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Gaels going viral: Four Queen’s YouTubers get candid

Apart from academics and part-time jobs, most Queen’s students pursue a handful of hobbies. From joining clubs that satisfy our interests to going for runs along the waterfront, we fill our spare time with simple activities that make us happy.Continue...

How to make social media a positive force in your life

Social media can be a useful tool for keeping in contact with your family, completing schoolwork, and staying on top of the latest news. But if you overdo or misuse it, social networking sites can also have serious ramifications on your mental health.Continue...

The Journal’s fall 2019 playlist

Blustering winds, unexpected rain, and dreaded midterms are getting us all down this month, as fall finally rears its head. Now that summer has ended and upbeat music no longer matches the mood and weather, it’s time for a new seasonal playlist to set the tone for autumn.Continue...

How to cure the back-to-school cold

As someone who usually spends the entire fall semester dealing with a never-ending sinus cold, I’ve picked up many tricks for warding off the most unpleasant symptoms of dreaded back-to-school illness.Continue...

The importance of failure as explained by the venture capital industry

Three years ago, I attended a venture capital firm’s annual meeting—an event where the company updates partners and portfolio companies on their investment and management strategies moving forward.Continue...

Turning your hot girl summer into a hot girl year

With classes getting back into full swing and the official first day of fall having come and gone, students are beginning to mourn the end of pier season, wearing shorts to class, and above all else, the phenomenon that is the “hot girl summer.”Continue...

Queen's students' cures for Monday mornings

While it’s clichéd to say, Mondays truly are the worst.Continue...

The VSCO Girl phenomenon is no joke

For as long as the Internet has existed, and probably before, there’s always been a type of “girl” that embodies the trends of the younger generations. We’ve seen the Tumblr girl, the basic bitch, and the E-girl, among others.Continue...

Ranking Kingston’s best bubble tea

Chances are that if you drink boba tea (also known as bubble tea), you don’t just like it—you love it. The smooth milk tea and the squishy tapioca pearls makes for a dangerous combination out to get both your sanity and the cash in your wallet.Continue...

Tips and tricks for avoiding food waste as a student

The climate crisis can no longer be ignored, and several cities, such as our very own Kingston, have declared states of climate emergency. As young people and students, it can feel overwhelming to live our daily lives while knowing we’re contributing to the problem.Continue...

The Journal's guide to student-friendly houseplants

In my first year at Queen’s, my friend gave me a plastic plant for my birthday because I couldn’t “kill this one.” I entered first year with three houseplants, and since then, my collection has grown to almost a dozen. I’ve probably killed half as many.Continue...

What we learned on exchange: practical lessons for day-to-day life

When you first sign up to go on university exchange, it’s natural to fantasize about far-flung travel, mouth-watering food, and life-long friendships. For the most part, these fantasies come true, but going on exchange also comes with some unexpected road bumps.Continue...

Queen’s best weird food combinations

University is a time for unleashing your creativity, and the kitchen is no exception. When your fridge is empty, but your stomach is grumbling, you may have to resort to unique methods of feeding yourself.Continue...

QP drink tasting leaves behind a sweet taste

In honour of their updated menu, the Queen’s Pub (QP) hosted a drink tasting on August 31 so students could sample their new beers and cocktails. Having spent every Monday and Tuesday evening of the summer at QP watching 25 twenty-somethings find love on The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise , I knew I had to be there.Continue...

Journal staff’s favourite spots on campus

Queen’s campus is full of nooks and crannies where students can hang out, and everyone seems to have a personal favourite.Continue...

Why Spikeball nets the love of Queen’s students

In the warm summer months, it’s practically impossible to visit Breakwater Park without spotting a game—or five—of the latest craze to hit the beach: Spikeball.Continue...

High expectations: the best ways to enjoy legal weed

With all of its strains, concentrates and taboos, trying cannabis—the term for weed or marijuana used by the Canadian government—for the first time can be daunting.Continue...

A thrifty guide to summer fun

While “work hard, play hard” is a great motto to have throughout the school year, during the summer, it’s fair to want to work less and play more.Continue...

Vegan, gluten-free cranberry chocolate chip cookie recipe

If you’re hankering for something sweet but still want to uphold your summer health commitments, look no further.Continue...

Summer hobbies for everyone under the sun

While summer means an increase in free time without your typical academic and extracurricular obligations, it can be challenging to decide how to best spend your days. Here are a few hobbies to consider picking up over the next few months so you can take full advantage of the (almost) stress-free season.Continue...

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