Weed on campus: What you need to know

(By: Ally Yacapin) Weed is now legal in Canada. The use, cultivation, and sale of recreational cannabis has been officially legalized across the country as of Oct. 17, 2018. There are now federal laws in place dictating how cannabis can be used, how much is too much to consume, who can buy and consume cannabis and where to legally use it. Ryerson students, however, have limitations … Continue reading Weed on campus: What you need to know

Private details asked of students through clipboards on Ryerson campus

(By: Subi Anandarajah) Ryerson students are having data about them gathered via clipboards that are being discovered in lectures, according to an email Ryerson Community Safety and Security delivered on Wed., Sept. 19. Clipboards are seeking background information for a “Management Opportunity for Summer 2019,” according to the email. “They were handed around the classroom. My prof didn’t mention anything about it, so us being … Continue reading Private details asked of students through clipboards on Ryerson campus

Parkdale overdose prevention site closed during province’s 9-week ‘pause’ on new overdose prevention sites

(By: Manuela Vega) An unsanctioned overdose prevention site in Parkdale closed on Wednesday, the Toronto Overdose Prevention Society (TOPS) announced Tuesday, Oct. 9. Volunteers working in Parkdale said that it would be too difficult to support people who use drugs in tents based on their experiences with the cold, rain and wind throughout the last few weeks at Dunn Avenue Parkette, as well as their … Continue reading Parkdale overdose prevention site closed during province’s 9-week ‘pause’ on new overdose prevention sites

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Six October concerts that will put you in the fall mood

(By: Ella Bonaldi) When you think of October, you probably first think of autumn, Halloween, maybe (embarrassingly) a pumpkin spice latte…and you’re probably avoiding thinking of midterms. These six concerts happening this month in the city will help you relax and take a night off of studying. Jessie J: R.O.S.E. Tour Tuesday, Oct. 16 REBEL Tickets start at $58.65 You probably know Jessie J from … Continue reading Six October concerts that will put you in the fall mood

How opioids are affecting campus safety

(By: Jacklyn Gilmor) Brooklyn Morris doesn’t feel safe walking to and from class. The first-year psychology student says she’s been harassed more than once, including on Victoria Street near the campus store. Morris, on her way to class one day, took her usual route along Yonge-Dundas Square. She walked along the clear panels on the southeast side of the square just like she always does. … Continue reading How opioids are affecting campus safety

Nuit Blanche sound exhibit bridges the gap between downtown Toronto and Scarborough

(By: Nicole Di Donato) Nuit Blanche returned to Toronto for its 13th year on Sept. 29, this time expanding to Scarborough. One of the 75 projects featured was The Long Distance Relationship, an interactive sound installation created by emerging Scarborough artists Christopher Dela Cruz and Patrick Atienza. The two-part communication instrument engaged people in both downtown Toronto and Scarborough, allowing them to connect through sound. … Continue reading Nuit Blanche sound exhibit bridges the gap between downtown Toronto and Scarborough

Theo Tams in Toronto doing press for 'Call the Doctor,' Sept. 28, 2018 in Toronto

INTERVIEW: Theo Tams on new EP and getting closure in the studio

(By: Angela McLean) “Proper, authentic and vulnerable” – these are words Canadian artist Theo Tams would use to describe his new EP, ‘Call the Doctor.’ Released Friday (Sept. 28), ‘Call the Doctor’ marks Tams’ fourth project since winning the final season of the CTV talent search Canadian Idol in 2008. His discography to date includes a full-length album, EP and a small selection of original … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Theo Tams on new EP and getting closure in the studio