Post Tagged with: "war"

Billy Lynn (Joe Alywn) crying while hearing the national anthem. (Courtesy Sony Pictures)

Film Fridays: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk review

Ang Lee has created an honest film about what the realities of war are and what the media perceives them to be. Billy Lynn (Joe Alywn) and his fellow soldiers have come back home to America for a victory tour. This comes after Lynn’s team, Bravo, are caught on camera in a harrowing battle in Iraq. Yet, the young soldier […]

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Lest we forget: 100 years of history

For two minutes this morning the City of Toronto stood still. Nothing could be heard save for the rustle of the wind as it blew through the microphones. At Old City Hall, crowds of people including Mayor John Tory cradled the Cenotaph with bowed heads of remembrance and hymns of sacrifice. One hundred years ago today on Nov. 11, 1916, […]

by Alexandra Chronopoulos· · Opinion
(Courtesy Hacksaw Ridge movie website)

Film Fridays: Hacksaw Ridge review

War is a big topic on the news all around the world. The subject is never a positive one and has an impact not only on the people directly involved, but on the world as a whole. People are seeking refuge, being taken away from their families, and soldiers and innocent civilians are dying everyday. So in the world that we […]

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One student’s journey from Aleppo to Ryerson

When Karina Kheshvajian, 22, finally arrived in Toronto, a year after leaving war-torn Syria, she had one goal: to go to Ryerson University. When her Syrian-Armenian family fled Syria in 2014, Kheshvajian was just a year away from graduating with an economics degree from the University of Aleppo. It was difficult for her to abandon her studies, so when her […]

by Katerina Georgieva· · education, Features, students
Left in Limbo: the stories of Yemen’s international students who can’t go home

Left in Limbo: the stories of Yemen’s international students who can’t go home

“Imagine you don’t see your parents for more than one year, then you get a call saying your father just passed away.”

by Krista Hessey· · education, Features, Politics
Hillel at Ryerson President, Ruchie Shainhouse, and the Vice-President of SSI, Anat Zilberman, at Hillel Ryerson's weekly bagel lunch. (Peter Milonas/Ryersonian)

Student groups ramping up advocacy in light of Israel-Palestinian conflict

While student groups at Ryerson are reacting to this summer’s war in Gaza through efforts to expand their membership and inform the student body of their positions, they are still managing to coexist peacefully on campus. Jewish and Arab student groups are seeking support for their respective causes, even though this may create tension on campus. These groups promote their […]

by Peter Milonas· · News, On Campus, Top stories