The discussion surrounding unpaid internships is no stranger to controversy. In February, the federal government proposed changes to the Canadian Labour Code that would allow for four-month unpaid internships in federally regulated sectors like banking and telecommunications. Also in June, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne set a goal of funding more placements so that every student completes at least one experiential […]
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The age-old saying “first impressions are everything” may not be true, but it definitely does have some merit to it. Throughout my four years at Ryerson, I’ve had to make numerous first impressions with new friends and professors and during job interviews. The most important first impression I had at Ryerson wasn’t actually one that I made, but rather the first […]
Campus radio is more than just a group of students chilling in a studio and listening to cool music. Although that’s what the stereotype may be (thanks to pop culture and cheesy teen movies of the ’90s and early 2000s) there’s more to campus radio than you may think. Ryerson has a campus radio station called The Scope. It’s been […]
Before starting university, I heard that it would be harder to maintain the same grades I received in high school.
Keeping kids in the dark when it comes to media is like creating a world where nothing “bad” exists.
There’s an underground mall close to Ryerson’s campus that appears to be empty. Why not utilize the space?
Last month, The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) announced it would be expanding its definition of creed to include veganism as an ideology with similar discrimination protection rights as other belief systems.
People remain divided on whether Remembrance Day should be a federal national holiday.
Last week at The Ryersonian, we were forced to pause midway through a meeting to swat away a swarm of pesky fruit flies that decided to colonize our office.
Last week The Ryersonian published an article about some explicit hate speech that had been written in a bathroom stall on campus. We were tipped off about the incident after a contact sent me a link to the Facebook page for Students Supporting Israel at Ryerson, who had posted a photo of the graffiti.
A lot of misogynistic, discriminatory and downright threatening things have been happening on campus these past few weeks. Our editorial takes a look at what it might mean, and what we should do about it.
This editorial cartoon first appeared in The Ryersonian weekly paper on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
If you follow student politics at Ryerson, you may have noticed something different about this student election. If you haven’t, let us spell it out for you — it’s a whole lot more interesting. With political opposition to the reigning slate, Unite Ryerson, the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has gone from a long-standing one-party system to something that vaguely resembles […]
To freeze or not to freeze: is this a question Toronto’s homeless people should have to ask themselves? Earlier this month, three homeless men died after staying outside in ferociously cold weather. One of them eventually found shelter in the Peter Street walk-in, but died shortly after. In case of an extreme cold weather alert, the city offers additional shelter […]
It seems like kids are rewarded for everything nowadays. They deserve the new iPhone the day it comes out. They deserve to be famous on the Internet, just because they have an Instagram account. These kids deserve medals, even if they don’t win the game. Studies show that kids who think they deserve to always get what they want will […]
Canadian journalism has become a strange place: sex scandals, secret businesses and Kevin O’Leary becoming the less controversial half of the former show Lang and O’Leary Exchange. After the disturbing allegations against Jian Ghomeshi surfaced late last year, no one expected another journalist to outshine his scandals, and no one has. But some sure are creating scandals of their own. […]
Raver kids in tank tops and fur leg warmers will gather this weekend to mourn the loss of the Guvernment — their sanctuary of sticky floors, exposed bras and people weighed down by “candy.” After 19 years of parties, the Guvernment is shutting its doors for good. And it’s about time. While many students are sad to see their party […]
Anyone diagnosed with mild asthma is taught how to use inhalers: shake well, breathe out, press the top, and inhale. Asthmatics can suffer from repercussions like attacks due to second-hand smoke. This is just one aspect of how crucial it is to have a smoke-free environment. This, among other reasons, has prompted the Ministry of Health to take a stronger […]
Picture this: an HIV-positive nurse gives a shot to a six-year-old girl. The girl flinches and the needle goes through her skin, pricking the nurse as well. While extracting the syringe, both the nurse and girl’s blood exchange, causing a possibility of HIV transmission. This tragic accident happened last week to a girl in British Columbia. Some Canadians choose not […]
Canadian Muslims from the Ottawa al-Mahdi centre shared condolences at the National War Memorial last Saturday, where military reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, was shot to death. The shooter, a recent Muslim convert, was named Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. This was the second deadly attack in the week involving a Muslim convert and Canadian soldiers. The term homegrown terrorism is fairly new to […]
With exams approaching, finding a quiet study space on the Ryerson University campus is rarer than a large turnout at an RSU event. Having a school located in downtown Toronto is a curse when it comes to providing spacious study areas for students. Lack of space has been a constant struggle for Ryerson and its student population. This is a […]
In the past few weeks, many of us have been watching helplessly as the integrity of Toronto politics crumbles before our eyes. The surreal drama surrounding Mayor Rob Ford has conquered our newsprint and our airwaves, going viral on social media feeds during a crucial time for candidates of the Toronto Centre byelection, slated for Nov. 25. The headline-grabbing chaos […]
This editorial cartoon was first published in The Ryersonian, a weekly newspaper produced by the Ryerson School of Journalism, on November 13, 2013.
Last week, The Ryersonian broke the news that the Ryerson men’s hockey team was dealt a one week suspension. Why the harsh suspension? The team was penalized for doing something that many other Ryerson students did that weekend: drink. On the weekend of Oct. 18 during a pre-season trip to New Jersey to play the Princeton Tigers, team members admitted […]
The executive members of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) are out of touch with the students they purport to represent — and the union hasn’t noticed, refuses to admit it or doesn’t care. Last Thursday’s failed rally in protest of the high cost of tuition proves it. On Oct. 31, the RSU pitched a red tent outside of the Student […]
There are a number of hot-button subjects in the world that will provoke an adamant and immediate emotional reaction no matter how they are covered. Last week, The Ryersonian witnessed this first-hand by publishing an article that revealed a gay website promoting campus washrooms as places to meet up for public sex. Titled “Ryerson bathrooms are gay sex hot spots,” […]