Best Bubble Tea Spots Near Campus

Posted on November 17, 2018
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I know it’s chilly out and winter is quickly approaching, but that doesn’t mean the cold should hold you back from fulfilling your bubble tea cravings. Here are the top five closest spots that serve bubble tea, but also other Asian styled drinks that you need to try! These places aren’t in any particular order, but I will begin with the most popular. Real Fruit Bubble Tea Real Fruit Bubble Tea is a franchise, the closest store recently opened inside the Eaton Centre right outside the Dundas Station entrance. They’re open every day from 10:00AM and are most known for

Vegan Eats Around Ryerson

Posted on November 17, 2018
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If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, I know you feel the struggle of finding good food options when you go out. Maybe you just want to try vegan food- food that’s more environmentally friendly and healthy! While the population of vegans and vegetarians is growing, and many more restaurants are popping up in the city we call home, it can still be hard to find accommodations. If you’re searching for somewhere to try that’s relatively close to Ryerson, here are some of my favourites! Salad King 340 Yonge Street Right across the street from the SLC, this spot couldn’t be

thank u, next.

Posted on November 11, 2018
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It has been no secret that Ariana Grande and her ex-fiance, Pete Davidson,  very recently decided to call their relationship and engagement off.  As per usual, the media took things out of context, assuming that things ended on a bad note between the couple.  Of course, no media source failed to mention that she is known to be in relationships that don’t last and are rushed into.  Ariana decided to take things into her own hands.  Ariana surprised all of her fans when she released the single “thank u, next” on November 2.  This took her fans by surprise because

Bohemian Rhapsody Review

Posted on November 11, 2018
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When I first sat down to write this review, I had my notes organized with words and ideas about the newly released film, Bohemian Rhapsody. I had it all sorted out: my research of Freddie Mercury, Queen’s timeless songs, the facts and fiction in the film. Yet when it came down to actually writing, I was stuck. Overwhelmed by the British rock band’s achievements in music history and Freddie Mercury’s powerful voice. It felt like I’d never be able to express our love and gratitude for Queen – but this film sure did a mighty fine job of it.  I’m

Pablo Cheese Tart & Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake

Posted on November 11, 2018
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Pablo Cheese Tart and Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake are both delicious Japanese dessert chains with locations in Downtown Toronto, only a 10 minute walk from Ryerson University too. Initially expanded from Japan, you can now find Pablo and Uncle Tetsu locations not just in Toronto, but all around the world too. For instance, Taiwan, Australia and even Singapore. Both of these desserts bakery are super popular and busy throughout the day, especially on weekends. There are always line ups of tourists and locals waiting to buy cheesecake and cheesetarts. I love both of their cheese dessert very much, because they

Review – The Shape returns this Halloween

Posted on November 9, 2018
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Spooky season has come and gone and before we break out the Christmas lights and sing “All I want for Christmas is You”, let’s talk about the new Halloween movie. Yes, they are still making those movies. For all Halloween fans who are still recovering from the Rob Zombie reboot series or even from the films that came after Halloween 2; the new Halloween scraps all the previous reboots and continues the film from the original Halloween. The original scream queen, Jamie Lee Curtis returns and even John Carpenter returns as a character writer with Maria Hill. Nick Castle also

Impact of XXTENTACIONS Life on the Music Industry

Posted on November 6, 2018
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The death of yet another young musician on June 18, 2018 has sparked up conversations about various controversial global issues – gun crime, recklessness of hip hop feuds and the disrupted mental health of musicians to name a few. One of the most critical ones is the debate of whether or not artist’s music should be separated from the crimes they commit in their personal lives. Prior to his death at the mere age of twenty, XXX had been rather notoriously known for his violent past. His childhood consisted of numerous expulsions due to physical fights, nine months of his

October’s Best in Music

Posted on November 5, 2018
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I don’t know if it’s just me, but I think October was an amazing month in the music world. Not just any music, but in the alternative rock scene especially. If you couldn’t keep up with all the releases, or if you didn’t really pay attention to them, I’m here to catch you up! Keep reading for my review: here are my favourite albums and hit songs of the month. Twenty One Pilots- Trench Trench, the fourth studio album from American duo Twenty One Pilots, is another journey through a lot of deep emotions. They returned from touring their last

