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Accepting Failures, Mistakes, and Setbacks

A lot of us who end up in graduate school are here because we have excelled academically. So, it can be difficult to accept the inevitable – at some point in your graduate school experience, you will fail at something.

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Using Social Media as an Academic Resource: Conference, Connections and the Job Market

We have all heard the reports about how bad social media can be for mental health and wellness. I personally try to detox from social media every couple of weeks (for me, this means deleting apps from my phone for

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Tackling Non-Academic Challenges and Self-Improvement in Graduate School

Graduate school has a tendency to creep into every corner of your life, taking away time from hobbies and goals that you held previously. I often have struggled doing other non-academic hobbies because I feel like everything should be devoted

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From Bride to PhD: Combining Big Life Events and Graduate Work

For the last couple of weeks, people keep asking me how many days I have left to count down. As a child, I loved this question as there were only two options at the end of that count: food or

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Fall Festivities in Kingston

By: Madison Danford  The first month of this new semester has come and gone, and as we approach the midterm season, we must take a step back and enjoy this season we have upon us before the snow touches down.

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A Quick Guide to the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation at Queen’s

Having a National Day of Truth and Reconciliation is a new concept on campus at Queen’s University, and throughout the nation known as Canada. With the broader public gaining insight into the horrors of Residential Schools, the Sixties Scoop, and

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New Students: Balance and Organization

Throughout my first semester, I heard my peers asking the same questions about staying balanced (work vs. life – the difference is muddled in grad school) and organized (specifically: how to organize all the articles you’re reading). These are two

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Apps I Wish I Knew About Earlier as a Grad Student

By: Emma Fingler A big part of grad school is organization, including time, wellness, and resources. Apps can change the way you manage your life, particularly with the overwhelming nature of graduate programs. Apps on your phone, laptop, and search

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Grad studies: A buffet of opportunities for those who are hungry

The new year is kicking off and, while grad students feel the grind year-round, the end of summer marks the beginning of routines and normalcy. For all the newbies to grad studies or for those returning after an extended period,

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New Semester Scaries

By: Madison Danford As we embark on yet another new semester, the start of a new academic school year, the scaries are creeping in, or at least they are for me. Soon we will be seeing all the first day of school photos circulating

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