Arts & Life

Local cafe Page One turns one year

Local cafe Page One turns one year

  When Page One cafe first opened its doors about a year ago, co-owner Firas Arafat wasn’t sure what to expect. Now, with their first anniversary coming up, business is booming and Arafat points to the loyalty of Ryerson students for their growing success. “We actually didn’t know who the majority of our customers would be,” says Arafat. “But we […]

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, Business, Food
Page One turns over one year

Page One turns over one year

When Page One cafe first opened its doors about a year ago, co-owner Firas Arafat wasn’t sure what to expect. Now, with their first anniversary coming up, business is booming and Arafat points to the loyalty of Ryerson students for their growing success. “We actually didn’t know who the majority of our customers would be,” says Arafat. “But we have […]

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, News
Film Fridays: The Lego Batman Movie

Film Fridays: The Lego Batman Movie

In the film, Batman is trying to once again save Gotham City from utter demise. This time, the Joker and his band of villains are threatening to blow up the fictional city with an underwater bomb. The Joker’s incentive? To get Batman to acknowledge their “hate relationship,” which looks a lot like love. The dynamic between the Joker (Zach Galifianakis) […]

Why students should kick back and enjoy nature

Why students should kick back and enjoy nature

Deena Shaffer talks about Mood Routes and why taking a break and getting closer to nature will improve your overall health. Ryersonian TV’s Iva Celebic and Madison Good have the story.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Food & Health, Videos
Former Ryerson prof stars in opera

Former Ryerson prof stars in opera

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Joseph Wong talks to ex-Ryerson professor Gerald Hannon about his role in the Toronto City Opera.

by Joseph Wong· · Arts & Life, Videos
Ryersonians in New York: Alison Hall

Ryersonians in New York: Alison Hall

Mahyn Qureshi   “I basically ambushed him. He was coming out of a building and secret service was there, and he had already won the nomination. ‘Mr. Trump! What do you think of Barbara Res’s article about working with you?’” This was the question Ryerson journalism alumna Alison Hall had for President Donald Trump, who at the time was the […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, career, Media, students
The FCAD Fab Lab is located on the first floor of the Ryerson School of Interior Design. (Robyn Bell/Ryersonian)

New 3D Print Lab Offers More Opportunities for FCAD students

  Ryerson now has its very own 3D print lab, the FCAD Fab Lab, in the Ryerson School of Interior Design (RSID) at 302 Church St., but it will not be available for all Ryerson students. The budget for the new 3D print lab was approximately $130,000 which included 15 printers, and the supplies. Jeremy Littler, a technical support worker […]

How Ryerson’s Transmedia zone looks toward the future

How Ryerson’s Transmedia zone looks toward the future

Minister of Canadian Heritage, Melanie Joly, visited Ryerson to talk about modernization and shifting attitudes in technology. Ryersonian TV’s Shawntae Harris has more.

Photography student exhibits a series on African Last Names

Photography student exhibits a series on African Last Names

  Fourth-year photography student Aleia Robinson-Ada showcased her photo series called Untitled Portraits of Black Women at the Girls By Girls gallery held at the Ryerson University School of Image Arts. Robinson-Ada’s photos of relatives and close friends tell a story about the significance and the alteration of African last names during colonial times in the U.S. Girls By Girls […]

by Lara Onayak· · Arts & Life, Photography, students
Aditya Aman is the frontman of Beige Shelter, an indie folk band from Mississauga, Ont.

Engineering grad breaking into Toronto music scene with Beige Shelter

  Aditya Aman has come a long way since he graduated from Ryerson in 2009. When he was a student, he was too shy to even take part in an open mic night. Eight years later, he now feels comfortable playing to an audience. “Once you do something a few times, it feels like brushing your teeth. You don’t think […]

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, Music, students
Toronto Lingerie Designer teaches Self Love

Toronto Lingerie Designer teaches Self Love

  This Valentine’s Day, Mary Young wants people to focus on self love rather than feeling lonely. “Knowing your worth and your value isn’t defined by whether you get a bouquet of roses or you have a partner to be with, it’s about how much you love yourself and who you surround yourself with,” said Young. The Gladstone Hotel hosted […]

by Cherileigh Co· · Arts & Life, students
A Guide To Self Love

A Guide To Self Love

This Valentine’s Day, spread the love to everyone – including yourself. Mary Young, a Ryerson alumna and lingerie designer, spoke at the Gladstone Hotel last week to give a room of Toronto ladies a lesson in self appreciation. Here’s her 11-step guide to loving yourself: Write down five things you love about yourself Take time to think about what makes […]

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, News
“I Do” for The Love (Actually) Exhibition

“I Do” for The Love (Actually) Exhibition

The Love (Actually) Exhibition is a spread of diverse wedding photography. The intimate venue in the Gladstone Hotel showcases work from O’Neil’s colleagues and peers in the wedding photography community. Each image is accompanied by captions describing what makes each photo meaningful. The photos are all candid, seeking to illuminate the raw love and happiness in weddings.

