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Is 13 Reasons Why’s triggering content acceptable artistic expression?

Netflix’s hit series 13 Reasons Why has been making waves with its controversial depiction of teen suicide since its premiere in 2017. After continuing to deliver increasingly divisive plotlines in its recently released second season, the show has proven to be a unique case study in artistic expression without moral considerations.Continue...

Emmy Award nominations not as progressive as they seem

If you’ve heard anything about this year’s Emmy Award nominations, it’s probably been centered around the idea of progress.Continue...

Remembering the best stories of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

From June to July, students across the globe escaped the realities of their summer jobs and classes to passionately support their favourite national teams at the 2018 FIFA world cup.Continue...

What’s so special about Netflix’s Set It Up?

Within the past decade, it seemed audiences and moviemakers alike had agreed on a simple fact: the romantic-comedy genre is dead . Yet Netflix has still found a hit in its summer breakout rom-com, Set It Up .Continue...

Drake’s Scorpion boasts something for everyone

Spiteful and romantic messages. Sweet and salty lyrics. Hard and soft beats. That’s the all-encompassing description of Drake’s newest album, Scorpion .Continue...

The Handmaid’s Tale’s second season is a warning for white women

As Canada’s southern neighbors question their democracy , and rights seem to be little more than suggestions , Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale is here to remind us that the worst is yet to come.Continue...

Photo Essay: Summer in Kingston

The Journal captured some photos to give a glimpse into what summer looks like in Kingston—before the city is covered in leaves and beer cans.Continue...

How to get the ‘summer look’ without the beach

According to social media, the arrival of summer means we should all be chilling on a rooftop patio, tanning on a beach, travelling around the world or lounging at a cottage. But this isn’t really the reality for most university students.Continue...

Four summer TV shows worth stepping out of the sun for

The notion of summer seems to confuse television makers worldwide. Networks have to keep producing shows—it’s still their job—but they’re also mindful of people taking a much needed break from their screens to soak up the sun.

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How my late aunt Susan’s words guided my life and education

Recently, I’ve been bombarded with advice about how to navigate university. I never expected the most meaningful guidance I’d receive, for university and life, would come from a speech my late aunt delivered over seven years ago.Continue...

How to fill a plan-free summer

If the question, “So, what are you doing this summer?” fills you with dread, you’re not alone. In fact, plenty of Queen’s students find themselves with nothing to do between the winter and fall...Continue...

Miss America’s axed swimsuit competition sends mixed messages

The recent changes to the Miss America pageant are said to mark the end of an era and spark newfound empowerment. However, these decisions may come with troubling consequences.

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Indian Horse provides new narrative for Canada Day

The current political and social climate in Canada has been dominated by increasing efforts to reconcile with the tragic history suffered by Indigenous peoples—a history which was portrayed with effectiveness and intensity in Canadian director Stephen Campanelli’s newest film, Indian Horse. Continue...

Explaining the demise of Roseanne

Barr’s top-rated sitcom, Roseanne , was cancelled by ABC after the comedian’s discriminatory tweet towards former advisor to Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett. But Barr’s controversial social media presence proves nothing new.Continue...

Smoothie recipes for the summer

Fruits, vegetables, and nuts are essential to a healthy diet, and one of the most delicious ways to get your daily dose is in a smoothie.Continue...

John Mulaney’s Kid Gorgeous is relatability at its best

Since the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, the entertainment industry saw a dramatic spike in its production of highly-politicized content. Whether intentional or not, it seems as if art released today—especially in the form of comedy—can be spun to fit a conservative or liberal agenda.Continue...

A serial commuter’s guide to summer podcasts

The unfortunate truth about summer is despite the post-exam rush of freedom, it can be incredibly boring once summer jobs begins—especially if you are one of many students who will be commuting daily.Continue...

I miss the old Kanye: free thought gone too far

Earlier this spring, Kanye West rapped, “We ain’t made it off the plantation,” calling himself a ‘slave’ to fan expectations after professing admiration for right-wing causes. The rapper subsequently tweeted in late April, “the mob can’t make [him] not love” Donald Trump, a president known for institutionalizing racism.Continue...

The Royal Wedding is not another Cinderella story

On the morning of May 19, British royal Prince Harry married American actress Meghan Markle on live television, affording the general public a true “Where were you when...?” moment. While this may not sound important to the average Queen’s student, the story of Markle—an actress turned real-life princess—offers a universal lesson.Continue...

A peek behind the curtain of Queen’s meme factory

The wildly popular dissemination of memes has forever altered the way our generation uses social media, relates to each other and communicates our thoughts. It shouldn’t be too much of a shock to discover memes have hit the Queen’s community in a big way.Continue...

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