Student life

The popularity of ‘sugaring’ is bittersweet

There’s nothing wrong with the practice of ‘sugaring,’ provided it’s consensual. But no one should feel pressured to put a price on their company—especially not students who are trying to make ends meet.Continue...

Ryerson’s move to cut ties with RSU means bigger problems for student representation

Ryerson shouldn’t be prioritizing student dollars over its students, but that’s exactly what it’s done in terminating its agreement with the school’s student government.Continue...

Students share their funniest stories from waiting in line for Kingston bars

The line to get into a Kingston bar can be a desolate, hopeless landscape. People shiver in skimpy clothes, overenthusiastic drinkers vomit in the streets, and impatient sneaks try their best to butt in line.Continue...

Online classrooms only bolster in-person learning

Online learning often gets a bad rap.Continue...

Students and the University need to better protect Lake Ontario

Like it or not, you are Lake Ontario. Our bodies are about 60 per cent water, and the water we drink here in Kingston is from the lake—a lake that we often don’t do an adequate job of preserving.Continue...

Parties should do more to appeal to student voters

The rhetoric that young Canadians don’t vote is outdated and inaccurate—and politicians do us a disservice when they fail to consider that.Continue...

Queen's students' cures for Monday mornings

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

Consent proves more complicated than a yes-or-no issue

Consent education isn’t something that can be reduced to a catchy slogan or a colourful poster. Its teaching should reflect the same nuance and gravity of real-life sexual encounters.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...

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