Alec Benjamin on stage at the Mod Club Theatre in Toronto on April 14, 2019

Interview: Alec Benjamin on Alessia Cara, John Mayer and Outrunning Karma

(By: Angela McLean) Just a few years ago, pop singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin was hustling his way to future stardom, performing for teenage fans in line to see the likes of Shawn Mendes and Troye Sivan. Now, he’s the artist people are paying to watch, with Benjamin on his second near sell-out tour in six months. His current Outrunning Karma Tour follows the November release of … Continue reading Interview: Alec Benjamin on Alessia Cara, John Mayer and Outrunning Karma

“Not the Big Girl Anymore”: Rachel Farwell’s Adjustment From New Brunswick to OUA Basketball

(By: Cameron Tobin) On April 24th, 2018, the Ryerson Rams Women’s Basketball team announced their first recruit for the 2018-2019 season: 6-foot forward Rachel Farwell from Kennebecasis High School in Rothesay, New Brunswick. Farwell was a staple on the New Brunswick provincial team, representing her province in three different National tournaments. In 2015, she led her team to a fourth-place finish at the U15 Girls … Continue reading “Not the Big Girl Anymore”: Rachel Farwell’s Adjustment From New Brunswick to OUA Basketball

Six April concerts to celebrate spring

(By: Ella Bonaldi) April means the start of sunny weather, and although Toronto always gets one last burst of snow, spring is definitely on its way. Concerts are a great way to usher in the sunshine, and whether you’re at a huge venue like the Scotiabank Arena or a more intimate hall like the Danforth, these six concerts are must-sees for April. Ariana Grande Wednesday, … Continue reading Six April concerts to celebrate spring

Toronto recognizes slavery, black history at city hall event

(By: Jacklyn Gilmor) Black history is important, but so is celebrating black talent and confronting racism. That’s the message of “Blackness and belonging: towards justice, recognition and development”, an event held at Toronto’s city hall Monday evening to recognize the United Nations’ international decade for people of African descent. Halfway through that decade which began in 2015, the event is part of the city’s plan … Continue reading Toronto recognizes slavery, black history at city hall event

Interview: Max Frost on Gold Rush, summer festivals and Twenty One Pilots

(By: Angela McLean) It would appear that recording artist Max Frost has struck gold. The October release and subsequent success of his debut album, ‘Gold Rush,’ has set him on his first 31-stop headlining tour across the U.S. and Canada, continuing until April 27. He’s already drawing sizable crowds, thanks in part to his previous gigs opening for alt-rock heavyweights Twenty One Pilots on their … Continue reading Interview: Max Frost on Gold Rush, summer festivals and Twenty One Pilots

Furies season ends but the future is exciting

By: Ella Bonaldi On March 10th, Toronto’s CWHL team, the Toronto Furies, played the Calgary Inferno in the Clarkson Cup semifinals. In a best-of-three games matchup, three full games were needed to decide a winner. Although the Furies were unable to advance, Toronto fans do have a lot to be proud of from the 2018-19 season. The trio of games really could’ve gone either way, … Continue reading Furies season ends but the future is exciting

Interview: Wes Mack on new music, new movies and new approaches

(By: Angela McLean) Wes Mack is a jack of all trades. The Alberta-born, B.C.-living singer and songwriter, who just released his latest single “Never Have I Ever” with Canadian duo Sons of Daughters, skyrocketed to country fame after scoring an opening slot on Shania Twain’s Rock This Country tour in 2015. Night after night, he crashed Twain’s set and jammed out with his fellow Canadian … Continue reading Interview: Wes Mack on new music, new movies and new approaches

Robertson comes up big, but Rams fall to Canada-best Rouge et Or in U Sports Final 8 quarterfinal

(By: Matthew Rodrigopulle) Ryerson Rams guard Hayley Robertson had the home crowd buzzing during an impressive fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to secure a victory. Robertson scored 16 points, two assists and two rebounds despite the Rams women’s basketball team’s 73-51 loss to the Laval Rouge et Or in the U Sports Final 8 quarterfinal tilt on Thursday. “She’s just a competitor and I … Continue reading Robertson comes up big, but Rams fall to Canada-best Rouge et Or in U Sports Final 8 quarterfinal

Review: Greyson Chance was “Good as Gold” in Toronto

(By: Angela McLean) Greyson Chance has all the makings of a star – an extensive discography, refined sound, creative vision, and dedication to his craft. This weekend (March 2 and 3) at The Drake Underground in Toronto, Chance rounded out his star talents by proving his live show is worth the watch. “Last year I was in college and now I’m out here playing shows … Continue reading Review: Greyson Chance was “Good as Gold” in Toronto