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Things to do this weekend (Dec. 2-4)

Things to do this weekend (Dec. 2-4)

It’s finally December! What better way to welcome the holiday season then by going out an exploring the wonderful events happening in the city. 1.Treasure Island Treasure Island opens tonight! You can still pick up your tickets at our box office at 345 Yonge St. or online at ryersontreasureisland.bpt.me . . . . #TreasureIsland #RUPerformance #Ryerson #Aaarryouready #RUTreasureIsland #RyersonPirates #Performance345 A photo […]

(Coutesy Victoria Morton's Facebook page)

SAGM motion for resignation of RSU executive denied

A motion requesting the resignation of the RSU’s vice-president of education, Victoria Morton, was denied at the RSU’s semi-annual general meeting (SAGM) on Nov. 29. The motion was brought forward after a video emerged that Morton took of herself drinking alcohol in her RSU office. However, the motion was struck down by a vote of 84 to 48. The meeting […]

by Carlo Zanette· · News, On Campus, Top stories
(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Things to do this weekend (Nov. 25-27)

The cold weather has finally come, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck indoors. Put on something to you keep you warm and go to some events happening this weekend in Toronto. 1. The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Follow +RT for a chance to win a pair of tickets to #JingleBallNorth Nov 25 (minors require parental consent) Rules: https://t.co/cFz61mPU15 […]

(Courtesy Maya Findlay)

Feminism in theatre

There is now an all-womyn theatre company in Toronto. HERstory Counts is a theatre company that produces plays, which are written and performed by diverse female-identified womyn. Female-identified means any person who identifies themselves as a womyn. Why it’s important Jennifer Neales, the founder of HERstory Counts says, this company is not only important, it’s necessary. “HERstory Counts became the necessary […]

Students build eco-friendly condo, solarBLOCK

Students build eco-friendly condo, solarBLOCK

Students from Ryerson University, Seneca College and the University of Toronto have come together to build an environmentally sustainable condominium. The team is called ECOstudios. The condo is called the solarBLOCK and is designed for urban living. It works by drawing energy from the city’s energy grid but on a yearly basis it will give just as much energy back, […]

TTC shifts to Presto in 2017

TTC shifts to Presto in 2017

The changes If you rely on public transportation to get around the city, get ready for some changes in the new year. The Toronto Transit Commission is changing its traditional fare media from tickets, tokens and metro passes to just one method of payment: the Presto card. The Presto rollout in Toronto comes after the card became popular on the […]

by Daniela Olariu· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Travel
(Courtesy Michael Dougherty via Flickr)

American Rye students torn between two homes

Throughout the course of the U.S. election campaign many Americans vowed that if the Republican nominee Donald Trump won, they would move to Canada. However, what of American students already in Canada. The Ryersonian asked students if the results of this election have changed their post-graduation plans. “When I started here I wasn’t too sure about what my plan was,” […]

by Jacqueline McKay· · News, On Campus, Politics
Volunteers at the Ryerson Good Food Centre: Zennia Seneres, Renee Labrido and Evan Tang. (Samraweet Yohannes)

Students still struggling to fill their plates

Ryerson students are still stuck choosing between tuition and groceries, according to the Good Food Centre, which saw over 150 new members this year. On Thursday, the centre, which used to be known as the Community Food Room, released its annual hunger report for the 2014-15 school year. Increase in members and visits This year it found an increase in the number […]

Food insecurity on campus and mental health

Food insecurity on campus and mental health

Reporter Alex Tsui takes a look at food insecurity at post-secondary schools and its link to mental health. 

Lexington, KY, United States - October 5, 2016: Bobblehead dolls of 2016 presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are pictured in front of an American flag.  Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off as Republican and Democratic candidates during their 2016 bid for the title of President of the United States.  Produced by Royal Bobbles, these realistic figures have become popular preceding the November 8th election.

Ryerson Students: Hilary or Trump?

