Articles by: Yasmine Mathurin

Nadia Ebrahim, 19, First-time voter and Ryerson student

Social media helps first-time voters get involved in politics

For 19-year-old Nadia Ebrahim, it was overwhelming to decide what to believe in this year’s federal election. The Ryerson student voted for the first time at the advanced polling station available on campus earlier this month. “For me, it was better to talk to people who were on the same political page as me to see what they were about, […]

by Yasmine Mathurin· · Politics
Edward Snowden joins Twitter — why now?

Edward Snowden joins Twitter — why now?

Following Edward Snowden is now only a click away. A few days ago Snowden broke the Internet by joining the social media platform. But why join Twitter now? Ryerson professor Alvner Levin, who specializes in online privacy and social media, said he thinks Snowden wants to be in the news. “He has stated his purpose that he wants to be […]

Yusra Ali (left),co-creator of Black Lives Matter TO, Kimalee Phillips (middle), Network for the Elimination of Police Violence, Alicia Garza (right), Co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter

Activism burnout and self-care in Toronto’s Black Lives Matter movement

On a cool Wednesday evening, in a small auditorium at the University of Toronto’s Multi-Faith Centre, a group of primarily 20-somethings quietly make their way inside. While people begin to fill the auditorium with chatter, Alicia Garza, one of the co-creators of the Black Lives Matter movement, walks to the front of the room along with Yusra Ali, Black Lives Matter Toronto […]

by Yasmine Mathurin· · Features
What outgrowing black girlhood looks like to me

What outgrowing black girlhood looks like to me

When I ask my 58-year-old manmie (mom) about the last time she felt beautiful, happy and feminine at the same time, she pauses and tells me she was 31. She tells me it was after giving birth to her first children. She doesn’t tell me about a time between then and now. And I am left to imagine what it was like […]

by Yasmine Mathurin· · Opinion, Voices
If you’re reading this, Drake might be performing at Ryerson concert

If you’re reading this, Drake might be performing at Ryerson concert

With only hours to go until the biggest frosh concert held on Ryerson campus, rumours are swirling: will Drake make an appearance? Just a few days ago, the Toronto rapper gave a shout-out to Ryerson via Instagram for the back-to-school banner that referenced the rapper’s latest mixtape. The banner that hung over the Student Campus Centre read: “If you’re reading this, it’s your time […]

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