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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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You never write alone: how to (re-)prioritize your grad work

It is a little bit weird to write this down, but sometimes I need to remind myself that I am doing a PhD. Working 40 hours a week, volunteering, diving, trying to set a new PR in weightlifting, and seeing

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Long Distance Graduate School – We Are In This Together

Many graduate students, myself included, find themselves in a situation where it is impossible to remain in Kingston. Either because of familial responsibilities, or job opportunities in another city, or a plethora of other reasons, many of us are not

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Why I didn’t talk about my PhD – and why I do now.

In the Netherlands, the government requires a yearly update on what you are doing and where you are. Normally this happens through your tax return, but if you live abroad, you need to report this in person. Luckily, the Dutch

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Finding a Hobby Outside Academia

By: Emma Fingler When I first began my PhD, I anticipated hiking with my dog in the mornings before I sat down at 9am ready to start the day. On the weekends, I would read fiction, sign up for yoga

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