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Reporting the unspeakable

Reporting the unspeakable

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.

by Lana Hall· · Editorial
Experience trumps athlete career development

Experience trumps athlete career development

Why Ryerson Athletics isn’t about to adopt an NCAA career-athletics model.

by Jordan Mady· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Soccer, Sports
Outgoing Ryerson president Sheldon Levy. Ryersonian file photo.

Search for Ryerson president continues with committee selection

The search for a new university president is moving forward, as Ryerson’s senate and board of governors assemble a search committee. The 13-person group, comprised of four senate appointees and nine board of governor appointees, will be presented to the board  Oct. 26 for approval. Current president Sheldon Levy will leave his post Dec. 1, to join the Ontario government […]

by Peter Goffin· · News, On Campus

Australian baby has spine reattached after a car accident

An Australian baby underwent an impressive surgery after his head became internally detached from his spine in a car accident.

by Angelyn Francis· · Videos

Volkswagen Canada and Audi Canada under investigation for bypassing emission controls

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment is cracking down on auto manufacturer Volkswagen, which it says sold 35,000 VW and Audi vehicles in the province, with software that bypasses emissions controls.

by Victoria Chan· · Videos
OpenSports co-founders James Gibbons and Chris Cheng. (Victoria Nguyen/Ryersonian Staff)

‘Tinder for sports’ app to launch this month

OpenSports is in its its final stages of development at the DMZ. The mobile app is being heralded as “Tinder for sports,” because it allows users to quickly find nearby recreational sport activities, facilities and players.

The new RSU sign (Arthur White/Ryersonian Staff).

What you could buy for the price of the RSU sign

You know that giant RSU sign outside the student centre? We made a video about it. And wrote an article, too. Check them out here. It cost the Students’ Union $5,000. A fortune? Maybe not. But here are five examples of what else you could buy with that kind of cheddar. 1) Every textbook you’ll ever need – and then […]

by Peter Goffin· · News
But/And Episode 1: Emojis

But/And Episode 1: Emojis

YouTube / TheRyersonian – via Iframely Our opinions editor Leah Lalich chats with managing editor Peter Goffin about their favourite emoji’s, emoji sexting, and how Apple didn’t invent everything.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion, Videos, Webseries
(Flickr/Courtesy of Kevin Creamer)

How higher education doesn’t always mean higher learning

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.

by Peter Goffin· · Editorial, Opinion
RyersonianTV: Controversy on campus, student mental health and more

RyersonianTV: Controversy on campus, student mental health and more

The RyersonianTV newscast is produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at noon EST.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
No one has had the opportunity to play with the new cards before the pre-release, so the game is equally difficult for both the newest and most experienced players. (Cait Martin Newnham / Ryersonian Staff)

Trading card game Magic: The Gathering lacks female players

Magic: the gathering, a 90’s strategy game once popular on schoolyards, is still very much a thing. But amongst players in Toronto, women are a distinct minority.

by Caitlin Martin Newnham· · Arts & Life, Features
This Week in Ink: Tuesday, Sept. 15

This Week in Ink: Tuesday, Sept. 15

Want to know what’s in tomorrow’s paper? Here’s a sneak preview!

by Cole Deakin· · This Week In Ink, Videos
Lisa Haley poised to don the red & white at U-18 world championship

Lisa Haley poised to don the red & white at U-18 world championship

Ryerson’s Lisa Haley was named head coach of Team Canada’s U-18 women’s team in June. The world championship tournament runs from Jan. 8 to Jan. 15 in St. Catharines, Ont.

by Jordan Mady· · Hockey, Sports
Rams defenceman Alex Basso has been named to the Washington Capitals prospects roster. (Emma Ewing-Nagy / Ryerson Athletics)

Three Rams join NHL prospect camps

Three Ryerson Rams have reported to NHL prospect camps this weekend. This is the second consecutive year Rams athletes have been selected for NHL rookie camps.

by Andrew Roberts· · Hockey, Sports
The Match-Up: Men’s Versus Women’s Basketball

