Articles by: Aaron Navarro

VIDEO: The Commuter Complex – Episode Three: West Queen West

VIDEO: The Commuter Complex – Episode Three: West Queen West

More episodes of the Commuter Complex: Episode One: St. James Town Episode Two: Little Italy 

by Aaron Navarro· · Top stories, Videos
VIDEO: The Commuter Complex – Episode Two: Little Italy

VIDEO: The Commuter Complex – Episode Two: Little Italy

More episodes of the Commuter Complex: Episode one: St. James Town Episode three: West Queen West If you are interested in being featured in the Commuter Complex series, please contact us at sonian@ryerson.ca

by Aaron Navarro· · Videos
Ryerson students’ virtual reality startup goes to San Francisco

Ryerson students’ virtual reality startup goes to San Francisco

Fourth year RTA school of media student Josh Maldonado is packing his bags and jetting off to San Francisco to participate in the first ever virtual reality accelerator program. U.S. venture capital firm Rothenberg Ventures has given Maldonado $100,000 in funding to develop his virtual reality company, DISCOVR. Maldonado will be in the Bay Area for three months, where he […]

VIDEO: The Commuter Complex – Episode One: St. James Town

VIDEO: The Commuter Complex – Episode One: St. James Town

After living near the intersection of Richmond and Sherbourne streets for most of last year, third-year chemical engineering student Richard Tek moved into the heart of St. James Town a little over a month ago. The easier commute and lower rent are two of the reasons why. “My commute is pretty convenient,” Tek says. “I live right beside Sherbourne station so […]

by Aaron Navarro· · Top stories, Videos, Web Series
VIDEO: RSU candidate Obaid Ullah talks about being a victim of Islamophobia

VIDEO: RSU candidate Obaid Ullah talks about being a victim of Islamophobia

Transfrom RU’s vice-president of operations candidate Obaid Ullah is upset after two of his campaign posters  were vandalized with Islamophobic slurs last week. One of the posters, with  “ISIS 4 LIFE,” scrawled across it,  was found in the Rogers Communications Centre. A more offensive message, reading “FUCK MUSLIMS” appeared on a poster  in Kerr Hall. On that poster, Ullah’s face was crossed out.  Someone alerted Ullah […]

by Aaron Navarro· · News, On Campus, RyersonianTV, Videos, Webcasts
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Winner of first Top Docs film festival annouced

Cope took home the top prize at the first-ever RTA Top Docs film festival Tuesday night. The documentary, created by four third-year media production students, tells the story of Taylor Lindsay-Noel and the life-changing incident that made her a quadriplegic. The film beat out four other finalists to win a $1,000 prize. “Our group is just really excited and proud […]

by Aaron Navarro· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
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The Daily Scoop: Mango Pork Rice

Meal: Mango pork with Jamaican rice and peas Ingredients: pork, scallions, pineapples, mango, rice and kidney beans Description: I took my taste buds on a trip to the Caribbean for my latest lunch escapade and went for sliced pork tenderloin. Covered with chunks of mango and pineapple, it was served with a side of traditional Jamaican rice and peas. Of […]

by Aaron Navarro· · Arts & Life, Food
RTA’s first Top Docs film festival to kick off Tuesday

RTA’s first Top Docs film festival to kick off Tuesday

Awards season is in full swing and Ryerson’s radio and television arts program is getting in on the spotlight. The first annual RTA Top Docs film festival will screen the top five documentaries this Tuesday, with entries produced by third-year RTA undergraduate students from David Tucker’s documentary production class. “With documentary you really get to reflect and follow a story […]

by Aaron Navarro· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
The Daily Scoop: Hub Burger

The Daily Scoop: Hub Burger

Meal: Hub Hamburger Ingredients: Angus beef, hamburger buns, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, ketchup Description: Underwhelming is how I’d describe the Hub’s hamburger. That’s the word I’m sticking with — for now. While I commend Ryerson Eats’ use of locally sourced ingredients, there was one glaring problem with this burger and that was how dry the meat was. Every bite was […]

by Aaron Navarro· · Arts & Life, Food
What to expect of the Student Learning Centre

What to expect of the Student Learning Centre

Construction on the Student Learning Centre (SLC) is almost complete, as Ryerson students and faculty await its early 2015 opening. While many have already seen the glass building’s unusualstructure, the final stages of the SLC’s interior will be unveiled only when media tours begin again at the end of the month.   The Ryersonian, however, has pieced together how each of […]

by Aaron Navarro· · Arts & Life
Blynk nominated for Canadian Startup Award

Blynk nominated for Canadian Startup Award

A startup from Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone is in the running for an award at this year’s Canadian Startup Awards, as the public voting stage is underway. Blynk, a personal styling app that generates outfits based on what users like and dislike, is nominated for the accelerator graduate award alongside five other startups. With nominees chosen mostly by the public, […]

The Daily Scoop: Mediterranean Pizza Slice

The Daily Scoop: Mediterranean Pizza Slice

January 15, 2015 Toppings (ingredients): feta cheese, mozzarella cheese, broccoli, red peppers, black olives, zucchini, onions, tomato sauce. Description: A slice of the Mediterranean? I’d say so. Although black olives are a traditional pizza topping, the feta cheese and zucchini is uncharted territory for my pizza palette. The feta clusters works well with the mozzarella and gives a strong, sharp […]

by Aaron Navarro· · Arts & Life, Food
The Daily Scoop: Pozole Rojo

The Daily Scoop: Pozole Rojo

January 14, 2015 Meal: Pozole Rojo (Mexican) Ingredients: pork, white hominy, onions, garlic, chipotle, chicken stock, oregano, cumin, bay leaf, corn tortillas, lime juice, salt, pepper. Description: A light, yet hearty meal to help get you through the cold winter weather. There’s no shortage of pork in this soup; every spoonful is filled with either chunks or shreds of pork. […]

by Aaron Navarro· · Arts & Life, Food