Arts & Life

Haleema Mustafa and (Courtesy Mazz Khan)

When fashion meets religion: The Yung Samosas

The Ryersonian’s Holly Walker reports on how Muslim women are challenging stereotypes surrounding the hijab.

Adam Garnet Jones on the set of his feature film, Great Great Great. (Courtesy Adam Garnet Jones)

Indigenous Ryerson alumnus releases second feature film

Filmmaker Adam Garnet Jones talks about his film journey and his new feature, Great Great Great.

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Ryerson hackathon takes on global water crisis

Teams collaborate to tackle the global water crisis for the chance to enter an international million-dollar competition.

Erika Dreher, a third-year journalism student. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“I think if you work at the right place though, and they get that you are a student, it can be good.”

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Humans of Ryerson

“You don’t realize how on your own you really are.”

Students get stylish at Ryerson’s first-ever Style Expo

Students get stylish at Ryerson’s first-ever Style Expo

The RSU organized Ryerson’s first-ever Style Expo in the Student Learning Centre to encourage students to relax during the difficult month of March.

Jasmine Virk, first-year occupational and public health / Tina Deosammy, first-year occupational and public health)

Humans of Ryerson

” … we chose Ryerson because we wanted more job opportunities.”

Combatting body shaming through art

Combatting body shaming through art

Justine Latour’s “Au Natural” explores society’s stereotypes towards the human body and the importance of eliminating stigma through the use of art.

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 3

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 3

By Brooklyn Neustaeter & Alexandria Pankratz THE FEMPIRE is a weekly podcast series airing every Fri-YAY morning at 10 a.m. EST from the mouths and minds of Brooklyn Neustaeter and Alexandria Pankratz. Inspired by weekend mimosa brunches, THE FEMPIRE is a candid, raw talk show covering topics pertaining to the lifestyle, business, arts and interests that surround the everyday, millennial […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Audio, Podcasts
Graduate Justine Latour and friend Eric Watters. (Courtesy Diana Whistance-Smith)

Why going “Au Natural” needs to be less taboo

Graduate Justine Latour’s collection is being showcased at Ryerson Artspace in the Gladstone Hotel from March 9 to April 2.

David Choi, third-year chemistry student, in Ryerson's SLC. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“…I figured that Ryerson would be a good place with access because it is in the downtown core.”

It took over a decade to make portions of Gould Street car-free (Kevin John Siazon)

UPDATED: Fourth case of mumps appears on campus

There is now a fourth confirmed case of mumps at Ryerson.

by Brooklyn Pinheiro· · Health, News, On Campus, students
(Cassandra Digenova, fourth-year arts and contemporary studies / Marissa Tedesco, fourth-year arts and contemporary studies)

Humans of Ryerson

“We really want to bring light to the issue and create a conversation.”

(Courtesy Sean Bellaviti)

Finding rhythm with Cuban ‘son’

Sean Bellaviti hosts lecture remembering Buena Vista Social Club.

by Abigail Murta· · Arts & Life, Music
Riley lifting weights in his room before heading to the gym for a full workout. (Julia Ho/Ryersonian Staff)

The journey to health, fitness and … the drug dealer

With social media at play, there has been an influx of health-inspired young adults ready to show off their toned abs and vegan lunch. It is many of these same individuals that are doing hard drugs recreationally. How did these two paths converge?

by Julia Ho· · Features, Health
Michael Pham, third-year marketing, 
Honey Maglinte, first-year professional communications, Jessie Ng, second-year business management

Humans of Ryerson

“…in order to become a leader, the first step is to go abroad and see the world because that experience will help you gain more insight into other cultures.”

Kayla Kuefler, fourth-year journalism student, lounging in the Venn. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“I enjoy watching Grey’s Anatomy on these couches, eating my food and occasionally hanging out with friends…”

Meet Hani al Moulia: A Syrian immigrant and budding photographer

Meet Hani al Moulia: A Syrian immigrant and budding photographer

Hani al Moulia is a first-year computer engineering student who is also a photographer and a part of Prime Minister Trudeau’s Youth Council. He spent three years as a Syrian refugee and lived in a Lebanese camp with his parents and six siblings. This is his story.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Photography, Videos
Barry Avrich (centre) poses with part of the film collection he'll be donating to Ryerson University. (Courtesy Ryerson.ca)

Legendary documentarian donates film collection to Ryerson

Barry Avrich is giving back to Ryerson with his exclusive archives of original films, raw footage and extended interviews.

