T’is the Season

Posted by Kevkon on  November 26, 2018
  ”It’s the most wonderful time of the year, With the kid’s jingle belling And everyone telling you be of good cheer.It’s the most wonderful time of the year’’ It indeed is the most beautiful time of year, and the distillery transforms itself from a typical market downtown to the most lit up and wonderful market throughout all of Toronto. They create a fairy tale land of everything Christmas, starting with the trees and Christmas lights, going all the way to the novelty that visitors can bring home many including nativity scenes and little stars. To the many lit up

The Top 10 Christmas Sitcom Specials

Posted by Kevkon on  November 24, 2018
Ten Sitcom Christmas Specials Christmas time starts early in the city. If you’re like me and started listening to Michael Bublé’s Christmas album on November 1st, there can never be enough holiday cheer. However, there’s not a lot of time to celebrate for students in the middle of exams. So, instead of spending too much time watching Christmas movies, here’s a list of some great Christmas specials from the sitcoms we love.                Friends, Season 2, Episode 9: “The One With Phoebe’s Dad.” The Office, Season 5, Episode 11: “Moroccan Christmas.” Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Season

Music Industry’s Influence on Politics

Posted by Kevkon on  November 22, 2018
“Governments can take kids away from their parents, but can’t take guns away from kids.”     The above tagline was used in the video description for Black Eyed Peas’ recent music video, Big Love. It encompasses how gun crime is increasing and encourages viewers to “speak up for those who can’t”. The music video includes a disclaimer for viewer discretion seeing as the emotional intensity is quite overwhelming as it has been shot at universal locations such as a high school locker room, a science laboratory, gymnasium, courtyard and shows the shooters coming in from the perspective of the attending

Christmas Festivities Arrive Early in Toronto

Posted by Kevkon on  November 19, 2018
Who says you have to wait for Christmas to start the holiday festivities? With the annual Toronto Christmas Market in the city, Christmas is just a few blocks away from the Ryerson campus. Dates: November 15 th , 2018 – December 23 rd , 2018 Location: Distillery District Admission: Weekdays until Fridays at 5 pm are free Times: Mon-Thurs (12 pm – 5 pm) Tickets: Weekends/Fridays from 5 pm mean a $6 Fri (12 pm – 10 pm) Ticket fee Sat (10 am -10 pm) Sun (10 am – 9 pm) About the Market: This non-profit event schedules daily activities

Best Bubble Tea Spots Near Campus

Posted by Kevkon on  November 17, 2018
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 by Nicolina Moscati on  November 17, 2018
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 by Kevkon on  November 11, 2018
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 by Kevkon on  November 11, 2018
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 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 by Kevkon on  November 9, 2018
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
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 by Nicolina Moscati on  November 5, 2018
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 by Kevkon on  November 5, 2018
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 by Kevkon on  November 5, 2018
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 by Kevkon on  November 4, 2018
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