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Hormonal birth control could be causing your depression

Hormonal birth control could be causing your depression

When the birth control pill was introduced in the 1960s, it was a symbol of sexual liberation and choice for women. Today, women are speaking up about the way that the pill has affected their mental health.

by Heather Stewart· · Features
From left to right, Ali Najafi, Faisal Hassan, Samiya Abdi, Gilary Massa, panelist at last weeks seminar called Voice of Experience: islamophobia in the Workplace speak about the trials they faced in their work career. (Photo by Tawanna Hyman)

Ryerson’s Ismaili Muslim students need a space to pray on campus

Ryerson’s Ismaili Muslim Student Association (RIMSA) says they’re lacking proper accommodation for their prayers on campus.

In Islam, prayer is a sanction that is performed multiple times throughout the day, and the religion is specific about how prayers should be done.

by Tawanna Hyman· · Features, On Campus
Ryerson student by day, DEA agent by night

Ryerson student by day, DEA agent by night

Meet Raymond Ablack, a 27-year-old actor from Toronto who plays both Sav Bhandari in Degrassi: The Next Generation and Agent Stoddard in the third season of Narcos.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features
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Ryerson falls behind on accessibility

Lara Wong is a first-year student at Ryerson. She relies on a walker to get around campus. She lives in a Pitman Hall room renovated for her needs, including a roll-in shower.

Wong has carefully planned her route to classes based on accessibility and spent much of her first week on campus mapping it out with her support worker.

by Brooke Taylor· · accessibility, Features, On Campus
Chantelle Cruzat-Wherein is a first-year-student and she’s “scared University is going to be too much to handle.” (Photo by Aileen Zangouei)

Students transitioning to university are most vulnerable to mental health issues

The gap between being a first-year and a fourth-year student isn’t as big as it seems, but it’s a gap filled with a lot of experiences, fears and anxieties.

by Aileen Zangouei· · Features
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