Carlo’s Bake Shop

Recently, numerous foreign chain businesses have made their way into Canada for the first time. In downtown Toronto, Chick-Fil-A and Eataly have been extremely successful, evident through their constant line ups around the block. Naturally, one thing is clear: Torontonaians love waiting in line for the newest food trend. The latest addition to this list is Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro’s vending machines. That’s right, vending machines that sell freshly baked slices of cake, shipped from Carlo’s Bakery in New Jersey! The first of its kind in Canada, Carlo’s Bake Shop is located in three different buildings downtown: the Richmond-Adelaide […]

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Netflix’s Atypical – A Review

With the weather turning frigid and the days shortening as we plunge into a dark and gloomy November, the thought of cozying up inside and enjoying some quality Netflix time is becoming increasingly more appealing. And what better way to ignore all those looming project deadlines than with Netflix’s Atypical? The third season of this unique show was just released, and with Netflix’s disappointing track record of cancelling its original shows after the first or second season, it’s nothing short of a miracle.  Atypical centres around the life of Sam Gardner, a teenager on the autism spectrum who wishes to […]

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Giambattista Valli x H&M Collab

On November 7th, Giambattista Valli collaboration opened in selected stores all over Canada but namely one at the Eaton Centre. The line-up started at around 5-6pm the night before the collab. Thousands of people lined up and set up camp outside the store to get first dibs on some of the most beautiful pieces and designs by Valli himself. Students at Ryerson have been eyeing this collaboration for months as Kendall Jenner featured one of the pieces at the Cannes Gala in France. Valli’s pieces are usually featured annually during the Paris Fashion Week, held in one of the biggest […]

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4 Ramen Places Near Ryerson

There are a lot of different ramen places near Ryerson, there’s a list of 4 great ramen joints to check out if you’re ever craving a bowl of ramen for lunch!  Hokkaido Ramen Santouka  Address:  91 Dundas Street E, Toronto, ON  A popular ramen joint around a 5 minute walk from the ENG building. They have amazing lunch combos (ramen + rice bowl), and a variety of ramen in both spicy and non-spicy option. The tsukemen ramen portion is 2x the portion of a regular ramen, perfect when you’re really hungry!  Kara Shoyu Tsukemen $17.50            […]

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DMG on Horror and Empowerment

Although Halloween has long since passed, I still find myself consumed with haunting thoughts. This is due greatly to the Writing for Text-Based Horror Games workshop I attended acouple weeks ago. Hosted by Dames Making Games (DMG) on October 24th and co-presented by Kaitlin Tremblay, the lead narrative designer of Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs: Legion, and speculative fiction author/games critic, Natalie Zed, it was an incredibly chilling and educational night. If you aren’t familiar with them yet, DMG is a not-for-profit video game arts organization, dedicated to creating spaces for marginalized creators interested/working in the games industry. They offer lessons on programming and design, provide […]

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EarthGang: Creating More Than Music

EarthGang is an upcoming force in the hip-hop world. Made up of rappers, Johnny Venus and WowGr8, the duo from Atlanta has one of the most unique sounds in the game right now. Beaming with creativity, EarthGang really puts heart and soul into their music, and it shows. Besides the out-of-this-world sound and existential lyrics, what really sets EarthGang apart from the rest is how they create musical experiences for their listeners. To them, music isn’t something you throw on in the background while you’re studying or making dinner. It’s something that you feel, and something that you invest yourself […]

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All Hail King Timothée – A Review of The King

The film that spawned a meltdown amongst the Timothée Chalamet because of his bowl cut finally come out on Netflix. I was intrigued and decided to see what this film was about. While it is available on Netflix, I thought I should give it a fair chance and see it on the big screen at Tiff Bell Lightbox. David Michod is the director and writer of the film. Timothée Chalamet plays the lead role as King Henry V at the start of his reign. Joel Edgerton played his trusty right-hand man, Falstaff, who has an equally interesting bowl cut. There’s […]

