Advice

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...

How to survive grad school applications

With chill winds sweeping across campus and graduation on the increasingly-visible horizon, there’s only one thing left to do for many students moving on from Queen’s — begin applying to as many graduate programs, internships and jobs as you can stomach.Continue...

Introducing S&M

Hi there, Journal readers! Our names are S and M, and together, we are yours truly: S&M. Convenient? We know. Clever? Maybe.Continue...

Talking Heads: If you could give advice to your first-year self, what would it be?

Talking Heads: If you could give advice to your first-year self, what would it be?Continue...

Talking heads: In one sentence, what advice would you give to your students?

“Live life to the full.” Christine Sypnowich, Philosophy

“Take the job you can get, not the job you want right now, because it’s just too difficult to find work...Continue...

What I wish I knew before exchange

Preparing to leave for exchange was by far the most emotionally overwhelming experience of my life. I can really only describe it as an emotional roller coaster.

There are serious...Continue...

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