Lifestyle

The Lazy Economist: A deeper look at the newly effected federal carbon tax

Earlier this year, the federal carbon tax came into effect. That means carbon—in forms including gasoline and diesel—is more expensive.Continue...

The 16-year-old Swedish teenager who's saving the planet

With federal elections looming in both Canada and the US, politicians have been emphasizing for months where they stand on hot-button issues like the economy, job security, and health care. One of these issues that’s become increasingly polarized is the world climate crisis.Continue...

What we learned on exchange: practical lessons for day-to-day life

When you first sign up to go on university exchange, it’s natural to fantasize about far-flung travel, mouth-watering food, and life-long friendships. For the most part, these fantasies come true, but going on exchange also comes with some unexpected road bumps.Continue...

Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood tackles the ethics of altering history

When I heard the new Quentin Tarantino movie was about the Manson Family, a radicalized cult, and their 1969 murder of American actress Sharon Tate, I was concerned. The writer-director is known for delighting in gore, and I feared the film would glorify the crimes and their perpetrators.Continue...

Why 13 Reasons Why should have ended after its first season

The Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why is one of the most controversial, boundary-pushing television shows on the platform—and perhaps in modern television. But despite its strong first season and talented cast, the series has since proven it should never have continued past its initial 13 episodes.Continue...

What I’ve learned paying my own way through a Queen’s education

The first time I told this story, I was in my first year of university. I was sitting on the grass at City Park, just a few blocks away from Queen’s, with my orientation leaders and group. We were playing Two Truths and a Lie, and one of my truths was that I was a 20-year-old first-year student.Continue...

Lizzo’s possible Grammy nomination is a win for music industry diversity

Lizzo’s hit empowering song “Truth Hurts” is poised to be nominated for the 2020 Grammys—two years after its initial release.Continue...

Tri-Colour Sex Diary: Dating app hookups helped me become a strong, independent woman

Last September, I was in a full-speed spiral downward . I was switching ADHD meds and hadn’t had a break from work or the busyness of life all summer (and, as it turns out, I wouldn’t catch one either). Oh, and my summer fling was about to dump me through a cruel silence.Continue...

Breaking down why we’re obsessed with celebrity relationships

The planet may be dying, Western politics may be at an extremist tipping point, and life-threatening weather may be ripping through the Bahamas, but celebrity breakups somehow still make national headlines.Continue...

Queen’s best weird food combinations

University is a time for unleashing your creativity, and the kitchen is no exception. When your fridge is empty, but your stomach is grumbling, you may have to resort to unique methods of feeding yourself.Continue...

QP drink tasting leaves behind a sweet taste

In honour of their updated menu, the Queen’s Pub (QP) hosted a drink tasting on August 31 so students could sample their new beers and cocktails. Having spent every Monday and Tuesday evening of the summer at QP watching 25 twenty-somethings find love on The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise , I knew I had to be there.Continue...

Taylor Swift revisits her country-pop roots with Lover

This August, Taylor Swift released her seventh studio album, Lover . Swift returns to her country-pop roots with this latest musical endeavor and reverts to a softer, more cheerful sound than that of her previous studio album, reputation .Continue...

Through Hong Kong protests, social media has become a battleground

For the last five months, Hong Kong has experienced some of the largest protests in its history. Now, the battle is no longer taking place solely in the streets of Hong Kong—it’s moving onto social media.Continue...

Overcoming inadequate feelings as a first-year student

One month into my first year at Queen’s, I wanted to drop out and go home. There wasn’t anything wrong with Queen’s. In fact, it was the opposite: there was something wrong with me—or so I told...Continue...

Journal staff’s favourite spots on campus

Queen’s campus is full of nooks and crannies where students can hang out, and everyone seems to have a personal favourite.Continue...

Why Spikeball nets the love of Queen’s students

In the warm summer months, it’s practically impossible to visit Breakwater Park without spotting a game—or five—of the latest craze to hit the beach: Spikeball.Continue...

Stranger Things 3 exceeds expectations by keeping true to its roots

More than a year and a half after its last season, Netflix released the third chapter of Stranger Things on July 4, bringing fans back to the 1980s. Season three invites us to once again experience the world of the Upside Down, Eleven’s nosebleeds, and the all-powerful villain, the Mind Flayer.Continue...

The Bachelorette star stands up for bodily autonomy

On a recent episode of reality show The Bachelorette, star Hannah Brown shocked audiences when she announced, “I f—ked in a windmill. And guess what? We did it a second time.”Continue...

Are You the One? is television’s most fantastically fluid dating show

Despite countless reality dating shows focusing on the love, drama, and sex lives of straight people, no show has effectively explored the LGBTQ+ dating experience. Until now.Continue...

Casting Halle Bailey in The Little Mermaid is a splash in the right direction

This July, Disney announced that Black actress and R&B singer Halle Bailey will star as Ariel in its upcoming remake of The Little Mermaid. This decision marks the first time a woman of colour will play a traditionally white heroine in one of Disney's live-action adaptations.Continue...

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