Advice

Asking for a Friend: Avoiding a Halloween party and navigating couple costumes

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 I learned from all the bad advice I’ve received during university

I arrived at Queen’s with many things: clothes, my great-aunt’s old mini fridge, a box of books, and a lot of bad preconceptions about university. By the time I carried that same box of books back down the residence stairs to my mom’s car, I’d accumulated a few more misguided ideas.Continue...

Asking for a Friend: Rekindling a relationship and making the most of final year

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...

Asking for a Friend: An accidental relationship and feeling disconnected from Queen's

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...

Queen’s Takes the Real World: An unexpected detour to med school

Every medical student has a story of what they were doing when they first got their university acceptance: how they celebrated, who they immediately shared the news with, and how they felt relieved and rewarded for their hard work. I wish I had that. Instead, acceptance to medical school came with confusion.Continue...

Queen's takes the Real World: Trading Kingston for the concrete jungle

If you open any of my old diaries or yearbooks, one staple of my identity has always been the same: I’ve known exactly what I wanted to do with my life and where I wanted to be since I was seven...Continue...

Queen's Takes the Real World: The journey from Queen's to law school

When I graduated from Queen’s this past June—my best friend by my side and in identical convocation robes, my mom wiping her tears as I strutted down the stage—I remember thinking this Hallmark moment couldn’t last forever.Continue...

How my late aunt Susan’s words guided my life and education

Recently, I’ve been bombarded with advice about how to navigate university. I never expected the most meaningful guidance I’d receive, for university and life, would come from a speech my late aunt delivered over seven years ago.Continue...

Back to the basics: “How do I ask a cute guy out?”

Dear S&M: There’s this really good-looking guy in my tutorial that I’ve been waiting to ask me out all year. He still hasn’t even though we’ve been flirting and talking all year... Should I ask him out or will that make me look weird? Do guys even like it when girls ask them out? — Sadie HawkinsContinue...

S&M: Flying Solo

“Hi S&M, can you please talk about female masturbation next?Continue...

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