Articles by: Catherine Machado

Tibet weeks sand mandala: a closer look

Tibet weeks sand mandala: a closer look

Ryersonian’s Catherine Machado takes a closer look at the meaning behind the mandala. The sand mandala was featured in the SLC for Ryerson’s first Tibet Week created by Students for a Free Tibet.    For more on Ryerson’s first Tibet Week, take a look at Bringing Tibetan culture to Ryerson by Esther Lee.

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Divest Ryerson: no more fracks to give

Before the protest at Parliament Hill, not much was being said about Divest Ryerson. The arrests of two core members, Ben Donato-Woodger and Emma Beattie, put Ryerson on the map in the fossil fuel divestment movement. While protesting against the Kinder Morgan Trans Canada pipeline expansion project, they were among 99 people arrested for climbing over a barricade. In the […]

by Catherine Machado· · Features
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Paris agreement is a dud

Last April, 174 countries plus the European Union signed the Paris Agreement. The agreement ultimately calls on these countries to keep the global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius this century. The agreement, which goes into full force this Friday, Nov. 4, requires countries to prepare and maintain their respective plans to help combat climate change. This sounds promising, […]

by Catherine Machado· · Opinion
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Another year, another clown

This year’s Clown production features a whole lot of new: new stage, a new sound and lighting booth and of course, a new building tucked below the Student Learning Centre. The production is an annual tradition for third-year students in performance. This year’s bunch brings an endless array of props, audience interaction and costume changes to the stage. The Ryersonian got a back-stage look before […]

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Theatre students find their rhythm

Performance students are getting more comfortable after a rough start moving into their new space in the  SLC  last week. “At the beginning, it was a bit difficult to move in,” said third-year acting student Dana Carrabon. The doors didn’t work well, he explained, causing access issues. “The outside door wouldn’t unlock and the inside door wouldn’t lock,” said head […]

by Catherine Machado· · News