Investigating Ryerson’s low election voter turnout

(By: Sherina Harris) Did you vote in Ryerson’s Senate elections this year? What about the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) elections? Despite having an eligible voting population of 38,344 students, only 1,882 ballots were submitted for the student senator at-large position. That makes a participation rate of 4.9 per cent. In contrast, voting for RSU president had a participation rate of 19.7 per cent. Carolin Zakee, … Continue reading Investigating Ryerson’s low election voter turnout

Review: John Mayer brought his Search to Toronto

(By: Nick Baxter) John Mayer had the whole Air Canada Centre harmonizing Monday night as he returned to Toronto in the midst of releasing a new album. The singer/songwriter decided to take a creative approach to the release of ‘The Search for Everything’ by only releasing four songs every month until the album is complete. When he arrived in Toronto, eight of his new songs … Continue reading Review: John Mayer brought his Search to Toronto

Ryerson cheerleaders prepare for Nationals

(By: Nicole Di Donato and Brendan Sylvia) The Ryerson Cheerleading team has been preparing all semester for Cheer Evolution, the national cheerleading competition in Niagara Falls, taking place on April 7. Through blood, sweat and tears, the team is confident in their abilities to win it all. However, since they are not a varsity team, they face many challenges in terms of funding. In fact, … Continue reading Ryerson cheerleaders prepare for Nationals

Creative Industries’ “Showcase” proves art is food for the soul

(By: Andrea Josic) A showcase filled with art by Ryerson’s Creative Industries students was more than a display of a hobby outside of their program. It was a display of human emotional expression. Creative Industries is a program for students who want to pursue an entrepreneurial career in the business side of media, entertainment, design or visual arts. The program is lecture-heavy and there is … Continue reading Creative Industries’ “Showcase” proves art is food for the soul

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

Review: Bastille kicked off North American tour with a bang in Toronto

(By: Valerie Dittrich) Despite being extremely jet-lagged and exhausted from spending the day prior touring the city, the London-based indie-pop band Bastille kept fans dancing to the rhythm of the night during the kick-off show of their North American tour. The crowd slowly filled the seats of the Air Canada Centre on Mar. 24, eventually becoming an almost full house by the time the main … Continue reading Review: Bastille kicked off North American tour with a bang in Toronto

FCAD’s first collaborative anthology: Kaleidoscope

(By: Yusra Javed, Sarah Chew and Sherina Harris) All nine schools in the Faculty of Communication and Design, now have student works in Kaleidoscope, a curated publication showcasing FCAD students. Kaleidoscope recently celebrated it’s very first launch. Reporter Yusra Javed was on site for the celebration. Continue reading FCAD’s first collaborative anthology: Kaleidoscope

Review: Vince Staples locked down Toronto with the Life Aquatic Tour

(By: Sorcha Beirne) Vince Staples may have stumbled into his role as a rapper, but his talent and focus creates an undeniably magnetic stage presence. Staples never disappoints, and such was clear at this weekend’s Toronto stop of his The Life Aquatic Tour. As the crowd began to pile into the venue, The Phoenix Concert Theatre, on Friday night (Mar. 24), they were met with … Continue reading Review: Vince Staples locked down Toronto with the Life Aquatic Tour