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Ranking Kingston’s best milkshakes part 2: Experts reunited

Last March, then-coworkers Ally and Josh happily used their roles as Lifestyle editors as an excuse to skip around town in search of the best milkshakes in Kingston.Continue...

Star Trek’s new series reminds me why I’m a fan of the franchise

The day that the new Star Trek series premiered, my grandma called to remind me that it was on at 8 p.m. She didn’t want me to forget and miss it—especially given the franchise’s significance to my family.Continue...

How I thrifted (almost) my entire wardrobe

I’ve never thought of myself as a fashionable person. I prioritize comfort and ease above all else, and would wear sweatpants everywhere if it were socially acceptable.Continue...

How Barbie movies foster female friendship

The biggest difference between girls that grew up in the 2000s versus the 2010s is who they define as their Rapunzel.Continue...

Asking for a Friend: St. Patrick’s Day, puppies, and parents

I’m Audrey Helpburn, The Journal’s resident advice-giver. I answer questions about love, friendship, school, and more to help Queen’s students put their best foot forward on and around campus.Continue...

What being a woman means to us this International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day, we had 23 hours—thanks, Daylight Savings—to think about the contributions and wonderful qualities of women in our lives. From relatives, to friends, to public figures, we are surrounded by incredible women who persist in a world that limits them.Continue...

Halsey’s miscarriage story expands the definition of womanhood

Since coming onto the music scene back in 2014, Halsey has proved she’s not afraid to get personal.Continue...

Disney+ wrongly sacrifices inclusivity for image

Like many other Gen-Z women, I was extremely excited when Disney+ announced that it would reboot Lizzie McGuire last August.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: What’s the tea with GDP?

If you were to represent Canada’s economy with one number, it would be approximately 1.712 trillion.Continue...

What fitness has taught me about the human condition

I’ve been overweight for most of my life.Continue...

What to expect when not expecting to spend a year abroad in Kingston

After months of waiting for our exchange results, the emails finally entered our inboxes—subject line: “Offer of Exchange.”Continue...

Fashion trends to put a spring in your step

Spring is officially around the corner, and with the warmer weather comes a shift in fashion trends as we swap our puffy jackets and winter boots for lighter wear.Continue...

Giving a voice to Jewish culture in our communities

I’ve always been aware of anti-Semitism in my community.Continue...

Staff Picks: Our favourite part of spring

The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and the sun is peeking out at us from behind the clouds. This can only mean one thing: spring is finally here.Continue...

Analyzing the phenomenon of the YA book-to-movie adaptation

Do you remember the delightfully uncomplicated early 2010s, when movie adaptations of popular young adult (YA) dystopian novels dominated the box office?Continue...

Silencing your inner green-eyed Gael

Scrolling through Instagram post-Reading Week can easily incite familiar feelings of envy.Continue...

I Am Not Okay with This is the superhero origin story we need

Being a teenager can be rough. It’s a time of uncertainty, between changing family dynamics, frighteningly strong emotions, and sexual confusion. Now, add destructive superpowers you don’t know how to control to this laundry list of problems.Continue...

Queen’s Eats: Steaming hot takes on fine dining in Kingston

Navigating an upscale menu is like playing Russian roulette. There are always a few entrées that are more ‘fancy’ than they are full of flavour. And, given that most upscale restaurants serve small portions, there’s a good chance you’ll end up craving McDonald’s after your meal.Continue...

Our failure to acknowledge different perspectives sets back our progress

When I was in my final year of high school at a diverse school, I remember telling my friends I was planning to accept my offer to Queen’s.Continue...

The history of spring break

The notorious, highly anticipated, and relatively new tradition of spring break (known as Reading Week at many Canadian schools) has become a symbol of North American university life.Continue...

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