Student Life

Ranking Kingston’s best bubble tea

Chances are that if you drink boba tea (also known as bubble tea), you don’t just like it—you love it. The smooth milk tea and the squishy tapioca pearls makes for a dangerous combination out to get both your sanity and the cash in your wallet.Continue...

Tips and tricks for avoiding food waste as a student

The climate crisis can no longer be ignored, and several cities, such as our very own Kingston, have declared states of climate emergency. As young people and students, it can feel overwhelming to live our daily lives while knowing we’re contributing to the problem.Continue...

The Journal's guide to student-friendly houseplants

In my first year at Queen’s, my friend gave me a plastic plant for my birthday because I couldn’t “kill this one.” I entered first year with three houseplants, and since then, my collection has grown to almost a dozen. I’ve probably killed half as many.Continue...

What we learned on exchange: practical lessons for day-to-day life

When you first sign up to go on university exchange, it’s natural to fantasize about far-flung travel, mouth-watering food, and life-long friendships. For the most part, these fantasies come true, but going on exchange also comes with some unexpected road bumps.Continue...

Queen’s best weird food combinations

University is a time for unleashing your creativity, and the kitchen is no exception. When your fridge is empty, but your stomach is grumbling, you may have to resort to unique methods of feeding yourself.Continue...

QP drink tasting leaves behind a sweet taste

In honour of their updated menu, the Queen’s Pub (QP) hosted a drink tasting on August 31 so students could sample their new beers and cocktails. Having spent every Monday and Tuesday evening of the summer at QP watching 25 twenty-somethings find love on The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise , I knew I had to be there.Continue...

Journal staff’s favourite spots on campus

Queen’s campus is full of nooks and crannies where students can hang out, and everyone seems to have a personal favourite.Continue...

Why Spikeball nets the love of Queen’s students

In the warm summer months, it’s practically impossible to visit Breakwater Park without spotting a game—or five—of the latest craze to hit the beach: Spikeball.Continue...

High expectations: the best ways to enjoy legal weed

With all of its strains, concentrates and taboos, trying cannabis—the term for weed or marijuana used by the Canadian government—for the first time can be daunting.Continue...

A thrifty guide to summer fun

While “work hard, play hard” is a great motto to have throughout the school year, during the summer, it’s fair to want to work less and play more.Continue...

Vegan, gluten-free cranberry chocolate chip cookie recipe

If you’re hankering for something sweet but still want to uphold your summer health commitments, look no further.Continue...

Summer hobbies for everyone under the sun

While summer means an increase in free time without your typical academic and extracurricular obligations, it can be challenging to decide how to best spend your days. Here are a few hobbies to consider picking up over the next few months so you can take full advantage of the (almost) stress-free season.Continue...

The Journal’s summer 2019 playlist

After what felt like endless months of winter coats and final exams, summer is finally on the horizon.Continue...

Breaking down the Finsta phenomenon

Instagram has become such a popular social platform having one account isn’t enough—these days, you need a fake one too.Continue...

Summer Picks: Kingston’s best patios

Kingston has finally warmed up, which can only mean one thing for students and residents alike: it’s officially patio season.Continue...

Best of Kingston 2019

We polled Queen’s students on their favourite locations around Kingston, from preferred coffee shops to campus’ finest bathrooms.Continue...

Meet the Princess on University Avenue

Most students know Queen Victoria, who established ‘Queen’s College in Kingston’ via the Royal Charter in 1841, as the ‘Queen’ of Queen’s.Continue...

Acing summer productivity

For some students, summer is a time to kick back and soak up the sun, but for many it’s also a chance to catch up on academics or even get ahead.Continue...

Ranking Kingston’s best milkshakes

Ally’s Twitter bio lists milkshakes as her number one life pillar. Josh has a self-made poster of a Gold Medal Ribbon milkshake from Baskin Robbins hanging in his bedroom.Continue...

Missed Connections at Queen's: Saint Patrick's Day Edition

If you spent St. Patrick’s Day milling around Aberdeen Street or dancing your heart out in a friend-of-a-friend’s backyard, chances are you met someone memorable.Continue...

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