Opinion

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Life Without Instagram: My Journey Through a Six-Day Cleanse

By MacKenzie Patterson Just six years after its inception in 2010, Instagram has blown up to epic proportions. It boasts 400 million monthly users, and most companies actively promote their products and services on the app. Teenagers and adults under the age of 35 are especially active on the social networking platform. It’s rare to hear someone in their teens […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Editorial, Opinion
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What I learned at Ryerson: Friends come and go

Over the years, I’ve had many friends come and go in my life. Whether it was from moving or changes in school, we’ve somehow always managed to lose touch. There have also been some friendships that have ended because they proved they weren’t good influences or true friends. One thing that was hard about coming to Ryerson was having to […]

by Kelsey Rambaran· · Editorial, Opinion
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Love in transition

Too few people truly understand what it means to be transgender. The trans community is severely misunderstood and people aren’t trying hard enough to educate themselves on the issues. I can say that I didn’t know what being trans meant, or that it even existed, until I started meeting people who are transgender. While my knowledge of the trans world […]

by Kelsey Rambaran· · Opinion, Voices
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Opinion: Campus radio uplifts our community

Campus radio is more than just a group of students chilling in a studio and listening to cool music. Although that’s what the stereotype may be (thanks to pop culture and cheesy teen movies of the ’90s and early 2000s) there’s more to campus radio than you may think. Ryerson has a campus radio station called The Scope. It’s been […]

by Alexia Kapralos· · Editorial, Opinion
Twenty-on-year-old Lindsay  Sganga on vacation in Maui in 2015. (Lindsay Sganga/Ryersonian Staff)

More than just a #TransformationTuesday

It was an ongoing battle, from crying in dressing rooms in the mall because I didn’t fit into that pair of jeans to endless nights spent wishing I were born in a different body.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion, Voices
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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
Explore more of Toronto this weekend by checking out these events. (Ryersonian Staff)

What I learned at Ryerson: Work to your maximum capability

Before starting university, I heard that it would be harder to maintain the same grades I received in high school.

by Kelsey Rambaran· · Editorial, News, Opinion
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Stop sheltering kids from media

Keeping kids in the dark when it comes to media is like creating a world where nothing “bad” exists.

by Jessica Albotra· · Editorial, Opinion
A brief glimpse into Morocco

A brief glimpse into Morocco

Somewhere between bartering for fake wedding rings and riding camels into the Sahara Desert, I fell in love with an entirely misunderstood country.

New grads are worth the investment

New grads are worth the investment

For graduating or recently graduated students, having the money talk is hard.

RSU president Andrea Bartlett responds to the controversy surrounding a decision to fire two RSU employees including a new mother on parental leave. (RyersonianTV)

Opinionated women in the digital age

While Ryerson prides itself on being diverse and enlightened in matters of social justice, further progress is necessary.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
Editorial Cartoon: Happy International Women’s Day!

Editorial Cartoon: Happy International Women’s Day!

(Kayleigh Robinson/Ryersonian Staff)

Opinion: To Tidal or not to Tidal?

I decided to make a definitive ranking of the holy trinity of streaming services: Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal.

by Kayleigh Robinson· · Editorial, Opinion
Opinion: The shortened RSU election leads to apathetic, uneducated voters.

Opinion: The shortened RSU election leads to apathetic, uneducated voters.

An uneducated electorate leads to a poor election outcome, because students are either going to vote blindly, or simply not at all.

by Rebecca Goss· · Editorial, Opinion
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Confessions of a crazy cat lady

Kara Anderson is a mother of two.

by Kara Anderson· · News, Opinion, Voices
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TV reboots – a ’90s kid’s dream come true?

Is the feeling of nostalgia worth bringing back our favourite ’90s TV shows?

SLC still doesn’t solve study space issues

SLC still doesn’t solve study space issues

It’s been a year since the Student Learning Centre opened its doors, but the building still has some issues to resolve.

by Eunice Kim· · Editorial
A new study says 40 per cent of millennials said that cereal was an inconvenient breakfast choice because they had to clean up afterwards. 
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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
Give Leo the Oscar!

Give Leo the Oscar!

Leonardo DiCaprio is always a nominee, never a winner. This year, he shouldn’t be snubbed.

by Kelsey Rambaran· · Film & Television, Opinion
Opinion: Budget town hall not very inclusive

Opinion: Budget town hall not very inclusive

Students are frustrated with Ryerson’s budget proccess.

Being a black Caribbean woman in Canada

Being a black Caribbean woman in Canada

Kiera Spronk explains what it means to be black Caribbean, just in time for black history month.

by Kiera Spronk· · News, Opinion, Voices
Editorial cartoon: How was your reading break?

Editorial cartoon: How was your reading break?

Sexual harassment in the club? It’s still sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in the club? It’s still sexual harassment

I’ve talked to so many girls who have been through this: getting harassed by some random guy while in a club. Many of us go to nightclubs to dance, drink and enjoy the atmosphere, and we certainly don’t ask for a night of being groped or trying to escape the grasp of someone when we are clearly not interested. This […]

by Kiera Spronk· · Opinion, Relationships, students
Opinion: American stereotypes are incorrect

Opinion: American stereotypes are incorrect

Lillian Greenblatt says American stereotypes are cruel and incorrect.

Illustration by Lillian Greenblatt.

Opinion: Worried about grad? Don’t stress

Post-graduation stress is real, but you’re not the only one experiencing it.

by Christina Botticchio· · Opinion
Illustration by Lillian Greenblatt.