All-female film crew and Ryerson alumna director premiere Below Her Mouth

All-female film crew and Ryerson alumna director premiere Below Her Mouth

Below Her Mouth pushes boundaries through the female gaze

Toronto Light Fest 2017

Toronto Light Fest 2017

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Shawnate Harris explores Light Fest in Toronto, learning why Torontonians attend and exploring the art.

Valentine's Day treats. (Wikimedia Commons)

Valentine’s Day DIY gifts

Broke? Not about jewelry? Or chocolates? Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Emma Kimmerly takes you through how to make some cheap — and hilarious — Valentine’s Day gifts.

by Emma Kimmerly· · Arts & Life, Videos
(Courtesy Lydia Brooks via Flickr)

Watch: Blind coffee taste test

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Tagwa Moyo and Deni Verklan get fellow Ryersonian staff to do a blind coffee taste test. How did we do? Watch to find out.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Food, students, Videos
20th Century Women, courtesy Annapurna Pictures.

Film Fridays: 20th Century Women

Films depicting the past are often steeped in nostalgia. However 20th Century Women, written and directed by Mike Mills, does not romanticize this coming-of-age story set in the late ‘70s. Rather, the film shows 1978 Santa Barbara in an immediate and believable way, as if it were a modern story.   Protagonist Jamie is a young teenage boy who has […]

by Jenna Campbell· · Arts & Life, Media, Opinion
Ilya Yakubovich/Flickr Creative Commons.

Cheap(ish) study week student trips

Escape your responsibilities with these winter getaways

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · Arts & Life, students, Travel
Can Ryerson students identify fake news?

Can Ryerson students identify fake news?

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Mahnoor Sheikh and Vanessa Nigro talk to students and read them a mix of real and fake headlines. Can they tell the difference?

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Media, students, Videos
Students to Watch: TRSM student is an up-and-coming singer

Students to Watch: TRSM student is an up-and-coming singer

Tiffany Williams’ music career has always been her number one priority, but for the next two years, school is her full-time job. “I thought I might broaden the spectrum and get a business degree as well,” said Williams. Williams has known she wanted a music career since she was 10 years old. “At first I was so lost. I was like where do I start?”

by Shawntae Harris· · Arts & Life, Music
Bob Hunter typing media release at the galley table as the Phyllis Cormack approaches San Francisco during the 1975 whale campaign. North Pacific, Coast of California. (Courtesy of ©Greenpeace)

Greenpeace activist rediscovered by Ryerson prof

A Ryerson professor says Greenpeace co-founder Bob Hunter wasn’t just an activist, but an unrecognized eco-philosopher

by Iva Celebic· · Arts & Life, Environment, Features
Official comic book cover illustrated by Katie Burns

Bringing a comic book to life

Yona Strauss and Izzy Ahrbeck explore the theory of dual personas through a comic book and web series.

by Andre Varty· · Arts & Life, Media
Business over beers

Business over beers

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Laura Woodward breaks down the latest news in the world of business in the time it takes her to finish a beer. Freshii going public, Snapchat launching potentially the biggest tech IPO since Facebook and Fitbit’s struggles are all on tap for this week’s episode of business over beers.

People are buying music again — so why is HMV Canada closing?

People are buying music again — so why is HMV Canada closing?

Nick Williams, CEO of HMV Canada, blamed the store’s loss in revenue, which has largely decreased in the last two years, on young audiences not buying music. But is that really the case?

