Articles by: Angela Hoyos

Relationships on top: hierarchies of dating

Relationships on top: hierarchies of dating

It’s a woman’s world on campus, according to a recent Statistics Canada report, which said that about 60 per cent of college and university students are female. According to Ramona Pereira, an Etobicoke-based certified relationship coach, having fewer men acquiring diplomas and degrees means that women will be “dumbing down” when it comes to dating selection. “There’s been a shift […]

Students do homework in Pitman Hall. (Laura Zizek/Ryersonian Staff)

‘Lettuce’ be friends: Healthy food on campus

Five dollars can get you a lot more than it once did at Ryerson’s cafeterias. Joshna Maharaj is the assistant director of food services and executive chef on campus. She was hired last year to revamp campus menus by providing students with different food choices at affordable prices. “I had the opportunity to really make a change,” she said. “I […]

by Angela Hoyos· · Arts & Life, Food, Health, Top stories
Abdul-Matin Khandwala struggles with the winter blues but has learned how to deal with the symptons. (Angela Hoyos / Ryersonian Staff)

Students are among the 15 per cent who feel the winter blues

At first, Abdul-Matin Khandwala thought he was just tired and burnt out from juggling a full course load, a part-time job and an active social life. However, as the days got shorter and the temperature dropped, he became increasingly aware of how unmotivated, tired and stressed he felt. “It hits you like a bag of bricks and it’s the worst […]

by Angela Hoyos· · Arts & Life, Health, Top stories
Liam Scott demonstrates how a raw onion can keep you healthy. (Rebecca Sedore / Ryersonian Staff)

An onion a day keeps the doctor (and a date) away

It may give you bad breath, but a glass of garlic water and some chopped onions can help you stay flu-free this winter season, says a Toronto nutritionist. Jennifer Baer, a naturopathic doctor and nutritionist, treats different ailments like colds and flus with diet and exercise. She says students are more susceptible to getting sick, especially during the winter months, […]

by Angela Hoyos· · Arts & Life, Food, Health, Top stories
Ryerson student talks about maintaining a healthy body image

Ryerson student talks about maintaining a healthy body image

by Angela Hoyos· · Arts & Life, Health, Top stories, Webcasts
Students react to thigh gaps and bikini bridges

Students react to thigh gaps and bikini bridges

Last year it was the thigh gap, but this year the bikini bridge is the newest unhealthy body image trend. The thigh gap is defined as the space between your upper thighs when your knees are touching. Bikini bridges is when your bikini bottom doesn’t touch your pelvis, but instead makes a bridge between the hip bones. The Ryersonian spoke […]

Thigh gaps, bikini bridges and body images

Thigh gaps, bikini bridges and body images

When Kayla Santilli heard about the current body image trend, bikini bridging, she was horrified. “I think the bikini bridge is so strange,” she says. “How does making a bridge with your hip bones make you look good?” In high school, Santilli was fixated on her appearance. Only now is she learning to overcome her insecurities. Seeing young women like […]

by Angela Hoyos· · Arts & Life, Health, Media
Healing with the force of nature

Healing with the force of nature

There is nothing more terrifying than losing control of your own body. I would know. In second year, on a crisp fall morning, I was making my way to class. As I began to approach Ryerson, the right side of my body went numb. I lost all sensation in my limbs. With my mobility resting on one leg, I managed […]

by Angela Hoyos· · Opinion, Voices
Mayor Rob Ford in a Ryersonian file photo. A Mount Sinai Hospital colorectal specialist announced Wednesday evening Ford has an aggressive cancer.

GTA mayors urge provincial and federal governments to help pay for ice storm costs

Greater Toronto Area mayors and council members came together Friday to ask the provincial and federal governments for millions of dollars to help with the cleanup costs from last month’s ice storm. Ontario Municipal Affairs Minister Linda Jeffrey was at Friday’s meeting to hear from the municipalities and address their recommendations. Jeffrey says it could take months to review the figures but […]

by Angela Hoyos· · News, Off Campus