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Queen’s Takes the Real World: An unexpected detour to med school

Every medical student has a story of what they were doing when they first got their university acceptance: how they celebrated, who they immediately shared the news with, and how they felt relieved and rewarded for their hard work. I wish I had that. Instead, acceptance to medical school came with confusion.Continue...

The Journal's February 2019 horoscopes

February is when many of us prioritize our love life and re-evaluate our romantic relationships. And as a result, we should all be watching Venus' cycle very closely.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: Breaking down tax systems

If there’s any constant in life, it's taxes.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: Should little kids use technology?

In today’s increasingly digital age, we’re constantly plugged in and connected to everything around us. Because we’re surrounded by screens for much of our daily lives, it’s easy to stay immersed in social and data exchanges, and natural to feel overwhelmed and overstimulated by our devices.Continue...

Student start-ups: Reel Honey carves space for female and non-binary writers

When Sydney Urbanek, ArtSci ’17, launched her online magazine Reel Honey in April of 2017, she never expected the extent of its current success.Continue...

The Journal’s January 2019 horoscopes

Welcome to 2019 and the new semester—your resolutions are important to keep in mind during Capricorn season, since the sign is often plagued with self-doubt and hesitation.Continue...

Queen's takes the Real World: Trading Kingston for the concrete jungle

If you open any of my old diaries or yearbooks, one staple of my identity has always been the same: I’ve known exactly what I wanted to do with my life and where I wanted to be since I was seven...Continue...

Tri-colour Sex Diary: My first same-sex hookup

When I tell my friends I recently became a sexually liberated woman, they often reply with a furrowed brow.Continue...

The Journal’s December 2018 horoscopes

As Mars continues to transit Aquarius, chaotic energy abounds.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: How insurance companies work

Insurance can be a mysterious part of adult life.Continue...

E-voting is critical for young voters

The recent municipal election on Oct. 22 saw the increased use of online voting platforms in townships across the province—a move as popular as it is necessary.Continue...

Professors' Picks: Memorable teaching slip-ups

As midterm season comes to a close, some of us will be patting ourselves on the back for a job well done—but others may beat themselves up for a bad test or overlooked mistake.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: What you need to know about stock shorting

If all you took away from the movie The Big Short was an image of Margot Robbie in a bathtub, you're not alone.Continue...

Productivity distilled: Mastering the balancing act

Cultivating a healthy balance between our various commitments is a central part of our overall satisfaction.

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Cream cheese, maple, and pecan mini cheesecakes recipe

If you’re invited to a potluck but have midterms to study for, we’ve got you covered. This recipe for delicious mini cheesecakes is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while taking minimal time and effort to prepare.Continue...

The Journal’s November 2018 horoscopes

This November, Mars is transiting Aquarius, and the increased jolt of energy that comes with it can makes this month a chaotic time for everyone.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: An expert explains the Bank of Canada’s interest rate hike

As many major Canadian news outlets reported this week, the Bank of Canada raised its interest rates to 1.75 per cent. If you’re unsure about that, you’re not alone.Continue...

Why Brett Kavanaugh got appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh, a man accused of multiple counts of sexual assault, has been appointed to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court of the United States of America. This is reality, and it isn’t something that can be undone.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: What's the United States' beef with Canadian dairy?

President Trump seems to have a “huge” problem with Canadian dairy—as if there's anything to hate about cheese and ice cream.Continue...

Productivity Distilled: How to conquer an overwhelming week

Here’s a situation every Queen’s student knows all too well: it’s Monday morning and you have a massive list of things you didn’t get to last week. You glance at your calendar to find more jam-packed weeks ahead with no time to slow down.Continue...

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