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Apps every student should have

Apps every student should have

You spend most of your time on that little digital device that always seems to be no more than three inches away from you. Yes, your smart phone. You might be accustomed to using it for music, texting, random Google searches and of course, social media. But there are a few apps you may or may not have heard of that could make your life easier. The following list is broken down into four categories: food, transit, school and life.

Ryerson’s best “lesser known” cheap eat spots

Ryerson’s best “lesser known” cheap eat spots

So you come to school every day and you eat the same food, huh? You spend money every week at McDonald’s, you say? Ha, that’s funny. Or Burrito Boyz? Delicious if you’re a burrito lover (side note — burritos are nasty). Panera Bread? C’mon guys, spruce it up. It’s about time that you start allowing your eating habits to feel love. Excite your taste buds.

Below, you will find spots to eat near campus that you may not have heard of. Most likely, you’ve never been to at least one or two of these restaurants, if not all of them.

by Evan Manning· · Arts & Life, Food, Off Campus
How to be cheap in Toronto

How to be cheap in Toronto

  Whether you live on- or off-campus, every student should try to find ways to save money while going to school. If you live on-campus, chances are you can cut the cost of your living expenses with a meal plan, the nearby campus store and having roommates willing to split the costs of household items. If you live off-campus, things […]

Metro began selling beer on Sept. 4. 
(Kayla Douglas/Ryersonian)

On-campus Metro now sells beer and cider

By: Maggie Macintosh and Victoria McMurchy Beer is a few steps closer to Pitman Hall. Metro now sells alcohol from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. “I think people will just get fucked up because it’s right beside us and Metro is open pretty late,” said bio-medical engineering student Binh […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Food, News, On Campus, students
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
(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
(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
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.

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 […]

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.

(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Things to do this weekend (Nov. 18-20)

It’s been a long week at school, so you should go out and enjoy yourself. It’s just over a month away from Christmas and that means this is the weekend the city kicks off some holiday events. 1. The Distillery Christmas Market Here are 5 reasons why you should visit the @TOXmasMkt this holiday season https://t.co/8VfV0khYeY pic.twitter.com/hwauCWvCDc — Live2UToronto (@live2utoronto) November […]

Volunteers at the Ryerson Good Food Centre: Zennia Seneres, Renee Labrido and Evan Tang. (Samraweet Yohannes)

Students still struggling to fill their plates

Ryerson students are still stuck choosing between tuition and groceries, according to the Good Food Centre, which saw over 150 new members this year. On Thursday, the centre, which used to be known as the Community Food Room, released its annual hunger report for the 2014-15 school year. Increase in members and visits This year it found an increase in the number […]

Food insecurity on campus and mental health

Food insecurity on campus and mental health

Reporter Alex Tsui takes a look at food insecurity at post-secondary schools and its link to mental health. 

(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Things to do this weekend (Nov. 11-13)

1. Friday Night Live at the Royal Ontario Museum Honour & celebrate all heroes, both real & mythical, this Friday! #FNLROM! https://t.co/MbMboBo5VI pic.twitter.com/NKXNtyz5kb — Royal Ontario Museum (@ROMtoronto) November 9, 2016 There are always places to party in Toronto on the weekend, but nothing as unique as The ROM Friday Night After Hours. This weeks theme is “Tribute”, meaning the art gallery will have […]

(Courtesy Amanda Gilmore)

Things to do this weekend (Nov. 4-6)

Winter is almost here, so why not go out and enjoy the spring-like temperatures while they last? 1. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair We're #proud to sponsor the #GiantVegetable competition the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 2016! https://t.co/mZ3ooYN7YA @THERAWF #RAWF16 pic.twitter.com/LoLDWXWSTy — St. Lawrence Market (@StLawrenceMkt) November 1, 2016 Spend time with some farm animals this weekend at The 94th Royal […]

