Opinion

Naloxone kits are available at pharmacies across Toronto to anyone with a valid Ontario health
card. (Kayla Douglas/Linsey Raschkowan/Ryersonian)

EDITORIAL: Ryerson must equip itself with naloxone

Over the last year, Canadians have watched more and more people die from opioid overdoses across the country. The government of Ontario might not be calling it an emergency yet, but based on the numbers, it’s hard to see how it isn’t.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
(Photo taken by Christiane Beya)

Is the extra sugar really worth it?

It started off with a simple, “Hey, how are you?” and escalated quickly to, “Are you free tomorrow evening? Want to catch up for coffee?”

This probably reads as a simple conversation between two friends, but it was actually a conversation between myself and my potential sugar daddy.

by Anonymous· · Opinion, Voices
Kayla McLaughlin, Reporter and Sports Editor for The Ryersonian

OPINION: Yes I’m in a long-distance relationship. Get over it.

Regardless of how a long-distance relationship comes about and why the two people are forced apart from each other, people will always have something to say. It can be stressful enough to leave everything you know and love — a house, a career, a family — to be with one person, even without the unsolicited opinions of others. The scenario […]

by Kayla McLaughlin· · Editorial, Opinion, Relationships
"It's difficult not to feel like sex is the epitome of romantic expression." (Iris Robin photographed by Yehuda Fisher)

OPINION: Love’s big fuck-up

How do you say “I love you” without using words? Perhaps you’d seek the perfect gift for your partner or get cosy for a casual night in. Maybe you’d go out to eat and savour the way your lover’s laugh sounds like the gentle swill of red wine. Would you spend an evening under the stars, shaping your shared desires […]

by Iris Robin· · Editorial, Opinion, Relationships
Confidence Is In, photo taken by Christiane Beya in CF Toronto Eaton Centre

OPINION: Loving yourself first

When you love who you are you accept yourself without anyone’s validation. Being comfortable in your own skin, knowing your worth, being aware of your limits and loving yourself are vital to a healthier and longer lasting relationship with your significant other. I firmly believe that you do not need anyone else to meet your expectations but yourself. Self-growth will […]

by Christiane Beya· · Opinion, Voices
VOICES: An open letter to Hollywood

VOICES: An open letter to Hollywood

Hi Hollywood, I wanted to introduce myself, in case you weren’t sure what a genuine Asian person looks like. Surprise! I’m a far cry from Scarlett Johansson.  But you knew that, didn’t you? You must have, since the Internet explodes every time you even consider casting a white actor as a character of colour. How else do you explain the […]

by Christine Chua· · Film & Television, Opinion
(Photo by Sally Goldberg Powell)

Movie Mondays: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Films directed by Martin McDonagh exist in a world of extravagant violence and interminable cursing. Hearing the words shit or fuck are as likely as hearing hello and punches are not shied away from in the slightest. No one outside of Quentin Tarantino intertwines the two with such seamless results. And although McDonagh relentlessly employs these devices, it is never […]

by Evan Manning· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Opinion
Canada West TV, the home for university sports out west, will charge viewers about $5 per game. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

OPINION: Students won’t pay for Canada West TV’s streaming service

On the bus? Stream the Jays game. In a boring class? Stream the Leafs game. On the toilet? Texans vs. Bengals should keep you occupied for the entirety of your stay. Earlier this summer, Canada West TV, the home for university sports out west, unveiled a fresh new look to go with their brand new, pay-per-view online video streaming system […]

by Daniel Marino· · Opinion, Sports
The view from....

VOICES: Returning to Venezuela

‘The quality of life for millions… can be destroyed by the ambitions of a powerful elite’ By: Ricardo Serrano I couldn’t believe I was finally doing it. This summer I was returning to Venezuela, my home country, three years after moving to Canada. When I left Venezuela, I never thought I would spend so much time away from home. Now […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion, Voices
EDITORIAL: OneCards? Rye can do better

EDITORIAL: OneCards? Rye can do better

The first week of class should be a time for students to familiarize themselves with campus facilities, workrooms, and program-specific resources. But for some Ryerson students, that couldn’t be done. New and returning students alike found campus facilities restricted. The reason? OneCards — the Ryerson designated student ID and access cards. Unfortunately, for some students, OneCards weren’t fulfilling their “access […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
OPINION: How to be a perfect significant other

OPINION: How to be a perfect significant other

I am the perfect boyfriend. I can say this with something almost close to confidence, I think… You’d have to ask my girlfriend for assurance though. If you’re wondering how to be like me, a perfect significant other, I have an easy set of steps for you to abide by. Make yourself comfortable. I am here to take you down […]

by Evan Manning· · Opinion
(Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

Monday movie reviews: “It”

Up until the age of maybe six or seven, I was afraid of the basement. I would stand at the top of the staircase in my old house, frozen in a state of fright as I gazed down into the shadowy abyss for minutes at a time. When the lights were off, I always thought there was something looming in […]

by Evan Manning· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Media, Opinion
Monique Jagpal/Ryersonian Staff

Editorial Cartoon: Ready to be a real adult?