The Match-Up: Men’s Versus Women’s Basketball

Link Test Some female athletes at Ryerson feel they do not receive the amount of support and attention they deserve. Ryerson’s athletic department says extra marketing and “banners of distinction” require excellence on the part of the team. The following infographic compares the men’s and women’s basketball team season stats.     Stats provided by To read our initial feature on the […]

by Monique Hutson· · Basketball, News, On Campus, Sports
Foreign affairs expert Amarnath Amarasingam warns not to lump all these radicalized Canadians into the same category. (Natasha Gan / Ryersonian Staff)

Canadian fighters abroad not a ‘monolithic entity’

An expert on young Canadians who’ve gone to fight with groups like ISIS says it’s a mistake to lump all these radicalized Canadians into the same category. Over 100 Canadians have left Canada to join the ranks of ISIS and al-Qaida, but they don’t all fit into the same mould, says Amarnath Amarasingam. On March 18, Amarasingam, a post-doctoral fellow […]

by Natasha Gan· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 26

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 26

            The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from and from the Canadian University Press.       This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap,  we have a story about Ryerson’s growing application numbers. Also, Ryerson received a rather sizable […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
In The Post: Episode One – Dan the Man(ager)

In The Post: Episode One – Dan the Man(ager)

(Produced by Beza Getachew and Aaron Navarro)On this week’s episode, we speak with the general manager of the Mattamy Athletic Centre–the venue for the CIS Final 8 tournament. More in the Post: Episode two: Setting the Stage Episode three: Going Graphic

by Ryersonian Staff· · Basketball, Sports, Top stories, Videos
Ben Barry, fashion school professor at Ryerson University.

Ryerson fashion professor proposes new textbook

Boys wear blue and girls wear pink. It’s a social norm we’re taught, but it’s something Ryerson fashion professor Ben Barry wants to redefine. Barry has partnered with University of Hawaii Professor Andrew Reilly to co-edit a textbook titled Crossing Boundaries: Fashion to Deconstruct and Reimagine Gender. The proposed 300-page textbook will be divided into four chapters: the construction of […]

by Eman Ali· · Arts & Life, Fashion

LIVE BLOG: Transcend Borders Global Health Conference

by Alexis Goncalves· · Live Blog, News, On Campus
Rams' Aaron Best goes up for two of his 30 points on the night Nov. 15, 2014. (Ryan Skilton / Ryersonian Staff)

Aaron knows Best as Rams men’s basketball rout Lancers; women fall just short in thriller

By Kabeer Sethi and Ryan Skilton The Ryerson Rams treated their home fans to some hard-fought basketball Saturday night. Winning streaks were on the line for all the teams as Ryerson faced off against the Windsor Lancers in a men’s and women’s double-header. The men dominated the No. 4 ranked Lancers with a 98-78 victory while the women’s game went down […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Basketball, Sports
Smoke ban lets us breathe

Smoke ban lets us breathe

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 […]

by Sameera Raja· · Editorial, Editorial Cartoon, News, Opinion
Students discussed lowering tuition fees in Oakham House on Nov. 26, 2015. (Ryersonian file photo)

What’s in a name?

Ever wondered how the buildings at Ryerson got their names? The Ryersonian did some digging to find out more about the people behind them. Eric Palin Hall Eric Palin was an English-born educator who helped renovate the building that now carries his name. Palin worked as a Canadian National Railways apprentice electrician for 21 years, and later trained radar technicians […]

by Dilys Chan· · Features
The Ryersonian has been nominated for five Canadian Online Publishing Awards. (COPA)

Ryersonian in the running for five online publishing awards

The Ryersonian has made the finals for five 2014 Canadian Online Publishing Awards: best media website, best news coverage, best blog or column, best infographic and best interactive story. The awards are an industry event for all online publishers. Ryersonian instructor Gavin Adamson, who oversees The Ryersonian, said five pieces were entered in June, and every one of them was nominated. This […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment CEO Tim Leiweke speaks Thursday at an event organized by Ryerson's MBA program. A Ryersonian reporter was denied access at the door.  (Ryerson MBA/Twitter)

