Post Tagged with: "Halloween"

(Courtesy Angela Bulatao-Taay)

News in brief: Clown decorations, costume policing, and Halloween political correctness

Canadian Tire cuts clown decorations In light of the clown scares that have swept North America since August, Canadian Tire has recently decided to pull clown decorations off store shelves. Two clown products – one decoration to be hung and another that rotated – were initially sold by the chain. These are no longer available in stores, or listed online. […]

by Angela Bulatao-Taay· · Arts & Life, News
Members of Ryerson Me To We taking donations at the SLC on Oct. 28, 2015, the first day of the "We Scare Hunger" campaign. (Robert Liwanag/Ryersonian Staff)

Halloween food drive scares up donations

Ryerson Me To We asks students to donate non-perishable goods for the Yonge Street Mission.

by Robert Liwanag· · Food, On Campus, students
Racialized Ryerson students try on racist Halloween costumes

Racialized Ryerson students try on racist Halloween costumes

It’s time for the true terror of Halloween — cultural appropriation. We asked racialized Ryerson students to try on and talk about costumes like “phat pimp,” “Jamican Joe” and “desert prince.”

by Ryersonian Staff· · On Campus, RyersonianTV, Videos
Halloween movie screenings around Toronto

Halloween movie screenings around Toronto

If you’re not the type to dress up and go party on Halloween and would prefer to celebrate the occasion another way, here’s a list of scary movies for you and your BOO thang (Get it? No? Let’s move on) to watch this week in Toronto. Some of these movies have more than one screening. The Shining Writer Jack Torrance moves his […]

by Ban Ibrahim· · Arts & Life, Off Campus
The Grim Reaper walks ahead of demonstrators in the RSU's rally against high tuition fees. (Mohamed Omar / Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson’s Most Haunted

Check out some of Ryerson’s scariest buildings for Halloween

by Bianca Guzzo· · Arts & Life, Off Campus, On Campus
Horror films resurrecting on Halloween could mean Hollywood needs to be more creative

Horror films resurrecting on Halloween could mean Hollywood needs to be more creative

If you had plans to see a new release in theatres this weekend, you may need to re-evaluate them. It appears that Hollywood studios have been scared away by Halloween. According to The Hollywood Reporter, box office traffic is expected to fall tremendously on Friday, as no new films will be released. Instead, the North American box office will be […]

Friday Five with Alexis Allison and Samantha Sobolewski (Alexis Allison/ryersonian)

Friday Five Audio Series – October 31, 2014

This week our hosts speak with Ryerson professor and Cinemascope film critic Adam Nayman about horror movies; discuss this week’s special SNL host Chris Rock and musical guest Prince; debate whether it’s too early to be airing Christmas movies and look ahead at the local music scene. Got a question? Comment? Topic idea? Hit us up by email Samantha Sobolewski: […]

Halloween costumes: cultural appropriation and racism

Halloween costumes: cultural appropriation and racism

At the Spirit Halloween Store at Yonge and Dundas, I walk through endless rows of spooky getups. Everything from Jack Skellington costumes, to grotesque zombie masks, to the ever-popular sexy nurse. But despite the enormous amount of variety and a whole universe of creatures and characters to dress up as, there are still costumes of hyper-sexualized indigenous women, Day of […]

by Hana Shafi· · Guest Opinion, News, Opinion
(Dasha Zolota / Ryersonian Staff)

Face paint toxins could cause skin problems

Environmental Defence Canada is advising Canadians to make educated decisions this Halloween when it comes to face paint. “Things like parabens and phthalates are commonly found in face paints. Parabens are linked to skin irritants, so that’s a serious concern for people,” said Mariah Griffin-Angus, program co-ordinator at Environmental Defence, which is a non-partisan group that addresses environmental and health […]

by Jessica Defreitas· · Arts & Life, Health
In pictures: JCU House of Horrors

In pictures: JCU House of Horrors

Halloween was extra spooky at Ryerson this year with the Journalism Course Union’s House of Horrors. In case you missed it, The Ryersonian’s Shazah Ayub and Nuruddin Qorane were there to find out what was causing all the shrieking from the Journalism student lounge Thursday night. More: Earlier: Our House of Horrors live blog with reactions from students

In pictures: Halloween on campus

In pictures: Halloween on campus

Halloween on a university campus is sometimes a luck of the draw — especially because our campus is located in downtown Toronto. It seems the older students get, the less they want to get creative with their costumes. Luckily, we ran into some students who are happy to dress up for class, and even happier to pose for a photo.

by Maria Siassina· · Fashion, In pictures, Interactives

Crime rises on Halloween but not at Ryerson

Halloween marks an increase in the number of crimes reported to police, especially violent offences and property violations, but the same spike in criminal activity doesn’t affect Ryerson, security personnel say. “We have not noticed a trend in increased incidents from a Halloween weekend to any other weekend with parties happening on or around campus,” said Tanya Fermin-Poppleton, manager of […]

by Nicole Skripkariuk· · Arts & Life
(Photo by Sydney Poulos)

Halloween Trends 2013

 By Hayley Brauer and Sarah Warne Halloween is right around the corner and many students are still searching for the perfect costume. Malabar has been in business for 90 years and is still one of the most popular costume shops in Toronto. Malabar employee Alana Sambey, explains that most people still gravitate towards classic and timeless costumes. “There’s nothing really […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Videos
Video: Ryerson’s Eggy the Mascot gets his ‘Thriller’ on

Video: Ryerson’s Eggy the Mascot gets his ‘Thriller’ on

Today is Devil’s Night, also known as the day before Halloween, and everybody is getting into the spirit — even Ryerson’s beloved mascot, Eggy. Check out this festive video, featuring the Ryerson Dance Pak and Eggy as the lead, dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

by Maria Siassina· · Arts & Life, Music
6 easy last-minute DIY costumes for Halloween

6 easy last-minute DIY costumes for Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching, and as you sort out your plans for the night, don’t forget that Halloween is never costume optional. If you’re one of those people who have left your costume to the last minute and don’t have the time to put together anything extravagant, we’re here to help. Here’s a list of costumes you can put together […]

The List: Toronto Halloween parties

Halloween is fast approaching and the big question on everybody’s mind is: where should I go? With the city playing host to a number of themed parties, The Ryersonian has created a guide of hot spots in Toronto. Whether you’re in the mood to go dancing or take in the amazing costumes, we’ve got you covered. All events are 19+ […]

by Sarah Warne· · Arts & Life, Music
Beards and Brews: Pumpkin Season

Beards and Brews: Pumpkin Season

Autumn is a fantastic time of the year for exciting and delicious seasonal beers. These fall offerings usually have a higher-than-normal alcohol content (five per cent or more), as well as the addition of ingredients that identify with the season. Adding pumpkin spices to all sorts of different beverages seems to be the growing trend all over North America. Pumpkin […]

by Dillon Rahkola· · Arts & Life, Food

Roc-Fit with Nic: Halloween Edition

by Nicole Servinis· · Sports
The Ryersonian Voices podcast: Episode 2

The Ryersonian Voices podcast: Episode 2

In this edition of our arts and life podcast, Jonathan Forani and Lauren Murphy speak with the latest “Voices” columnist, Marie Alcober, about her close brush with death during the 2004 SuperFerry 14 bombing in the Philippines. The incident was the deadliest terrorist attack in that country and the deadliest ever at sea. We break down some of the week’s […]

by Jonathan Forani· · Audio