Articles by: Amanda Woodrow

FILE - This Dec. 13, 2005 file photo shows stacks of Amazon.com boxes with merchandise for shipment, at the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Fernley, Nevada. Amazon.com Inc. has signed a deal Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, to stream Fox movies and TV shows to members of its Amazon Prime premium shipping program. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

The mystery of the anonymous Amazon packages

Ryerson is not the only campus receiving anonymous Amazon packages full of mysterious gifts, including sex toys. More than 10 university student unions across Canada have received up to 35 unsolicited Amazon packages since the fall of 2017. The contents of these packages include sex toys, record players, chargers, and school supplies. “It’s almost like Christmas Day where you’re just […]

by Amanda Woodrow· · News, On Campus, Politics
Ryerson adds needle disposable containers in washrooms

Ryerson adds needle disposable containers in washrooms

Ryerson’s six-month pilot project to safely put away used needles in disposable containers throughout campus washrooms kicked off this week. Sharps, or used needles, are a growing concern on campus. According to Geeta Sharma, director of environment, health, safety (EHS) and risk management. “Ryerson’s front-line employees from security and facilities management and development (FMD) were discovering discarded needles in garbage bins, […]

by Amanda Woodrow· · News, On Campus
OPINION: The Tide pod challenge- 2018’s killer trend

OPINION: The Tide pod challenge- 2018’s killer trend

Let’s forget for a second that cigarettes and drugs are dangerous, and let’s focus on the colorful candy-like killer that is no longer just a threat to children: Tide pods. The first time I saw the headline on Twitter, “Don’t Eat Tide Pods,” I thought to myself, “this has to be a joke.” This was just clickbait, it had to […]

by Amanda Woodrow· · Opinion
Close up of friends with circle of smart phones

OPINION: The consequences of social media

We can learn a lot from Logan Paul’s lapse of judgment. You know the story: the 22 year-old vlogger who ventured to Japan’s Suicide Forest where he found the body of a man who committed suicide. Being the vlogger he is, he took a video of the scene and uploaded it to YouTube. The video was pulled off YouTube, but […]

by Amanda Woodrow· · Opinion
OPINION: Getting back in the grind, balance is key

OPINION: Getting back in the grind, balance is key

The 7 a.m. alarm. The rowdy commute. The painstaking first day back in class. Winter break is over, sunshine. It’s time to return to reality. But you know, that’s easier said than done. The quick adjustment period is very overwhelming and can make your head spin. Especially to a student who’s had a month off without classes, deadlines, and the […]

by Amanda Woodrow· · Food & Health, Opinion
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