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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...

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...

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