Articles by: Kelsey Adams

Joyce Carpenter, the mother of Patricia Carpenter, in her home during shooting for the documentary. (Courtesy Shades of Our Sisters)

RTA project honours missing and murdered indigenous women

For their final thesis project, eight media production students came together and created Shades of Our Sisters, an installation that celebrates the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women, trans and two-spirit individuals. The project focuses on the lives of Patricia Carpenter and Sonya Cywink, two of the more than 1200 missing and murdered indigenous women. The installation is a […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Media, News
Second-year fashion communications student Danijela Keko models in a shoot for Kastor & Pollux. (Courtesy Bianca Scarlato)

Students to Watch: Fashion communication student masters the industry

Fashion communication student Dani Keko-Aranilla is a jack of all trades. The second-year student has dabbled in fashion journalism, modelling, styling, illustration and public relations. But rather than being a master of none, she’s conquering them all. She left the advertising program at OCAD and started studying in the fashion communication program at Ryerson in 2015. She grew up in […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Alyssa Bertram at her pop-up shop at Studio67. (Kelsey Adams)

Ryerson alumna sets out to make periods easy

Easy is not a word typically associated with menstruation. Ryerson alumni Alyssa Bertram is out to change that. Bertram, a  graduate of the psychology program launched her company easy. in June. It’s a subscription service that delivers organic feminine hygiene products and fair trade chocolate bars to clients every three months. Bertram hated the inconvenience of buying tampons at the […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Health
You could say For Jane is a Ryerson based band with members from RTA.

Looking for local bands? The Music Den’s got you covered

On Nov. 18, The Music Den is launching a free monthly concert series to connect Toronto music lovers to local artists. The initiative, based out of the TransMedia Zone, works to create more opportunities for local bands to play live shows. The Music Den hopes to attract Ryerson students to the shows by making live music more accessible and less […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Music
The movie poster for Moonlight. (Courtesy of A24)

It’s time to end stereotypes in movies

There’s never been a film quite like Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight. Moonlight focuses on the narrative of a young black male coming out while living in inner-city Miami during the 1980s. The most revolutionary scenes of the 2017 Oscars contender happen when two black men are allowed to be intimate and vulnerable with each other. This is a rarity on screen. […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Film & Television, Opinion
RTA student and stick n' poke artist Fion Liu gives a client a tattoo in her studio. (Kelsey Adams)

RTA stick ‘n’ poke artist stabbing her way into the industry

Fourth-year new media student Fion Liu gave her first stick ‘n’ poke tattoo in 2014 on a Tinder date. Her date asked her to poke a Chinese character on him and he supplied her with sewing needles, a vodka cap bottle and India ink. For decades this has been how most stick ‘n’ poke tattoos occur: in the spur of […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Visual Arts & Design
(Courtesy Robyn Fiorda)

Put your best face forward with RyeBeauty

Ryerson’s newest student organization, RyeBeauty, is bringing beauty education and industry networking opportunities to campus. It is the first university student-run beauty organization in Toronto and the group plans to create a solid community for beauty lovers at Ryerson. “There are so many of us here at Ryerson who love beauty, yet no one’s made the effort to really bring […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Beauty, entrepreneurship
(Courtesy Bianca Scarlato)

Students to Watch: RTA photographer achieves Instagram fame

Fourth-year media production student Bianca Scarlato saw herself in front of the camera as an actor and singer before she fell into the online world of Instagram. The fourth-year RTA student had Broadway aspirations, but now she has become a sought-after Toronto photographer. She entered the realm of professional photography just over two years ago. Her career reached another level […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Fashion, Media, Photography
(Courtesy UHHU)

Ryerson’s Urban Hip Hop Union is going back to its roots

Ryerson’s Urban Hip Hop Union (UHHU) will take over Lake Devo to spread positive hip-hop culture on campus this weekend. The union is hosting its most ambitious event to date, DEVO 2016, a competition and block party, to celebrate hip hop culture and dispel any negativity surrounding it. “I feel like nowadays there’s such a negative stigma attached to [hip […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Music, Performance Arts
Outside of Toronto Fashion Week, Ryerson fashion students can intern at Fashion Art Toronto. (Courtesy of Andre Varty)

No more TO Fashion Week? Not a problem for Rye fashion students

The tents might not be going up at David Pecaut Square this October but Ryerson fashion students will carry on without Toronto Fashion Week (TFW). The event, that used to be the first chance for eager students to gain fashion industry experience, was cancelled in July after IMG Canada pulled out as the sponsor. Despite the initial shock, members of […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Tumult Arts Festival on Sept. 8, 2016.

6 artists who took over Gould Street at the Tumult Arts Festival

Tumult Arts Festival hit Gould Street on Thursday, bringing performance art, poetry, graffiti and installation art to Ryerson. As the sun set over Ryerson campus, students walking through were greeted by DJs spinning old school hip hop and reggae, an outdoor café and a competition by Art Battle Toronto. Brodie Metcalfe, the RSU event co-ordinator, created the event because he […]