Humans of Ryerson

Humans of Ryerson

“It can be hard to find life-long friends, but that is what we have here.”

Eckart Schnabel, left, from Germany’s National Association of Health and Care Insurance Funds in Berlin, joined by other guest speakers featured on Thursday's panel. (Justin Bellmore/Ryersonian Staff)

The fight against dementia is developing a new weapon

Liberal MP visits Ryerson to promote national strategy for Alzheimer’s and dementia.

by Justin Bellmore· · Health, News, On Campus
Divine Council performing at the Velvet Underground on March 13, 2017. (Julia Ho/Ryersonian Staff)

From the U.S. to Canada: Divine Council performs in Toronto for the first time

Richmond, Virginia hip-hop group Divine Council touched down in Toronto Monday to perform with local rapper Drew Howard.

by Julia Ho· · Arts & Life, Music, Videos
THE FEMPIRE: Episode 2

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 2

By Brooklyn Neustaeter & Alexandria Pankratz THE FEMPIRE is a weekly podcast series airing every Fri-YAY morning at 10 a.m. EST from the mouths and minds of Brooklyn Neustaeter and Alexandria Pankratz. Inspired by weekend mimosa brunches, THE FEMPIRE is a candid, raw talk show covering topics pertaining to the lifestyle, business, arts and interests that surround the everyday, millennial […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Audio, Podcasts
Charles Ilagan,

Humans of Ryerson

“…you come here for the classes but you stay here for the community.”

Kamal Al-Solaylee at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

In the new Trump era, what privacy does a journalist have?

Guests spoke to student journalists about privacy in a time of extreme surveillance.

by Lamees Wajahat· · Media, News, On Campus
Professor Colleen Derkatch at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Perusing perspective

Why what we say and how we say it is the reason for polarity in modern culture.

by Julia Ho· · Media, News, On Campus
Gail Cohen at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

The evolving journalism landscape

Gail Cohen, media director for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, discussed how the role of the journalist has changed in turbulent times.

by Brianne Spiker· · Media, News, On Campus
(Beza Getachew / Ryersonian Staff)

Teach-in reinforces idea that media is under threat

This week, Ryerson University’s journalism school played host to a teach-in catered to its students.

by Palak Mangat· · Editorial, Media, Opinion
Sarah Jackson in the Rogers Communications Centre. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Controlling the conversation: Ryerson edition

Ryerson denied me access to a student conversation, and I still don’t know why.

by Sarah Jackson· · Guest Opinion, Media, Opinion
Jessica Vomiero in Ryerson's Rogers Communications Centre. (Courtesy Chris Blanchette)

Beyond the comments section

‘We give up our power when we give up control of the narrative.’

by Jessica Vomiero· · Media, Opinion, Voices
Journalist Manisha Krishnan on her laptop working at the VICE Canada office in Toronto’s Liberty Village. (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

Finding the positive in the negative: Learning to cope with pessimism in today’s media

VICE’s senior writer, Manisha Krishnan, tells the Ryersonian’s Emily Srebotnjak how she deals with online hate.

Kamal Al-Solaylee at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Making sense when the world doesn’t

For the first time ever, Ryerson’s school of journalism asked its students to attend a teach-in on the current threats facing journalists.

by Yasmin Arnaout· · Media, News, On Campus
Graham Hudson at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Toronto is not a safe haven

The city hasn’t provided enough leadership and funding to make it a sanctuary city, professor says.

by Karen Chan· · Media, News, On Campus, Politics, Security
Vice journalist Sarah Hagi at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Facing Islamophobia in a hijab

Vice journalist Sarah Hagi told journalism students Tuesday how she confronted her online trolls “face-to-face” while wearing her hijab.

by Lauren Malyk· · Media, News, On Campus
Diana Brecher at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Journalism students learn about self-care

Psychology professor Diana Brecher led a discussion on resilience, grit and optimism.

by Brooklyn Pinheiro· · Health, Media, News, On Campus
Humans of Ryerson

Humans of Ryerson

“Our entire friendship [revolves] around food.”