Volunteers Andrew Feldman and Kate Davies hand out refreshing drinks at the Urban Farm Fall Harvest Party on Oct. 24, 2016. (Courtesy Hongen Nar)

Harvest season in full bloom

Ryerson Urban Farm celebrated the end of the growing season with a fall harvest party, which took place on Oct. 25 in Ryerson’s Sears Atrium. The Ryerson Urban Farm harvest party had everything from a pie eating contest to garlic planting on the rooftop farm. The harvest party also hosted food and drink stalls serving iced tea made from herbs […]

by Chayonika Chandra· · Food, News, On Campus
Feasting alone on Thanksgiving

Feasting alone on Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving long weekend can be a lonely one for the many university students who aren’t able to travel home. It can also be tough on students when there are no parents or relatives to fill their stomachs with turkey and love. Iulia Larca, a fourth-year creative industries student, said her first year spending the holiday away from her family […]

by Kevin John Siazon· · Arts & Life, Food
Petition brings student favourites back to the Ram

Petition brings student favourites back to the Ram

Buffalo caesar wraps and nachos are back at the Ram in the Rye after over 400 students signed a petition to resurrect their favourite menu items. The petition, created by fourth-year computer engineering student Matthew Smith, appeared on Change.org last week and circulated on Facebook. It urged the campus pub to bring back staples from the old menu, like sweet […]

by Oriena Vuong· · Food, Food & Health, News, On Campus
Oakham Café closed due to continued renovations. (Kevin John Siazon)

Oakham Café staff strapped for shifts

Oakham Café workers are feeling pinched for shifts after prolonged renovations. They  have been sharing shifts with the staff of the Ram in the Rye since the beginning of orientation week. “The Ram has absorbed the staff of the café, so it’s really over staffed,” said an Oakham House employee, who wished to remain anonymous. Oakham Café was scheduled to […]

by Olivia Chandler· · Food, jobs, News, On Campus, students
Tips to enjoy this year’s Toronto Beer Week

Tips to enjoy this year’s Toronto Beer Week

This is your last chance to check out Toronto Beer Week (TBW) and some of the venues are close to Ryerson that you might as well walk there.  The events are jam packed with various specials at multiple local restaurants across downtown. The multi-venue theme of TBW helps local restaurants by exposing them to new customers. Regular clients also get […]

by Rosemond Quartey· · Food
Ryerson making strides toward inclusive food options

Ryerson making strides toward inclusive food options

It’s hard enough to maintain a healthy diet on campus, due to budget restraints and crowded schedules. But for students with religious dietary restrictions, the quest for proper nutrition is even more difficult. Although Ryerson has made efforts to accommodate students who only eat kosher or halal foods, they are still not meeting these students’ needs. “Typically, universities are secular […]

by Kayla Rosen· · Arts & Life, Food, Health
Experiment Review: #TheSoylentProject

Experiment Review: #TheSoylentProject

It’s been almost 20 days since I ended #TheSoylentProject on Wednesday March 30, 2016. If you haven’t watched the final vlog wrap-up, I do have a spoiler alert to let you know that I ended the experiment early. Simply put, I ended up getting sick and am still (yes, 20 days later still) recovering. I personally think that my body […]

by Jasmin Husain· · Food, Health, Soylent
(Courtesy Shuichi Aizawa/Creative Commons)

Salad King Introduces New Scholarship at Ryerson University

Ryerson students have even more reason to like Salad King. The Thai restaurant, located mere steps off campus, is now offering a  new $15,000 scholarship for Ryerson students, as well as an extension to its international student awards at the university. The announcement was made during Ryerson’s first International Mother Language Day Festival on Feb. 29, as part of the […]

by Lisa Coombs· · Arts & Life, Food, Personal Finance
(Ryersonian File Photo)