From everyone here at the Ryersonian, congratulations to all the graduates!

by Monique Jagpal· · Editorial Cartoon, Opinion
Brooklyn Neustaeter writes about an app that tracks her daily activity, sleep cycles and stress levels.

86 per cent stressed? There’s an app for that

“I actually got stressed about how stressed I was.”

by Brooklyn Neustaeter· · Opinion, Voices
Kendall Jenner and her flat can of Pepsi

Kendall Jenner and her flat can of Pepsi

“I always knew there was a reason I liked Coca Cola more.”

by Lamees Wajahat· · Guest Opinion, Opinion
The SLC at Ryerson is one of the university's newest additions to the campus' public realm (Isabelle Docto)(Isabelle Docto)

One high-heeled step closer to equality in the workplace

British Columbia’s ban on the requirement of high heels in the workplace is a step in the right direction.

by Palak Mangat· · Editorial, Opinion
Chris Blanchette, Ryersonian Staff

Editorial Cartoon: Exam Season

From everyone here at the Ryersonian, good luck on your exams!

A screengrab from the short film, As Niagara Falls. (Courtesy Mayday Pictures)

Film’s mission was accomplished

Last week, the Ryersonian reported on a group of Ryerson students whose short film on the city of Niagara Falls was making the rounds on social media.

by Palak Mangat· · Editorial, Opinion
Justin Bellmore recalls a time when he was about six as one of the first times his father realized he was colour-blind.

Roses are green, violets are purple?

The way I see the world through a colour-blind lens, and how I deal with it.

by Justin Bellmore· · Opinion, students, Voices
Alexandria Pankratz urges incoming Ryerson students to enjoy their time in university.

Life’s too short, rack up that debt

“Standing at the finish line of my degree, I look back and see everything in a completely different light.”

by Alexandria Pankratz· · Guest Opinion, Opinion
Monique Jagpal/Ryersonian Staff

Editorial Cartoon: Milk sales in Canada vs. the U.S.

Milk sales in Canada vs. the U.S.

by Monique Jagpal· · Editorial Cartoon, Opinion
Brianne Spiker in Ryerson's Recreation and Athletics Centre. (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

Ice-cream sandwiches and gains

‘Three years ago, the RAC took a chance on a shy kid for the front desk.’

by Brianne Spiker· · jobs, Opinion, Sports, students, Voices
Ryerson University is  interested in tracking diversity on campus through a race-based survey despite some privacy concerns.(Ryersonian file photo)

University needs race-based data

” … fact-based reporting will trump anecdotal evidence, always.”

Julia Ho in Ryerson's Rogers Communications Centre. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

The danger of political binaries

We’ve become so scared of exploring political faculties that don’t align with the overarching political group in which we strive to belong. The sheer inability to step outside of our socio-political bubbles has effectively segregated the population into either “us” or the “other.”

by Julia Ho· · Guest Opinion, Opinion, Politics
How to ace your exams

How to ace your exams

Taylor Moyle uses the leitner method to see if he can learn about something he knows nothing about. Watch and find out what happens.

Karen Chan. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Careers, children and choices

Would I drop everything to stay at home and only take care of my family? No matter how I think about it, my answer is always no.

by Karen Chan· · career, Guest Opinion, Opinion
Monique Jagpal/Ryersonian Staff

Editorial Cartoon: Honest campus tours

(Courtesy: iStock)

Trip cancellation is disheartening, but not surprising

Our No. 1 priority has always been the physical safety of students.

by Palak Mangat· · Editorial, Opinion
Diana Whistance-Smith on her internship in Florence, Italy. (Courtesy Diana Whistance-Smith, Amerigo)

How being a self-taught polyglot changed my journalism career

I was “the Canadian assistant visiting from Italy who spoke minimal German but did a great job.”

by Diana Whistance-Smith· · career, Opinion, Travel, Voices
Monique Jagpal/Ryersonian Staff

Editorial Cartoon: Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

(Beza Getachew / Ryersonian Staff)

Teach-in reinforces idea that media is under threat

This week, Ryerson University’s journalism school played host to a teach-in catered to its students.

by Palak Mangat· · Editorial, Media, Opinion
Sarah Jackson in the Rogers Communications Centre. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Controlling the conversation: Ryerson edition

Ryerson denied me access to a student conversation, and I still don’t know why.

by Sarah Jackson· · Guest Opinion, Media, Opinion
Jessica Vomiero in Ryerson's Rogers Communications Centre. (Courtesy Chris Blanchette)

Beyond the comments section

‘We give up our power when we give up control of the narrative.’

by Jessica Vomiero· · Media, Opinion, Voices
Courtesy Lamees Wajahat

Love letter from Lahore

‘Lahore was some sort of unreal fantasy that fed my wanderlust every day, literally and figuratively.’

by Lamees Wajahat· · Opinion, Voices
Monique Jagpal/Ryersonian Staff

Editorial Cartoon: Happy International Women’s Day

 

