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The Lazy Economist: The beautiful, bountiful world of bonds

If you aren’t familiar with investing, but want to save a few hundred dollars for a post-grad trip, a future shopping spree, or that scary thing people call “the future,” bonds are a great thing to know about.Continue...

What’s the deal with Australia’s bushfires?

Bushfires aren’t uncommon in Australia—in fact, Australia experiences a natural “fire season” every year during the Australian summer.Continue...

Queen’s Eats: Is Tasty worth the hype?

We’ve all scrolled through our feed and fallen into the Tasty trance. It’s impossible not to love those beautiful overhead shots of hands combining ingredients that have been pre-chopped and organized into little glass bowls.Continue...

Hidden Gems: An insider’s guide to Christmas shopping for your mother

Have you ever wondered why your mother figure is so stressed around the holidays?Continue...

New minority government sitting in the hot seat

Last month, almost 18 million Canadians exercised their democratic right and voted in the federal election.Continue...

Asking for a Friend: Navigating shifting relationships and being overcommitted

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...

Dream Interpreter: Satan’s frustrations building the tenth level of Hell

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.Continue...

Tri-Colour Sex Diary: The one where I threw up on his bed

On a Tuesday night in March of my first year at Queen’s, I was walking through a blizzard on my way to my first Tinder meetup.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: Should holiday music be played year-round?

As the clock strikes midnight on Nov. 1, my life undergoes a dramatic transformation.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: Understanding and improving your credit score

To get the car, home, or job of your dreams, the people in charge will often examine something other than your character: your credit score.Continue...

Queen's Eats: The piping hot truth about the Tea Room’s ecological efforts

The Tea Room, located in Beamish-Munro Hall, has been an on-campus favourite since its conception in 2006.Continue...

Dream Interpreter: Fleeing from mayonnaise-eating zombies

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 mayonnaise, a fancy boarding school, and the zombie apocalypse.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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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