Articles by: Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues

A family photo before the separation

I’m a child of divorce — and happy about it

I have one distinct memory of my dad before the separation. It was the middle of the night and the lights were on downstairs. This could only mean one thing: my dad was up. It was during the week, so any sighting of my father was rare. My dad was getting a glass of water. I did the same, just […]

First-year fashion design student Sarah Spooner is currently enrolled in Ben Barry’s fashion class.  (Kyla Dewar/Ryersonian Staff)

Diversifying fashion, one selfie at a time

Snap, crop, filter, hashtag, post. Basic steps to posting a selfie. But in Ben Barry’s fashion theory and concepts class, taking a selfie has only two steps: snap and post. As an assignment for class, Barry challenged his students to take a selfie and post it on Twitter or Instagram — without a filter or pose. Students had to post […]

Served frothy and sloppy: Canadian Starbucks gets alcohol

Served frothy and sloppy: Canadian Starbucks gets alcohol

By the end of 2015, alcoholic beverages will be available at Starbucks, providing a whole new meaning to its complimentary “birthday drinks.” I know I’ll be in line for my free Venti, extra whip, orange Frappuccino — with a triple vodka shot. Starbucks Canada president, Rossan Williams, announced the expansion earlier this month. But she hasn’t announced how they will […]

by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues· · Opinion
The Viva bus — Richmond Hill's somewhat efficient bus system. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

A compilation of everything that has gone wrong while riding the TTC

When you commute in this city, almost every day presents a fresh version of hell. Trekking from home to school and back again means having to navigate pretty much every obstacle the public transit experience can throw at you. The best part is it’s never —EVER — anything you can really prepare for. So you just go along with it, giving […]

by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues· · Opinion, Voices
Uniqlo's flagship store in New York City.  (Courtesy InSapphoWeTrust, Flickr)

Ryerson profs dish on Uniqlo’s Canadian expansion

Concerns about Uniqlo’s entry into the Canadian retail market following Target’s massive failure are misplaced, according to fashion and business professors at Ryerson University. The Japanese retailer will be opening two flagship stores in Toronto—one in the Toronto Eaton Centre and another in Yorkdale Shopping Centre. “There’s already a lot of comparisons being drawn between Target and Uniqlo and I […]

by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues· · News
The World's Biggest Bookstore, which used to be beside the BMV will house restaurants. (Ashani Jodha/Ryersonian Staff)

Five city projects Ryerson students can look forward to

Situated in the heart of Toronto, Ryerson students are often steps away from some of the city’s latest downtown additions. From big department store openings to the repurposing of existing urban spaces, students will soon have plenty of new places in which to stroll, eat and shop. 1) Restaurants on Edward Street Estimated completion date: September 2015 The World’s Biggest Bookstore, which […]

by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues· · News
These Ryerson grads have made their way from Toronto to your TV set. (Kyla Dewar/The Ryersonian)

Top five actors you didn’t know went to Ryerson

  Ryerson is a place full of emerging talent. While some find success in their fields, others take a leap and find it in something new. Here are some success stories of actors who started their journeys off at Ryerson, and ended up on our screens.   Nina Dobrev Majored in: Sociology How You Know Her: Although she never graduated […]

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Ryerson’s DMZ teams up with OneEleven and Communitech

Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) is partnering with Waterloo’s Communitech and Toronto’s OneEleven to share their facilities, resources and talent. Communitech and OneEleven, like the DMZ, help entrepreneurs grow their businesses.  If a Ryerson-based startup needs to meet a client in Waterloo, they now have a space to do so. The agreement, announced Monday, means that entrepreneurs from each group […]

O’Keefe Lane revitalization project in the works

O’Keefe Lane revitalization project in the works

O’Keefe Lane might get a makeover come 2016. The lane, which runs east of Yonge from Shuter Street to Gerard Street, lies adjacent to Ryerson. Mark Garner, Downtown Yonge BIA’s executive director, wants to turn the unused space into a green, pedestrian-friendly area. This could mean that Ryerson students will have a space to walk, study and relax. The road […]

by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues· · News, Top stories
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