Palak Mangat

Demand true diversity

Maybe it’s because I’m graduating soon, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the dreaded d-word: diversity. Why is it dreaded? Hard to say, really, but as a South Asian female in the media industry, I have a theory. Granted, my experiences are limited to my 21 years, so I’m by no means an expert and I’m the first […]

by Palak Mangat· · Guest Opinion, Opinion
IRM says Ryerson students are responsible for their safety by reading the Yellow Book

Prevention is first step

About a month ago now, the Globe and Mail published an investigation into the reporting of sexual assaults to police across Canada. The 20-month investigation found an abysmal rate of one in five claims being dismissed as baseless, resulting in little to no further investigation from police. It highlighted something that experts have known for years: the relationship between public […]

by Palak Mangat· · Editorial, Opinion
Advocating against sexual violence

Advocating against sexual violence

A few weeks ago, a 26-year-old Toronto woman came forward about being allegedly sexually assaulted inside Drake One Fifty, a bar in the financial district. She said that a man grabbed her by the wrists, thrusted his groin against her and said, “Fuck me.” In December, the owner and a bar manager of College Street Bar in Little Italy were […]

by Ebony-Renee Baker· · Opinion
Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there

I spent the first four years of my life in Lahore, Pakistan. The only memories I have of any schooling is at a preschool that charged your parents if you were late, and where teachers made you stand up every time you answered a question in class. I don’t remember anything I learned or anyone who taught me . What […]

by Mahnoor Sheikh· · Opinion, Voices
Film Fridays: The Lego Batman Movie

Film Fridays: The Lego Batman Movie

In the film, Batman is trying to once again save Gotham City from utter demise. This time, the Joker and his band of villains are threatening to blow up the fictional city with an underwater bomb. The Joker’s incentive? To get Batman to acknowledge their “hate relationship,” which looks a lot like love. The dynamic between the Joker (Zach Galifianakis) […]

Reading week advice: Relax

Reading week advice: Relax

Reading, working, travelling, snoring. However you choose to spend your study week, try to take a break from the daily grind long enough to practice some self-care. Next week is Ryerson’s second study week of the 2016-2017 year for most students, a luxury that not all universities across Ontario enjoy. Though most do have breaks in their winter semesters, schools […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
Illustration by Sumi Siddiqa

Why I Pay for my Music

I can still remember the days when my dad would take me to the nearest HMV to sift through all the latest pop hits. There was this feeling of wholesomeness that would wash over me when I’d stare at these shelves full of albums that I could pay for and own for the rest of my life. This was back […]

by Andre Varty· · Opinion, Voices
20th Century Women, courtesy Annapurna Pictures.

Film Fridays: 20th Century Women

Films depicting the past are often steeped in nostalgia. However 20th Century Women, written and directed by Mike Mills, does not romanticize this coming-of-age story set in the late ‘70s. Rather, the film shows 1978 Santa Barbara in an immediate and believable way, as if it were a modern story.   Protagonist Jamie is a young teenage boy who has […]

by Jenna Campbell· · Arts & Life, Media, Opinion
The Ryersonian's Joseph Wong

Opinion: You don’t need meat

Drop those steak knives, my indoctrinated friends. Pull that pork from your stuffed pout and heed my warning before your plate plays its part in harming you and our planet. The Ryersonian’s Joseph Wong tells you why.

by Joseph Wong· · Opinion
Why I choose #bodypositivity

Why I choose #bodypositivity

Living with body image issues in a time where Instagram models and perfect gym bodies are idolized is a constant struggle. No matter when I refresh my Instagram feed, I’ll either see models who have been edited and posed to look their best with captions like #goals, or a gym meme that shames me for not choosing the gym over other hobbies in my life.

by Madison Good· · News, Opinion, Voices
Jaclyn Tansil/Ryersonian

Black Lives Matter Toronto and Pride Toronto working toward a common goal

The Black Lives Matter Toronto movement and Pride Toronto inside and outside of Ryerson are working together. Find out how.

(Ryersonian file photo)

Watch: Five reasons you should vote in the RSU election

Don’t know what the Ryerson Students’ Union does? Don’t care? Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Deni Verklan and Emily Theodore take you through five reasons on why you should go to the polls from Feb. 6-8 to cast your vote in the RSU election.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion, Videos
Film Fridays: Jackie

Film Fridays: Jackie

The film Jackie, directed by Pablo Larraín, takes the political spotlight off the president and focuses it instead on the first lady. This time John F. Kennedy is used as a plot device, most shots only showing the back of his head. The film explores what Jackie Kennedy must have felt before and after her husband’s assassination. Much of the […]

by Jenna Campbell· · Arts & Life, Media, Opinion
A Dog's Purpose. Courtesy Universal Pictures.

A Dog’s Purpose controversy a PR stunt?

The Ryersonian’s Elysha Haun shares her thoughts on the controversy surrounding A Dog’s purpose.

by Elysha Haun· · Opinion
How I handle a long-distance relationship and anxiety

How I handle a long-distance relationship and anxiety

My boyfriend and I have a fantastic relationship. We’re best friends, we make each other laugh and we support and love each other unconditionally. There is a “but,” though. We have been in a long-distance relationship (LDR) since we started dating, and I have been battling a generalized anxiety disorder for years. Dealing with those two situations at the same […]

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · Opinion, Voices