Albums to Listen to While Doing School Work

I’m not sure about you, but I find it hard to stay on task when I am in a silent environment. When I study, I like it to be silent, but when I’m doing basic school work, I like to occupy my brain some other way. I like to use this time to listen to new albums or to listen to my go-tos. So without further ado, here are some of my favorite albums to listen to while doing school work (no particular order). If you really want to focus on what you’re doing while simultaneously having some background music […]

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5 Recipes To Add More Hemp Into Your Diet

Image credit: Allegra Smith-Herriott Hemp. An environmental powerhouse and an underrated superfood. Growing up on a hemp farm, I have been immersed in the health food industry from a very young age. I have also been forced to experience and eventually acquire a taste for hemp.  Now hemp food products and recipes have come a long way. I was no doubt a guinea pig for endless recipe experiments that more often ended up in the trash. Hemp can have a very strong flavour making it difficult to consume. But hemp has tremendous health benefits and should undeniably be a staple […]

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Meet 78inc., TZ

In a generation where the ‘grind mentality’ is commonplace, people are scared that they wasted their lives before they’ve even begun. Career changes feel like setbacks, day-to-day obstacles feel like climbing Mt. Everest, and dragging through the days feels hopeless sometimes. I’m guilty of feeling all these things, and I know too many people can feel it too. Which is perfectly valid.  For a while now, I’ve been struggling to figure out what I should be doing with myself, what the right move is for my future. Recently, I was lucky enough to have two people come into my life […]

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An Interview With Brenessa Roach: Starting a Sticker Store

As I promised, this week’s article will be about STARTING A STICKER STORE!! Woohoooo!! I’ve considered starting my own little shop for a while now so I am really thankful that Brenessa Roach was able to answer a few questions for me 😀 I hope this helps you guys out as well and maybe inspires you to start your own little store 🙂 Image Credit : Brenessa Roach, shopbrica.ca 1. Why did you start your sticker store? I started my sticker store “Shop Brica” back in July 2020 during the pandemic when I found myself to be very inspired and […]

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5 Famous Screenwriters Reveal the One Weird Thing That Makes Their Process Unique

Writing a screenplay is not easy, but these famous writers have figured out some cool ways to up their writing game and create amazing work. Here are some of their strangest secrets to success: 1. Greta Gerwig only outlines when she’s stuck Image credit: deadline.com Greta says: “I don’t outline. I don’t outline! I definitely don’t outline before I start writing. There is a moment when I do outline, but it’s only after I have a great deal of material. I find if I outline before I write, it’s the fastest way to kill all my ideas. Somehow it makes […]

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Natural Products to Integrate into Your Everyday Health and Beauty Routine!

Hey Naturalistas!  When I think of the concept of “natural” or “organic”, I initially consider it in connection to food, but to confirm my thought, I decided to ask my Instagram followers: Turns out, the majority of them also attribute the terms with food! But lately I’ve been challenging myself to consider other ways in which my body absorbs.  Health and Beauty products are a key method of consumption, they are typically applied directly to our skin and absorbed.  With this in mind, I’ve made an effort to adjust my Health and Beauty products to include natural or organic versions […]

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RTA Takes on the 2021 TIFF Next Wave Festival (featuring Natalie Paton)

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of virtually attending the TIFF Next Wave film festival. Along with my peers under the age of 25, I got to see a bunch of movies and attend workshops for free.  Ryerson was well represented at the festival, including a short film by RTA’s very own Natalie Paton. Now in second year, Paton’s Kaudo (The Gift) was filled with RTA-student names in the credits. I was lucky to have a chat with Natalie, available later in this article! Despite just running 8 minutes, Natalie subtly creates a bond between the viewer and family in […]

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The Ever-Growing Film Industry in Toronto

As a media student here at Ryerson, I have always been interested to hear when there are new films shooting in and around Toronto. It is always exciting to hear when a big film or TV series has come to our city to film, fueling the industry and providing opportunity for the people of Toronto.  I can recall a night in my first year at Ryerson, going out with some friends and walking down Yonge Street looking for a place to eat when all of a sudden we had been transported back in time. We looked around us and the […]

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Quick & Easy Air Fryer Snacks

For starters, do not let this title mislead you. Although these recipes are catered towards making snacks in an air fryer, these are definitely doable in a toaster oven or regular oven. I have made these snacks to munch on both during and in between classes. They are so easy to make, they only take a few minutes, and they never disappoint. Before getting into things, I would like to mention that all air fryers (just like ovens) work slightly differently in terms of heat and time so the cooking times might need to be moderated based on your appliance.  […]

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4 Genres of Music That Help With Studying

Midterm season has arrived and I know how difficult studying can get, especially when we are stuck at home where there are so many distractions around us. Having said this, I am here to suggest four different genres that you can listen to while studying.  Now, there is no scientific research that proves that genres like classical music or lo-fi music help improve studying skills but, after doing some research there are a lot of people who have seemed to study better with these genres. It could be a placebo type of situation but nonetheless, these people including myself have […]

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Why You Should Give Wandavision a Chance

A spoiler-free review on why you shouldn’t touch that dial! After a year and a half long hiatus due to COVID-19, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is back in crime-fighting and cape-wearing action. Wandavision, the first of many shows released on streaming for Disney+, is a weekly drama/mystery/horror wrapped in the aesthetics of different eras of sitcoms. Oh, and they’re superheroes, did I mention that? Image Credit: Vulture.com At first Wandavision might seem like it’s biting off much more than it can chew, and I think the heavy marketing push prior to it’s debut didn’t exactly capture it’s appeal. At the […]

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6 Awesome Speed-Runs That Will Help You Kill Time Between Classes

 So after digging up my old Nintendo console during quarantine, I was introduced to the insane world of “speed-running”, which is basically when pro-video game players finish a video game as quickly as they can. These “speedrunners” use out-of-the-box tricks and under -the-radar glitches to win the entire game in record speed. Here are my favourites so far: 1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe by AeonFrodo There is something so incredibly calming about watching someone else play a racing game at top speed. In this speed run, the runner goes through every track, cutting through bushes, jumping over roads and speeding […]

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4 NHL Players Who Need to Step up Early This Season

photo: Dan Toulgoet, Glacier Media The 2020-2021 NHL season may have only just begun, but it has been full of surprise. The start to the season is always when players are put under the microscope, especially if they don’t start off very hot. There have been more than a handful of players who have not performed up to their expectations early on this season but below are 4 of the most noteworthy players who need to start improving.  Igor Shestyorkin There were a lot of expectations for the New York Rangers rookie goaltender ahead of his first full season in […]

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5 Easy Student Budget-Friendly Breakfasts to Make at Home

(cover image: by @tetiana_bykovets Unsplash) In my last article “How to Be a Better Morning Person” I mention the importance of starting your day with breakfast. It’s referred to as the most important meal of the day for a reason! Break that overnight fast by fueling your body with good foods that will keep you energized for the rest of the day.  Here are 5 breakfast options that I find are not only quick to make before that morning lecture starts, but also won’t cost you too much to prepare. 1. Oatmeal View this post on Instagram A post shared […]

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An Interview With Brenessa Roach: Becoming a YouTuber

For those who plan on starting their own channel or you just want to see how a YouTuber does what they do best, I’ve got something for you 😀  I have contacted one of our very own talented bloggers, Brenessa Roach, and she has kindly agreed to answer a few questions for me. So sit tight, grab yourself a drink or a snack, and read till the end for some advice on starting your own channel 🙂 Image Credit: Brenessa Roach 1. Why did you decide to start making Youtube videos? I have been watching YouTube since around 2006 and […]

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