Articles by: Michelle McNally

Evelyn (Lynne Deragon) talks with her granddaughter, Lucy (Raven Stewart).

Ryerson graduate’s short film, Away Home, debuts at TIFF

  Viewers are taken on an emotional ride in an alumna’s latest film. Award-winning film studies graduate, Jana Stackhouse, premières her thesis film project, Away Home, this weekend at TIFF’s Top Ten Student Shorts Programme event. It will be one of several short films to debut alongside animations, documentaries and creations submitted from across the country. Stackhouse spent a year […]

WATCH: 23 questions with Daniel Drak

WATCH: 23 questions with Daniel Drak

When he’s not baking or indulging in Christmas carols, Daniel Drak is trying to make people think differently about fashion.

by Michelle McNally· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Users can upload their nude images to Facebook and flag them as ‘non-consensual’. (Photo by Natasha Hermann)

Facebook wants your nudes

The social media giant is launching a pilot project that encourages users to send their intimate photos to the company in an effort to prevent online revenge porn. To preemptively stop a potential nude leaker, users can give their photos to Facebook via messenger and tag the photo as a non-consensual file. Facebook will digitally track the photo with metadata technology to prevent others from uploading the image.

by Michelle McNally· · Arts & Life
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Bumble blends business with dating

Bumble is getting all up in your bizz-ness. The popular dating app, Bumble, has expanded its service to careers, and is using students for promotional support. In October, the company launched Bumble Bizz, a new category for business networking alongside the app’s dating and social features. Andrew Lapico, a fourth-year TRSM and law student, and the Ryerson Bumble campus director, […]

by Michelle McNally· · Arts & Life
The Ryersonian's arts & life editor Michelle McNally enters the Fields of Horror at Screemers. (Photo by Natasha Hermann)

WATCH: The Fun of Fear, Ryersonian’s Halloween Special

It’s Halloween: a day for ghosts, ghouls and spooks alike.

Along with dressing up and carving pumpkins, Halloween is a time when we subject ourselves to fear we’d avoid on any regular day. We expose ourselves to the things that make us jump and our skin crawl: spiders, darkness, clowns and haunted houses. But how can pleasure derive from the feeling of fear?

by Michelle McNally· · Arts & Life
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