Opinion

Materials from a recent workshop promoting consent culture. (Nicole Abi-Najem / Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson students need to help shape sexual assault policy

On Sept. 26, Ryerson students have the chance to provide feedback on the university’s Sexual Violence Policy, a little more than a year after its implementation. The open meeting is one of two, two-hour sessions being hosted by Heather Lane Vetere, vice-provost of students, and Farrah Khan, co-ordinator of the Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education (OSVSE). The second […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
Kayla Rosen (Chase Stark)

I’m Jewish and a journalist, I’m not a Jewish journalist

In my limited career as a journalist, I have been told that I am grossly pro-Israel and that I’m part of the reason that people hate Jews. The latter comment came after an article that I wrote for last week’s edition of the Ryersonian, where I recounted the time I was questioned by the Israeli police. My intention was to […]

by Kayla Rosen· · Opinion
Neha Karamchandani traveled to Mumbai in search of stardom. (Courtesy of Neha Karamchandani)

Toronto to Mumbai: Ryerson student searches for stardom

Being surrounded by the glamour of TIFF for the past week reminded me of my time before Ryerson, when I traveled to Mumbai in search of stardom. Yet, what I found was nothing close to what I expected. Some of these memories I choose to cherish and others, not so much. Mumbai’s glitzy Bollywood world is filled to the brim […]

by Neha Karamchandani· · Opinion, Voices
Courtesy of ViaAmtrakGuy via Wikimedia Commons

TTC trains too hot to handle

During this summer’s ridiculous heat wave, you probably rode on a stuffy, non-air-conditioned TTC subway train at least once. For any Bloor-Danforth line commuter, there’s nothing worse than walking through a muggy, packed station, only to board a subway train with air so thick you can barely breathe. It’s the moment in your day when your mood takes an instant […]

by Oriena Vuong· · Opinion, students
Kayla Rosen (Chase Stark)

Detained by the Israeli police

When I made the decision to fly across the world to intern at The Jerusalem Post this past summer, there were many things that I anticipated beforehand. I anticipated that the scorching desert sun would be tough on my pasty complexion. I anticipated that working as a reporter would bring many obstacles (I know a grand total of five Hebrew […]

by Kayla Rosen· · Opinion, Voices
A sample design of the Drake themed T-shirts planned by the RSU last year. Via Twitter / RSU.

Get over Drake, Ryerson

Once upon a time, about one year ago, Drake came to Ryerson. It was stunning, and thrilling and almost sounds too good to be true. Except now we aren’t allowed to forget about it. It was hard to walk around campus last week without feeling Drake’s overwhelming presence. Stylized sixes could be found throughout the Week of Welcome events held […]

by Patricia Karounos· · Opinion, Top stories
Lillian Greenblatt  (Ryersonian Archive)

Ryerson needs to stick to its promises when it comes to mental health

A study released last week found that one-fifth of Canadian teenagers have seriously considered suicide in the last year. It was a grim reminder of the depth of mental health concerns affecting young people, particularly as thousands of new undergraduate students stepped foot onto Ryerson’s campus. The university’s inability to provide adequate mental health support to all the students in […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
A seasoned TIFF worker reflects on festival glamour

A seasoned TIFF worker reflects on festival glamour

I can almost touch the stars. Forget binge-watching Netflix. As a film buff, the Toronto International Film Festival is the ultimate individual experience. TIFF pulls me in with the allure of lavish parties, red carpet affairs and A-list celebrities. It reminds me how a film was created, who dreamt it up and who acted it out — it makes everything live in 3D. September is […]

by Ruby Wray· · Editorial, Opinion
(Katie Coombes/Ryersonian Staff)

Popping the homesickness bubble

I’ll never forget my first day alone in the city. My parents and sisters had dropped me off at residence the day before and as soon as they left I had a bizarre feeling in my stomach, something I had never experienced before. Homesickness. The next day I woke up in my residence room in the International Living Learning Centre […]

by Kaitlyn Coombes· · Opinion, Voices
Robert Cribb, the Toronto Star's lead investigator for the Panama Papers series and Ryerson journalism instructor, stopped in to the Ryersonian newsroom to explain what has happened in the investigation so far. (Dylan Bell/Ryersonian Staff)

Panama Papers shows the value of newsrooms

Four hundred journalists from 109 media organizations in more than 80 countries working together in 25 different languages to crack open the biggest data leak in history. Now say again that journalism’s a dying industry? The leak of about 11.5 million documents from a Panamanian law firm specializing in anonymous offshore companies shook the world with its big reveals of […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
(Courtesy Steve Bowbrick/Creative Commons)

Navigating a non-diverse industry

Growing up, I was always that one “whitewashed” Asian girl. In school, I was never great at math or the sciences and I was always the first one to volunteer to read aloud in English class. Other Korean kids didn’t really want to talk to me because I was “too loud” or “too assertive,” so instead, I surrounded myself with […]

by Eunice Kim· · Editorial, Opinion