Articles by: Alexa Huffman

Fridays Live: D.O. and Robb Johannes from Paint

Fridays Live: D.O. and Robb Johannes from Paint

Fridays Live is a an audio series showcasing Canadian talent. Each week, we’ll bring in two artists for an interview and live performance. D.O. Canadian rapper D.O. (Defy the Odds) has worked with Maestro Fresh Wes, Saukrates and Classified. He’s also broken a Guinness World Record in 2003 for rapping for the longest time. His fourth studio album Down Home […]

by Alexa Huffman· · Arts & Life, Audio, Media, Music, Videos
In this Jan. 30, 2014 file photo, Olivia Chow speaks at Ryerson University. (Cosette Schulz/Ryersonian Staff)

Infographic: Visible Minorities in Toronto City Hall

This week, The Ryersonian ran an editorial about Olivia Chow as the only visible minority among the front-runners in the Toronto mayoral race. Although Chow is not currently involved in Toronto municipal politics, her candidacy brings forth the issue about representation in both Toronto city hall and city halls around Canada. The following infographic shows how many city councillors are visible minorities:

by Alexa Huffman· · News, Off Campus
In this Jan. 30, 2014 file photo, Olivia Chow speaks at Ryerson University. (Cosette Schulz/Ryersonian Staff)

Visible minorities in municipal politics

Olivia Chow is the front-runner in Toronto’s mayoral race, and the only visible minority of the top-tier candidates. Chow is polling at 36 per cent support against Mayor Rob Ford’s 28 per cent, according to a Forum Research poll conducted in mid-March. If Chow is able to hold on to this lead, she will be the first visible minority to […]

by Alexa Huffman· · Editorial, Opinion
Picture This: Canadian Tuition

Picture This: Canadian Tuition

This week, The Ryersonian reported on the proposed tuition increase for Ryerson University. Ryerson’s Board of Governors discussed the need for the increase and the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) voiced their opposition. We know that Ontario students pay the highest tuition in all of Canada, but we were curious about what other provinces are paying and how much tuition has gone up […]

by Alexa Huffman· · News, Top stories
Webcast: Globe reporter Karen Howlett on the latest in the gas plant scandal

Webcast: Globe reporter Karen Howlett on the latest in the gas plant scandal

Alexa Huffman sits down with Karen Howlett, the Globe and Mail’s Queens Park reporter who has been covering the gas plants scandal. The Ryersonian previously reported that Wendy Wai, a Ryerson employee was allegedly given unrestricted administrative access to computers in the premier’s office when she was the assistant to David Livingston the former chief of staff to former premier […]

by Alexa Huffman· · News, Top stories, Webcasts
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