EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Monsune’s Scott Zhang

(By: Sarah Chew) Ryerson, prepare your ears for this new artist’s soulful pop songs, influenced by the emerging art of plunderphonics. Scott Zhang, the man behind Monsune, is a multi-talented Toronto musician who has been getting worldwide attention recently for his first single, “Nothing in Return.” His YouTube covers have been racking up over 50,000 views, and the comment sections have been filled with adoration … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Monsune’s Scott Zhang

Students react to Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’

We talked to some Ryerson students to see what they think of Taylor Swift’s new album. RUtv News reporter Sarah Chew has the story. (By: Sherina Harris and Sarah Chew) Whether you were “Ready For It” or not, Taylor Swift’s sixth studio album, ‘Reputation,’ dropped on Friday. ‘Reputation’ features the hit single “Look What You Made Me Do” along with 14 other new tracks. The … Continue reading Students react to Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’

Ryerson talks trans awareness in sport

(By: Scott McLean) While there isn’t currently an open transgender athlete competing at Ryerson University, Rams director of athletics Ivan Joseph said on Monday that the university is trying to create as accessible a space as possible for transgender athletes. Joseph’s comments were made during the Trans Inclusion in Sport panel discussion held at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, which featured topics ranging from the use … Continue reading Ryerson talks trans awareness in sport

Quebec’s new face-covering law sparks controversy

Bill 62 recently passed in Quebec, banning people from covering their faces while using public services such as hospitals and public transit. Some feel the bill specifically targets Muslims who wear the niqab. RUtv News reporter Yusra Javed got reaction from the Ryerson community. (Header photo screenshot from video) Continue reading Quebec’s new face-covering law sparks controversy

Ryerson to get a computer science minor in 2018

(By: Sherina Harris) A computer science minor will be available to Ryerson students as of September 2018. The proposal to create the minor passed unanimously at a Senate meeting Nov. 7. The minor will be comprised of six courses in total: two mandatory courses and four electives, according to the Senate meeting agenda. Students can group their electives to create concentrated streams such as computer … Continue reading Ryerson to get a computer science minor in 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Elliott and Ezra of The Look Back Now on getting bigger, better and busier

(By: Laura Dalton) Well-established following the release of their EP ‘Dweeb,’ Toronto band The Look Back Now are currently playing a sporadic set of shows around the GTA to promote themselves. After a hectic summer of shows across Ontario, the band is ready to play for larger audiences with similar bands like Run Maggie Run and Family of Things. RUtv News sat down with lead … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Elliott and Ezra of The Look Back Now on getting bigger, better and busier

Five student-budget-friendly date destinations

(By: Brent Smyth) Living in Toronto is expensive enough as it is. Showing your loved one how much you care can be pricey, unless you know where to look. Check out these top five places to go for a great date on a student budget. 1. Art Gallery of Ontario Keep it budget friendly: Admission is free every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Located … Continue reading Five student-budget-friendly date destinations

Free speech discussed during social justice week at Ryerson

(By: Emma Sandri) Free speech is silencing the voices of marginalized groups in society, a two-spirited Indigenous artist said at Ryerson Oct. 25. “Academic institutions have failed us,” said Raven Davis. “They’ve fed us only certain narratives. So it’s up to us to take on a large part of our education.” Davis, whose work spans several art forms, was part of a social justice week … Continue reading Free speech discussed during social justice week at Ryerson