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Photo courtesy of Mikael Melo via Instagram

Q-and-A: Mikael Melo ‘I Found a Rainbow’

How do you celebrate or handle the nervousness of graduating from university? Mikael Melo, an RTA School of Media student produced and starred in a episodic music video that highlights the highs and lows of his life. Set to the tune of Kesha’s song, “Rainbow,” the video is a coming of age story chronicling the end of his academic career. […]

by Serena Kwok· · Arts & Life, Media, Music
An illustration at the bottom of one of the very first copy's of McClung's magazine, a publication that has undergone two name changes over the last month (Photo by Maggie Macintosh).

‘We’re listening’: Ryerson’s feminist magazine gets renamed, again

Ryerson’s feminist magazine is now called The Oakham House Feminist Publishing Society. The magazine, created in 1992, has been published out of Ryerson University under the name McClung’s magazine for decades. Last month, the editorial team behind the magazine changed the name to Minowe Magazine so the publication wouldn’t be affiliated with Nellie McClung, a suffragette who supported eugenics—the controlled […]

by Maggie Macintosh· · Indigenous, Media, News, On Campus
A stack of old McClung’s magazines on a desk at the Ryerson University Library on Nov. 29. (Photo by Maggie Macintosh)

Ryerson’s feminist magazine postpones publishing amid allegations of cultural appropriation

Days after the Indigenous Students’ Association (ISA) at Ryerson deemed Minowe Magazine’s name cultural appropriation, the publication announced the first-ever issue is at a halt. McClung’s magazine was renamed on Nov. 14 at “It Starts With Us”—an event hosted by the publication in the Rogers Communications Centre. It was attended by Minowe Magazine executives, writers and an Indigenous student on […]

by Maggie Macintosh· · Indigenous, Media, News, On Campus
The new Star Wars Battlefront 2 game was available in stores worldwide last Friday. (Photo by Isabella Perrone)

Pay-to-win takes a bite out of wallets

The relationship between millennials and video games is a long one, but it’s been shaky in recent years. Climbing prices, incomplete games, and now, Electronic Art’s (EA) latest blunder, has left players feeling peeved and ripped off.

Fifth-year occupational health and safety student Michelle Hong, dressed as Deep Sea Hatsune Miku, worked on this cosplay for a month and a half. (Christine Chua)

The craft of cosplay

Cosplay, short for “costume play,” is the ever-growing trend where fans create and dress up as their favourite characters from movies, television shows and video games. Conventions like FanExpo, Toronto ComiCon and Anime North see cosplayers arrive by the thousands, showing off their often elaborate and homemade creations amongst like-minded fans.

by Christine Chua· · Arts & Life, Fashion, Media
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