Articles by: Kaitlyn Coombes

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Popping the homesickness bubble

I’ll never forget my first day alone in the city. My parents and sisters had dropped me off at residence the day before and as soon as they left I had a bizarre feeling in my stomach, something I had never experienced before. Homesickness. The next day I woke up in my residence room in the International Living Learning Centre […]

by Kaitlyn Coombes· · Opinion, Voices
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A look-back at Rob Ford’s time as mayor of Toronto

The memorial for former mayor Rob Ford is being held today at St. James Cathedral. Ford’s body laid in repose at city hall for two days to give the public an opportunity to pay their final respects. “As difficult as it is to say goodbye, (the Ford family) would like to do so in the same manner in which he […]

by Kaitlyn Coombes· · News, Off Campus
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Millennials will not be as wealthy as parents, new study says

Millennials will be financially worse off than their parents, a new study has found. The study, published in The Guardian, examined the incomes of households in western countries. It found millennials are making significantly less money than their parents. The study said, “It’s likely to be the first time in industrialized history, save for periods of war or natural disaster, […]

by Kaitlyn Coombes· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
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Updated: Ryerson’s Global Diversity Exchange director appointed to Canadian Senate

The founding executive director of Ryerson’s Global Diversity Exchange (GDX), Ratna Omidvar, is among seven new senators appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “I’m very proud and humbled by my appointment to the Canadian Senate today,” Omidvar said in a statement today. “As executive director of Ryerson University’s Global Diversity Exchange for the past two years, I’ve learned a lot […]

by Kaitlyn Coombes· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
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Mature students feel out of place on campus

For mature students — students aged 21 and older — beginning post-secondary education can be intimidating.

by Kaitlyn Coombes· · Arts & Life
Meet the Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club

Meet the Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club

The Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club is a boxing gym unlike any other. It’s the first women-only boxing gym in Canada and the first to open its doors to the trans community. Located in the basement of a warehouse on the corner of Carlaw Avenue and Gerrard Street, it has become a hidden gem for women and trans people who want […]

by Kaitlyn Coombes· · Off Campus, Sports, students
Students at the RSU's Freeze the Fees event on Monday. (Ryersonian Staff)

Free Tuition? Think Again

This version has been updated with information to clarify the $3,000 contribution made by students towards their education costs. Students from low-income families who qualify for the new Ontario Student Grant won’t be receiving free post-secondary education exactly. Those who qualify for free tuition will still need to contribute $3,000 annually towards their education costs.  “For example, for a student […]