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, Media, News, Off Campus
Ryersonians in New York: Christina Dun

Ryersonians in New York: Christina Dun

Living in New York is a dream for people all over the world, including Ryerson alumna Chirstina Dun. Through refining her education through journalism school and plenty of hard work, she turned her dreams into a reality and found herself living and working in the concrete jungle.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Media
Students to Watch: Krizia Peluso

Students to Watch: Krizia Peluso

  Third-year fashion communication student Krizia Peluso is the producer of this year’s Mass Exodus, the student-run fashion show on April 8 at Daniels Spectrum. When Peluso was 12 years old, she knew she wanted to pursue fashion as a career. “Before I was like, ‘Should I become a dentist? Oh no, I hate teeth,’” she says. As the producer, […]

RADmag looks to put print back on the map

RADmag looks to put print back on the map

Printed magazines are having a renaissance according to Graeme Montgomery, editor-in-chief of Ryerson Art+Design Magazine (RADmag). “People really appreciate being able to hold something and flip through something and have something on their coffee table,” he says. The newest issue demonstrates a wide range of creative work from some of Ryerson University’s most talented students across the Faculty of Communication […]

by Andre Varty· · Arts & Life, Media
Film Fridays: Jackie

Film Fridays: Jackie

The film Jackie, directed by Pablo Larraín, takes the political spotlight off the president and focuses it instead on the first lady. This time John F. Kennedy is used as a plot device, most shots only showing the back of his head. The film explores what Jackie Kennedy must have felt before and after her husband’s assassination. Much of the […]

by Jenna Campbell· · Arts & Life, Media, Opinion
Ryersonian file photo

Ryerson DJ tries to spin his way to the top

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Shawntae Harris talks to Ryerson’s DJ Alit about his breakthrough and how he still has a long way to go.

by Shawntae Harris· · Arts & Life, Music, Videos
Third-year photography students exhibit photobooks at Ryerson Artspace

Third-year photography students exhibit photobooks at Ryerson Artspace

Cherileigh Co Lara Onayak   Third-year photography students showcased installations of their photo books at the Ryerson Artspace. The exhibit, running now until February 5th, features projects completed in their photo production and photographic book classes. For many students, this will be the first time their work is displayed to the public. Visitors can flip through all of the photo […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Photography, students
(Emily Silva/Ryersonian file photo)

Musicians@Ryerson help local talent

The closing of historic Toronto venues is making it harder for local musicians to thrive. Hugh’s Room, The Hoxton and The Central are just a few of the venues that have closed in 2016 and 2017. But Musicians@Ryerson, a student-run group, is making efforts to keep local talent alive. “(Hugh’s Room) is home base for the folk community and amazing […]

by Madison Good· · Arts & Life, Music, Videos
The founders of Peoples Product, Eva Parrell and Chelsea Mazur, work in the Fashion Zone at Ryerson University on Jan 31, 2017. (Andrea Vacl/Ryersonian)

Ryerson’s latest sustainable clothing startup

Is the person who makes your clothes paid a living wage? Chances are you probably don’t know, but Ryerson fashion grads Eva Parrell and Chelsea Mazur are hoping to change that. Parrell and Mazur’s startup, Peoples Product, is making fair trade and sustainable clothes with modern designs and a reasonable price tag. Their use of fair trade producers and eco-friendly […]

by Andrea Vacl· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Ryerson Image Centre's exhibition, "Power to the People" features five installations on the fight for racial justice. Courtesy of James Morley

Black protest images showcased at Ryerson

The Ryerson Image Centre is showcasing photo exhibitions that explore historic and ongoing struggles for justice between people of colour and police forces.

(Tristan Simpson/Ryersonian Staff)

Are you going to pass, or artichoke? We test students on veggie knowledge

WATCH: Do students know their vegetables?

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Food, Videos
Frank Lin, a second-year architecture student (Cherileigh Co/Ryersonian)

Students to Watch: Architecture student rises in photography

Two years ago, Frank Lin deleted all of his personal Instagram posts and rebranded his account into @hoeshell, a visual outlet. Recently, he reached 1,000 followers.

by Cherileigh Co· · Arts & Life, Photography
Ryerson hosts fourth annual darkness concert

Ryerson hosts fourth annual darkness concert

Does losing one sense really heighten another? While losing vision may not turn anyone into a real-life Daredevil, Ryerson students found it gave them a new perspective while attending the fourth annual Darkness Concert at Oakham House.

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, Music, Performance Arts
Ryersonian file photo.

R U satisfied with the food at Ryerson?

Ryerson University’s food master plan survey by Ryersonian TV’s Jaclyn Tansil and Madison Good.