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Artist Profile – Sahara

Photo credit: Instagram, Malcolm McEwan (@malcolmmcewan) If you’re anything like me, you love finding smaller artists or bands with loads of talent and the potential to grow. Meet Alternative R&B/Soul artist, sahara. Originally from Vancouver, BC, sahara moved to Toronto back in May of 2018 and “after visiting the city for the first time that January, [she] applied to York & Ryerson and was accepted to both for business. [Her] intention going into the move was to get settled over the summer and head back to school in September.” That summer was soon filled with unexpected song-writing and music became […]

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Sweet Treats 10 Minutes from Campus

Ever want to kill some time between classes or crave something sweet before your next lecture? Here are eight dessert spots, within a ten minute walk from campus that you need to try! I’ve listed them in order of closest, to farthest: CHOCO CHURROS This churro stand is right on campus, at 355 Yonge Street by the SLC! You can buy original cinnamon sugar churros ($5.50 for 3) or have your choice of so many toppings, including: vanilla, Nutella, blueberry, strawberry, and chocolate ($5 for 8 churros). My personal favourite, is the combination of churros topped with dulce de leche […]

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Purple Korean Dessert – Cafe Bora

Korean Purple Dessert – Cafe Bora Bora means purple in Korean, and this Korean dessert cafe has the most aesthetic and beautiful purple desserts made out of purple sweet potato. Purple Sweet Potato Ice Cream $5.95                       | Rating  ★★★★★ Purple Sweet Potato Tiramisu $9.95                       | Rating  ★★★★★ Cafe Bora is actually a Korean dessert chain with locations across the globe. I went to their Seoul location when I was travelling in Korea a few years ago, and I immediately fell in love with their pure and natural purple sweet potato tiramisu. So… I just had to order it […]

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Review of Captain Marvel

  Captain Marvel is everything you’d expect from the first Marvel film with a lead female character: badass. Watching the origin story of one of the most powerful superheroes in the Marvel Universe made me even more stoked for Avengers: Endgame. That being said, I agree with the current rating on IMDB, 7.1 out of 10. Although the characters and actions scenes are captivating, the climax is basic and the humour cliché. Let me just state that my initial doubt in Brie Larson playing Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel was quickly shattered. Never seeing her play this type of role before, I […]

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“What’s the point of art if no one sees it?” – A Review of Velvet Buzzsaw

Ghosts, demons, clowns, and serial killers have been the staples of horror movies. It’s the basic horror movie formula that has been perfected and ruined many times. They feed in our physical fears. However, as the genre evolves, more filmmakers are looking at psychological horror, which messes with our minds and finds new horrors that are hidden in our everyday lives. Think of Get Out, Hereditary, Babadook, or The Haunting of Hill House. The new sub-genre of horror is becoming increasingly popular and the newest addition to the collection is Velvet Buzzsaw. Directed by Dan Gilroy, the Netflix film stars […]

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New In The Vegan World

So, I’m vegan. I have been for over 3 years actually! And it’s a huge part of my life. But it can also be sometimes problematic in my life too. It is sometimes hard to find vegan options when I’m out at restaurants with my friends or family who aren’t vegan. Or when I’m shopping and so many brands aren’t vegan because they test on animals. There’s a lot of non vegan things in the world. The good news is, this year so far has been MONUMENTAL in terms of the number of new vegan products. There have been huge […]

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All About Matcha! Amausaan Uji Matcha

Matcha? Yes please! I recently discovered this hidden Japanese Uji matcha dessert place located near Chinatown of Downtown Toronto. Amausaan specializes in their limited quantity, daily freshly made matcha desserts and drinks using high-quality uji matcha. It’s like a matcha heaven with so many choices of desserts and beverages, everything from cakes to drinks to ice cream. Shiratama Sundae                  $7.25                       | Rating  ★★★★★ Matcha Milie Crepe Cake      $8.70                       | Rating  ★★★★☆ Matcha Fading Cheesecake  $8.25                       | Rating  ★★★☆☆   Out of all 3 of their popular matcha […]

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