By Jacqueline McKay, Alex Tsui, Amira Zubairi Ryersonian reporter Jacqueline McKay goes to the SLC to asks students who they would vote for and why, if they could vote in next week US election. Here is what some students had to say.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Students studying in the SLC. (Danielle Lee)

Procrastination? No Problem

By: Danielle Lee and Amira Zubairi With only one month left of the semester, students are feeling the pressure of upcoming deadlines. If you haven’t started that assignment due next week, now’s a perfect time. Tonight, Ryerson Library and Student Learning Centre are joining force to host the annual Long Night Against Procrastination, an all-night study marathon held at the SLC. […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, News
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Get spooky and spirited: Halloween films featuring previous Ryerson students

Halloween is only a couple of days away, which means everyone is looking for a scary movie to get them in the spirit. For students, heading to the cinema is costly. So why not cozy up with your computer and watch a former Ryerson student act in a horror film? It will make you scared, save you money and see […]

(Courtesy Mallory Warren)

As cliché as it sounds, my volunteer trip changed my life

While I’ve liked travelling all of my life, I never knew what it really meant to travel until I took my first volunteer trip. I went to India this past May for a month to volunteer and now I’m totally hooked on travel. But, not the kind of travel where you sit on a beautiful beach for a week. I […]

by Mallory Warren· · Opinion, Travel
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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
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MAP: Where to quench your thirst during Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche Toronto kicks off tomorrow at sunset and ends Sunday at 7 a.m. The free annual contemporary art exhibition gives those in the city a full night of interaction with art in public spaces. If you plan on drinking your way through the festival’s city-produced exhibitions and partner projects, check out the map below as your resource for student-friendly bars […]

Students were most interested in talking about the university's exam policy at Ryerson's second town hall meeting. (Courtesy Alison Wood via Creative Commons)

Exam anxiety top concern for students at policy review

Students already had exams on the brain at Ryerson’s second town hall meeting on academic policy review last week. The session was one of two convened by the ad hoc Academic Policy Review Committee to discuss five academic policies ranging from graduate course management to examination policies. The second meeting was supposed to cover three policies: graduate course management, academic […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · education, On Campus, students
Oakham Café closed due to continued renovations. (Kevin John Siazon)

Oakham Café staff strapped for shifts

Oakham Café workers are feeling pinched for shifts after prolonged renovations. They  have been sharing shifts with the staff of the Ram in the Rye since the beginning of orientation week. “The Ram has absorbed the staff of the café, so it’s really over staffed,” said an Oakham House employee, who wished to remain anonymous. Oakham Café was scheduled to […]

by Olivia Chandler· · Food, jobs, News, On Campus, students
As many as five to six per cent of card readers aren't working across the TTC system at any given time. (Kevin John Siazon)

More Presto, more problems

Presto card-holders across the city are frustrated. Again. The Toronto Star reported that an audit conducted by the TTC last week revealed that as much as five to six per cent of Presto card readers within the system aren’t working at any given time. The card reader malfunction isn’t the first challenge the TTC has faced since rolling out the […]

by Brittany Spencer· · News
Posters at the Ryerson counselling centre . (Jayna Rana / Ryersonian Staff)

Depression, anxiety and suicide on the rise at Canadian universities

Depression, anxiety and suicide attempts are increasing among students at Ontario colleges and universities. The rising demand for mental health services is making it hard for campuses to keep up. The new mental health statistics were released today, in a report by the Ontario University College Health Association (OUCHA). The report analyzed responses from 25,000 students gathered this spring.   […]

by David Greenberg· · Health, News, students
Petition gets action after students booted from class

Petition gets action after students booted from class

Nine Ryerson fashion communication students are officially enrolled in the Mass Exodus fashion promotion course after a computer glitch saw them removed from the class before the start of the term. Amanda Ho and Katie Ferreira, two of the affected students, started a petition on Change.org after discovering they were not enrolled in fashion promotion, which produces the Mass Exodus […]

by Olivia Chandler· · Fashion, News
RSU escalates battle with CFS with joint letter

RSU escalates battle with CFS with joint letter

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has released a joint letter signed by 10 post-secondary student unions from across the country, voicing the student governments’ dissatisfaction with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). The letter follows a report released by the RSU on Sept. 4 that formally evaluated and criticized the value of the union’s relationship with the CFS. Student movement ‘Done better’ […]

by David Greenberg· · News, Politics, Politics & Security
Rising tuition has students climbing the walls

Rising tuition has students climbing the walls

Mount Debtverest was erected on Gould Street this week, drawing attention to the towering rise in tuition costs. Ryerson students were invited to climb the nearly 8-metre wall, given the moniker “Mount Debtverest,” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. The wall represented the potential debt students take on by pursuing a post-secondary education — and the challenges they face […]

by Olivia Chandler· · News, On Campus, Politics, students, Top stories
Lachemi, RSU, federal government talk Canadian electoral reform

