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When we knew Queen’s was right for us

As the first days of classes close, some students already feel at home already while others are doubting their choice of university. The Journal asked students to share when they knew Queen’s was the right school for them.Continue...

Learning to process my grief during frosh week

When my mother walked into my room with tears in her eyes as my brother and I watched tennis, I assumed it was about her son’s first year at university.

I knew seeing her first child go to...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...

Finding the strength in an allegedly weak name

Our parents’ names for us can be reminders of what they hope we become.Continue...

Life lessons from Queen's University

Starting at Queen’s, everybody tells you that graduation will come sooner than you can imagine. But when you’re a nervous frosh juggling countless hours of new classes and commitments, the end seems like it couldn’t be further away. With less than two weeks of school left, leaving this place seems more impossible than ever.Continue...

Having an abortion doesn't need to be a horrific experience

I’m a girl from a Catholic family who went to church every Sunday. I attended Catholic school my whole young adult life. Consequently, I — like many other Queen’s students — grew up surrounded by people who believe abortion is murder.Continue...

Navigating mental illness, trauma and intimacy

Feeling even the slightest bit of love when you’re struggling with your mental health can reinstate value in yourself and your life. But it can also create a dependency on a person to define your self-worth.Continue...

Finding inspiration outside of normal confines

Despite living in a world where men dominate politics, engineering and other powerful societal roles, my own personal world growing up taught me to not think for a second that there was anything a woman couldn’t do.Continue...

Confusing my tennis ability with my masculinity

I’ve played a lot of traditional roles throughout my 19 years; I’ve been the angsty tween, the hard-working high schoolstudent, the sleep-through-my-classes university student. But the one role I could never quite fit into was that of a stereotypically “masculine” man.Continue...

The elephant in Goodes Hall

It’s missing that last shot when there are 20 seconds left in the game. It’s hearing the words, “You were an excellent candidate but unfortunately…” as a precursor to what’s sure to be a rejection email. It’s those slip-ups in an important presentation.Continue...

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