Articles by: Aidan Macnab

RTA filmmakers students tackle corporate greed

RTA filmmakers students tackle corporate greed

Imagine a world where a large corporate company with enough power to both save communities from drought but also escape the law when it poisons them.

This is the focus of Unearthed, a dramatic, short-film in production by a group of RTA students meant to address the ethics behind the business of food.

by Aidan Macnab· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Matt King and Andrew Ferguson are childhood friends and started LaRue Entertainment together. (Photo courtesy of LaRue Entertainment)

Ryerson grads’ production company to première show about a crack-smoking mayor

LaRue Entertainment, a production company founded by two Ryerson alumni, will debut their new digital series on YouTube called Filth City on Nov. 5. The date also marks the four-year anniversary of Rob Ford’s admitting to smoking crack.

The show is about a fictional big-city mayor embroiled in a controversy surrounding his own crack video. Creating a comedy loosely based on the late Toronto mayor and the scandal he left behind led his brother Doug Ford to call the show “disgusting.”

by Aidan Macnab· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Ryerson President Mohamed Lachemi addresses the Canadian Economic Club, where he discussed Ryerson's International Hyperloop team and their work developing the hyperloop transportation system. (Photo by Aidan Macnab)

Lachemi praises Ryerson’s hyperloop team at economic club

Ryerson’s own International Hyperloop Team was the star of president Mohamed Lachemi’s address to the Canadian Economic Club Thursday. The hyperloop is a transportation system where a pod travels through a tube and can reach close to the speed of sound. It does not require fossil fuels to operate. It is essentially a train being sucked through a vacuum. Members […]

(Photo by Julie Germansky)

OPINION: It’s time to invest ethically

There’s a saying that goes, he who is not a liberal at 20 has no heart, but he who is not a conservative by 40 has no brain. Is this true? Does entering adulthood, earning an income and raising children force us out of our values and dirty ourselves with the evils of global capitalism?

by Aidan Macnab· · Opinion
(Brian B. Bettencourt)/Ryersonian

Alleged assault at Ram in the Rye leaves student with broken eye-socket, nose

No arrests have been made in an alleged assault that left a Ryerson student with a broken eye-socket and nose, at the Ram in the Rye early last Thursday morning.

The 21-year-old victim was involved in an argument in the washroom, which escalated into an alleged assault, police said.

by Aidan Macnab· · News, On Campus
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