Michelle K Allan


Michelle K Allan


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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Head-to-toe veganism

Whether it’s for moral, environmental, or health reasons, many people are going vegan. But while veganism is often associated with drinking soy lattes and ordering tofu instead, there’s a lot more to it than just what you eat — it’s a way of life. Whether you’re looking to change to a kinder diet or feeling a bit veg-curious, we’ve assembled a small guide to help you with the fashion aspect of vegan life.
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Michelle K Allan

My name is Michelle and I'm a GTA-based writer and budding journalist. I hold a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen's University with a major in English and a History/Jewish Studies minor.

During my studies at Queen's, I served as a Journalist for Inquire Publication, Editor for The Undergraduate Review, Reporter and Sports Coordinator for CFRC 101.9, and Assistant Editor of Photography/Staff Writer for The Queen's Journal.

Last summer I interned at The Beaverton, a satirical Canadian news publication. I did graphics and writing for both the online publication and the TV show.

I also found time during my undergrad to complete a study abroad program in Elizabethan Shakespeare and British Studies at the Bader International Study Centre in Great Britain, host the Queen's Poetry Slam, and contribute to rewriting Queen's Sexual Violence Policy.

Outside of my journalistic endeavours, I'm interested in photography and graphic design and have previously used these skills at companies such as The Beaverton, Queen's Arts and Science Undergraduate Society, and The Queen's Journal.

My influences include Rebecca Solnit, Hannah Arendt, and Katharine Graham. In my spare time, I enjoy skiing, going to independent movie theatres, and the works of David Sedaris.



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