Post Tagged with: "culture"

"It’s important to recognize that not all abusers and rapists fit the Harvey Weinstein archetype of powerful Hollywood mogul. They are our friends, colleagues, teachers, and those we call our romantic partners." (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

EDITORIAL: Consent culture must be priority

The high numbers of male and female actors, managers, and publicists who have decided to share their stories of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual assault (which has continued for more than three decades) reminds us of how pervasive rape culture is.

It’s more proof that campus policies geared toward consent culture are vital to students’ safety and should continue.

by Milca Kuflu· · Editorial, Opinion
OPINION: What Thanksgiving means to me as someone who doesn’t celebrate it

OPINION: What Thanksgiving means to me as someone who doesn’t celebrate it

The first time I ever heard of Thanksgiving was when I sneakily streamed an episode of Friends in middle school, without my mother’s permission. She refused to let me watch the series until I was appropriately old enough to hear the double-entendres.

by Devika Desai· · Opinion
(Courtesy Aboriginal Education Council)

Ryerson calls for indigenous education

Members of the Ryerson community want more indigenous content on campus. This is a major takeaway from the latest series of discussions hosted on campus as part of the university’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) report. “I have taken a course, called critical issues, that touched on indigenous peoples for about 10 minutes,” said Kyle Edwards, a […]

by Neha Karamchandani· · education, News, On Campus, students
A brief glimpse into Morocco

A brief glimpse into Morocco

Somewhere between bartering for fake wedding rings and riding camels into the Sahara Desert, I fell in love with an entirely misunderstood country.

Being a black Caribbean woman in Canada

Being a black Caribbean woman in Canada

Kiera Spronk explains what it means to be black Caribbean, just in time for black history month.

by Kiera Spronk· · News, Opinion, Voices
New tea club to come to Ryerson

New tea club to come to Ryerson

Jeremy Pagé, second-year Ryerson student, keeps a 10-year-old box of aging pu-erh tea leaves under his bed, and is known to sip Asian-style brews at least three times a day.

by Ryersonian Staff· · On Campus, Videos
Sounds Interesting Episode 2: Board game designer Steve Tassie

Sounds Interesting Episode 2: Board game designer Steve Tassie

With Steve Tassie, our Ryersonian hosts talk analog game culture, the best game to play on a first date and the cathartic benefits of board game play.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Podcasts
UHHU alumni: Violeta Martinez and Dan Cruz
 (Courtesy Sid Naidu)

The Urban Hip-Hop Union gets a facelift, starting with the Poetry Slam event

By Rachael D’Amore On the brink of its 10th anniversary, the Urban Hip-Hop Union is bringing its mandate back to its origins. This year, the Ryerson student group, which is predominantly known for its hip-hop dance troupe, is shifting its focus toward educating students about the cultural and historical roots of hip hop. “Nowadays, people are focused on the mainstream […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life
Natasha Gan at her home in Indonesia. (Courtesy of Natasha Gan/Ryersonian Staff)

Life as an international student in Toronto at Ryerson University

I was born and raised in Indonesia but in the fall of 2011, I moved to Toronto to become a Ryerson student. I had just turned 17 and it hadn’t sunk in how big of a deal the move was and how important it was to be mentally prepared. I’ve been speaking English since I could speak my own mother […]

by Natasha Gan· · Voices
Illustration by Susana Gómez Báez

N****s at play: stories of the N-word and racism

  A woman rolled down the tinted window of her silver car, stuck her head out of the window and yelled a single word: “Nigger.” Joedian Roach had just bought lunch from the convenience store across from her Brampton high school when her best friend’s hand roughly slammed into her chest and violently heaved her back onto the sidewalk. She was about […]

by Ashani Jodha· · Features, Top stories
Illustration by Susana Gómez Báez

Loving across racial divides: stories of interracial romance

Though it is still uncommon, interracial dating is on the rise. Sharnelle Kan and Debbie Hernandez share their stories. Sharnelle My boyfriend Anuk and I were running errands in downtown Chicago last October when I received a text from my brother back home in Toronto that made me freeze. I hadn’t had time to do the dishes the night before […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features
(Jamie Wbster / Ryersonian Staff)

Dutch students get group of their own

Ryerson University may have to mix in some orange with its blue and gold next year. For the first time, the university will have its own Dutch Students’ Society. “When I came here in first year, I realized there were no groups that I could be a part of. I just don’t fit in any of them,” said president Erin […]

by Jamie Webster· · News, On Campus
Zip lining in Punta Cana last May

Bitten by the travel bug

  The best moments of my life have happened while travelling around the world. There’s something about being surrounded by clear blue waters, tall palm trees, soft white sand and foreign foods that is so tranquil. It’s an atmosphere I’ll never tire of. As my university career comes to an end this April, I often wonder about the future. I’ve […]

by Amanda Soufi· · Opinion, Voices
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
Easy holiday cookie recipes from around the world

Easy holiday cookie recipes from around the world

Medianyky: Honey lace cookies Ukraine      Ingredients: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons light-brown sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour a pinch of salt Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 2. Cover two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. 3. In a small saucepan, melt the butter, sugar and honey. 4. When […]

by Erynn Sally· · Arts & Life, Food
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