pandemic

Eliminating the accessibility of education cultivated in the pandemic is ableist

Getting out of our bedrooms and back to the classroom is a welcome transition for many—but not everyone. As restrictions ease, forcing classes to become strictly in-person is undoing the levels of accessibility developed during COVID-19.Continue...

How has the pandemic affected the way Queen’s coaches recruit student-athletes?

If there’s one thing that coaches had to adjust to last year, it was leading their teams almost exclusively through a digital format.Continue...

Girlbossing too close to the sun

Since the eruption of the #girlboss era, I’ve seen the term emerge as a driving force for feminism and die as a meme making fun of a capitalist-propagated attempt for equality.Continue...

Queen’s students speak on return to in-person learning

Queen’s students are returning to in-person classes on Feb. 28. For many students, online coursework posed challenges in the realm of academics, extracurriculars, and social lives.Continue...

How apps are shaping the pandemic dating scene

Dating is difficult and frustrating in the best of times. The pandemic has only made the reality of dating worse.Continue...

A ‘new normal’ should mean a new outlook on body image

The body image ideals we carried into the pandemic were unrealistic and unhealthy. As we slowly emerge from this public health crisis, let’s establish a new normal for body image, too.

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Technology and turmoil have fueled our obsession with astrology

Today, astrology is so normalized that dating apps like Bumble allow you to disclose your sign. Let’s be real, who would want to take on the challenge of dating a Pisces man?Continue...

How the pandemic is changing my relationship with my body

A lot of things I love have been taken away by the pandemic, but one thing I have gained this past year is a greater appreciation for myself and my body.Continue...

Being healthy isn’t about perfection, especially in a pandemic

Like everything else, healthy eating has been further complicated by the pandemic. Maintaining our health-inspired habits is important, but by no means demands perfection—especially now.Continue...

The Queen’s Gambit: Chess on Campus

“I’d say I knew it was over when I took your rook.”

I’ve just been humbled by Queen’s chess phenomenon and women’s international master Rachel Miller in an online game that lasted all of 20 moves, and she’s explaining her gameplay. She’s taken nine of my pieces while I only managed to collect two piddly pawns. Nevertheless, this five-minute experience has left me with a strange desire to play again.Continue...

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