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Fuzz - Fuzz (In The Red Records)

Album review: Fuzz by Fuzz

Fuzz is the heavy, gritty, and yes, fuzzy sound you get when Ty Segall, Charlie Moothart (guitar) and Ronald Cosio (bass) come together.  The secretive trio did not reveal their identities until after their 7’’ was released (and sold out) under the label Trouble in Mind in January.  The 7’’ included cuts of “This Time I Got a Reason” and […]

by Jordan White· · Arts & Life, Audio, Music
Ryerson Image Centre still a mystery to students

Ryerson Image Centre still a mystery to students

by Marie Alcober· · Visual Arts & Design
Ryerson history repeats

Ryerson history repeats

Now in its 60th year, the Ryerson School of Journalism has been helping students churn out issues of The Ryersonian for six decades. To celebrate this accomplishment, we take a look at how campus life has progressed – or remained eerily similar – over the years. And although a lot has changed at Ryerson since 1953, the quirky headlines from past issues of […]

Yogagurl founder Alex Leikermoser. (May Warren/Ryersonian Staff)

Finding balance in business

Sitting in the lotus position on a green yoga mat, dressed in tights and a bright purple sweater, Alex Leikermoser doesn’t look like a stereotypical business maven. But this Ryerson grad is quick to dispel the myth that entrepreneurs need to fit the profile of a suit-clad number cruncher, falling asleep in front of the computer. “It’s really about finding […]

by May Warren· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Sarah Chang's Sam Edelman contest submission.

Winner secretly crowned in cancelled shoe contest

A secret winner. A cancelled appearance by an acclaimed shoe designer. And a group of disappointed students. These are the elements that capped off three weeks of anticipation for students who entered a design contest, but who walked away with questions unanswered. Fashion students were excited for a chance to win a two-day trip to New York City and visit […]

by Stephanie Chan· · Arts & Life, Fashion, News, On Campus
VIDEO: Social Justice Week comes to Ryerson

VIDEO: Social Justice Week comes to Ryerson

Host: Jordan White Producers: Joshua McLean and Amanda Kline

VIDEO: Dr. Mad Science visits Ryerson

The explosion-creating YouTube phenom, Dr. Mad Science, came to the Ryersonian newsroom to conduct some of his signature experiments with our reporter Jonathan Forani. Dr. Mad Science, or Jordan Hilkowitz, is an 11-year-old boy from Richmond Hill who shot to internet stardom after making easy-to-recreate YouTube videos of his science experiments. His channel, aptly named Dr. Mad Science, has had […]

by Jonathan Forani· · Arts & Life, RyersonianTV, Videos
VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

Hosts: Josh McLean and Robby Frankel Producer: Amanda Kline

Brad Duguid, minister of training, college and universities, announces the new helpline last week.

Helpline for students now available

Video by Amir P. Tabrizian-pour By Emily Westover Ryersonian Staff Students can access immediate mental health support by calling a new 24-hour helpline funded by the province, bypassing longer-than-usual wait times for counselling services at Ryerson. “This year we’ve seen increase in students asking for counselling appointments,” said Dr. Su-Ting Teo, director of health and wellness at Ryerson. “It’s normal […]

Around campus: What to do October 7-13

Around campus: What to do October 7-13

Need a study break? The Ryersonian brings you a roundup of campus events this week. For the creative:  Get involved with Social Justice Week with a hands-on interactive canvas making workshop at Stitch a Home: Social Safety Net and Homelessness on Tuesday evening at 5 p.m. The workshop will be an interactive experience with guest speakers. Learn about the social safety net while […]

Free night market celebrates the art of giving on Nuit Blanche

By Nicole Thompson Free stuff is a staple of student life, but it can also spread a greater message. The Really, Really Free Night Market at Dovercourt Park last Saturday showcased free exchanges by inviting attendees to donate and take items without paying. The event was part of a worldwide movement inspired by the anarchist idea of a gift-based economy. The […]

by Nicole Thompson· · Arts & Life
Deltron 3030 - Event II (Bulk Recordings)

Album review: Event II by Deltron 3030

  It’s been a good year for funky robots. There was Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories and Janelle Monae blowing out all our spark plugs with The Electric Lady. That’s tough company to follow, but if anyone had a shot it was Deltron 3030. The hip-hop collaboration of rapper Del the Funky Homosapien and producer Dan the Automator had become […]

by Mitchell Cohen· · Arts & Life, Music
Grub Hub: Best of bacon

Grub Hub: Best of bacon

Camera/Editor: Amir P. Tabrizian-pour Producers: Tara Deschamps, Marie Alcober Graphics: Josh Kolm

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Features, Food, Videos
Sam the Record Man closed in 2007 and the sign is now in storage.