MLSE says it is not responsible for barring ‘The Ryersonian’ from talk featuring its CEO

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) said it is not responsible for barring a Ryersonian reporter from an event in which its CEO was speaking. Spokesman Dave Haggith said over the phone on Friday the organization does not handle attendance as the event the previous day was hosted by Ryerson’s MBA program. A Ryersonian reporter was turned away at the door that afternoon at […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Business, News, On Campus, Top stories
Picture This: Canadian Tuition

Picture This: Canadian Tuition

This week, The Ryersonian reported on the proposed tuition increase for Ryerson University. Ryerson’s Board of Governors discussed the need for the increase and the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) voiced their opposition. We know that Ontario students pay the highest tuition in all of Canada, but we were curious about what other provinces are paying and how much tuition has gone up […]

by Alexa Huffman· · News, Top stories
Fridays Live: Kayla Dunn and 9YRS perform live

Fridays Live: Kayla Dunn and 9YRS perform live

Fridays Live is a an audio series showcasing Canadian talent. Each week, we’ll bring in two artists for an interview and live performance. Kayla Dunn Kayla Dunn is an indie singer and songwriter from Windsor, Ont. She is also a social work student at Ryerson. She talked with Samantha Lui about her EP, “Fields” and what it’s like to be […]

by Alexa Huffman· · Arts & Life, Audio, Music, Top stories
(West Annex News/ Flickr)

The latest on Rob Ford’s infamous crack video: A police account of IMG_0312.MOV

Extra, extra! Unsealed today: a police account detailing the happenings of the infamous crack video. The Ontario Superior Court released a description of Mayor Rob Ford apparently smoking crack cocaine, read aloud in front of the court house by media lawyer Peter Jacobsen. As part of the Project Brazen 2 investigation, here it is, tweeted by Global News reporter Jackson […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, Off Campus
New tabled legislation cracks down on distracted drivers in Ontario

New tabled legislation cracks down on distracted drivers in Ontario

Liberal Transportation Minister Glen Murray introduced the Keeping Ontario’s Roads Safe Act yesterday,the Toronto Star reported. If passed, fines and penalties are going to go up for distracted drivers. This proposal comes just one month after Annemarie Bonkalo, chief justice of the Ontario Court of Justice, passed a judicial order that increases fines for distracted driving. The order came into effect today. Being caught using […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, Off Campus
Celebrating National Pi Day

Celebrating National Pi Day

Edited by Hailey Chan

by Alexa Huffman· · Arts & Life, Food, Videos, Webcasts
Laura Zizek reading The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker.

Sonian Book Club: The Portable Dorothy Parker, by Dorothy Parker

Title: The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker and edited by Marion Meade Genre: Satire/criticisms/reviews/short stories/poetry Pages: 626  About the author: Parker has worked for publications like Vanity Fair, Vogue and The New Yorker. Through her writing career she met famous writers, actors,  and critics. She also formed the Algonquin Round Table, which included Harper’s Bazaar editor Art Samuels, film star Harpo Marx and New […]

by Laura Zizek· · Arts & Life, Literature
TSN's "Off the Record" host, Michael Landsberg, is open about his struggles with depression in the hope it helps others.
Erica Whyte / Ryersonian Staff

On the record with Michael Landsberg

Michael Landsberg knows what it’s like to feel alone, helpless, and depressed. The former Ryerson student and current TSN personality has been struggling publicly with depression and anxiety for almost five years, and he says that some days are infinitely harder than others. “Sometimes you just don’t want to get out of bed,” he says. “The idea of facing the […]

by Erica Whyte· · Sports, Top stories
Allan Perkins went 0-5 with a 3.03 ERA in 2013.

Pitch-perfect experience for Perkins

By Allan Perkins Ryersonian Staff Our season-ending banquet marked the first time in a month where we were all together again. And was it ever great to see the guys. After all, I spent nearly every day on the baseball field for six gruelling weeks this fall with this ragtag bunch. The dust had finally settled on our inaugural Ontario […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Baseball, Sports
Brazilian fans will be out in waves supporting the host nation of the 2014 World Cup.

