Articles by: Brittany Spencer

Illustration of Diva Cup

Menstruation is no secret, so let’s talk about it

When I sat down at the Ram in the Rye with my friends and we started discussing menstrual cups, I had no idea that two of my closest friends were already using them. To me, menstrual cups —  which are small silicon cups that you insert into your vagina and can reuse for up to a year — seemed to […]

by Brittany Spencer· · Opinion
(Kevin John Siazon)

Students, professors stand up for gender identity

Faculty, students and transgender community members are speaking out about how a University of Toronto professor’s controversial comments on gender identity have affected them. The wave of responses followed a YouTube lecture published by Jordan Peterson, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto (U of T). In the lecture, Peterson said he refuses to accept the use of genderless […]

(Kevin John Siazon)

How I met my dad at 18 and found my modern family

For most people, turning 18 means a year of “firsts.” These “firsts” might be starting university, or moving away from home or maybe beginning that first real relationship. For me, the year I turned 18 was the year that I had one of my most significant “firsts” — it was the year I met my biological father and found my […]

by Brittany Spencer· · Opinion, Voices
Ryerson leaves its mark at Nuit Blanche

Ryerson leaves its mark at Nuit Blanche

It appears Ryerson has left its mark at this year’s Nuit Blanche in a negative way.   The world-famous Toronto sign in Nathan Phillip’s was covered in graffiti during the festivities this past weekend. It’s still not clear who is responsible for the markings, but among the inscriptions left on the sign were three words: “Ramms (SIC), HTM, Ryerson.” #NuitBlanche seriously […]

by Brittany Spencer· · News, Top stories
As many as five to six per cent of card readers aren't working across the TTC system at any given time. (Kevin John Siazon)

More Presto, more problems

Presto card-holders across the city are frustrated. Again. The Toronto Star reported that an audit conducted by the TTC last week revealed that as much as five to six per cent of Presto card readers within the system aren’t working at any given time. The card reader malfunction isn’t the first challenge the TTC has faced since rolling out the […]

by Brittany Spencer· · News
(Ryersonian Archive)

Updated: CCS recommends students not use Windows 10 Calendar

In an email sent to Ryerson students and faculty Wednesday afternoon, Computing and Communications Services (CCS) announced a “serious privacy and security issue with using Windows 10 Calendar.” The email advised students to avoid using their Windows 10 Calendar to access their Ryerson Google Calendar on the grounds that any event created using the Windows calendar will automatically have “Public” […]

by Brittany Spencer· · News, On Campus, Politics & Security
All vulvas welcome at RSU’s feminist comedy night

All vulvas welcome at RSU’s feminist comedy night

There were stories about vulvas, fetishes and the horrors of Tinder dating. Nothing was off-limits as six comedians took the stage at the Ryerson Students’ Union second annual Shits n’ Giggles Feminist Comedy Night, hosted at the Ram in the Rye patio on Wednesday night. The event was part of DisOrientation Week, hosted by the RSU, the Continuing Education Students’ Association […]