Articles by: Alexandria Pankratz

Student debt got you down? Don’t worry, it’ll only take you 20 years to pay it off!

Student debt got you down? Don’t worry, it’ll only take you 20 years to pay it off!

What students owe when they leave school affects not only them, but also the economy, according to the Canadian Federation of Students.

Celina Morris, first-year media production

Humans of Ryerson

“Media is the only thing that I actually like.”

Jaslin Gosal, a fourth-year biology student, walking down Church Street. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“I not only got an education but I also learnt a lot about being a better person.”

Zobia Qureshi, fourth-year business and technology management program student, in the Library building. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“My next job is 9 to 5 so just being in university, you don’t appreciate the freedom you have.”

Kevin Cordick, a Ryerson client support technician, working at the university's Equipment Distribution Centre. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“It is a modern university in a modern world and it really blends in with the city around it.”

Alexandria Pankratz urges incoming Ryerson students to enjoy their time in university.

Life’s too short, rack up that debt

“Standing at the finish line of my degree, I look back and see everything in a completely different light.”

by Alexandria Pankratz· · Guest Opinion, Opinion
Serena Dhillon, a second-year journalism student, in the Ryerson Communications Centre. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“Even though it is a university, we have to do a lot of practical thinking, we are so hands on.”

Money in Hands. (Courtesy of 401(K) 2012 via Flickr Creative Commons)

UPDATED: The pit of student debt continues to widen

In a recent report released by Ryerson’s Board of Governors, a 2015 study found that 57 per cent of Ryerson students graduated with debt.

by Alexandria Pankratz· · News, On Campus, students
Taylor Barker, first-year nursing student, Emily Fung, fourth-year nursing student and Jennifer Kirk, fourth-year nursing student in Ryerson's Student Learning Centre. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“We all just need to be friends with everyone. Everyone deserves a friend.”

Melody McMullan, a third-year creative industries student, at Ryerson's Service Hub. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“I know tons of information that I have learned here now about the university…”

Alyann Hookim-Baker, top right, third-year biomedical science student, in Ryerson's Student Learning Centre. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“Sometimes people don’t realize how easy it can be to save a life…”

Seiji Morrison, third-year sociology student. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“The faculty and the variety of courses that are offered here at Ryerson are great.”

Erika Dreher, a third-year journalism student. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“I think if you work at the right place though, and they get that you are a student, it can be good.”

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Humans of Ryerson

“You don’t realize how on your own you really are.”

Jasmine Virk, first-year occupational and public health / Tina Deosammy, first-year occupational and public health)

Humans of Ryerson

” … we chose Ryerson because we wanted more job opportunities.”

David Choi, third-year chemistry student, in Ryerson's SLC. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“…I figured that Ryerson would be a good place with access because it is in the downtown core.”

(Cassandra Digenova, fourth-year arts and contemporary studies / Marissa Tedesco, fourth-year arts and contemporary studies)

Humans of Ryerson

“We really want to bring light to the issue and create a conversation.”

Michael Pham, third-year marketing, 
Honey Maglinte, first-year professional communications, Jessie Ng, second-year business management

Humans of Ryerson

“…in order to become a leader, the first step is to go abroad and see the world because that experience will help you gain more insight into other cultures.”

Kayla Kuefler, fourth-year journalism student, lounging in the Venn. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“I enjoy watching Grey’s Anatomy on these couches, eating my food and occasionally hanging out with friends…”

Humans of Ryerson

Humans of Ryerson

“It can be hard to find life-long friends, but that is what we have here.”

Charles Ilagan,

Humans of Ryerson

“…you come here for the classes but you stay here for the community.”

Humans of Ryerson

Humans of Ryerson

“Our entire friendship [revolves] around food.”

Humans of Ryerson

Humans of Ryerson

“I feel like I am just one of the guys at this point.”

Humans of Ryerson

Humans of Ryerson

“I want to make content that will make people feel things.”

John Marzo is in his third year of industrial engineering at Ryerson University.

Humans of Ryerson

“Being a part of iBoost for less than a year or two, I have had the opportunity to grow my ideas. I have invented a product called Dust Dot, which is essentially a dustpan that doesn’t leave a line. I have also won two awards from the Norman Esch Foundation that have been $5,000 and $8,000 grants. Originally at Ryerson, […]

Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff

‘I’ll Have Some Fries With A Side Of Dat Ass’

Trying to pay your tuition? Thinking about working in a restaurant? Are you okay with being verbally and sexually harassed?Several female Ryerson students share their personal stories when it comes to working in the service industry.

by Alexandria Pankratz· · Features