Articles by: Nida Omar

Pictured: Ice laid out with salt on the bridge to the Rogers Communication Centre.

Walk away from the Church St. walkway

For a good chunk of the school year, Ryerson’s campus is covered with massive amounts of snow, ice and slush. While some students choose to go through the bridge between Kerr Hall and the Rogers Communications Centre to avoid the wintry mess outside, it seems they might be better off taking the outside route after all. Since the beginning of […]

by Nida Omar· · News, On Campus
Merrike Hess poses with one of her flower crowns. Photo by Merrike Hess.

Flower and Arts and Craft: The Social-Media Side-Hustle

Before second-year graphic communications management student Merike Hess started her small flower crown-making business, she was Pinterest famous. At 15 years old, the young entrepreneur had more than 1,300 people following her health and beauty clipboards on the social media platform. When the first brand reached out to her, asking to include their products on her Pinterest boards, she began […]

Birthday celebration held on Gould Street for incarcerated Palestinian teenager

Birthday celebration held on Gould Street for incarcerated Palestinian teenager

Video by Nida Omar and Olivia Maeder Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teenager who was arrested for slapping an Israeli soldier in December, turned 17 on Jan. 31. On the eve of her birthday, Gould Street transformed into a celebratory rally that both commemorated Tamimi’s birthday and called for action against Israeli military forces for prosecuting children in the occupied territories. The […]

by Nida Omar· · Politics
Students disturbed by construction of Ryerson’s Centre for Urban Innovation

Students disturbed by construction of Ryerson’s Centre for Urban Innovation

Frequent late night construction on Ryerson’s upcoming Centre for Urban Innovation has been disrupting the sleep and study of some students who live close by. The centre, set to open later this year, is being built in place of the old theatre school at 44 Gerrard St. E., next door to the Campus Commons student housing building. But, some students […]

by Nida Omar· · News, Off Campus, Ward 27
A shot of the constructiont taking place at midnight. Photo by Trevor Hewitt.

One Year Later: Toronto holds vigil for victims of Quebec mosque shooting

“Ibrahima Barry, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Aboubaker Thabti, Abdelkrim Hassane, Azzedine Soufiane, Khaled Belkacemi.” These are the names of the six victims killed in the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec shooting on Jan. 29 last year.  One year later, CityNews reporter Ginella Massa recites their names at a vigil held at Nathan Phillips Square, as a reminder of the lives lost in one […]

by Nida Omar· · News, Off Campus
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