Articles by: Emma Jarratt

Kids should learn to cope with bullies

Kids can be mean. In fact, they can be vicious. They scare their peers, their siblings, and we have even seen them terrify adults. National calls for bullying awareness and school initiatives are not working. If they were, Saskatchewan teen Todd Loik’s epitaph wouldn’t read: bullied to death. Loik is the latest casualty in the war against bullies. His name […]

by Emma Jarratt· · Opinion
Sam the Record Man closed in 2007 and the sign is now in storage.

Rocker Ronnie Hawkins speaks up for Sam the Record Man

Rock legend Ronnie Hawkins says there is no doubt in his mind that the Record Man sign should hang on Yonge Street. Though it’s been over 50 years since he debuted on the stage, Hawkins still remembers the rock-frenzy sweeping Toronto, the late night shows and, of course, the girls from Ryerson College “who got me into trouble.” Hawkins says […]

by Emma Jarratt· · Arts & Life, Music, News, Off Campus, On Campus
Sam the Record Man closed in 2007 and the sign is now in storage.

City Hall sounds off on Sam the Record Man

Mayor Rob Ford chaired a Sam the Record Man sign committee meeting yesterday, marking the latest effort to solve the saga that has cast an unfavourable light on Ryerson University. On Tuesday, Toronto councillors, music lovers and Ryerson officials came together in the hopes of finding a viable solution. No consensus was reached, but many councillors and citizens spoke up […]

by Emma Jarratt· · Music, News, Off Campus, On Campus, Videos
Sam the Record Man closed in 2007 and the sign is now in storage.

Searching for Sam’s sign

After lighting up Yonge Street for nearly 50 years, the Sam The Record Man sign is now collecting dust, dismantled and stored in crates in a quiet Vaughan warehouse. The location and condition of the sign have been kept secret by Ryerson, but the sign has now been traced and its whereabouts confirmed by Gregory Signs and Engraving. David Grose, […]

by Emma Jarratt· · News, On Campus
Sam the Record Man closed in 2007 and the sign is now in storage.

Councillor Josh Matlow still waiting for access to Sam sign

Toronto Councillor Josh Matlow wants access to the Sam the Record Man sign, but Ryerson’s president Sheldon Levy has answered Matlow’s request with silence. In a Sept. 17 letter addressed to Levy’s office, Matlow cites his constituent’s growing worry that “the sign has been damaged beyond repair or even destroyed” and requests a chance to visit the neon records as […]

by Emma Jarratt· · News, On Campus
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