Student Life

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...

Your life isn’t a Hallmark movie­: it’s just cuffing season

In recent weeks, the cold weather might have you wondering if the warmth of hand-holding could be a solution to winter’s chill.Continue...

The ultimate breakup playlist

No matter how a relationship ends, whether it’s amicable or one-sided, breakups suck.Continue...

Missed Connections at Queen’s: Homecoming edition

Chances are, you probably met more people on Aberdeen St. during Homecoming than you have in the last two months combined.Continue...

Steps to stay motivated for the rest of the term

The second half of the academic term is always stressful. The strain of final essays, projects, and tests can start to weigh on us, giving us no choice but to buckle down and work harder than ever.Continue...

What students hope the world will look like in five years

Thinking about the future right now might be daunting.Continue...

The racialized intersections of women’s rights deserve more space

It’s difficult enough to be a feminist, regardless of your skin colour. You’re policed and dismissed. Your frustration is interpreted as rage, and you always seem to be ‘asking for too much.’Continue...

How to have a sustainable Halloween

From costumes to candy to carving pumpkins, Halloween festivities can be full of single-use products that aren't so sustainable.Continue...

Spider-themed recipes to impress at any Halloween potluck

As university students, we’ve long traded trick-or-treating for costume parties and themed get-togethers. Now, the only thing scarier than ghosts and goblins is pulling together last-minute costumes and figuring out what to bring to Halloween potlucks.Continue...

Queen’s students and alumni share what Homecoming means to them

Queen’s Homecoming is a time to celebrate togetherness and school spirit, but not everyone experiences it in the same way. In honour of this year’s festivities, The Journal asked staff, students, and alumni to share what Homecoming means to them.Continue...

School holidays are for recharging, not completing assignments

Many students can agree that school breaks should be a time for relaxation, family, and food, not panicking over academic deadlines. Still, many professors assign work over holiday breaks, leaving students little choice but to sneak away from family festivities to complete their schoolwork.Continue...

The benefits of yoga in student life

I still remember how relaxed and calm I felt after my first yoga class in high school.Continue...

Gaels going viral: Four Queen’s YouTubers get candid

Apart from academics and part-time jobs, most Queen’s students pursue a handful of hobbies. From joining clubs that satisfy our interests to going for runs along the waterfront, we fill our spare time with simple activities that make us happy.Continue...

How to make social media a positive force in your life

Social media can be a useful tool for keeping in contact with your family, completing schoolwork, and staying on top of the latest news. But if you overdo or misuse it, social networking sites can also have serious ramifications on your mental health.Continue...

The Journal’s fall 2019 playlist

Blustering winds, unexpected rain, and dreaded midterms are getting us all down this month, as fall finally rears its head. Now that summer has ended and upbeat music no longer matches the mood and weather, it’s time for a new seasonal playlist to set the tone for autumn.Continue...

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