Student Life

How schools leave leisure reading by the wayside

Educators need to find more effective ways of encouraging literacy and independent reading among students.Continue...

Delving into the community of serious dreamers

I’ve always treated my dreams as entertainment. However, after a few weeks of restless and dream-filled sleep last semester, I found myself scouring the internet for theories to interpret my dreams.Continue...

How to keep your fitness resolutions at Queen’s

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions for students is exercise—and it can make January daunting for ARC first-timers and regulars, who can intimidate or irritate each other.Continue...

Buying my first sustainable winter jacket

In mid-November, I walked out of my house in disbelief and found everything beautifully covered in snow.Continue...

The Nutcracker’s reluctant biggest fan

Every holiday season, thousands of eager Canadians swarm downtown Toronto to witness the unique Christmastime magic that is The National Ballet of Canada’s production of The Nutcracker .Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: Are New Year’s resolutions overrated?

Being fond of beginnings, I understand why the New Year can be hopeful. Resolutions naturally become a part of the feeling, and there’s nothing wrong with embarking on a journey towards self-improvement.Continue...

Minimizing your waste at Queen’s

Reducing your carbon footprint as a student goes beyond recycling—it’s about knowing what to recycle and when.Continue...

Re-thinking creative study breaks

My second language is music. As a student, it's become the perfect destresser.Continue...

Unpacking my astrological identity

On Nov. 22, the planets in the solar system shifted—and just like that, Sagittarius season began.Continue...

The poster who became a meme: a week-long saga

Over the past week, David Vassos, ArtSci ’20, has garnered campus-wide attention for posting a series of memes in Overheard at Queen’s, a Facebook group with over 30,000 members.Continue...

The struggles of talking mental health with older generations

Our parents are normally the ones to notice many of our firsts in life. However, our first panic attack, depressive episode, or sign of mental illness is often neglected.

Most of our...Continue...

How to style your Movember ‘stache

People across the world are growing out their mustaches in support of No Shave November and the Movember foundation, which helps to raise awareness for men’s health issues.

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Reducing your carbon footprint at Queen’s

Organizations on campus have taken the initiative to promote more environmentally sustainable habits in recent years.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: Is there value in openly discussing our grades?

Students being open about marks might seem like a recipe for disappointment and self-deprecation, but open dialogue can serve to help gauge your progress, alleviate doubt, and create a sense of solidarity.Continue...

How the Movember Foundation became most effective promoter of men’s mental health

On Oct. 10, the Movember Foundation released a campaign called “Man of More Words” along with a short video stressing the importance of vocal mental health support.Continue...

An exchange student’s eye-opening experience at a Full Moon Ceremony

How often do you look at the moon? In my home country of Japan, this question would qualify as standard small talk—just like asking about the weather.Continue...

Guide to 2018 Halloween events in Kingston

Whether you’re looking to spend your Halloweekend getting your pants scared off or taking it easy, there’s something for everyone in Kingston.Continue...

In defense of learning a second language

Over the summer, I was drinking my morning coffee at a friend’s cottage when their father mentioned the current state of the Ontario Secondary School Core French Curriculum—the French-as-a-second language program designed for native English speakers in secondary schools.Continue...

Student bar workers in Kingston share their wildest shift stories

While some Queen’s students frequent the Hub as a fun way to spend their weekends, others use Kingston’s bar scene to secure a part-time job.Continue...

Are our phones listening to us?

The idea that everyone with an electronic device is under surveillance has circled mainstream society since George Orwell's 1984 .Continue...

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