Rocker Ronnie Hawkins speaks up for Sam the Record Man

Rock legend Ronnie Hawkins says there is no doubt in his mind that the Record Man sign should hang on Yonge Street. Though it’s been over 50 years since he debuted on the stage, Hawkins still remembers the rock-frenzy sweeping Toronto, the late night shows and, of course, the girls from Ryerson College “who got me into trouble.” Hawkins says […]

by Emma Jarratt· · Arts & Life, Music, News, Off Campus, On Campus
Apps to help you stay gluten-free

Apps to help you stay gluten-free

Some people go gluten-free for health reasons. Hello, celiac disease. Others, do it because their favourite celebrities, who probably have no understanding of how their bodies work, are doing it. Hello, bandwagon. But whatever your reason, here are some apps to help you on your gluten-free journey. Find Me Gluten Free iOs/Android/Website                 […]

Sarah Chang's Sam Edelman contest submission.

UPDATE: Students frustrated with cancelled Sam Edelman shoe contest

                            Fashion students are frustrated and upset at the last-minute cancellation of a highly anticipated shoe design contest the night before the winners were supposed to be announced. Fashion design students had been invited to enter an original shoe design in a bid to win a two-day […]

by Stephanie Chan· · Arts & Life, Fashion, News, On Campus

VIDEO: David Bowie at the AGO

by Jordan White· · Arts & Life, Fashion, Music
Garden Tower by Tadashi Kawamata (Natalie Chu/Ryersonian Staff)

Newbie Blanche: a 2013 guide

Your first all-nighter of the semester doesn’t need to be for schoolwork. The Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, happening Oct. 5, promises a full night of contemporary art and you won’t need to stray far from Ryerson’s gates to find it. A dedicated Nuit Blanche participant will need to fill the 12 hours with some non-campus destinations, however. Everything kicks off at […]

She’s not just another ‘shoe-in’

As an international student, Ivonne Serna did more than put one foot in front of the other – she stepped out in style. And she believes everyone should have that chance. Serna, a recent Ryerson grad was one of eight international students in Ontario to receive a City of Toronto International Student Excellence Award last weekend. She received hers in […]

by Allie Coulman· · Arts & Life, Fashion
The List: television preview

The List: television preview

Feeling lost now that there’s no more Breaking Bad to occupy your TV time? Here at The Ryersonian, we feel your pain, but remember, the fall television season has just begun. So here’s a small sampling of new and returning shows to obsess over: Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 1 on Fox In the new series from Parks and Recreation creator Michael […]

by Josh Kolm· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Five gluten-free meal ideas for every day of the school week

Five gluten-free meal ideas for every day of the school week

Fish tacos Gluten-free tortillas may not be the easiest to track down, but they do exist; or try your hand at making some homemade ones that will lead you to a lifetime of happiness filled with burritos, quesadillas and fajitas. Make these fish tacos with halibut, then top them off with jalapenos, fresh salsa, guacamole, cilantro and freshly squeezed lime […]

by Sarah Murphy· · Features, Food
Giving up gluten

Giving up gluten

Megan Stulberg may never eat another bagel again. But it’s not by choice. Eating her favourite breakfast staple now would cause her to throw up uncontrollably. That’s what happened last summer, the 20-year-old Ryerson student says, when she mysteriously stopped being able to keep her meals down. A doctor’s visit, a biopsy and two blood tests later confirmed the worst: […]

by Natalie Chu· · Features, Food
VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

Hosts: Rebecca Mildon and Tara Deschamps Producers: Joshua McLean and Nick Carafa

Sam the Record Man closed in 2007 and the sign is now in storage.