Ryersonian newsroom talks 2014 World Cup outcome

The Ryersonian team members shares their views on which nations they will be supporting at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. See our reader video poll here. With a vastly multicultural newsroom including journalists from the Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Germany, and Greece, the Ryersonian team gives you the lowdown on who the tournament favourites and dark horses are. Features Editor […]

by Victor Ferreira· · Off Campus, Soccer, Top stories, Videos

In pictures: Campus Street Style on Nov. 12

With every passing week the weather is getting colder, but that’s not stopping our campus fashionistas from putting their best outfits forward.  Here are the top eight looks from this week.

Next week: Why students across the country should be outraged by the Senate fiasco

Next week: Why students across the country should be outraged by the Senate fiasco

Stay tuned for David Rockne Corrigan’s column in the Oct. 30 issue of the Ryersonian.    

Roc-Fit with Nic: Halloween Edition

by Nicole Servinis· · Sports
VIDEO: Great Scott! A DeLorean transformer takes the Ryersonian back to the future

VIDEO: Great Scott! A DeLorean transformer takes the Ryersonian back to the future

Story by: Robby Frankel Producer: Joshua McLean Where Venessa Koch is going, she won’t need roads. Because when the pavement runs out, the Ryerson theatre grad’s DeLorean costume (the iconic ’80s ride from the Back to the Future movies) impressively transforms into, well, a transformer. Confusing?Maybe. Amazing? Definitely. The costume, made of corrugated plastic, is a near-perfect replica of Doc […]

The Ryersonian Voices podcast: Episode 3

The Ryersonian Voices podcast: Episode 3

In this edition of our arts and life podcast, Jonathan Forani and Lauren Murphy speak with next week’s “Voices” columnist, May Warren, about how she was stuck in traveler’s hell, aka Heathrow Airport, for days on end. We break down some of the week’s hottest topics including the latest Kardashian divorce and how Twitter may just be the future of […]

by Jonathan Forani· · Arts & Life, Audio
VIDEO: Designing solitude at TRSM

VIDEO: Designing solitude at TRSM

Finding a quiet study space in the Ted Rogers school of management (TRSM) is about to get much easier. The Ryersonian has the full story. Host: Arti Panday Producers: Josh McLean, Rebecca Mildon

VIDEO: Social Justice Week comes to Ryerson

VIDEO: Social Justice Week comes to Ryerson

Host: Jordan White Producers: Joshua McLean and Amanda Kline

VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

Hosts: Josh McLean and Robby Frankel Producer: Amanda Kline

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
The Ryersonian Voices podcast: Episode 1

The Ryersonian Voices podcast: Episode 1

This is our weekly Voices podcast by Jonathan Forani and Lauren Murphy. In this edition, we speak with the latest Voices columnist Anam Latif about the culture clash of her Pakistani-Canadian marriage. We go head to head on the controversial blog “300 Sandwiches” and break down some of the week’s most interesting trending topics from the end of TV’s golden […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio

Ryerson newspapers stay with Canadian University Press

Ryerson’s student newspapers are sticking with the Canadian University Press (CUP). CUP is a non-profit co-operated organization that is owned and run by more than 80 university newspapers across Canada. J-Source reported last week that seven of CUP’s past members have started an alternative newswire service to CUPwire. The newly launched National Wire Service includes the University of Toronto’s The Varsity, Western’s The Gazette, the Dalhousie […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus
VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

Hosts: Joshua McLean and Kim Magi

by Joshua McLean· · News, RyersonianTV, Videos, Webcasts

Ryersonian named as finalist in online publishing awards

The Ryersonian’s website,, was named as finalist for four Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The news site, produced by second-year masters students and fourth-year undergraduates at the Ryerson School of Journalism, is nominated in the blue division for business-to-business, professional association, farm, and scholarly sites. The awards, launched in 2009, celebrate excellence in online publishing. Twelve students are involved in […]

by May Warren· · News, On Campus

Letter from the editor: public sex always news

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,” […]

by Sean Tepper· · Guest Opinion, Opinion, Uncategorized