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Student Superheroes: Friends who do it all

You don’t need to watch every Avengers movie to know that most superheroes keep their identities secret.Continue...

Student Superheroes: Changemakers in the Kingston community

You don’t need to watch every Avengers movie to know that most superheroes keep their identities secret. Though they help save people from everything from bus crashes to super villains to giant aliens, they usually do so while disguised in spandex suits complete with a mask.Continue...

Student Superheroes: Advocates for strong identity and mental health

You don’t need to watch every Avengers movie to know that most superheroes keep their identities secret. Though they help save people from everything...Continue...

Asking for a Friend: St. Patrick’s Day, puppies, and parents

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: What’s the tea with GDP?

If you were to represent Canada’s economy with one number, it would be approximately 1.712 trillion.Continue...

Staff Picks: Our favourite part of spring

The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and the sun is peeking out at us from behind the clouds. This can only mean one thing: spring is finally here.Continue...

Queen’s Eats: Steaming hot takes on fine dining in Kingston

Navigating an upscale menu is like playing Russian roulette. There are always a few entrées that are more ‘fancy’ than they are full of flavour. And, given that most upscale restaurants serve small portions, there’s a good chance you’ll end up craving McDonald’s after your meal.Continue...

Dream Interpreter: After the party

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 deck of cards, a current crush, and an elementary school friend.Continue...

Tricolour Sex Diary: Girls aren’t the only ones who bleed in bed

Last school year, I didn’t date much. I justified it by telling myself I was too busy and it was smarter to focus on school work than on my love life.Continue...

Asking for a Friend: Being left on read and planning for a restful Reading Week

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...

Educating girls is an overlooked solution to the climate crisis

We’ve all heard the most common ways to reduce climate change: limit our consumption of animal products, ditch fossil fuel-powered cars, reduce food waste, transition to solar and wind energy, and so on.Continue...

Queen’s Eats: Culinary connections to my culture

Cultural identity as a second-generation Canadian is difficult to navigate.Continue...

Asking for a Friend: School, work, and friendships, oh my!

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 does a centrally-planned economy work?

The United States and the Soviet Union differed on many things during the Cold War, and one of them was food.Continue...

Electric cars won’t save the world

There’s no doubt that electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids are a better alternative than gasoline-guzzling internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEs).Continue...

Dream Interpreter: Shrunken kids in a Tupperware container

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 discussion about stress, and suggestions on how to cope with those anxious feelings.Continue...

Queen’s Eats: Redefining the dinner date

The classic dinner date is a cliché for a reason—what better way to woo your crush, or spend intimate time with your significant other, than trying artfully-plated dishes under ambient lighting? And since Kingston offers the most restaurants per capita in Canada, you’ll never be short of options for different cuisines at a range of price points.Continue...

Asking for a Friend: Struggling to find a dream job and being ostracized by housemates

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 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...

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