Humans of Ryerson

Humans of Ryerson

“I feel like I am just one of the guys at this point.”

Students support mental health awareness through buckets

Students support mental health awareness through buckets

SMASH runs bucket beats event in SLC to promote well-being on campus.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Health, Music, News, On Campus, Videos
Randa Hisham Adel. (Courtesy Alia Youssef)

Photography student shows off diversity of Muslim women

Alia Youssef is photographing Muslim women in their environments to celebrate their individuality.

Courtesy Ryerson.ca

Ryerson will light up Sam the Record Man store sign

After years of complications with the famous Sam the Record Man sign, Ryerson is finally bringing it back this summer.

Humans of Ryerson

Humans of Ryerson

“I want to make content that will make people feel things.”

Chris Ablett at the workshop

Climbing the stairway to…Accessibility?

Most of us don’t give a second thought to accessibility in our daily spaces, when in fact, there are often a multitude of barriers for those living with a disability. Even in the arts, which is seemingly inclusive, lack of accessibility is a larger problem than we think.

by Julia Ho· · accessibility, Arts & Life, Features
(Courtesy Alicia Harris)

Ryerson alumnae shows a different meaning of rape through chilling short film

I had the chance to interview Alicia Harris in the hotel she was raped in to discuss what it took for her to go public about her story.   REVIEW  “Maybe if it were a nice room with bedding that was pristine, you would have wanted it to stay that way.” Alicia Harris recites the poem she wrote for Maybe If It Were […]

John Marzo is in his third year of industrial engineering at Ryerson University.

Humans of Ryerson

“Being a part of iBoost for less than a year or two, I have had the opportunity to grow my ideas. I have invented a product called Dust Dot, which is essentially a dustpan that doesn’t leave a line. I have also won two awards from the Norman Esch Foundation that have been $5,000 and $8,000 grants. Originally at Ryerson, […]

Running against all odds

Running against all odds

Masters student Kate Mackenzie discusses her documentary film debut: “The Secret Marathon.”

Alex Usquiano addresses the crowd during the 'Articulations' event. (Yasmin Arnaout/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson Spanish professor takes teaching beyond the classroom

There’s one language we all understand, and that’s art. Ryerson Spanish professor Enriqueta Zafra is turning her Spanish 402 class into an interactive language exchange through Hispanic arts and culture appreciation, a teaching method not often seen in Ryerson language programs.

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 1

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 1

By Brooklyn Neustaeter & Alexandria Pankratz THE FEMPIRE is a weekly podcast series airing every Fri-YAY morning at 10 a.m. EST from the mouths and minds of Brooklyn Neustaeter and Alexandria Pankratz. Inspired by weekend mimosa brunches, THE FEMPIRE is a candid, raw talk show covering topics pertaining to the lifestyle, business, arts and interests that surround the everyday, millennial female.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Audio, Podcasts
Rogers Communications Centre. (Ryersonian File Photo)

UPDATED: Navigating the new media world — Ryerson’s journalism school to host teach-in

  This story was updated to include guest speakers, topics covered, and a quote from Janice Neil. This story was updated to include a field report on the teach-in. Ryerson’s journalism students will be the focus of a day-long event Tuesday, amid increasing hostility toward the media industry. The university’s school will cancel classes and encourage students to attend a special […]

by Palak Mangat· · Media, News
Courtesy Ryerson.ca

Sam the Record Man signs have a new home

Signage company Sunset Neon has been selected to restore the historic Sam the Record Man signs, Ryerson announced Wednesday. The signs will be placed atop 277 Victoria St. near Yonge-Dundas Square. The project is expected to start this spring and will be completed later in 2017. To prepare for installation, the City of Toronto and Ryerson University had to study […]

by Bradly Shankar· · Music, News, Off Campus
Craig Scorgie, Nick Chenosky and David Horn.

Rye grad keeps the laughs going at Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival

Rye alum Craig Scorgie and his sketch comedy trio Good Game will perform at this year’s festival on Wednesday.