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Michelle K Allan

Michelle K Allan

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The funeral march of the penguins

It’s sad to see the CP ship sink, but Gentlemen, it has been a privilege playing with you tonight.
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Atlas Obscura- Château Laurier

The mastermind behind this palatial hotel perished on the Titanic weeks before its grand opening.
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Hauling Hatchets at Kingston Axe Throwing

There’s something distinctly rugged, Canadian, and hipster-esque about the whole axe-throwing trend, and I‘m glad that it‘s finally reached Kingston.
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Swiping left on traditional dating

As Queen’s students, we live in an area with a ridiculously high concentration of young, attractive and educated singles. There’s a surplus of eligible mates at our disposal, and we’re on Tinder. Our generation is radically changing previous cultural ideals of sex and relationships, and the repercussions have yet to be determined.
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The balancing act of self-love & healthy living

Both sides are flawed and neither hold the key to perfect health or body image. Instead, we need to practice parts of both philosophies simultaneously — such as eating healthy and working out while also practicing radical self-love.
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Best apps for back to school

Since we’re all on our phones all the time anyway, here are six free apps that will help you stay on top of your academic and social life this year.
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About

Michelle K Allan

Hello! My name is Michelle and I’m a Master of Journalism candidate at Ryerson. I am also a Junior Fellow at the Centre for Free Expression, where I study Canadian extremist groups.

I interned as a general assignment news reporter at the Globe and Mail during the Spring of 2020. Topics I covered included the Nova Scotia shooting, “murder hornets”, conversion therapy legislation, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before starting my Masters, I was the lead reporter at Kingstonist. I care deeply about local news, and working full-time in immersing myself in and sharing Kingston’s stories was incredibly rewarding.

I have a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Queen’s, where I majored in English Language and Literature. I held a wide array of jobs and internships throughout undergrad at publications such as The Beaverton, The Queen’s Journal, The Undergraduate Review, and Inquire. I also completed a foreign reporting student program at the Reuters offices in Prague with Transitions Online, an online media organization covering politics and news of Central/Eastern Europe.

If you’re interested in collaborating or hiring me for freelance work, I can be reached at contact@michelleallan.ca.

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Skills

  • Excel
  • Tableau
  • Editing
  • Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • FinalCut Pro