Articles by: Amanda Woodrow

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Activists take over RU VEG’s fur protest, angering Ryerson community

Ryerson’s Vegan Education Group (RU VEG) hosted its second annual fur protest near Lake Devo between Victoria and Gould streets on Friday. With fliers and signs in hand, its members set out to engage with the Ryerson community, informing them where the furs on their winter jackets come from, as well as asking them to give up their fur hoods […]

by Amanda Woodrow· · News, On Campus
DMZ ranked top incubator in the world

DMZ ranked top incubator in the world

Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) has claimed top spot in a world ranking of university-managed technology incubators. These rankings were announced by UBI Global, a Stockholm-based research and advisory firm best known for its regional and global studies in evaluating global business incubation. Ryerson tied for first place out of 200 programs in its category with a U.K. based firm. […]

by Amanda Woodrow· · Business, News, On Campus
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
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