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(Aneta Rebiszewski/Ryersonian)
(Aneta Rebiszewski/Ryersonian)

Student voices shouting “Education is a right, we will not give up the fight!” and “Students, united, will never be defeated!” filled Gould Street Wednesday as students walked out of class and gathered to protest the Progressive Conservative government’s cuts to education.

In January, under Premier Doug Ford’s leadership the provincial government announced cuts to tuition, OSAP grants and opt-out options for non-essential campus fees.

Ryerson tuition will be cut by 10 per cent which will result in a loss of $30 million for the school. Most students will only be eligible for repayable loans, while low-income students will now have to take on a mix of grant and loans….
Lauren Wong jumps toward the volleyball during an afternoon practice. (Sami Chazonoff/Ryersonian)
Rams women’s volleyball player Lauren Wong jumps toward the volleyball during an afternoon practice. (Sami Chazonoff/Ryersonian)

The women’s volleyball team is saying goodbye to a strong season and its captain, after losing the U Sports gold medal game on Sunday in Edmonton.

Rams head coach Dustin Reid says he is proud of the team after its tough loss against the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Thunderbirds.

The Rams got off to a great start Sunday. They won the first two sets and were on the verge of winning the national title. But UBC proved hard to beat. The Thunderbirds went on to win the following three sets, securing gold.

“It’s a really stinging feeling and easy to think what could have been,” Reid said. “But we quickly turned to appreciating what we’ve done as a group and each other.”

The Rams started the tournament strong with back-to-back wins against the Calgary Dinos and Alberta Pandas to qualify for the finals, an impressive effort that didn’t go unnoticed by Ryerson’s president Mohamed Lachemi.

“I’m very proud of them,” Lachemi said Monday. “Silver medal in a national competition is extremely positive and I’m going to celebrate that success.”

As the defending champions, the Rams were hoping to bring home a win for the second year in a row. However they still made history winning the silver…


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