NutraRights to bring fresh ideas to Ryerson

One of Ryerson’s newest student groups is working on a plan to help elementary schools provide students from low-income families with healthy meals. “One third of every food bank user is a child, so we can see an issue that we still have poverty, we still have children going to school without food and that’s something that they don’t have […]

by Alysia Burdi· · Arts & Life, Food
RyersonianTV: April 1, 2016 : OSAP Mishap Coverage, Ryersonian’s #thesoylentproject Updates, and Polar Vortex Coming Up

RyersonianTV: April 1, 2016 : OSAP Mishap Coverage, Ryersonian’s #thesoylentproject Updates, and Polar Vortex Coming Up

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

(Erin Hesselink/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson grads open flagship restaurant under SLC

Two Ryerson grads are making a name for themselves with Basil Box, their Southeast Asian restaurant under the SLC. The owners, Peter Chiu and Jimmy Yang, couldn’t be happier to have their new flagship attached to their old school. The pair first met in the hospitality and tourism management program at Ryerson, where they picked up a lot of marketing, […]

RyersonianTV: March 18, 2016 : Rams CIS Recaps, Three Breaking News Stories, and Zootopia Movie Review

RyersonianTV: March 18, 2016 : Rams CIS Recaps, Three Breaking News Stories, and Zootopia Movie Review

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

RyersonianTV: March 17, 2016 : Rams CIS Preview, Quebec Corruption Breaking News, and Interview with Luke Galati

RyersonianTV: March 17, 2016 : Rams CIS Preview, Quebec Corruption Breaking News, and Interview with Luke Galati

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

RyersonianTV: March 16, 2016 : Obama named Supreme Court nominee, Canadian military knife attack, and What’s Trending?

RyersonianTV: March 16, 2016 : Obama named Supreme Court nominee, Canadian military knife attack, and What’s Trending?

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

RyersonianTV: March 11, 2016 : Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club, New report about Canada’s Food Guide, and Battle of the Bands

RyersonianTV: March 11, 2016 : Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club, New report about Canada’s Food Guide, and Battle of the Bands

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

Celebrate Pi Day with this delectable 3 ingredient recipe!

Celebrate Pi Day with this delectable 3 ingredient recipe!

By Jasmin Husain

by Jasmin Husain· · Arts & Life, Food, Videos
(Emily Stachera/Ryersonian Staff(

Ryerson celebrates National Pi Day

Ryerson’s math and science departments celebrated National Pi Day on Monday with loads of (real) pie and ice cream. This is the event’s fourth year anniversary, but today’s date was of special importance because, when rounded, Pi’s decimal points equal 3.1416, the same digits as Mar. 14, 2016. Guest speaker Benjamin Reiniger, a postdoctoral fellow in mathematics at Ryerson, said […]

by Emily Stachera· · Arts & Life, Food, News
Ben Canning, a third-year business management student, co-founded a company  that builds green roofs on the top of of city buildings. (Lillian Greenblatt/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson student planting the seeds of tomorrow

By Richa Syal A Ryerson student is planting the seeds to make rural farming attainable in Toronto’s urban landscape. Ben Canning, a third-year business management student, co-founded Farmium, a company that builds green roofs on top of city buildings. Through the use of a vertical gardening system, he is able to grow plants upward in order to save space. Canning was […]

A new study says 40 per cent of millennials said that cereal was an inconvenient breakfast choice because they had to clean up afterwards. 
(Couresty: musicfanatic29/Creative Commons)

Opinion: Are millennials too lazy to eat cereal for breakfast?

  By Dylan Bell and Jasmin Husain It was quite the week for millennials when it came to entertainment news. Leo might finally win an Oscar this weekend Netflix’s bingeworthy Full House sequel, Fuller House, just came out Kanye West, in typical Kanye West performative fashion, has spent the week continually out–Kanye Westing himself Cult sensations Broad City and Girls […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Food, Opinion, Videos
Courtesy Emily Battaglini / Ryersonian Staff

Photography student gets up-close-and-personal with 11,000 strangers online

19-year-old Emily Battaglini credits her impressive Instagram following to vulnerability.