A Shared Warmth: Vignette by Kathleen C. Rogers

Posted on November 5, 2018
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Kathleen C. Rogers’ thirteen-minute art film Vignette is on exhibition at the Ryerson Artspace at the Gladstone Hotel from November 1 – 16, 2018. Kathleen, who is in the final year of her BFA at Ryerson, is there herself when I visit the film’s opening reception on the evening of November 1st. She greets me with a warm smile and offers me tea, before gesturing for me to sit and watch her film. “Try to make sense of it,” she jokes. I watch Vignette three times. Partly because as I talk to Kathleen the film plays on loop, projected on

Get Your Camera Ready, A Happy Place Has Arrived

Posted on November 5, 2018
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For months now, Torontonians have been hearing all about the Instagram famous art installation entitled HAPPY PLACE, from Los Angeles, arriving in Toronto. Well, the wait is finally over and the question of, “is it really worth it?” arises – the answer is 100% yes. If you are a fan of interactive exhibits, photography, or just need a little boost of happiness, this place needs to make an appearance on your social media feed. With over a dozen pieces being showcased, including the largest indoor confetti dome, getting to leap from a rainbow into a pot of gold, a cookie

A Star Is Born, Review

Posted on November 4, 2018
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Since I saw the advertisement for the film, A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, I was absolutely dying to watch it.  I am a fan of Bradley Cooper and have always been a fan of Lady Gaga because of her outstanding vocals and originality.  I must say that after watching this film, I have an even greater respect for the two. Their vocal performances and acting were phenomenal.  Their presence on screen was so captivating, it was easy to tell that every single person in the theatre felt like they took part in the story.  People

Cheap Japanese Lunch Donburi Combos Perfect For Students

Posted on November 1, 2018
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Kinka Izakaya is a chained authentic Japanese restaurant that offers the perfect low-budget lunch combos ideal for students. Kinka Izakaya has multiple locations across Downtown Toronto. The best part is that one of its location is only about a 5 minute walk from the Ryerson campus! They have a wide selection of Japanese cuisines features in their lunch menu. For example, noodles, donburi combos, sashimi, and even light snacks too. Almost everything is under the $15.00 budget! The space is also really organized and clean with both indoor (tables, benches and bar seating) and outdoor seating area. Quick service and

Halloween Themed Activities In Toronto

Posted on October 31, 2018
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Its that time of the year folks! Spooky season has once again made its appearance in the Ryerson campus. So if you are looking for some fun ways to get your spirit on, than we have all your major go-to activities and events in Toronto and within the campus covered right here on SpiritLive. RU Student Life’s Halloween Contest: Enter this year’s annual halloween costume contest to earn some amazing prizes from gift cards to discounts from many of your favourite stores. Contest Details: Watch a Movie at Yonge-Dundas Square Theatres: What better way to catch up with a

How the Legalization of Marijuana Has Affected Universities

Posted on October 31, 2018
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Within the past week, Canada has legalized marijuana, causing many changes within the way many universities set their smoking rules. Many schools have banned smoking as a whole; including cigarettes. The University of Toronto already has a non – smoking residence which also prohibits smoking in all of the university building, and now these rules will extend to cannabis. One of the U of T’s senior director told HuffPost Canada. “Under Ontario’s Cannabis Act, use of cannabis will be banned in all workplaces and public spaces. At U of T, that includes offices, classrooms, libraries, athletic facilities, and campus grounds.”On

The Fat Funny Guy’s Web Series

Posted on October 29, 2018
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“Sometimes what some people may perceive as a flaw turns out to be someone’s greatest strength.” This is a quote from Brandon Hardesty’s “No Small Parts” episode about Gwendoline Christie, otherwise known as Brienne of Tarth from Game of Thrones. I suppose you could also use this quote for Brandon Hardesty himself. As an actor who’s known for roles as “the funny fat guy,” he sure knows how to create captivating videos about his appreciation for fellow character actors. A character actor plays eccentric or unusual people rather than leading roles. In other words, they’re the actors and actresses you