Editorial cartoon: Drink, detox, repeat

Visualizing the young adult weekend.

by Lillian Greenblatt· · Editorial Cartoon
(Katie Raskina/Ryersonian file photo)

Opinion: RSU’s fight against internships, not a practical solution

“Stop Paying to Work” campaign not feasible for today’s market forces.

by Aidan Cox· · Editorial
Illustration by Lillian Greenblatt.

Editorial cartoon: RSU firings vs. Drake, heart on campus

What does Ryerson University actually care about?

by Lillian Greenblatt· · Editorial Cartoon
Illustration by Lillian Greenblatt.

Editorial cartoon: Post media cuts, merge newsrooms

Job expectations for journalism grads.

by Lillian Greenblatt· · Editorial Cartoon
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Opinion: My first year at Ryerson, I was on the team

Three years ago, I was in the locker-room of the Ryerson men’s basketball team after they had lost to the Ottawa Gee-Gees in the OUA quarter-finals. It was one of the quietest places I’ve ever been. Two Saturdays ago, I was at the Mattamy Athletic Centre as the Rams defeated the No. 1 nationally ranked Ottawa Gee-Gees. It was one […]

by Christian Thomson· · Opinion, Sports
The women of RTA handled all the roles during a live broadcast of the women's hockey game. (Courtesy RTA)

Opinion: RTA’s first all-female sports broadcast overdue

Women announce a Ryerson sports game, but this seems long overdue.

by Lexie Hinde· · News, Opinion
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O Canada should be more inclusive

The lyrics of the Canadian anthem exclude women and non-Christian citizens.

by Greg Hanna· · Editorial, Opinion, Politics
‘In early January I was paid to have sex with someone’

‘In early January I was paid to have sex with someone’

A fourth-year student finds her first sugar daddy through SeekingArrangement.com

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion, Voices
Sabrina’s food allergy law in universities — are you nuts?

Sabrina’s food allergy law in universities — are you nuts?

It’s the 10-year anniversary of Sabrina’s Law, a piece of legislation that ensures that all school boards have a consistent action plan in the case of anaphylactic reactions. Its intent is to make classrooms safer for students with severe allergies, but its practicality is still being debated. Some school boards have acknowledged that it would be misleading to promise a […]

by Kalem Mc Sween· · Opinion
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
Richard Campos (left) and Jasmine (right) at their wedding. Photo courtesy Stephanie Bridge.

What’s the right age to marry?

Kiera Spronk writes about attending her young friends’ wedding.

by Kiera Spronk· · Opinion, Voices
Ethical veganism now protected by Ontario Human Rights Commission

Ethical veganism now protected by Ontario Human Rights Commission

Last month, The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) announced it would be expanding its definition of creed to include veganism as an ideology with similar discrimination protection rights as other belief systems.

by Jennifer McNaughton· · Editorial, Opinion
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Lucid dreaming: ‘I can control my dreams while I’m sleeping’

In my dreams, I’ve learned to fly. I’ve competed in professional sports. I’ve learned to neutralize nightmares by confronting them head-on.

by Daniel Morand· · Voices
Editorial Cartoon: December 2, 2015

Editorial Cartoon: December 2, 2015

Studying for exams gets harder over time….or easier?

by Robert Liwanag· · Editorial Cartoon
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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
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This is why your mental health matters

Mental health needs to be discussed with the same compassion, empathy and openness as any other sickness or disease. But it’s not. And this shouldn’t be the case.

by Angela Serednicki· · Editorial, Health
CIS basketball needs Toronto for it to grow. (Iram Partap/Ryersonian Staff)

Women like sports, too

We seem to have difficulty comprehending that some ladies at the game aren’t merely hitching a ride on the bandwagon. Sexist notions about women not enjoying sports make publicly identifying as a fan an often-uncomfortable space for women to navigate.

by Alannah Kavanagh· · Editorial, Opinion
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How to report the facts when sources ask for privacy?

For an industry that serves as an influential channel of information, journalism still needs to tighten its laces and make vigorous strides when it comes to stories that focus on marginalized groups.

by Alannah Kavanagh· · Editorial
Jordyn Gibson, an arts and life editor at The Ryersonian, loved her experience at the seventh annual UBSR conference.   (Angela Serednicki/Ryersonian staff)

I finally found my safe space at school

Our arts and life editor Jordyn Gibson attended the UBSR conference this weekend. “Being there was so necessary, and for three years I ignored it. I had been on underwater cruise control and didn’t realize I was drowning.”

by Jordyn Gibson· · Voices
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Editorial Cartoon: November 25, 2015

In honour of the cow heart found on our campus

by Robert Liwanag· · Editorial Cartoon
Ban Ibrahim (Steven Goetz/Ryersonian staff)

My life behind standardized testing: LSAT

Ban Ibrahim shares her trials and triumphs with LSAT prep

by Ban Ibrahim· · Opinion, Voices
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Your Facebook flag filter doesn’t solve anything

Would introducing flag filters for every country that experiences tragedy really make a difference?

by Krista Robinson· · Editorial
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The real problem with school dress codes

Sending a girl home from school for wearing yoga pants sends the message that, ultimately, her duty to not seduce the men around her outweighs her right to an education.

by Adetayo Bero· · Opinion
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Editorial Cartoon: November 18, 2015

Is it really the refugees fault?

by Robert Liwanag· · Editorial Cartoon, News
Controlled by anorexia, ‘I became obsessed with calorie restricting’

Controlled by anorexia, ‘I became obsessed with calorie restricting’

Every night was the same. I’d crack an egg, sneakily separate the yolk from the white and only poach the white before my parents or sister caught on to what I was doing.

by Jenna Miguel· · Health, Voices