Student Life

Tricolour Sex Diary: Sharing sex stories

The summer of 2021 was a hot girl summer for me. As a freshly vaccinated woman, I enjoyed swiping through Tinder, seeing if there were any prospects for a good one-night stand.Continue...

Lifestyle Reads: Books to crack open this summer

It’s the time of year again: I’m finished school and finally reconnecting with my love of reading. Here are some of my favourite books that will help you rekindle your relationship with literature this summer:Continue...

How I rediscovered my purpose

I found the light at the end of the tunnel.Continue...

Should you start a podcast?

It seems like everyone and their mother is starting a podcast, and we’re constantly subject to other people's ideas about everything from true crime to relationship advice.Continue...

Why you should get a houseplant this spring

We all know the people who treat plants like their children. I’ve spent my entire adult life scoffing at these "plant parenthood" folks with their watering cans and fertilizers.Continue...

Where to start when building your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn, the mystifying social media platform for adults, can be overwhelming for university students.Continue...

Curbing the winter blues

March. The dampest month of the year.Continue...

What COVID felt like as a vaccinated 21-year-old

Since I saw the headlines of a new, deadly virus being discovered in 2019, I existed in a state of blurry anxiety.Continue...

Student housing horror stories

When the first drops of water hit my bed, I was getting ready to leave for work. The sound of my housemate’s showering upstairs wasn’t the thrum of white noise it usually was. I squinted at my ceiling, and watched a drop of water fall onto my duvet.Continue...

The best niche date spots in Kingston

There’s nothing worse than running into your fellow tutorial members while you navigate a brutal Hinge date. While bars like Ale House are the perfect breeding ground for running into friends and meeting new people, they’re not the ideal place to go on a date.Continue...

Work from home staples to invest in

Online school makes me contemplate becoming a self-made hermit—but I’ve genuinely come to enjoy the small things that keep my routine exciting.Continue...

Ranking places I’ve cried on Queen’s campus

For the past few weeks, I’ve felt the existential dread of graduation creeping up my spine.Continue...

Distance doesn’t make the heart grow fonder

From a young age, I vowed to never lose myself in a relationship. My greatest fear was to have a romantic partner chip away at my dreams until I was a watered-down image of sacrifice and devotion.Continue...

Why I lose all social finesse trying to work out at the ARC

It seems as if every time I walk into the ARC to work out, I’m either a witness to or participant in a cringe-worthy social moment. After three years of this madness, I can’t tell if I’m the problem or if the ARC is cursed.Continue...

Exercise-tracking smartwatches are detrimental to a healthy body image

In the summer of eighth grade, I learned what it meant to be obsessive over my health and body weight. It started with a flimsy purple Fitbit knockoff. The simple reminder of how many steps I had taken launched me into a body image catastrophe.Continue...

We should all do our best to be chivalrous

As a feminist, I’ve always wondered if chivalry exists anymore, and whether or not accepting and appreciating it conflicts with my moral compass.Continue...

It’s time to pursue more intimate, meaningful relationships in person

I’m in the throes of a hot, healing girl summer.Continue...

Four tips for a better sleep

We’ve all been here: you have an important day of exam prep to do tomorrow, but you just can’t fall asleep.Continue...

Books to read this spring

The winter semester is almost over, which means it’s just about time to start stashing away your textbooks in favour of books to read for your own enjoyment. While I’d always recommend re-reading Harry Potter one more time, I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite books to get you through the summer.Continue...

Best late-night Kingston eats

Kingston has plenty to offer in terms of delicious spots to eat. Sometimes, though, hunger strikes late at night after most restaurants have shut their doors for the evening. To help you find a tasty place to eat after hours, The Journal asked students to share their favourite late-night meals.Continue...

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