For an industry that serves as an influential channel of information, journalism still needs to tighten its laces and make vigorous strides when it comes to stories that focus on marginalized groups.
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Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) basketball isn’t the NCAA. The CIS Final 8 is not March Madness. It also doesn’t have to be. The tournament may never reach the lofty heights in revenue and viewership of its U.S. counterpart. But the Final 8 took a big step this year, to get where it can. It took place in Toronto, something that […]
Transfrom RU’s vice-president of operations candidate Obaid Ullah is upset after two of his campaign posters were vandalized with Islamophobic slurs last week. One of the posters, with “ISIS 4 LIFE,” scrawled across it, was found in the Rogers Communications Centre. A more offensive message, reading “FUCK MUSLIMS” appeared on a poster in Kerr Hall. On that poster, Ullah’s face was crossed out. Someone alerted Ullah […]
(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
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 […]
Anytime there’s a shooting or bombing, I hold my breath. “Please don’t be Muslim, please don’t be Muslim,” I think to myself. I browse through Twitter and see other Muslims with similar sentiments. Why? Because we know, if the shooter is Muslim, the backlash is on us. No matter how removed we are from that one awful person, no matter […]
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 […]
Fridays Live is a an audio series showcasing Canadian talent. Each week, we’ll bring in two artists for an interview and live performance. D.O. Canadian rapper D.O. (Defy the Odds) has worked with Maestro Fresh Wes, Saukrates and Classified. He’s also broken a Guinness World Record in 2003 for rapping for the longest time. His fourth studio album Down Home […]
This week, The Ryersonian ran an editorial about Olivia Chow as the only visible minority among the front-runners in the Toronto mayoral race. Although Chow is not currently involved in Toronto municipal politics, her candidacy brings forth the issue about representation in both Toronto city hall and city halls around Canada. The following infographic shows how many city councillors are visible minorities:
Douglas Coupland is a Vancouver-based writer, designer and visual artist. He is best known for his novel Generation X, which gave a name and identity to a group of adults born after the infamous “baby boomers.” Coupland has pushed (or rather shoved) boundaries and norms in his lengthy resumé of short stories, novels and non-fiction. He’s not quitting any time […]
Now in its 60th year, the Ryerson School of Journalism has been helping students churn out issues of The Ryersonian for six decades. To celebrate this accomplishment, we take a look at how campus life has progressed – or remained eerily similar – over the years. And although a lot has changed at Ryerson since 1953, the quirky headlines from past issues of […]
The Ryerson School of Journalism celebrated its 60th anniversary on the weekend, so we dug through The Ryersonian‘s archives and found some of the oddest occurrences and quirkiest headlines to hit campus newsstands in the past six decades. Be sure to grab a copy of this week’s paper, in which features editors Stephanie Chan and Sarah Murphy bring back four stories […]
I’ve never been thrown out of a classroom before, so when it happened for the first time last week I was in utter shock, especially because it was at the hands of the former minister of education. It all began with a media advisory sent to The Ryersonian on Sept. 10 notifying us that the premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, […]