Student Life

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.

In the Queen’s...Continue...

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...

Reflections on a summer of adventure and growth

Last year, a friend reminded me that undergrad would likely be the only time in our lives when we get four-month summers. Having always wanted to travel, I decided it was time to take a leap and put my savings into action.Continue...

Queen's Takes the Real World: The journey from Queen's to law school

When I graduated from Queen’s this past June—my best friend by my side and in identical convocation robes, my mom wiping her tears as I strutted down the stage—I remember thinking this Hallmark moment couldn’t last forever.Continue...

Queen’s students share their wild celebrity encounters

For most people, getting the chance to meet a famous person sounds like a dream—but, under the wrong circumstances, that dream can easily turn into an awkward nightmare.Continue...

The benefits of Queen's intramural sports

Earlier this month, with five minutes to spare before my first philosophy lecture of the year, I was sprinting down University Avenue to make it to class on time.Continue...

Setting goals to make the most of time on exchange at Queen’s

On Sept. 1, following a tedious 24-hour journey from Narita Airport in my native Japan, I finally arrived at Queen’s to begin my semester as an exchange student.Continue...

Re-learning the simple rules of friendship

Last summer, I embarked on a five-week educational trip to Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec—a town an hour north from the province’s capital, Quebec City.Continue...

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