Alcohol consumption on the rise for women, says chief public health officer

Alcohol consumption on the rise for women, says chief public health officer

The continuing research suggests our culture “romances the glass.”

by Maham Shakeel· · Arts & Life, Food, Health
The ultimate hipster bar night: Lego + Lagers at The Gladstone Hotel

The ultimate hipster bar night: Lego + Lagers at The Gladstone Hotel

The themed night offers patrons a chance to play with piles of lego while they drink. What more could you want?

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Food
The Shops at Aura cafeteria could make for a prime study spot. (Lee North/Ryersonian Staff)

The Shops at Aura could be Ryerson’s student study oasis

There’s an underground mall close to Ryerson’s campus that appears to be empty. Why not utilize the space?

by Lee North· · Editorial, education, Food, Opinion
Courtesy Instagram/@ joshnamaharaj
Executive chef Joshna Maharaj is leaving Ryerson after two years.

Executive chef who transformed campus food services with Ryerson Eats is leaving this month

Chef Joshna Maharaj, who brought change to what campus food looks and tastes like at Ryerson, is leaving this month after two years.

by Yara Kashlan· · Food, News, On Campus
Four halal food restaurants near Ryerson campus

Four halal food restaurants near Ryerson campus

Ryerson students suggested their favourite places to eat halal food near campus.

by Yara Kashlan· · Arts & Life, Food
Volunteer and second-year nursing student Phung Nguyen stocking shelves Nov. 2, 2015, with cans donated from Rosedale residents. (Al Donato/Ryersonian Staff)

Food shortage ends at Ryerson food bank – for now

Daily Bread pledges to double what they send to Good Food Centre this week

by Al Donato· · Food, News, On Campus, stability, students
Members of Ryerson Me To We taking donations at the SLC on Oct. 28, 2015, the first day of the "We Scare Hunger" campaign. (Robert Liwanag/Ryersonian Staff)

Halloween food drive scares up donations

Ryerson Me To We asks students to donate non-perishable goods for the Yonge Street Mission.

by Robert Liwanag· · Food, On Campus, students
Rooftop garden produces pickup truck’s weight of food

Rooftop garden produces pickup truck’s weight of food

Rye’s HomeGrown harvests produce grown on top of the engineering building

by Yara Kashlan· · Environment, Food, On Campus
A selection of tall cans in the sandwich display at Oakham Cafe. (Melissa Myers/Ryersonian Staff)

Oakham Café now offering local tall cans at student campus centre

Students can buy beer, local and non-local, along with their lunch at Oakham Café .

by Melissa Myers· · Arts & Life, Food, News, On Campus
Campus eats: How do nutritious options stack up at Ryerson, U of T and George Brown?  Part 3

Campus eats: How do nutritious options stack up at Ryerson, U of T and George Brown? Part 3

A look at cafeteria food available to post-secondary students across downtown Toronto

by Taylor Stinson· · Arts & Life, Food, Off Campus, students
Campus eats: How do nutritious options stack up at Ryerson, U of T and George Brown?  Part 2

Campus eats: How do nutritious options stack up at Ryerson, U of T and George Brown? Part 2

A look at cafeteria food available to post-secondary students across downtown Toronto

by Taylor Stinson· · Arts & Life, Food, Off Campus, students
Page One café hopes to give students a new spot on campus

Page One café hopes to give students a new spot on campus

A new cafe is hoping to be the new student spot for Ryerson students.

by Bianca Guzzo· · Arts & Life, Business, Food, On Campus
Campus eats: How do nutritious options stack up at Ryerson, U of T and George Brown? Part 1

Campus eats: How do nutritious options stack up at Ryerson, U of T and George Brown? Part 1

A look at cafeteria food available to post-secondary students across downtown Toronto

by Taylor Stinson· · Arts & Life, Food
The top 5 Japanese restaurants near campus

The top 5 Japanese restaurants near campus

Hungry for some sushi or teppanyaki? We know just where to go.

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