• Stylish but Comfy

    As the weather gets colder it’s not hard to fall into the pattern of wearing the same old hoodie and track pant combo everyday.  I mean it’s comfortable, it’ll keep you warm on those -10 days, and you don’t have to think about it too much... but who said that comfort can’t also be stylish?

  • The Problem with Male Entitlement in the 21st Century

    As a new law in France recently passed allowing fines to be distributed for cat-calling women and demonstrating lewd behaviour, as well as the success of the trending #MeToo as a response to the Harvey Weinstein allegations, my experience with discussions surrounding sexual harassment and male entitlement have surfaced more than ever before in my 20 years of life.

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SYLVIA PLATH.

    I discovered Plath when I was 19 and was reading The Bell Jar for the first time. I had just taken some time off university, and I was struggling with my own mental health when I read her semi-autobiographical novel and was introduced to Esther Greenwood. In Esther, I found a character who understood everything I was going through, who described her own depression with the words I could not find within myself...

  • Thank you, Gord Downie.

    We can’t say we didn’t see it coming. Yesterday, Gord Downie succumbed to glioblastoma, the deadly brain cancer he was publicly diagnosed with in 2016. At the age of 53, Gord lost his battle, and Canada lost an Icon.

  • YOUR SEPTEMBER HOROSCOPE IS HERE

    BY ANONYMOUS                                                                                                                  Image courtesy of Broadly. Illustration by Robin Eisenberg Capricorn Thinking about dropping that class? Do it. Trust your gut, and don’t forget… you still have that pass/fail to use!!   Aries Thursday is the day things turn around for you! Stage rage.   Taurus Time to hit the gym! Frosh week may…

  • Grappling with Cultural Identity at Queen’s

    BY TIASHA BHUIYAN                                                                                                                               ONLINE CONTRIBUTOR   It’s no secret that Queen’s is a predominantly Caucasian school, so for a South Asian who lived in a mostly South Asian community, even though I was warned, it was a bit of a culture shock. Growing up in suburban Mississauga, I had never…

  • India in a Week

    BY TIASHA BHUIYAN                                                                                                                               ONLINE CONTRIBUTOR   The City Palace (all images courtesy of Tiasha Bhuiyan) What we think of India ,we often picture violence, poverty, and exploitation which is a rather biased narrative erasing the true identity of the country and its people. When I think of India, I think…

  • MUSE: Author Daniella Beça

    BY ANNA J. STAINSBY                                                                                                                               ONLINE DIRECTOR I wasn’t sure whether Daniella Beça would be as open in person as she is on paper. Though her work discloses her innermost feelings to thousands, dissecting relationships, talking about the hardships of moving on, and the viscerality of love and heartbreak, for some…

  • Zooming in on the Kingston Canadian Film Festival

    The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is a purely Canadian film festival dedicated exclusively to Canadian films. The festival has a special connection to Queen’s, as Alex Jansen founded the festival in 2001 when he was a film student at Queen’s. Furthermore, many Queen’s students are interns for the KCFF today. This year, there will be some screenings at the Isabel Bader and Theological Hall, so you don’t even have to leave campus if you wish to see some of the films! Being an intern of the KCFF myself, I am writing this to encourage you, my fellow Queen’s students, to be a part of the festival. First years especially, as…

  • Bruno Mars’s 24K Magic: The Retro-Soul Throwback Album We’ve All Been Waiting For

    R&B time-traveler, nostalgia-curator Bruno Mars is back– and he’s back big. You’ve all heard 24K Magic on the radio, but what else is Bruno throwing at us with this one? With the release of his third studio album, Bruno Mars brings us another musical masterpiece. Except, this time, he’s sporting a silky, blood red short suit with the trappings of extravagant wealth dangling from his neck and wrists. On the cover, he sits next to a gold crest branded with the words “Bruno Mars XXIVK Magic” as if he’s selling us his own brand of perfectly packaged cigars. It’s fascinating to take a trip down memory lane with Mars. From…