City Hall sounds off on Sam the Record Man

Mayor Rob Ford chaired a Sam the Record Man sign committee meeting yesterday, marking the latest effort to solve the saga that has cast an unfavourable light on Ryerson University. On Tuesday, Toronto councillors, music lovers and Ryerson officials came together in the hopes of finding a viable solution. No consensus was reached, but many councillors and citizens spoke up […]

by Emma Jarratt· · Music, News, Off Campus, On Campus, Videos
5 fad diets to quiz yourself on

5 fad diets to quiz yourself on

by Stephanie Chan· · Features, Food
VIDEO: Ryerson’s executive chef shares the new menu

VIDEO: Ryerson’s executive chef shares the new menu

  Host: Kim Brown Producer: Rebecca Mildon, Joshua McLean

by Rebecca Mildon· · Arts & Life, Food, RyersonianTV, Webcasts
Around campus: What to do September 30-October 6

Around campus: What to do September 30-October 6

Need a study break? The Ryersonian brings you a roundup of campus events this week. For the foodie: Ryerson Eats is introducing food truck Tuesdays on Gould Street. Stop by between classes for different street meat or finger foods from 11 a.m. and  2 p.m. every Tuesday. This week’s feature: Canada’s only grilled-cheese-exclusive food truck, Gorilla Cheese. For the spiritual: Join the RSU’s Sisters in […]

by Anam Latif· · Arts & Life, Food, Media, Music

Ryerson street style: Lovin’ Leather

With fall right around the corner, Ryerson students were seen sporting their chic leather ensembles. This week, it was all about leather jackets, vests and biker boots. All photos taken by Shazah Ayub.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Fashion

Grub Hub: Say cheese!

Camera/Editor: Amir P. Tabrizian-pour Producers: Tara Deschamps, Marie Alcober Graphics: Josh Kolm

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Features, Food, Videos
VIDEO: Robots to the rescue!

VIDEO: Robots to the rescue!

  See our previous coverage: Rye professor, dog, and robot team up for rescue missions   Host: Kim Brown Producer: Josh McLean

Courtesy Sam Cash

Sam is ready to Cash in

Sam Cash swears he’ll be back to school in January. The 21-year-old arts and contemporary studies student put his studies on pause this semester to dedicate time to his band Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs. And for good reason. Cash’s recent performance at the Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival and finishing as a finalist at the inaugural RBC Emerging […]

by Jonathan Forani· · Arts & Life, Music

The List: fall music preview

Between Arcade Fire, Drake and Justin Timberlake, it might seem that all the music hype for 2013 is used up. But if you’re looking to pick out this year’s under-the-radar darling, The Ryersonian has compiled a list of albums that are a great place to start: Deltron 3030 –Event II Release date: Oct. 1 Ten years ago, Del the Funky […]

by Josh Kolm· · Arts & Life, Music
These shoes aren’t horsing around

These shoes aren’t horsing around

Interning at the Bata Shoe Museum can be a shoe lover’s dream. But Ryerson student Jessica Miniaci got to do more than just look at shoes. She produced her very own exhibit – one that showcased equestrian riding boots from 1860 to 1948. “It looks at both men’s and women’s equestrian footwear,” said the second-year master of arts in fashion […]

by Jessica Vitullo· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Sonny Assu’s The Happiest Future (Courtesy Ryerson Image Centre)

Indigenous art celebrated at Ryerson Image Centre

Video: Sam Fernandes Text: May Warren Sonny Assu vividly remembers his grandmother telling the story about how excited she was to start her first day of high school. But that day turned ugly almost immediately. “A boy left a bar of soap on her desk, pretty much just saying, you’re a dirty Indian,” said Assu at a media preview of […]

VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

Hosts: Rebecca Mildon and Sarah-Joyce Battersby Producer: Joshua McLean

Q&A: Writer Graeme Smith

Afghanistan has a hold on Graeme Smith. The former Globe and Mail war reporter and Ryerson journalism alumnus lived in the country from 2006 to 2009, and returned again years later, driven by what he describes as a curiosity to see how the country would fare after NATO troops withdrew. His new book, The Dogs Are Eating Them Now, nominated for the […]

by Kelsey Rolfe· · Arts & Life, Literature, Off Campus
Mysterious Church Street structure explained

Mysterious Church Street structure explained

Text by Anam Latif Camera and editing by Nicole Servinis and Amir P. Tabrizian-pour The Student Life Centre mock-up on Church Street is going to stay put for at least another year instead of being torn down in November as originally planned. The mock-up, which looks like an art installation, is a smaller version of the curtain wall that will […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Visual Arts & Design

