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Best Day Trips from Toronto

Now that the school year is over, thoughts of summer and the freedom that accompanies it begin to filter through my mind. I spent my final days in class fantasizing about booking a one-way ticket to Paris, and hanging out along the Seine with surrealist artists who encourage me to publish my novel, when suddenly I remember […]

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Art Communities at Ryerson

In second year, my creative writing professor told me that it is a common myth that artists work alone, when in fact the most important thing an artist can do is surround themselves with a community of like-minded individuals. As a writer myself, the best thing I ever did was start a writing club so […]

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Living On or Off Campus?

Now in my fourth year at Ryerson, I’ve had the chance to live both on and off campus. Deciding where to live is not always easy, as there are numerous factors including costs, accessibility, convenience, and safety. Not everyone can afford to live downtown, but not everyone has the energy to commute for three hours […]

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From Paris with Love: My Exchange in France

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any struggling writer must be in want of a Parisian artist life. In my second year the universe, but perhaps more accurately Ryerson University, answered my calls and granted me the opportunity to go on exchange in my third year to the Université de Versailles, just outside of […]

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Why Toronto is Better Than New York City

When trying to explain Toronto to non-Torontonians, I find myself saying “it’s like the New York City of Canada.” Recently, I’ve realized that is all a LIE! If anything, New York City is actually the Toronto of the United States. With all its diverse neighbourhoods, Toronto has a personality too big for the five boroughs […]

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How to Brave a Toronto Winter

It’s been a mild winter here in Toronto. I haven’t had to wear my heavy winter boots and mitts yet in 2017, but that doesn’t mean I don’t pray for the blue skies and light sweaters of spring. The days of winter may be grey and chilly, but Toronto is a city that can warm […]

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Ryerson Lens: Valentine’s Edition

By: Karishma Karia and Hannah Polinski  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. While people think Valentine’s Day is reserved for couples, February 14 is a day to celebrate love of all kinds! Partners, families, and friends can all enjoy a variety of activities all around the city. Hannah will be having a Valentine’s EXTRAVAGANZA […]

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Winter Semester Conference Guide!

Aside from looking good on resumés, conferences can be fun learning experiences and great opportunities to network. In my first year I used to fear conferences because the sound of the word “networking” sent shivers down my spine. I went to the “TEDxRyerson” conference as well as the “RU a Leader?” conference back in my […]

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Ryerson Lens: Second Semester Excitement!

Hannah and Karishma here again, ready to bring you another installment of Ryerson Lens! With Winter semester back in full swing, the student body is getting back into study mode and is ready to take on the second half of the school year. We braved the chilly Toronto weather (and quickly ran back inside) to […]

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Five Reasons Why I Loved Living on Campus

Ryerson may have a reputation as a commuter school, but its three on-campus residences are full of spirit and some of my best university memories. In my first year at Ryerson, I lived in O’Keefe House, a former mansion converted into a student residence right in the heart of campus. O’Keefe House completely changed the […]

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