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Allyship isn’t activism. Stop pretending it is.

I’ve been at a white institution for three years now, isolated from diversity and fighting battles every day to be allowed safety and comfort. Somehow, despite the casual and not-so-casual racism, the toughest thing about being at Queen’s has been the people who call themselves my allies.Continue...

How COVID-19 reshaped my student finances

In the middle of March, I lost three jobs in the span of 24 hours. One moment I was employed and living comfortably, hanging out with my friends near St.Patrick’s day—in the next, I was living through one of the most bizarre events I could’ve ever thought possible, my world uprooted.Continue...

On the first day of classes last year, I was hit by a truck. This is what it taught me.

On Sept.4, 2019, the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears started off the NFL season at about 8 p.m. It was the first day of classes last year, and I sped home on my unlit bike to watch the kickoff. The game would end up being disappointing, but I would never know: a truck turned across my path, and I was going far too quickly to stop.Continue...

Planning in pencil, not pen

Whether it’s your first or fourth year of undergrad, we all worry about the future from time to time—I know I certainly do. Even though most of my plans seemed pretty set at the beginning of 2020, I was still worried something catastrophic would happen.Continue...

Disney Channel never got worse, we just got old

Growing up, I had a bone to pick with 90s kids.Continue...

A24’s filmmaking crafts meaningful art under a new mainstream spotlight

From Lady Bird to Mid90s , A24 has consistently been producing intricate, aesthetically-charged films which connect with its audiences on multiple levels.Continue...

The return of ‘Saturday Night Live’ couldn’t have come at a better time

2020 has been quite a year—from a deadly virus to murder hornets, it’s left us all wondering what could possibly come next. With everything going on, it’s easy to lose hope. But, as a silver lining, this year’s bizarre events are good fodder for a reliable coping mechanism: comedy.Continue...

iOS 14 proves the iPhone is far from revolutionary

This September, Apple released a major overhaul for its iOS devices with the launch of iOS 14. With it comes the age-old question: do iPhones live up to the hype?Continue...

‘The Social Dilemma’ excels as a documentary, but fails as a drama

Society has a social media addiction. Netflix’s new documentary-drama hybrid, The Social Dilemma, not only exposes this truth, but frames our dependency on smartphones as a reality on track to self-implode.Continue...

Staff picks: Quirky Thanksgiving stories

Returning home for Thanksgiving means turkey, cool weather, and awkward family moments. The Journal ’s staff recount their quirkiest holiday stories.Continue...

What I learned as a kid who loved the WE Charity

As I scrolled through the news headlines back in July, “WE Charity Scandal” caught my eye for a moment, but not enough to entice me to click and read the article. Pandemic predictions, historic civil rights movements, and university updates had all of my attention.Continue...

‘Supernatural’ has a pattern of queerbaiting

This week, the CW’s hit television show Supernatural returns to air its final seven episodes. On top of being the longest-running American live-action fantasy TV series to date, it’s also a contender for the most prominent example of ‘queerbaiting’ on television.Continue...

Barbie is a feminist, and she always has been

Girls start to feel the effects of the patriarchy from the moment they first walk through a toy aisle.Continue...

I read ‘Midnight Sun’ so you don’t have to

I started reading The Twilight Saga in 2007, right at the forefront of ‘ Twilight fever,’ and the novels were a defining moment in my childhood.Continue...

How Zendaya quietly forced us to take her seriously

This September, Zendaya became the youngest person to win the Emmy for best lead actress in a drama for her performance in HBO’s Euphoria . The 24-year-old’s win was a major upset, with many wondering how someone fresh off of Disney Channel managed to beat out the heavily acclaimed actresses she was up against.Continue...

What makes BTS stand out?

The South Korean boy band BTS, short for Bangtan Sonyeondan or Beyond the Scene, has been killing it in the music industry since their debut in June of 2013.Continue...

Tricolour Sex Diary: My sex life in movies

My first year had a lot of benchmarks of classic university life: underage drinking, meeting new people, and realizing that having sex without a relationship is okay. After years of idolizing romantic comedies, I wanted to see what a Friends with Benefits relationship would look like with me as one half of it.Continue...

The game of 2020 is finally ‘Among Us’

This year, many of us have spent more time on video calls with friends than ever before. But when you’re confined to your homes, there’s not much to do but float awkward chit chat and retread the same old topics of conversation.Continue...

A mask-wearer’s guide to clean skin

I’ve always been fortunate enough to have relatively clear skin. Other than the odd pimple, I never really had an issue with acne or dryness.Continue...

‘Chemical Hearts’ is an honest teenage romance

Last weekend, I was snuggled up on the couch scrolling through Amazon Prime, browsing for a good flick to take my mind off all the studying I was neglecting. I stumbled across the trailer for Chemical Hearts, a teen drama starring Lili Reinhart ( Riverdale) and Austin Abrams ( Euphoria). It seemed like an easy watch I could fall asleep to, but I ended up loving it so much that the story stuck with me long after the credits.Continue...

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