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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...

American Horror Story: Apocalypse succeeds as a comedy without trying to be funny

Eight seasons into the American Horror Story franchise, it’s safe to say that creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have completely lost sight of the show’s initial creative direction.Continue...

A guide to keeping your electronic devices clean

There are only a few moments in the daily lives of university students where we're apart from our screens.Continue...

Tales from a summer at a racehorse fertility clinic

I’ve always wanted to be a veterinarian—at least I tried to remind myself that when I shadowed a racehorse fertility vet.Continue...

The Frosh Week from hell

Frosh Week’s purpose is to integrate students into Queen’s as smoothly as possible, which creates plenty of opportunities for things to go wrong. Here are some stories from current Queen’s students about their Frosh Week mishaps over the years.Continue...

Tri-colour Sex Diary: A drunken princess takes on Queen’s

Once upon a time, a hopeful princess came to Kingston for Frosh Week, ready to down some vodka sodas and drunkenly find a storybook ending with her Prince Charming. Unfortunately, this story isn’t a fairy tale, and I didn’t find anyone close to royalty.Continue...

The Kissing Booth normalizes potentially abusive behaviour

The Kissing Booth , a popular Netflix original movie released in May, disguises itself as a run-of-the-mill, teen romcom—while carelessly normalizing early warning signs of an abusive relationship.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: How do banks really make money?

Even though I study economics, I didn’t fully understand how banks made money until I came across the explanation in my Macroeconomics textbook last year.Continue...

How to kick start your fall work ethic

While the start of the fall semester is a perfect opportunity to set academic goals, the lingering summer heat makes finding the motivation to buckle down and focus a serious challenge.Continue...

Remembering Mac Miller, a selfless rapper

On his song "Small Worlds,” the late Mac Miller summed up his most-prized possessions: "A little space and time."Continue...

The Journal’s September 2018 horoscopes

We’re all going to be undergoing a lot of changes this month—but you probably didn’t need a psychic to tell you that.Continue...

As a former high school loser, Sierra Burgess is a Loser gives me hope

In a pivotal scene from Netflix’s newest teen romcom, Sierra Burgess is a Loser , the titular character stands in front of her parents, sobbing.Continue...

Journal staff’s songs of the summer

While music charts may have already announced the best-selling song of the summer, staff at The Journal have picked out their own summer anthems. Here are the songs some of our staff were listening to all summer long.Continue...

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before excels through unique characters

An otherwise standard Netflix rom-com has made waves on social media in recent weeks, and it’s largely a credit to its actors’ character development and relatability.Continue...

Confronting a fear of tears

Most children grow up with common and shared fears—like a fear of clowns, spiders or the dark. But ever since I was little, I’ve been afraid of something much more unique: crying.Continue...

When we knew Queen’s was right for us

As the first days of classes close, some students already feel at home already while others are doubting their choice of university. The Journal asked students to share when they knew Queen’s was the right school for them.Continue...

Lessons learned from a summer of watching Wicked

This past summer, I had a Sunday routine I could really get behind. I’d hop on the subway from my house in Toronto to the Ed Mirvish Theatre downtown, buy the cheapest tickets I could find, and sit through two hours and 45 minutes of pure bliss enjoying Wicked the Muscial .Continue...

How to bring summer to Queen's

Just because your time away from school is over, and the weather is getting cooler, doesn’t mean you should let the fall blues kick in. Here are four ways for you to keep living out your summer vibes while gearing up for the school year.Continue...

Shapovalov vs. Auger-Aliassime a valuable moment for athletes

Midway through the third set of their first-round match at this year’s US Open, Canadian Denis Shapovalov said three words tennis fans rarely hear in the middle of a match. “Are you okay?” Shapovalov asked fellow Canadian opponent, 18-year-old Felix Auger-Alliassime, across the net. Spectators wondered—was that a sign of compassion in the middle of a tennis match?Continue...

Learning to process my grief during frosh week

When my mother walked into my room with tears in her eyes as my brother and I watched tennis, I assumed it was about her son’s first year at university.

I knew seeing her first child go to...Continue...

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