Last week, when I opened Disney+, I was met with a banner promoting Captain Marvel with the caption “Celebrate International Women’s Day.” I was infuriated.Continue...

Staff Picks: Best meals on campus

There are lots of things to miss about being on campus: walking past ivy-covered buildings, working in the libraries, and grabbing something delicious to eat between classes.Continue...

The melting pot: How my housemates and I bonded over food

When my five housemates and I met in October of our first year at Queen’s, all that connected us was a mutual friend, Amy. We were six young women thrown together, each from different religious backgrounds and ethnicities, all planning to live under the same roof.Continue...

How adopting my cats changed my life

In a corner of my living room at any given time, there’s a pile of Whiskas cat food scattered across the hardwood floor.Continue...

How the pandemic is changing my relationship with my body

A lot of things I love have been taken away by the pandemic, but one thing I have gained this past year is a greater appreciation for myself and my body.Continue...

Sipping local: exploring lesser-known Kingston coffee shops

With Kingston claiming the title of highest per capita restaurants in the country, it’s no surprise the city is saturated with charming, small-town coffee shops.Continue...

STEM & the City: Diversity drivers

The fashion industry has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to challenging the status quo. Some designers embrace social movements long before they become embedded in mainstream society.Continue...

Taylor Swift is mad, and we should at least respect that anger

Last week, Taylor Swift called out the Netflix series Ginny & Georgia for making a sexist joke at her expense. Unsurprisingly, Swift’s criticism spurred a divisive response online. Some are interpreting it as a #girlboss moment, applauding Swift for her candour. Others think she can’t take a joke.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: What’s the correct order to watch the MCU?

Suggesting that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is easy to follow is a stretch—it’s a lot of material to work through. The best way to optimize your enjoyment of these films is to watch them in order of year they were released, not the chronological order of events within the MCU.Continue...

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