Articles by: Amanda Woodrow

Does social media help or hurt our generation?

Does social media help or hurt our generation?

Social media is a central force in most people’s daily lives, whipping up constant discussion about its efficacy and volatility and the long-lasting effects it has on users. With competing studies linking social media to depression and anxiety while others connect it to resiliency and emotional intelligence, is social media good or bad? “For me, it was a great form […]

by Amanda Woodrow· · News
Does RU care about their whale-being?

Does RU care about their whale-being?

Who cares about the rights of marine animals kept in captivity? According to a recent Ryersonian Facebook poll, the majority of Ryerson students do. But, when it comes to physically acting for change, there is no longer a consensus. Last Tuesday, Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc introduced Bill C-68, which mainly focuses on protecting cetaceans—dolphins, whales and porpoises—from being showcased in […]

by Amanda Woodrow· · News
OPINION: Putting a price on love

OPINION: Putting a price on love

I love Valentine’s Day. I get this warm feeling inside when I think of heart-shaped chocolates, fresh roses, and seeing couples showing their love for each other. But like a wedding or prom, it could be an expensive day, and seems to imply big and beautiful expectations, which supersede reality. You’re supposed to find rose petals at your feet when […]

by Amanda Woodrow· · Opinion
OPINION: Workplace harassment among female workers is still happening

OPINION: Workplace harassment among female workers is still happening

There are moments when I am truly grateful for the #MeToo movement. As a young female student just starting to get a taste of the real world, I am glad to see that women are one step closer to equality in the world. But on the other hand, it scares me because casting light on the truth leaves a dim […]

by Amanda Woodrow· · Opinion
Photo courtesy of TVO.

Ryerson University responds to sexual harassment allegations against professor

  Ryerson University has no plans to suspend Steve Paikin pending the results of the third-party investigation launched by TVO into sexual harassment allegations against him. “His responsibilities as a distinguished visiting professor are continuing as planned,” Ryerson’s public affairs manager Johanna VanderMaas told the Ryersonian in an email. Paikin is under investigation by his employer, TVO, for allegedly sexually […]

by Amanda Woodrow· · News
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