Lachemi, RSU, federal government talk Canadian electoral reform

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) met with the federal government on campus yesterday to discuss electoral reform.   “In general, [student issues] don’t get listened to unless students vote and so that’s why I’ve taken interest in the democratic institutions portfolio,” said Victoria Morton, RSU vice president education and one of the four union executives present at the meeting. University […]

The last time the Ryerson Students' Union hosted an event like this Drake dropped onto Gould Street  / Ryersonian Archive File

Ryerson’s latest mystery concert fetching 30,000 per cent mark up

The last time the RSU marketed an event like this Toronto-born rapper Drake dropped onto Gould St. to play a concert

Immigration Minister John McCallum and a student talk last February about sponsoring refugees. (Ryersonian File Photo)

Rye’s Lifeline Syria is left in lurch after government policy change and cuts back

There are over 100 private sponsorship groups within the Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge, but only 12 of them have seen the Syrian refugee families they’ve sponsored actually make it to Canada. Now, it looks as though the rest of the sponsorship groups could have to wait until the end of the year – or early next year – for […]

by Jacqueline Tucci· · News
(Courtesy of Everybody Wants Some!!)

Review: Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!!

Imagine university life without cellphones and laptops. It may seem impossible. However, there was a time when plans were made using notes left on dorm room doors and parties happened without any minute-to-minute documentation on Snapchat. That time was 1980. Richard Linklater’s new film Everybody Wants Some!! perfectly captures the essence of this pre-social media era. It seems almost mystical for […]

(Julianne San Antonio/Ryersonian Staff)

OSAP overpayments cause student worry

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) has been overpaying students, and it wants the money back. According to a Toronto Star investigation released on April 1, the student loan program has handed out over $700 million in overpayments since 2009. According to OSAP’s website, an overpayment is when a student has received more in loans than they are entitled to. […]

by Jacqueline Tucci· · News, On Campus
(Julianne San Antonio/Ryersonian Staff)

Study finds students ‘whitening’ their resumés

Minority students experience difficulties when finding jobs, a new study finds. About 40 per cent of job applicants who belong to minority groups “whiten” their resumés in hopes of avoid racial discrimination, according to a recent study conducted by the University of Toronto and Stanford researchers. “Resumé whitening” refers to people changing their names on resumés to anglicized ones or […]

by Melinna Miranda· · News, Off Campus
(Rebecca Goss/Ryersonian Staff)

You can call me Paprika: Working at a summer camp has made me realize there is so much more to life than just the daily grind

Every summer since I was 16 years old I’ve worked at an outdoor education centre and summer camp just outside my hometown, Edmonton. From April to August every year, I go by the name Paprika. Paprika is my camp name – my alter ego. Paprika is a motivator at the zip line, an expert on nature facts and the world’s […]

by Rebecca Goss· · Opinion, Voices
Justin Trudeau announced the federal budget on March 22, which promised significant funding increased for students and youth employment initiatives

Trudeau budget announces massive increase in tuition grant funding

  By Sidney O’Reilly The Canadian government has made a major pledge to Canadian students and youth — $1.53 billion over the next five years and $329 million each year thereafter in grants for students. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau followed through on many of his electoral promises to students in The Liberal government’s first budget was unveiled March 22.  Despite the deficit […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · education, Off Campus, Politics
Residence students will have more options for leftover meal plan money starting in April 1. (Hannah Logan/Ryersonian Staff)

New options for leftovers: Ryerson meal plans getting an update

Ryerson has announced long-awaited meal plan changes that will ensure students in residence won’t lose the remaining balance on their accounts. The school promised changes last September after students complained that they couldn’t spend all of the money on their meal plans before the end of the year, thus losing leftover funds. After an investigation, The Ryersonian found that it […]

by Jacqueline Tucci· · News, On Campus
Mobile games among most popular apps for young adults

Mobile games among most popular apps for young adults

Does obsessively trying to reach the next level on Candy Crush Saga or attempting to launch birds with slingshots on Angry Birds sound like something you’ve done on your mobile device?

