Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I And Me

Written by Angelo Robb, Psychology 2nd year.

Jumping in traffic, falling off a bridge. Swallowing knives, feels nothing like how I do now.

I now dream of nothing, I now pray for nothing.

My heart has become a black hole that sucks in those stupid enough to get close. It rips joy from you inside out, steal love from you and create a void in it you.

 I have become a soul killing machine blasting my bullets of self hate, murdering the self concept of I. Because I don’t love me anymore.

You see I and me used to be accepted, then I realized that accepted wasn’t me now I am on trail for the death of me.

Me used to be happy, caring, loving meek. But I have killed me. Myself being the judge, the lawyer and the jury, convicted I for the intent to kill 

 The murder weapon hate and the result guilty.

Thank you to Angelo for submitting this original poem! What do YOU do outside of class? We're always looking to showcase our students, like Angelo, and the interesting projects you have bubbling under the surface of your school life. 

If you're interested in giving your project a wider audience, email stulife@arts.ryerson.ca with the details and you'll soon see yourself featured on the front page!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

ARTeries: Ryerson University's Undergraduate Liberal Arts Research Conference is TOMORROW!

ARTeries is Ryerson University’s liberal arts undergraduate research conference. This prestigious event promotes and recognizes academic excellence, and presents students with an opportunity to further engage with Ryerson University’s academic community. 

The conference, which is prepared and planned by students, and organized and sponsored by the Faculty of Arts, features the work of undergraduate students who exhibit distinction in social sciences and humanities research. The rigorous evaluation process involves a double-blind review panel made up of three Ryerson faculty members, and three upper level students.

Selected students work together with mentors who support presentation preparation, and on completion, they a certificate of merit. Participating enhances the students’ resumes, and additionally gives students a chance to present important research to their peers and faculty members.

Contributing to a richer campus culture, ARTeries invites and supports Ryerson students in their pursuit of both graduate studies, and the work force.

SO, be sure to check out the schedule below and stop by tomorrow to support your colleagues and hear what they have to say!

For further information, be sure to check out ARTeries' website, facebook page, and twitter!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Coffee with Cops

Hey Criminology students!

The CJSA is hosting this awesome event to give you the chance to speak with policing professionals! Be sure to come on out and meet some of theses everyday heroes!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Last chance to register for the Lead up! Student Leadership Summit!


Last Chance to Register 

Lead Up! Student Leadership Summit

Friday, March 20th

Saturday, March 21st

Join other student leaders at Ryerson at a two-day summit focused on group and community leadership. Attendees will have an opportunity to work with their peers to collaborate and develop ideas focused on enhancing community engagement on campus. As the summit comes to a close on Saturday, teams will have a chance to pitch their ideas to a panel for $1500 to help make their idea a reality! 

Click here to register today!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Attention Criminology-inclined students: Career Day is tomorrow!

As some of you in the Criminology program may already be aware and for those of you who don't, tomorrow is Criminology Career Day! This wonderful opportunity is being presented by the Department of Criminology and the CJSA in order to bring Criminology graduates to our halls to talk about your transition from university life to a career. While thinking of life after school may seem daunting, these graduates are here to answer your questions and engage in discussion about what might be the best path for you, and how to make the most out of your experiences at University thus far.

So, if you're interested in getting ahead or simply to see what options are out there for you next, come on down tomorrow to check it out!

food416 - a 360 view of food

Being university students, we all appreciate the wonder that is food. But fourth year ACS student, Tatum Dooley is taking her love for food to another level. She has created an online space where she not only posts about interesting recipes, but explores the cultural factors behind what we eat and why. To put it simply, this is not your ordinary food blog!

Check out food416 by clicking through the image, or find her on twitter @food416, and get inspired!

What do YOU do outside of class? We're always looking to showcase our students, like Tatum, and the interesting projects you have bubbling under the surface of your school life. If you're interested in giving your project a wider audience, email stulife@arts.ryerson.ca with the details and you'll soon see yourself featured on the front page!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Continuist Publication Launch 2015!

Hey Faculty of Arts students! 

The Continuist, Ryerson's creative collective, would like to invite you to their 2015 perfect bound publication. Featuring the best submissions of the past year, this is The Continuist's biggest annual project, and they want to celebrate it with you!

The event will be taking place on the 3rd Floor Studio of the Arts and Letters Club, located on 14 Elm St. Feel free to drop in between 7pm - 10pm and enjoy the art displays, live music, light snacks and bar service. Best of all, admission will be free. 

For more information, please e-mail thecontinuist@gmail.com, or check out the poster below. Also, feel free to RSVP on the Facebook event page: 


Want to learn more about The Continuist? Check out their online platforms here:

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Fabric of Reminiscence

Written by Angelo Robb, Psychology 2nd year.

I picked your sweater off my bed then I remembered how you stain me like a sweet scented perfume the stench of you presence repulsed me into a state of euphoria.

I try not to inhale you, through the fabric of each knitted memory. Each thread is a strong of things you did to me, that wrapped itself within the repeated patterns of your infidelity.

Which created a cosy false sense of security, for me to hold you up as a great authority over me. 

I peek behind the sweater reading the warning of putting it in the cold cycle. Too bad you had no warning label but continuously threw me into a cold cycle of vicious verbal attacks and emotion Frisbee. 

It’s time for me to add some bleach to this recipe and purge the stains of your memories, deep clean your lies and schemes and re-send the hopeyou once gave to me.

Thank you to Angelo for submitting this poem! We're so lucky to have students in our faculty with so many different interests outside the classroom. Please share with us any creative outlets you have, and any projects you might be working on, by emailing stulife@arts.ryerson.ca! We'd love to get the word out and show our support as best we can!

Monday, March 2, 2015

What went down at the RU Battle of the Arts

Written by: Michael Pereira, English Course Union President. (English 4th year)

Stop, they say. Please...just stop singing. But they don't know. They weren't there. They don't understand what went down at the BATTLE OF THE ARTS on February 24th when students around the Faculty of Arts came from all corners of the campus to join the angelic chorus of competitive karaoke that graced the Ram in the Rye for the first time. They don't know about the fantastic sound fields that open themselves up when you ask a diverse Faculty like ours to flex their vocal prowess and take out their dancing shoes for the honour of hoisting the coveted Gnome in the air.

They don't know that we are already practicing for next year, and the chance to raise him up again.
Months ago, the English Course Union secured a spot in the RSU calendar for what we knew would be a great chance to bring the Arts together. Sheltered from the cold biting outside, and with fists in the air, the Battle was on.

From Philosophy to Geography, Psychology, Sociology, and Criminology to English-ology, the Arts were out in full force unearthing the gifts left to us by the likes of Nicki Minaj (complete with twerking from Psychology) and Barry Manilow (complete with incredible shirts from Philosophy that flew us all to the Copa Cabana).

It was instantly clear that the Arts is a force to be reckoned with, a force that throws it down just as hard as the best of them. Striking choreography during "Drunk in Love" had us asking, Beyonce who?

As vocal chords grew rawer, and the stage grew more worn, the Backstreet Boys appeared (proving that indeed, as long as there will be music they'll be coming back again) to close out the night with their classic hit "I Want It That Way."
Just as our hearts recovered, our wonderful hosts were up to announce the winning program of the night that could rally the most participants. Just as quickly as the hosts could speak the words, the English program was up to celebrate with the Gnome.

So for now, we rest. But let it be known that we will return for what we all agree needs to be an annual tradition in the Faculty of Arts. We will see you then!

If you'd like to check out more photos, click through to the Ryerson English Course Union to check 'em out!