Opinion

Editorial Cartoon: January 22, 2014

Editorial Cartoon: January 22, 2014

by Emily Westover· · Editorial Cartoon, Opinion

Pan Am Games missing the mark with OSAP offer

The organizers of the Pan Am Games are so desperate for volunteers they’ve resorted to exploiting student debt to recruit for unpaid help. As the cost of the games continues to rise, the committee has decided to fork out  $1.9-million for their volunteer program. Who knew it would cost so much for free help? Speaking of free help, here’s something […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
Ryerson’s missed assignment policy is doing more harm than good

Ryerson’s missed assignment policy is doing more harm than good

The guilty-until-proven-innocent policy Ryerson has in place for a missed assignment is failing students with mental health concerns. A missed exam or assignment due to illness must be accounted for with a Ryerson Medical Certificate with proper letterhead, filled out by the student’s doctor within three days of the due date. A common cold is rarely an acceptable excuse. This […]

by Emily Westover· · Editorial, Opinion
Healing with the force of nature

Healing with the force of nature

There is nothing more terrifying than losing control of your own body. I would know. In second year, on a crisp fall morning, I was making my way to class. As I began to approach Ryerson, the right side of my body went numb. I lost all sensation in my limbs. With my mobility resting on one leg, I managed […]

by Angela Hoyos· · Opinion, Voices
Are electives necessary?

Are electives necessary?

By Maria Assaf Ryersonian Staff A professor I know once recalled an incident in which a journalism student complained about having to take a philosophy course. The student questioned the importance of taking electives that were completely irrelevant to her core courses. Many Ryerson students, even friends of mine, often complain about having to take elective courses that take away […]

by Maria Assaf· · Editorial, Opinion
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