Student Life

No Valentine? No problem

There are lots of reasons students don’t spend Valentine’s Day with a significant other.Continue...

What I learned from my time in Yonezawa, Japan

This winter break, I had the chance to live out my lifelong dream of visiting Japan, thanks to the Kakehashi Project , a youth exchange program run by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), and the Asia Pacific Foundation.Continue...

The truth behind the Coronavirus hysteria

Coronavirus has rocketed to the top of news headlines since the discovery of a new strain of the virus in the central Chinese City of Wuhan in early December of 2019.Continue...

The legalities of student living

Dealing with housing is an almost unavoidable part of the Queen’s experience.Continue...

Busing away from boredom

Kingston’s cold weather may have tricked you into believing that there’s nothing to do over the next couple of months except stay inside and binge-watch Netflix.Continue...

Tackling fast fashion, one shirt at a time

Even if you’re not familiar with the term “fast fashion,” chances are, your closet’s full of it.Continue...

E-Sports and the creation of the Queen’s gaming culture

Imagine: It’s the height of exam season. Stauffer Library is packed with students, and desks are covered in cyclones of test papers, textbooks, and lecture notes.Continue...

How to improve your bad hookups

Recently, I wrote a Journal feature about the orgasm gap: the proven phenomenon where women are less likely to orgasm during partnered sexual activity than men, especially during sex with men.Continue...

A student’s guide to travelling over Reading Week

When winter semester rolls around at Queen’s, things tend to feel a little dreadful. First-semester burnout is never fully cured over the holiday break, and the temperature keeps dropping lower and lower.Continue...

The situation with situationships

Whether you’ve been on dating apps, are in a long-term relationship, or are seeing someone casually, you likely know there are countless terms to describe different types of relationships.Continue...

Not your mother’s pants: Thrifting the perfect pair of mom jeans

Mom jeans: the elusive denim trend that’s captivated our Pinterest boards for years is still going strong. Even though mainstream fast-fashion brands...Continue...

A tour guide’s timeline of the city Queen’s calls home

Whether you’re just starting at Queen’s or you’ve lived in Kingston for years, there’s probably lots of interesting history about this city that you’ve never learned.Continue...

The ultimate survival guide to snowy winters

Growing up in Northern Ontario and exercising in crazy weather has taught me a thing or two about handling cold, snowy winters.Continue...

Things to do instead of checking your grad school application status

Second semester has started, and along with it comes application season. Whether you’ve applied to law, medical, graduate, or more undergraduate school, it can be a nerve-wracking time.Continue...

Students share their funniest stories from waiting in line for Kingston bars

The line to get into a Kingston bar can be a desolate, hopeless landscape. People shiver in skimpy clothes, overenthusiastic drinkers vomit in the streets, and impatient sneaks try their best to butt in line.Continue...

How to productively accept your privilege

In the age of a reinvented conservative shift, it’s no wonder that new and creative ways to be racist are created each day.Continue...

Busting ghosting culture at Queen’s

It’s safe to bet most Queen’s students have had at least one experience with a ghost—just not the paranormal kind.Continue...

New Year, new language

If you’re looking for a showstopping New Year’s resolution, toss those gym shoes aside and pick up a new language in 2020.Continue...

Everything you need to know about pap smears

Are you a person with a cervix who’s 21 or older and has been sexually active in the past?Continue...

Putting our best feet forward while fencing at Queen’s

This week, The Journal ’s Sports editors teamed up with Queen’s Fencing to try out one of the swankiest combat sports around. While they didn’t transform into pros after one lesson, they did learn a couple of great moves and some fun and fancy footwork.Continue...

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