Possible rise in Cuba trips

Possible rise in Cuba trips

With talks of US-Cuba relations improving, students may see a change in prices to this hotspot destination.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life
(Courtesy Dave Crosby/Creative Commons)

Canadians must make better dietary decisions

Canadians will eventually start to make healthier decisions on their own, but it all starts by persuading their wallet before their mind.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Guest Opinion, Opinion
Ryerson students win $2,000 for O’Keefe Lane design

Ryerson students win $2,000 for O’Keefe Lane design

  Adam Harrison, Arash Oturkar and Michael Uttley step onto the curb of O’Keefe Lane as a delivery truck squeezes between them and a row of filled dumpsters. The driver shakes his head as if he’s annoyed to see people travelling through the narrow laneway by foot. “A lot of people right now think (that O’Keefe Lane) is just a […]

Poet Rupi Kaur visits Ryerson

Poet Rupi Kaur visits Ryerson

Students celebrate International Women’s Day with Rupi Kaur

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Literature
New grads are worth the investment

New grads are worth the investment

For graduating or recently graduated students, having the money talk is hard.

Battle of the Bands competition coming to Hard Rock Cafe

Battle of the Bands competition coming to Hard Rock Cafe

Mark your calendars, because Ryerson’s annual Battle of the Bands competition is returning to the Hard Rock Cafe March 10.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Music
(Courtesy: Bryan Meler)

Ted Rogers Sports Conference gives students insight into sports industry

The Ted Rogers Sports Conference (TRSC) on March 5 provided professional insight and competition for students who looked to combine their passion of sports and business. Jim Barker, the Toronto Argonauts’ general manager, kept the students engaged with a keynote speech. Along with various workshops and a panel discussion, students partnered into groups of three or four to take part in a case […]

RSU president Andrea Bartlett responds to the controversy surrounding a decision to fire two RSU employees including a new mother on parental leave. (RyersonianTV)

Opinionated women in the digital age

While Ryerson prides itself on being diverse and enlightened in matters of social justice, further progress is necessary.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
SLC still doesn’t solve study space issues

SLC still doesn’t solve study space issues

It’s been a year since the Student Learning Centre opened its doors, but the building still has some issues to resolve.

by Eunice Kim· · Editorial
James Tieu, co-founder and co-executive director of ZLAS, poses before the event kicked off. (Nicholas Raponi/Ryersonian Staff)

Rye students get analytical for the Blue Jays

Ryerson University’s Zone Learning Analytics School (ZLAS) has turned the love of baseball analytics into a competition. Canada’s Next Top Sports Analytics Leader competition was held Feb. 26 at the Student Learning Centre’s Launch Zone, where students were put into teams of four or five and were required to do analytical research for the Toronto Blue Jays. Twelve teams participated, […]

by Nicholas Raponi· · News
Five tips for success you need to know before midterm season

Five tips for success you need to know before midterm season

Now that the reading week/midterm slump is in full swing, we asked Lane Vetere to share her top five tips for academic success.

by Angela Serednicki· · Arts & Life
Ryerson Dance Pak gets ready for competition

Ryerson Dance Pak gets ready for competition

The Ryerson Dance Pak will attend three weekend competitions in March where it will be facing other post-secondary dance teams from Ont.

by Christina Botticchio· · News
Ryersonian's Mikaila Kukurudza gives you a five minute work out for when you need to squeeze in some fitness between studying.

Rye gets fit: cubicle core workout

Ryersonian’s Mikaila Kukurudza gives you a five minute workout for when you need to squeeze in some fitness between studying.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Health
The Front Line

The Front Line

Universities are increasingly becoming front-line care for a generation more open about mental health than ever before. Now is the time to shift the conversation beyond just wait lists.

by Justine Ponomareff· · Features, Health
‘In early January I was paid to have sex with someone’

‘In early January I was paid to have sex with someone’

A fourth-year student finds her first sugar daddy through SeekingArrangement.com

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion, Voices
The Shops at Aura cafeteria could make for a prime study spot. (Lee North/Ryersonian Staff)

The Shops at Aura could be Ryerson’s student study oasis

There’s an underground mall close to Ryerson’s campus that appears to be empty. Why not utilize the space?

by Lee North· · Editorial, education, Food, Opinion
Ryerson ad shoot, April 9, 2010.

DMZ’s GO mobile app retires, commuters react

Metrolinx retired the GO mobile app on Jan. 2 and commuters are still dealing with the rocky transition. The mobile app that was launched in 2011 by Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) was having continuous technical issues.

by Christina Botticchio· · DMZ, News, Travel
Richard Campos (left) and Jasmine (right) at their wedding. Photo courtesy Stephanie Bridge.

What’s the right age to marry?

Kiera Spronk writes about attending her young friends’ wedding.

by Kiera Spronk· · Opinion, Voices