Student life

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...

A thrifty guide to summer fun

While “work hard, play hard” is a great motto to have throughout the school year, during the summer, it’s fair to want to work less and play more.Continue...

Breaking down the Finsta phenomenon

Instagram has become such a popular social platform having one account isn’t enough—these days, you need a fake one too.Continue...

Creating a successful sleep routine

Sleep is as essential to survival as food and water—ask anyone that’s tried to pull an all-nighter during exam season. Without it, you simply can’t function optimally.Continue...

The appeal behind personality quizzes

Personality quizzes drive massive amounts of internet traffic each day. Although they may appear arbitrary, there’s a reason why we’re curious to find which inanimate objects or food best match our personality.Continue...

The Journal's February 2019 horoscopes

February is when many of us prioritize our love life and re-evaluate our romantic relationships. And as a result, we should all be watching Venus' cycle very closely.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: Are New Year’s resolutions overrated?

Being fond of beginnings, I understand why the New Year can be hopeful. Resolutions naturally become a part of the feeling, and there’s nothing wrong with embarking on a journey towards self-improvement.Continue...

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