Ryerson grad Mena Massoud cast as Disney’s live-action Aladdin

(By: Angela McLean) It is about to be a whole new world for Mena Massoud. After weeks of speculation, Massoud, a Ryerson graduate, has been announced as the casting choice for Aladdin in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of the 1992 classic. The Egypt-born, Markham-raised and Toronto-based actor has racked up a long list of acting credits including roles on Teen Nick’s Open Heart, CTV’s Saving … Continue reading Ryerson grad Mena Massoud cast as Disney’s live-action Aladdin

Kevin O’Leary drops out of Canadian Conservative Party leadership race

(By: Angela McLean) Although he was at one point the front-runner, Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O’Leary has announced he is dropping out of the race. After reports first surfaced online Wednesday morning (April 26), O’Leary took to Facebook with a statement confirming his decision, citing a lack of momentum in Quebec and weak second-ballot support as his main obstacles going forward. “This was not an … Continue reading Kevin O’Leary drops out of Canadian Conservative Party leadership race

Canada’s refugee system is good, but not perfect: Cecco

(By: Ryan Rocca) While Canada is notoriously known for welcoming refugees, the government should look at ways to make their assimilation into the country more effective, Leyland Cecco, a journalist and UN employee said at Ryerson Wednesday. Cecco works for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and recently finished working on a series of stories for the UN named From Far and Wide, which highlights … Continue reading Canada’s refugee system is good, but not perfect: Cecco

‘Sick and depraved’ terrorist attack in London

(By: Ryan Rocca) Five people are dead and 40 are injured following a terrorist attack in London Wednesday. The attack began around 2:40 p.m. local time when a terrorist, who has been identified as 52 year-old Khalid Masood, began mowing down pedestrians as he drove his car on a sidewalk along Westminster Bridge. The attacker continued to drive his vehicle along Westminster Bridge towards the … Continue reading ‘Sick and depraved’ terrorist attack in London