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Reclaiming the Word: Slut

Reclaiming the Word: “We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it!”

“Queer” is a word with a complex and contentious history.Continue...

The Tricolour Sex Column: Birth Control

The first time my gynecologist asked me if I wanted to go on birth control, I was 12 years old and my mother was standing next to me, red in the face.Continue...

Reclaiming the Word: “Bitch, please”

The slang term “bitch” is a staple of today’s vernacular, especially for members of Gen-Z. We use it as both a term of endearment and as a derogatory remark; “Bitch, I love you,” and “god, you are acting like such a bitch,” have wildly different connotations despite their rhetorical similarities.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: traditional vs. virtual games

There are a lot of things that we can get on the internet, but a good, hardy laugh from in-person game nights isn’t one of them.Continue...

The Tricolour Sex Column: Eating out

When it comes to sex, there’s no getting around the awkwardness that comes with two people who are completely naked and trying to get each other off. But making sure both parties are being equally pleasured can set the stage for something magical.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: GME and a second short squeeze

We last left our student investors watching the GameStop (GME) shares come tumbling down from their $500 USD peak on Jan. 28, a trend that would continue well into February.Continue...

Staff Picks: The little things we miss

Last March, as campus shuttered, students packed up and headed home, not knowing when life would return to some semblance of normal.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 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...

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...

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...

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...

The Tricolour Sex Column: The Orgasm Gap vs. the Pleasure Gap

If you haven’t heard about it by now, ‘The Orgasm Gap’ is the concept that some folks, depending on their gender or sexuality, are more or less likely to achieve an orgasm during sexual encounters with one or multiple partners.Continue...

The fight for paid sick days continues through a pandemic. It shouldn’t.

In 2018, the newly-elected Ford government cancelled all mandatory paid sick days. Since then, health advocates and labour activists have been fighting to bring them back. In a global pandemic with a contagious virus, paid sick days are more vital than ever.

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Point/Counterpoint: Do you enjoy winter weather?

I can’t think of a more flavourless marriage to one’s environment than living inside a perpetual summer.Continue...

The Tricolour Sex Column: Exploring my Queerness

Sexuality isn’t inherently tied to sex, even if society convinces us otherwise. That being said, a lot of the stigma and Queerphobia I’ve faced has been rooted in sex and being hypersexualized. That’s made it difficult to come to terms with my own Queerness, and that difficulty has been amplified by pressure to “come out.”Continue...

Staff Picks: Favourite course

Winter semester is in full swing. Some of your classes might be getting you down, but we hope there are some that make hours of lectures and homework feel worthwhile. To celebrate the start of classes, a few Journal staff shared their all-time favourite courses.Continue...

The Tricolour Sex Column: Virginity

The definition of ‘virginity’ seemed clear to me growing up: it was the first moment a penis would penetrate my vagina. As I got older, though, my perceptions around losing my virginity changed frequently and were couched in guilt.Continue...

STEM and the City: Pantone has announced the colours of 2021. Here’s how to wear them.

It’s safe to say we don’t need to spend any more time reflecting on 2020—it was the worst. Thankfully, we’ve entered a new year, and with widespread dissemination of a vaccine on the horizon, the prevailing mood is gradually shifting to one of hope and—dare I say—optimism.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: Synchronous vs. asynchronous online courses

Please—no more frantic note taking and screenshotting. Asynchronous learning lets you take a much-needed break from Zoom—and it has benefits for learning.Continue...

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