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Achieving the 'that girl' aesthetic is harder than you think

It’s been exactly one year and one month since I slurped on a bowl of authentic Taiwanese beef noodle soup. One year and one month since I've seen my parents, not through a small black screen, but in person.Continue...

It’s not middle school, I have body hair

As a brown girl, I was blessed with naturally thick, healthy, wavy brown hair. I have the bushy-brow look that’s been in style for the last few years—even though I pluck them every two weeks to make sure I have two eyebrows instead of one.Continue...

Breaking free from a musical rut

I have a bit of a rocky history with music.Continue...

‘The Activist’ was rightfully cancelled

When I first heard about the launch of a new show called The Activist, I thought it was a joke. Within days of the hosts being announced, a swift firestorm of backlash was catalyzed, and CBS decided to reconfigure the proposed show into a one-time documentary special.Continue...

The inside scoop on delicious, affordable vegan eats at Queen’s

At first glance, finding affordable vegan options on campus—especially late-night food—can seem like a massive feat. However, after two years of hunting and searching, I’m here to officially tell you it doesn’t need to be difficult. There are sneaky vegan spots all over campus.Continue...

Reclaiming the Word: Slut

For many women, the word ‘slut’ is a harsh reminder of the shame associated with having a normal sex life—or the appearance of one.Continue...

Cuffing season reminds us of our primal nature

If summer is for casual dating, vacations with friends, relaxing, and working on yourself, fall is for settling down in a relationship. We all know what’s coming—cuffing season.Continue...

Coming to terms with my ADHD

During my second year at Queen’s, I worried I might flunk out.Continue...

Met Gala 2021: What’s it giving?

Sept. 13 was fashion’s Superbowl, and anyone who’s anyone was either there or watching. The theme for this year’s Met Gala was “America; A Lexicon of Fashion.”Continue...

‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ lets go and moves forward

In the first-ever Asian-led film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), all the expected Marvel extravagance is present—but there’s also a deeply moving narrative of a fraught past and intergenerational trauma. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is simultaneously progressive in its diversity and retrospective in its examination of the past.Continue...

Dev Patel is conventionally attractive—he’s just not white

Sometimes, I look at a man and wonder if he’s actually attractive or if I’m just jumping on the bandwagon. But Dev Patel isn’t one of those people—Dev Patel is objectively and incredibly hot.Continue...

‘CLB’ vs ‘Donda’: Rap royalty go head-to-head

Fans of rap royalty Drake and Kanye West have probably only taken out their headphones to sleep over the past week.Continue...

‘Your-skin-but-better’ products can empower makeup users to accept their natural beauty

In the last few years, many beauty companies have shifted their brand look away from a heavy, full face of makeup to a fresh-faced, natural look enhanced by weightless products.Continue...

The realities of being a young woman of colour in politics

I never understood why women of colour are so underrepresented in Canadian politics.Continue...

Lorde’s ‘Solar Power’ is a lyrical love letter to her youth

In her new record, Solar Power , Lorde engulfs herself in a sonic masterpiece with themes of climate change, adulthood, and acknowledging the grandeur of teenage life.Continue...

‘Never Have I Ever’ charms viewers with more nuanced representation in season two

In the second season of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever, impulsive and charming main character Devi Vishwakumar shines, and the ground-breaking Indian American representation that captured our hearts becomes more nuanced.Continue...

Queen’s lacks the social advocacy, progress, and morality it prides itself on

I never expected to be involved in social justice and advocacy.Continue...

Fall fashion on a budget

This fall, fashion trends will transition from pastels, crop tops, and linen to warmer hues, layers, and knit sweaters.Continue...

There are no winners in Katie and Greg’s break-up

This season of The Bachelorette had it all: drama, romance, and one of the messiest break-ups in the franchise’s history.Continue...

Living honestly, writing authentically: Learning to be truthful with myself

All I did in my first year of university was lie to myself. I didn’t know what I wanted to do socially or academically, but I kept telling myself I did.Continue...

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