Articles by: Samantha Sobolewski

An illustration of how the #Paid process works.

DMZ startup wants to get #Paid for making deals between celebrities and companies they endorse socially

A recent addition to Ryerson’s DMZ aims to broker deals between companies and the celebrities that might endorse their products on social media. Its name hits the nail on the head: #Paid. Co-founder Bryan Gold says #Paid allows the brand and celebrity to communicate in a chat room about product posts online through mediums such as Twitter, Instagram, Vine and YouTube — all with the […]

Reactions: Jian Ghomeshi charged with four counts of sexual assault

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by Samantha Sobolewski· · News
Don’t ‘Freeze your Future’

Don’t ‘Freeze your Future’

A second students’ movement has joined the Ryerson political scene, offering support for Ryerson’s administration in the midst of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) Freeze the Fees campaign. The movement drew a crowd that rallied in support of the university’s administration at Monday night’s board of governors meeting, where university representatives gather each month to discuss, among other things, budgets. […]

by Samantha Sobolewski· · News
This week's Friday Five talks Chris Hemsworth, Interpol trapped on a bus and American remakes of British shows. (Alexis Allison/The Ryersonian)

Friday Five Audio Series – November 21, 2014

In this week’s show we look at the upcoming drag production, Snow Queen, put on by the school of media; debate whether Chris Hemsworth really is the Sexiest Man Alive; Interpol trapped on a bus and American remakes of British TV shows – they’ve got to go. Got a question? Comment? Topic idea? Hit us up by email. Alexis Allison: […]

Rye instructor representing Toronto at Stanley Kubrick exhibition

Rye instructor representing Toronto at Stanley Kubrick exhibition

The Stanley Kubrick Exhibition is getting a Ryerson twist while it spends the next month at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The retrospective exhibit looks back at the famed director’s film career and background in photography through props and memorabilia. It will feature 12 screenings of Kubrick films introduced by a variety of Kubrick experts–actors from his films, critics, and even […]

Film slates from Stanley Kubrick's films throughout his career. (Samantha Sobolewski/The Ryersonian)

Interactive: Tour TIFF’s Stanley Kubrick exhibit

Writer-director Stanley Kubrick’s work is being celebrated over the next month with the biggest exhibition to date the TIFF Bell Lightbox has ever hosted. Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition, which runs now until Jan. 25, features nearly 1,000 pieces of film memrobilia, handwritten correspondances, scripts and props from throughout Kubrick’s career, pulled together in partnership with Kubrick’s estate and Frankfurt’s Deutsches […]

Dress code becomes staple for Ryerson Rams hockey

Dress code becomes staple for Ryerson Rams hockey

It’s a little known fact that the Mattamy Athletic Centre turns into a runway of sorts before every Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team home game. First there’s coach Graham Wise, looking all business in his suit and tie as he arrives and heads beyond the great divide of doors between the outside world and the locker-rooms. Next there’s a mob […]

by Samantha Sobolewski· · Hockey, Sports
Chantal Kreviazuk at Ryerson

Chantal Kreviazuk at Ryerson

  A Canadian celebrity managed to stop by the Ryerson campus relatively undetected on Thursday. Singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk made an appearance in Peter Bregg’s third-year introductory photojournalism class at the Rogers Communications Centre. Her appearance was part of a photo assignment for his students. The students huddled around the Feels Like Home singer, perched at a podium at the front of […]

by Samantha Sobolewski· · Music, News, On Campus
Chris Goodine of Myo shows off the technology at a Nov. 4 meet-up for Sports Hack. (We Are Wearables, Twitter)

Sports hackathon to take over Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre

Ryerson University and the Digital Media Zone have entered the game of wearable technology and sports. The university and DMZ co-present SportsHack at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre from Nov. 14 to 16, a weekend-long hacking competition focused on creating original code to solve a problem surrounding the theme of sports, in partnership with IBM and We Are Wearables, an organization […]

by Samantha Sobolewski· · News, Science & Technology
The area expected to be affected by the street repavement. (Samantha Sobolewski/Google Maps)

Gould Street repaving begins Friday

Construction crews rolled through Ryerson campus Friday morning as the first preparations to repave Gould Street began. The City of Toronto, which has the contract for the repaving job and handles any re-routing of traffic, announced Wednesday they were expected to begin “grinding and scouring the street” at around 7 a.m. According to Kerri Bailey, manager of finance and strategic planning […]

by Samantha Sobolewski· · News
Lights go out in The Newsroom

Lights go out in The Newsroom

I don’t remember much about April 1, 2012, but thanks to a timestamp and a YouTube video, I remember how I felt. News seems to travel at the speed of light around the Ryerson school of journalism, especially when it involves the magic combination of journalism and TV shows. When HBO released the first trailer for The Newsroom, my first-year […]

by Samantha Sobolewski· · Guest Opinion, Opinion, Voices
Jason Kelly, Matthew Andreacchi and Lucas Froese show off their pre-game style.

Fashion comes out to play for Rye men’s hockey team

If you tune into the pre-game show for most sports broadcasts, there’s a good chance you’ll be shown a shot of a player headed into a dressing room. There’s an even better chance that player’s outfit will be mentioned on social media or even the broadcast itself. And when it comes to certain players, an even better chance their outfit […]

by Samantha Sobolewski· · Fashion, Hockey, Sports
Ice flies as Western goalie Greg Dodds makes a save. (Samantha Sobolewski/The Ryersonian)

Goalie Troy Passingham leads Ryerson Rams to first win over Western Mustangs in five years

Despite being plagued by penalties throughout the second period, the Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team defeated the Western Mustangs 2-1 on Saturday, marking the Rams’ first victory against the Mustangs in five years. The win evened up the series for the Rams, who lost 3-4 to the Ontario University Athletics fifth-ranked Mustangs when the teams last met on Oct. 16, led […]

by Samantha Sobolewski· · Hockey, Sports, Top stories
Kirstine Stewart and Sangita Patel take a selfie at Wednesday's event hosted by the RTA School of Media with Women in Communications and Technology. (Meg Campbell, Twitter)

Updated: RTA School of Media says it’s not behind media ban on Twitter event

The RTA School of Media says it’s not behind a media ban at a recent event co-hosted by its faculty featuring Kirstine Stewart, the vice-president of North American media partnerships for Twitter Inc. Instead, it was a decision made by Stewart’s handlers to keep the event a private, invite-only affair that ultimately affected the event’s media policy, the school said. […]

Kirstine Stewart and Sangita Patel. (Meg Campbell, Twitter)

Ryersonian reporter barred from tweeting at Twitter event

A Ryersonian reporter was barred Wednesday from attending, tweeting and taking photos at a Ryerson campus event featuring Kirstine Stewart, the vice-president of North American media partnerships for Twitter Inc. The reporter was turned away from the event, a conversation with Stewart put on by the RTA School of Media in conjunction with Women in Communications and Technology, by door […]

by Samantha Sobolewski· · Media, News, On Campus, students
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