Student life

Re-learning the simple rules of friendship

Last summer, I embarked on a five-week educational trip to Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec—a town an hour north from the province’s capital, Quebec City.Continue...

How to kick start your fall work ethic

While the start of the fall semester is a perfect opportunity to set academic goals, the lingering summer heat makes finding the motivation to buckle down and focus a serious challenge.Continue...

The Journal’s September 2018 horoscopes

We’re all going to be undergoing a lot of changes this month—but you probably didn’t need a psychic to tell you that.Continue...

Confronting a fear of tears

Most children grow up with common and shared fears—like a fear of clowns, spiders or the dark. But ever since I was little, I’ve been afraid of something much more unique: crying.Continue...

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...

A peek behind the curtain of Queen’s meme factory

The wildly popular dissemination of memes has forever altered the way our generation uses social media, relates to each other and communicates our thoughts. It shouldn’t be too much of a shock to discover memes have hit the Queen’s community in a big way.Continue...

The risks and rewards of being a varsity athlete

Being a varsity athlete at a Canadian university often comes with a lifestyle filled with sacrifice.Continue...

What I’ve learned from Queen’s

If you could tell yourself something before going into your last year of undergrad at Queen’s, what would it be?Continue...

Cooking with grandmas

As exam season rolls around and our professors pack a year’s worth of work into the 30 days of April, there’s nothing more comforting than a home-cooked meal.Continue...

Being under the magnifying glass

I think Black History Month has always been a semi-awkward time for me. Having gone to predominantly white schools for the majority of my life, I’m used to being the only Black girl in most of my classes.Continue...

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