Lifestyle

Why Joker has been deemed dangerous by critics

Though it’s not uncommon for films to receive heavy criticism following their release, DC Entertainment’s newest blockbuster, Joker , has generated an unprecedented amount of controversy.Continue...

Identity shapes values, making the political personal

Election season in an (unofficially) two-party democracy is always nerve-wracking. The argument constantly resurfaces over which party leader is stronger, or even the lesser of two evils.Continue...

What I learned from all the bad advice I’ve received during university

I arrived at Queen’s with many things: clothes, my great-aunt’s old mini fridge, a box of books, and a lot of bad preconceptions about university. By the time I carried that same box of books back down the residence stairs to my mom’s car, I’d accumulated a few more misguided ideas.Continue...

The one where we reminisce about Friends

Whether you’ve watched every episode of Friends multiple times or just know when to clap during the theme song, there’s no question as to the show’s ongoing cultural importance.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: Is Common Ground better than The Brew?

Call me traditional, but Common Ground (CoGro) takes the cake—literally.Continue...

Asking for a Friend: Rekindling a relationship and making the most of final year

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...

How to cure the back-to-school cold

As someone who usually spends the entire fall semester dealing with a never-ending sinus cold, I’ve picked up many tricks for warding off the most unpleasant symptoms of dreaded back-to-school illness.Continue...

Jonathan Van Ness shows us HIV status is no longer something to hide

This September, Jonathan Van Ness disclosed his HIV-positive status in an interview with the New York Times . This revelation came in advance of the hairstylist and Queer Eye cast member’s new book , Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love .Continue...

The importance of failure as explained by the venture capital industry

Three years ago, I attended a venture capital firm’s annual meeting—an event where the company updates partners and portfolio companies on their investment and management strategies moving forward.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: Why the 2008 US financial crisis impacted the world

When the United States financial system crashed more than a decade ago, its impact wasn’t contained to the domestic economy. It was felt worldwide.Continue...

Student Start-ups: Red Gold of Afghanistan is empowering Afghani women

Nazaneen Qauomi, MMIE ’19, Herman Kaur, MECE ’19, and Mustafa Ansari, MMIE ’19, have combined international relationships, female empowerment, and delicious products into one business through their startup, Red Gold of Afghanistan.Continue...

Dream Interpreter: A surprise party, new tattoos, and home renovations

I’m Meryl Sleep, Queen’s resident dream interpreter. I analyze dreams in an effort to decode the symbols in each Queen’s student’s subconscious. Today’s dream involves a surprise party, new tattoos, and home renovations.Continue...

Hidden Gems: The kaleidoscopic joys of audiobooks

We’re living in a media-saturated world. As millennials and Generation Zs, we’re constantly overloaded with YouTube ads, pinging texts, images and videos on social media, and news from around the world.Continue...

Navigating my long-distance relationship with my brother

When students returned to Queen’s for the new school year, everyone fell back into familiar Kingston routines.Continue...

Turning your hot girl summer into a hot girl year

With classes getting back into full swing and the official first day of fall having come and gone, students are beginning to mourn the end of pier season, wearing shorts to class, and above all else, the phenomenon that is the “hot girl summer.”Continue...

Interracial relationships in the media fail to celebrate women of colour

Across North American TV and film, a prevailing theme proves everyone has the right to love who they want, regardless of race.Continue...

Bachelor in Paradise's history-making match

Bachelor in Paradise had its sixth season finale last week, and it was mostly business as usual onscreen: steamy Fantasy Suite visits, dramatic fights in the sand, and unnecessarily long reunion scenes.Continue...

Queen's students' cures for Monday mornings

While it’s clichéd to say, Mondays truly are the worst.Continue...

Bianca Andreescu’s US Open title is one for Canadian history books

This September, Mississauga-born Bianca Andreescu won the US Open against veteran tennis star Serena Williams.Continue...

What Trump's proposed ban on flavoured vaping products should mean for Canadians

I still remember when a big vape cloud descended over my high school.Continue...

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