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A silver lining: How COVID-19 introduced me to my closest friends

The most incredible aspect of living in residence is the opportunity to influence, and be influenced by, people you likely never would’ve met otherwise.Continue...

Goodbye sweatsuits, hello spring fashion

When it comes to spring fashion, designers are ditching neutrals for pastels and diving headfirst into the world of patterns.Continue...

Billie Eilish’s ‘Vogue’ cover is a celebration of individual expression

A mere six minutes after Billie Eilish posted her cover of British Vogue to Instagram, the image surpassed one million likes.Continue...

J. Cole is unapologetically confident on The Off-Season

J. Cole’s new album, The Off-Season , is a proclamation of the rapper’s immense success and his desire to continue competing in the rap game.Continue...

Reclaiming the Word: “Bitch, please”

The slang term “bitch” is a staple of today’s vernacular, especially for members of Gen-Z. We use it as both a term of endearment and as a derogatory remark; “Bitch, I love you,” and “god, you are acting like such a bitch,” have wildly different connotations despite their rhetorical similarities.Continue...

The Tricolour Sex Column: Birth Control

The first time my gynecologist asked me if I wanted to go on birth control, I was 12 years old and my mother was standing next to me, red in the face.Continue...

To stay relevant, the Golden Globes must recognize diverse talent

The Golden Globes has always been a glamorous, privileged, and whitewashed night in the awards season.Continue...

Last words

This year, the Journal house was mostly empty. 190 University Ave., for me, had always been a hub of activity: layout room laughter, couch room banter, a place to hang out in between classes, last-minute writing, and just plain chaos. Losing all of that would be reason enough to become dispirited, but you, our staff, didn’t.Continue...

Things you may not have learned in sex-ed but should definitely know

For almost two decades, elementary and secondary school students in Ontario were learning from a sexual-education curriculum that hadn’t been updated since 1998.Continue...

What we can learn from ‘Not All Men’ but 97 per cent of women

In the midst of conversations about sexism, violence against women, and toxic masculinity, the phrase ‘not all men’ has become a popular response to defend male perspectives. This narrative is extremely problematic and minimizes the opportunity for further conversations surrounding female oppression. Yes, not all men are physically or sexually violent toward women, but too many are.Continue...

Why Paris Hilton is #BreakingCodeSilence

Back in September of 2020, Paris Hilton’s YouTube documentary, This is Paris , gave viewers an inside look at what life is really like for the Hilton heiress. The documentary focused mainly on her movement to speak out against the Troubled Teen Industry, using her platform to bring more awareness to the abuse that happens within the institutions that make up the industry.Continue...

Four tips for a better sleep

We’ve all been here: you have an important day of exam prep to do tomorrow, but you just can’t fall asleep.Continue...

Stealthing: what you need to know about this form of sexual violence

‘Stealthing’—the non-consensual removal of a condom before or during intercourse—isn’t a sex trend. It’s a form of sexual violence that can pose serious health risks.

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Understanding the Suez Canal crisis

By now, you’ve probably heard about the large boat that was stuck in the Suez Canal. It took the internet by storm, prompting the birth of many memes and piquing the interest of people around the world. Everyone wanted to know what was happening with the ship named Ever Given .Continue...

Lil Nas X just stole Christianity’s biggest weapon: fear

For most of my life, I was terrified of going to hell.Continue...

OnlyFans referral program can make creators thousands, but at what cost?

OnlyFans is one of many online companies that saw immense growth in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the past year, OnlyFans has gone from a niche subscription-based service used by a few influencers and sex workers to a household name. In November 2019, the platform had only 7.5 million users; by December 2020, that number had jumped to 85 million.Continue...

Books to read this spring

The winter semester is almost over, which means it’s just about time to start stashing away your textbooks in favour of books to read for your own enjoyment. While I’d always recommend re-reading Harry Potter one more time, I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite books to get you through the summer.Continue...

Bursting and leaving the commerce bubble

Around this time three years ago, I was anxiously awaiting my acceptance to Queen’s Commerce. At the time, I had already been accepted to every other university I applied to, and I was terrified of being rejected—despite my 96 per cent average and wealth of extracurriculars.Continue...

Tracing my roots back to my Grandfather’s childhood home in Scotland

Two years ago, in a small suburb outside of Glasgow, I had an evening I’ll never forget.Continue...

Best late-night Kingston eats

Kingston has plenty to offer in terms of delicious spots to eat. Sometimes, though, hunger strikes late at night after most restaurants have shut their doors for the evening. To help you find a tasty place to eat after hours, The Journal asked students to share their favourite late-night meals.Continue...

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