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

‘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

Review: Passenger brought fans along for magical Toronto show

(By: Emma Johnston-Wheeler) Michael Rosenberg, better known by his stage name Passenger, is a man of charm and well…immaculate manners. The English singer/songwriter had an incredible stage presence during his show at Rebel on Mar. 15. Following an opening performance by Australian indie rock-folk band The Paper Kites, Rosenberg emerged on the stage with the familiarity of a person whose spent every day of their … Continue reading Review: Passenger brought fans along for magical Toronto show