Student Life

Photographing our quarantine

Inspired by the Ryersonian ’s recent photo essay, in which four students were each given a disposable camera and had to document their day, the Lifestyle section sought to do the same at Queen’s. Then, the spread of coronavirus shut down the University and just about everything else.Continue...

Grieving the end of a long-distance relationship

For people in long-distance relationships, virtual communication isn’t just an alternative to a ‘real’ relationship—it’s the only connection to a loved one that happens to live far away.Continue...

Quarantine and chill?

For many students at Queen’s, the past few days have been a whirlwind of packing, moving, and self-isolating in the wake of Canada’s growing COVID-19 pandemic.Continue...

An early farewell to residence

The first-year residence experience has come to an abrupt halt—residence is asking those who are able to leave by March 22 due to the spread of Coronavirus , and most students are already packing their bags and heading home.Continue...

Queen's-themed crossword

As the year wraps to its close, here’s a Queen’s-themed crossword to shake the blues borne from COVID-19-related social isolation and the sudden departure of friends and peers from campus.Continue...

Six life milestones that are different for brown women

Women’s History Month always makes me think about my own womanhood. But this March, I’ve thought a lot about how my experiences as a brown woman differ from my white counterparts—specifically as a cis woman raised in a semi-conservative Muslim household.Continue...

Ranking Kingston’s best milkshakes part 2: Experts reunited

Last March, then-coworkers Ally and Josh happily used their roles as Lifestyle editors as an excuse to skip around town in search of the best milkshakes in Kingston.Continue...

How I thrifted (almost) my entire wardrobe

I’ve never thought of myself as a fashionable person. I prioritize comfort and ease above all else, and would wear sweatpants everywhere if it were socially acceptable.Continue...

How Barbie movies foster female friendship

The biggest difference between girls that grew up in the 2000s versus the 2010s is who they define as their Rapunzel.Continue...

What being a woman means to us this International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day, we had 23 hours—thanks, Daylight Savings—to think about the contributions and wonderful qualities of women in our lives. From relatives, to friends, to public figures, we are surrounded by incredible women who persist in a world that limits them.Continue...

What to expect when not expecting to spend a year abroad in Kingston

After months of waiting for our exchange results, the emails finally entered our inboxes—subject line: “Offer of Exchange.”Continue...

Fashion trends to put a spring in your step

Spring is officially around the corner, and with the warmer weather comes a shift in fashion trends as we swap our puffy jackets and winter boots for lighter wear.Continue...

Giving a voice to Jewish culture in our communities

I’ve always been aware of anti-Semitism in my community.Continue...

Silencing your inner green-eyed Gael

Scrolling through Instagram post-Reading Week can easily incite familiar feelings of envy.Continue...

The history of spring break

The notorious, highly anticipated, and relatively new tradition of spring break (known as Reading Week at many Canadian schools) has become a symbol of North American university life.Continue...

Why we’re done complaining

I’m still angry after 19 years on Earth.Continue...

Five days of living waste-free as a student

It’s a confusing time to be environmentally conscious as a Canadian.Continue...

The Journal’s winter 2020 playlist

I tried to make this season’s playlist applicable to everyone—I really did. But if you were to take a look at my Spotify history this winter, you’d see that I’ve just been listening to the same three lo-fi acoustic indie albums on repeat while lying in bed and waiting for spring.Continue...

Queen’s secret crush confessions

It’s February, and for us single folks, that can mean wistfully scrolling through our crush’s social media wishing they would be our Valentine.Continue...

No Valentine? No problem

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

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