We (don’t) need a sign

Everyone who’s read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (or seen the 2013 film) will remember the scene where the title character stares out longingly across the water at a distant green light shimmering in the darkness. Jay Gatsby has it all — money, real estate, a fan club — but what he doesn’t have is the heart of his […]

by Mitchell Cohen· · Editorial, Opinion

Kathleen Wynne is teaching the wrong lesson

I’ve never been thrown out of a classroom before, so when it happened for the first time last week I was in utter shock, especially because it was at the hands of the former minister of education. It all began with a media advisory sent to The Ryersonian on Sept. 10 notifying us that the premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, […]

by Tara Deschamps· · Opinion

Angry Man On Campus: Polaris Music Prize 2013

  This year, the Polaris Prize went to Montreal post-rock legends Godspeed You! Black Emperor for their album “Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!” The band didn’t actually attend the awards gala, so what really made headlines is a statement they released the next day that thanked the grand jury for selecting their album, while at the same time deriding the Polaris […]

by Josh Kolm· · Opinion
The unbearable lightness of Grand Theft Auto

The unbearable lightness of Grand Theft Auto

Franklin Clinton is a gangster. A real two-bit thug. And as he stood there in his baggy pants and hoodie, in the dusk, in a rain-slicked, graffiti-strewn driveway in a simulated parody of L.A. County’s Compton, all Franklin wanted to do was play with his dog. “Go get it, Chop,” he called out through the speakers of my TV. A […]

by Mitchell Cohen· · Opinion, Voices
Driving to school is driving me broke

Driving to school is driving me broke

By Amir-Pashah Tabrizian-Pour Recently, we learned that some Ryerson graduates have developed a “downtown parking finder” application for Android phones. It’s a great source of pride that some of our very own graduates made this happen. Perhaps it was somewhere on our campus or during a lecture that the initial idea came up. In that case, kudos to our university […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion
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