Guest Opinion

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Canadians must make better dietary decisions

Canadians will eventually start to make healthier decisions on their own, but it all starts by persuading their wallet before their mind.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Guest Opinion, Opinion
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Always remember to reach out

Even though it can be hard, start the conversation about your mental health with trusted loved ones

by Ryersonian Staff· · Guest Opinion
Black History Month was first recognized by the Canadian government in 1995. This year we recognized achievements of African-Canadians in sport .
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Everyday racism: More common than you’d think

  As this year’s Black History Month comes to an end, here is a list of things you should keep in mind throughout the rest of the year: Asking why there is no “white history month” is ridiculous. From preschool to university we learn about Christopher Columbus, revisit Shakespeare multiple times, and celebrate Canadian liberalism while still denying it’s continued […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Guest Opinion, Opinion, students
Support for women lacking in abortion debate

Support for women lacking in abortion debate

The controversial issue of pro-choice stance continues to be a hot topic among Canadians today, despite the fact that the law allowing abortions has been in place since 1969. Many still protest against abortion laws, while others protest to keep them in place. But no matter what side you’re on in this heated debate, both support a woman’s right to […]

by Tamara Sestanj· · Guest Opinion, Opinion
Movember: Armchair Advocacy

Movember: Armchair Advocacy

Every year I dread the arrival of November. Yes the month of November has my birthday and means the countdown to Christmas has begun. However, it also marks the start of what I dread: Movember. Every November 1st, my boyfriend shaves off his perfectly groomed scruff to reveal the baby face hidden underneath. It eventually grows out to the prickly […]

by Tamara Sestanj· · Guest Opinion, Opinion
Julien’s apologies won’t earn him a ‘Blanc’ Slate

Julien’s apologies won’t earn him a ‘Blanc’ Slate

No means no. My mother first explained that phrase to me when I began showing interest in boys. It was even more important when they began showing interest back. But pickup artist Julien Blanc doesn’t take no for an answer. That’s his first rule. “There is no such thing as rejection because it’s never over,” Blanc says in one of […]

by Rhiannon Joseph· · Guest Opinion, Opinion
Burma’s media: state versus freedom of expression

Burma’s media: state versus freedom of expression

Although Burma has lifted its 50-year media censorship, government intervention still looms over freedom of expression and journalists. “Journalists still face problems in freedom of expression,” said surgeon and human rights activist Dr. Ma Thida at the International Issues Discussion (IID) series last Wednesday. Hosted by IID and PEN Canada, the event Behind the Veil of Democracy: Burma’s struggle for Freedom, […]

by Sameera Raja· · Editorial, Guest Opinion, Live Blog, News, Opinion
Why I wore the red poppy on Remembrance Day

Why I wore the red poppy on Remembrance Day

James Cohen is an 83-year-old veteran selling red poppies in the Scotia Plaza. He’s hunched over, missing a few teeth and his eyes are glazed over — that is until someone approaches his table. With a quick jerk, as if he was a kid again, he quickly stands up tall to adjust a stranger’s poppy. He thanks them for their donation. […]

by Rhiannon Joseph· · Guest Opinion, News, Opinion
Remembrance Day through the eyes of a Tibetan

Remembrance Day through the eyes of a Tibetan

The feeling I have on Remembrance Day can only be described as a form of identity crisis. Who do I have to remember? A crowd of nameless bodies dressed in uniform and covered in dried mud that I respect but with whom I have no personal connection. Though I was born here and hold a Canadian passport, on Remembrance Day […]

by Pema Tsering· · Guest Opinion, Opinion, Voices
My two cents for Poloz, ’cause that’s all I have

My two cents for Poloz, ’cause that’s all I have

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz showed his complete lack of understanding for the economic climate plaguing gen-Yers with unemployment by giving world class advice to young people. His reasoning? That we should work for free to pad our resumés. What Poloz fails to realize is that we are already working for free. I’ve been doing free work for the […]

by Hana Shafi· · Guest Opinion, Opinion
Lights go out in The Newsroom

Lights go out in The Newsroom

I don’t remember much about April 1, 2012, but thanks to a timestamp and a YouTube video, I remember how I felt. News seems to travel at the speed of light around the Ryerson school of journalism, especially when it involves the magic combination of journalism and TV shows. When HBO released the first trailer for The Newsroom, my first-year […]

by Samantha Sobolewski· · Guest Opinion, Opinion, Voices