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Pulling the plug on print a personal stab

If a tree falls and no one’s around to hear it, does it make a sound? The same can be said for the state of print journalism in the age of a digital revolution. If nobody’s reading the paper, are the stories still news? The University of Windsor’s 85-year-old student newspaper, The Lance, has been ordered to immediately cease print […]

Caryn Ceolin appears as a contestant on the dating show Text or Next.
Photo courtesy of MuchMusic

Absurd anecdotes from an intern

I’m walking through the corridors of a major market news station in the heart of downtown Toronto. It’s 2010 and the mayoral election is on the horizon. As a second-year broadcast student, wrangling candidates through busy halls that are lined with producers furiously preparing for live television builds my excitement. Currently, candidate hopefuls are in their green rooms, getting groomed […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion, Voices
Melissa Myers has a lot to look forward to on her way to class in the Rogers Communications Centre.
Photo by Nicole Witkowski

Rye student comes to terms with brain injury

Six friends and I piled into a van as we left a house party in Apsley, Ont. The driver had been drinking and refused to hand over his keys. On our travel home we smashed into rock, which lined a sharp turn in the road. This caused our van to flip several times. The driver died instantly on impact. He […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion, Voices
Model moments from a non-model: part two

Model moments from a non-model: part two

After devouring a series of Learn the Supermodel Walk videos on YouTube, practising my posture outside the audition room and facing three cold-faced judges at the Mass Exodus casting call, I have been selected to walk an evening wear collection at the show. Upon receiving the email from a fourth-year fashion design student, my initial reaction went something like “oh […]

by Lindsay Smith· · Opinion, Voices
Tell me something about yourself

Tell me something about yourself

We’ve all sat fidgeting after being asked to share something interesting about ourselves with a group of strangers: whether it was the first day of camp, or the first day at school. In a circle you’d rack your memory for something, anything, that fit the definition of fascinating but didn’t cross over into weird. Fortunately, I’ve always had an answer […]

by Lindsay Smith· · Opinion, Voices
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