DIY gift ideas for students

DIY gift ideas for students

Earlier this month, Ryerson Student Life brought back their #RUKind initiative in honour of World Kindness Day. The initiative included giving away prizes to students such as gift cards for groceries, electronics, transit and more. Ryerson Student Life Programs also set up activities on campus to interact with students, where they had a gratitude lounge with greeting cards to give […]

by Selena Singh· · Arts & Life, News
Interview: Anthony Morgan lights hands on fire

Interview: Anthony Morgan lights hands on fire

Anthony Morgan is one of the hosts for Daily Planet and the founder of Science Ninjas Inc. The Ryersonian’s Chayonika Chandra interviewed him to talk about his upcoming events and projects.  He also lights people’s hands on fire.

(Courtesy La La Land website)

Film Fridays: La La Land review

La La Land has it all: singing, dancing, comedy, drama and romance. Mia (Emma Stone) is a struggling actress. Her life consists of running from her part-time job to auditions. Life hasn’t worked out the way she wanted it to. She thought she would’ve made it in L.A. by now, but she hasn’t. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is a down-on-his-luck jazz musician. […]

Things to do this weekend (Dec. 2-4)

Things to do this weekend (Dec. 2-4)

It’s finally December! What better way to welcome the holiday season then by going out an exploring the wonderful events happening in the city. 1.Treasure Island Treasure Island opens tonight! You can still pick up your tickets at our box office at 345 Yonge St. or online at ryersontreasureisland.bpt.me . . . . #TreasureIsland #RUPerformance #Ryerson #Aaarryouready #RUTreasureIsland #RyersonPirates #Performance345 A photo […]

Students get into the holiday spirit at the SLC

Students get into the holiday spirit at the SLC

With winter break right around the corner, the holiday season has arrived at Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre.“Shop the SLC: A Holiday Market” is taking place for the second time after its success last year. This year’s three-day market featured a Santa photo booth on Tuesday. On Friday, there will be a performance by Ryerson’s a cappella group, followed by a World […]

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Actors get physical

If you’re longing for romance, treasure and adventure, you’re in luck.  For the holidays, Ryerson’s School of Performance actors will be bringing to life an adaptation of the swashbuckling coming of age tale, Treasure Island. For the last six weeks, the cast of 15 graduating fourth-year actors and the entire third-year class have been working together six days a week in […]

Joyce Carpenter, the mother of Patricia Carpenter, in her home during shooting for the documentary. (Courtesy Shades of Our Sisters)

RTA project honours missing and murdered indigenous women

For their final thesis project, eight media production students came together and created Shades of Our Sisters, an installation that celebrates the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women, trans and two-spirit individuals. The project focuses on the lives of Patricia Carpenter and Sonya Cywink, two of the more than 1200 missing and murdered indigenous women. The installation is a […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Media, News
A lot of people believe that feminism is only for women, but it's also for men. (Ryersonian Archive)

What does feminism mean?

Feminism’s a word that a vast majority of people don’t fully understand. Until recently, I didn’t completely understand it either. This is partly because in the media, most movies and TV shows never give a definition. Equality shown in media In the TV shows and movies that I watched growing up, most of the characters I saw were shown in […]

A shot of the 2015 holiday market in the student learning centre. (Katie Raskina/Ryersonian Staff)

What to expect at this years SLC holiday market

Following the success of last year’s holiday market, Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre (SLC) is bringing back the holiday spirit this year. Starting Nov. 29, people will have a chance to buy from various items like jewelery and artwork from Ryerson vendors at Shop the SLC: A Holiday Market. “This event brings together not only students but alumni and community members that are […]

by Danielle Lee· · Arts & Life
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Ryerson fashion students explore real life and technology

Ryerson’s fashion promotion class held their annual mini fall show in the Ryerson Communications Centre and this year’s theme merged concepts like never before. The name of the show is SPLICE, the formation of a connection between two unrelated concepts. According to Krizia Peluso, this year, that concept is a bridge between real life and digital realities prevalent in today’s […]

by Megan Stephens· · Arts & Life, Fashion, Photography
Tea party with the Beverage Enthusiast Society

Tea party with the Beverage Enthusiast Society

Just in time for the cold weather….there’s a new student group that wants to make you a nice cup of tea. It’s called the Beverage Enthusiasts’ Society! The president, Anoop Dhillon came to the newsroom this morning to do the same for us. He made a pot for our reporter Esther Lee.

Santa Claus. (Courtesy Pixabay)

Get in the Christmas spirit with these Ryerson events

With the holidays just around the corner, why not take a break from studying for exams and working on final projects? Instead, get in the Christmas spirit on campus. From skating to shopping to taking photos with Santa, Ryerson’s got you and your friends covered.