Articles by: Nida Omar

A model wearing Botxn Beauty products.
Photo Credit: Sobbutina Anna.

Ryerson sisters launch inclusive beauty brand

In early 2017, after years of wanting to enter the makeup industry, 24-year-old medical physics student Fadumo Botan started working on her own beauty brand. Botxn Beauty is a luxurious cosmetics line created by Fadumo, Amal and Nasra Botan, three sisters who are all current students at Ryerson University. “There’s so much competition, even within Toronto itself,” Fadumo said. “It’s […]

by Nida Omar· · Arts & Life
VOICES: Say my name right, please

VOICES: Say my name right, please

My name is four letters and two syllables long. By all means, it’s not difficult to pronounce. There are only so many ways you could say it. Yet in my 22 years of life, I have heard every single possible variation of it. From Na-da to Niy-da to Na-dia, my four-letter name has confused more people than I could ever […]

by Nida Omar· · Opinion, Voices
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
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