“Imagine you don’t see your parents for more than one year, then you get a call saying your father just passed away.”
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On a walk around campus all the candidates’ printed faces can be seen smiling from the walls. Posters stating the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) positions each person hopes to be elected to are there for all of Ryerson to read — or ignore. Unite Ryerson’s posters include “together we will” and “together we have” lists, each with a few points. […]
Zainab Attia is distracted. She sits in class twiddling her pen, unable to concentrate. She looks around and sees her classmates taking down notes. She wonders if they too are distracted. For her, school has become a puzzle she has yet to solve. She carries not only her backpack, but also her family’s burden on her back as […]
When Simon Deng’s captors suspected he might try to escape, they would show him a gruesome photo depicting a man whose arms and legs had been cut off – warning Deng, then nine years old, that the same fate would befall him if he tried to make a run for it. “When they said that they would cut off my […]
While student groups at Ryerson are reacting to this summer’s war in Gaza through efforts to expand their membership and inform the student body of their positions, they are still managing to coexist peacefully on campus. Jewish and Arab student groups are seeking support for their respective causes, even though this may create tension on campus. These groups promote their […]
My father was convinced I would come running back to Toronto in a week. I’d go, I’d see, and then I’d leave. Instead, I went, I saw, and then I fell in love. There were bombs, riots and target killings, but Pakistan stole my heart. What was supposed to be a vacation became a three-month adventure with a road trip […]