Articles by: Jennie Pearson

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Jewish student told, ‘you need to sit down,’ at RSU meeting

Tamar Lyons is one of the students who says she faced “personal attacks” at a Ryerson Students’ Union meeting Tuesday. Lyons, a second-year media production student, said she was told by another student, “there’s too many of you here, you need to sit down,” when she stood to speak on a motion that asked the RSU to commemorate Holocaust Education Week. […]

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Pro-Israel group calls out ‘anti-Jewish’ remarks at the RSU general meeting

A pro-Israel campus group says its members were met with anti-Semitic taunts at a Ryerson Students’ Union meeting Tuesday. In a letter sent to RSU president Obaid Ullah, a spokesman for Hasbara Fellowships Canada said he was writing “on behalf of concerned Ryerson University students who are shocked and unsettled” after the meeting. Robert Walker, the Canadian director of the […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus, Politics, Top stories
Rye’s big fat Greek secret

Rye’s big fat Greek secret

Jessie Saunders-Drutz began her first year at Ryerson having just graduated from an all-Jewish high school. No longer feeling like part of the majority, she had trouble making friends and looked for a place on campus she could meet people who shared her values. What she found was Delta Pi, and 40 new sisters. Saunders-Drutz is now a fourth-year RTA […]

by Jennie Pearson· · Features, News, On Campus
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Rye takes part in 16 days of action

This Friday marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. The campaign begins on Nov. 25, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and finishes on Dec. 10, Human Rights Day. This year, Ryerson will be taking part in the campaign through several programs and events. The Office for Sexual […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus, students
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Updated sexual violence policy released for feedback

The Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education has released an updated version of Ryerson’s sexual violence policy. Ryerson community members can submit confidential feedback until Dec. 2 at 12 p.m. to vps@ryerson.ca. The revised policy was originally scheduled to be presented to the Ryerson Board of Governors for its approval at the Nov. 24 meeting. According to the office’s website, […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus
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RU Aware extends campaign to leave CFS

The campaign targeting the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is gaining momentum after its first week on campus. A group of students called RU Aware talked to students around campus in hopes of generating discussion around Ryerson’s relationship with the CFS. The team spent Monday and Tuesday last week educating students on Ryerson’s relationship with the federation. After the two […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus, students
Pastor Jeff Pike and his congregation at the Mod Club during the Groundswell Sunday morning service. (Jennie Pearson)

Meet the millennials who are bringing God to the club

This Sunday marked the first ever church service held at the Mod Club. While it’s not your average venue, this is certainly not your average church. Groundswell is a non-denominational Christian church that is attracting young people with its high-energy meetings and approachable demeanour. With a full electric band, strobe lights, free coffee and candy bar, it’s no surprise that millennials […]

by Jennie Pearson· · Music, News, Off Campus, Top stories
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No love for sports clubs

An official rugby club at Ryerson has been a long time coming and members are hoping the team can finally see it through. Darrin Rankine, 4th-year Urban & Regional Planning student, joined the club during his first year at Ryerson after seeing posters around campus and eventually finding a Facebook page run by former-student, Nyo Mudzingwa. “Nyo really paved the […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, Sports
RU Aware logo from their website.

RU Aware?

A new campaign targeting the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) has arrived on campus. RU Aware is a team of students that says it wants to generate discussion around Ryerson’s relationship with the CFS. The campaign launched Monday, prepped with a press release, website and custom T-shirts. Imad Ansari, fourth-year mechanical engineering student and member of RU Aware, says the […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus
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Survivors of sexual assault don’t need deadlines

    Former Ryerson student and writer for People magazine, Natasha Stoynoff, is among several women who have come forward with sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump. But instead of being concerned with potentially electing an alleged sex offender as the American president, some people are more worried about how long it’s taken these women to come forward. Talking about […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, Top stories
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Tinder’s dirtiest word

Like most millennials, I’m no stranger to online dating. Almost everyone I’ve dated over the past two years I’ve met through Tinder. Even as a high school student, I met my first boyfriend on a cringe-worthy pre-Instagram website called Snog Marry Avoid. If you take the time to look it up, you’ll know how embarrassing that really is. Over the […]

by Jennie Pearson· · Opinion
Ryerson to host controversial men’s rights event

Ryerson to host controversial men’s rights event

Ryerson has granted space for controversial men’s rights activists and the Canadian Association for Equality to co-host an event on campus tomorrow after completing a risk assessment. However, the university changed the event location and will charge a security fee. The event, which was originally going to be held at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, has been moved to a room […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Top stories