Articles by: Rachel Surman

Although trendy, there can be serious health risks with getting a stick 'n' poke tattoo

Stick ‘n’ poke tattoos becoming increasingly popular among students

Lauren Lowther got her first stick ‘n’ poke tattoo when she was 15 years old.  Seven years later, she boasts seven of them on various parts on her body. The 22-year-old film student, doesn’t regret a single one and loves how each tattoo has a specific – and often hilarious – story behind it. Stick ‘n’ poke tattoos, also known […]

by Rachel Surman· · Arts & Life, Health
Ilwad Hersi and Kevin Vianna at the Our Healthy Campus event (Rachel Surman / Ryersonian Staff)

Students want a place to nap on campus, Ryerson health promotions team finds

What do students at Ryerson’s bustling downtown campus want the most? According to those at a Ryerson health promotions event on March 24, it’s nap rooms. The event, called “Our Healthy Campus Community,” hosted about 15 students from different programs and years of study, as well as student group leaders, at the Podium. The student facilitators from the health promotions […]

by Rachel Surman· · News, Top stories
Ryerson's gyms will look to accessible gyms like Variety Village for guidance on how to improve access (Rachel Surman/ Ryersonian Staff

Ryerson’s gyms mum on policy meant to help students with disabilities

When Alicia Rowley wants to work out, she needs a friend’s help to lift her wheelchair down the three steps to the entrance of the track at the Ryerson Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC). From there, the fourth-year Ryerson psychology student can wheel herself around the track with speed and ease. But Rowley, a 22-year-old paraplegic who was born with […]

by Rachel Surman· · News, Top stories
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RAC considering circus arts fitness classes

Ryerson’s Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC) may introduce a circus arts fitness class.If all goes well, students could join as early as this fall, says the RAC’s manager of recreation, Anthony Seymour. Seymour points out that he has had only a preliminary meeting with the Toronto School of Circus Arts (TSCA) but says he was “quite impressed” with what it […]

by Rachel Surman· · News, On Campus
Ryerson University campus. (Courtesy Amir Seyd)

Ryerson University to review sexual assault policies

Ryerson University will review its existing sexual assault policy in the wake of a Toronto Star probe that found most Canadian universities and colleges don’t have one single policy to deal with sexual assault. Ryerson, along with 44 other Ontario universities and colleges, announced Nov. 26 it will launch the review to determine if the  schools can adequately deal with […]

by Rachel Surman· · News, On Campus, students, Top stories
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