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Celebrating after hiking to the top of First, a summit in the Swiss Alps.

How I planned my dream student exchange

My worst day of university was when I found out I couldn’t afford to go on an international exchange. I still remember the sick feeling in my stomach when my academic co-ordinator told me I needed $15,000 to make my dream happen. Tears welled up in my eyes. Since high school, I worked two jobs at a time to save […]

by Shannon Cuciz· · Opinion, Voices
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
Interactive: Lottery can disappoint but Toronto Fringe Festival charms

Interactive: Lottery can disappoint but Toronto Fringe Festival charms

By Jacob Horowitz Ryersonian Staff It’s been said that winning isn’t everything, but at the Toronto Fringe Festival lottery on Monday night, it sure seemed like it would have been a lot of fun. For the unaware, the Fringe Festival is an annual Toronto event that gives anyone with a story to be told a chance to tell it. Now […]

Reporting on the Ryerson Students’ Union

Reporting on the Ryerson Students’ Union

At the end of my university career, I expected to write a lengthy coming-of-age piece on how I’ve grown intellectually, how I’ve evolved emotionally and how I’ve matured as a person throughout my years of higher education. I assumed I would be writing the epilogue to the story of my journey from Dubai to Calgary to Toronto, and how it […]

by Mohamed Omar· · Editorial, Opinion, Voices
Discovering choices in a new world

Discovering choices in a new world

As I prepare to say goodbye to what could be the last stretch of my formal education, all I can think about is how my future seems to get foggier with every passing day. While I am spending a great deal of my time trying to figure out which path is right for me, I can’t help but turn to […]

by Maria Siassina· · Editorial, Opinion, Voices
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