Around campus this week: What to do September 23-29

Need a study break? The Ryersonian brings you a roundup of campus events this week. For the politically charged: The second annual Jack Layton lecture will feature speaker, advocate and political icon Ed Broadbent as he discusses the philosophical and historical successes of social democracy. If you’re in the mood for social change, head over to the free lecture after […]

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 2

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 2

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian campus news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press. News round-up: Justin Trudeau visits Ryerson The Leafs’ Cody Franson practicing at Ryerson Bus crash kills two Carleton students Student costs rising faster than inflation Ryerson […]

Ryerson street style: Goodbye summer

With summer officially over and the cool fall months fast approaching, chunky knits, beanies, riding boots and biker jackets have taken over Ryerson. Here are some of the most stylish fall looks spotted on campus this week. All photos taken by Shazah Ayub.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Fashion, In pictures
Grub Hub: Battle of the Burrito

Grub Hub: Battle of the Burrito

Camera/Editor: Amir P. Tabrizian-pour Producers: Tara Deschamps, Marie Alcober Graphics: Josh Kolm

by Sarah Murphy· · Arts & Life, Features, Food
Ryersonian Beer Week: Day 5

Ryersonian Beer Week: Day 5

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features, Food
Ryersonian Beer Week: Day 4

Ryersonian Beer Week: Day 4

Host: Nicole Servinis Camera: Amir P. Tabrizian-pour Editing: Amir P. Tabrizian-pour and Marie Alcober

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features, Food
Velvet cuff boots and a vintage box bag. Just two of the budget finds Ryersonian staff scouted at Value Village. (Jordan White, Ryersonian Staff)

On a budget: Find a fall wardrobe without breaking the bank

by Anam Latif, May Warren and Jordan White Looking to revamp your wardrobe on a student budget this fall? You don’t have to break the bank to find stylish essentials and even designer pieces. The Ryersonian rounds up a few of downtown Toronto’s best thrift stores – from vintage styles to cheap fall looks, we’ve got it all here. Click […]

Ryersonian Beer Week: Day 3

Ryersonian Beer Week: Day 3

  Host: Nicole Servinis Producers: Amir P. Tabrizian-pour, Marie Alcober Camera/Editor: Amir P. Tabrizian-pour

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features, Food
From left to right: Aeon Attire designers Wei Ming Yuan, Patrick Lum, Wei Dong Yuan (Lauren Murphy / Ryersonian Staff)

In the Zone: Ryerson fashion startup success

The next big runway look may just come from within our campus walls. With the launch of Ryerson’s Fashion Zone, students can access a wealth of resources and mentorship in order to turn their big dreams of starting their own fashion label or venture into reality. Similar to the Digital Media Zone, the Zone serves as an incubator for students’ […]

by Lauren S. Murphy· · Arts & Life, Fashion
London’s Calling: Ryerson students win Topshop design contest

London’s Calling: Ryerson students win Topshop design contest

London was calling to four Ryerson students, whose Canadian-inspired fashion designs caught the eye of Hudson’s Bay Co. executives and British retailer Topshop. The team created a 10-piece fashion line and business plan for Topshop to enter the Canadian market, and won a trip across the pond to present it. “It was a really great experience … it makes you […]

by Kelsey Rolfe· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Ryerson short film “Noah” gets big break with TIFF win

Ryerson short film “Noah” gets big break with TIFF win

Big things really do come in small packages — at least on YouTube. Ryerson grads Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg can surely attest to that after their short film Noah won YouTube’s award for Best Canadian Short Film at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. “We were both shocked to hear we had won,” said Cederberg in a Facebook message […]

by Jonathan Forani· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Still from "I Know Places" (Courtesy Lucas Ford)

Experimental films exhibit at RIC

Film students are taking centre stage at the Ryerson Image Centre’s first student art exhibit of the year, but this is not your typical movie-going experience. “Moving Frames, Shifting Boundaries: Artistic Experiments and Innovation in Film and Video,” featuring 65 films by first and second-year Ryerson students, opens tonight at the Ryerson Image Centre’s first exhibition of the year. The films are […]

by Samantha Fernandes· · Arts & Life, Film & Television

The List: film events this month

Suffering from TIFF withdrawal? The star-studded festival may be over, but that doesn’t mean the city is done celebrating its film obsession. We’ve got a list of wallet-friendly screenings this week. And by wallet-friendly, we mean free. Scotiabank “Summer of Free” Movie Tour The last free movie of the summer is actually on Ryerson’s campus. Bring your student ID and […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Film & Television