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Volume 47 - Issue 1

August 21, 2013
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Local produce. Longer cafeteria
hours. Affordable meals that will
be friendly to a variety of dietary
needs and a menu that will include
seasonal specials and cultural food
These are just some of the things
that new food service provider
Chartwells has promised it will
make available to Ryerson students
who have long yearned for better
food at the campus cafeterias.
Chartwells has replaced long-
time Ryerson partner Aramark and
will now be responsible for sourc-
ing local produce for its menu,
preparing and cooking meals and
serving food in Ryerson cafeterias.
Aramark, an international food
service provider to schools, health
care institutions, stadiums and
arenas had been Ryerson’s food
service provider since 1993. When
its latest contract with Ryerson,
signed in 2008, expired earlier this
year, many students feared that the
twenty-year-long partnership be-
tween the university and Aramark
would be renewed.
Aramark gets the boot
Twenty years ago, Ryerson signed its frst contract with now unpopular food service provider
Aramark. This year, a new company is on the scene. Enter Chartwells.
By Angela Hennessy and
Jackie Hong
But even though Aramark sub-
mitted a bid for a contract renew-
al, the U.S.-based company, which
had become notorious for its ex-
pensive menu, poor food quality
and charging Ryerson for proft
losses, was ditched in favour of a
three-year contract with competi-
tor Chartwells.
Julia Hanigsberg, Ryerson’s
vice-president of administration
and fnance, said that the universi-
ty decided to sign with Chartwells
because it will be more capable
than Aramark in terms of provid-
ing students with better variety,
healthier food, sustainable sources
and competitive meal pricing.
“We were looking for a com-
pany who can work with us to
develop an entirely new food strat-
egy for Ryerson,” Hanigsberg said.
“Chartwells was the best choice
for this direction… Students spoke
and we listened. We understood
that students really weren’t happy
with what was being offered so we
made changes.”
Ryerson’s new assistant director
of food services and executive chef
Joshna Maharj said that she is ex-
cited to take the university’s cam-
pus food in a new direction – one
where students will enjoy and look
forward to eating in Ryerson’s caf-
“Students are going to notice
fresher food available,” Maharj
said. “I’m going to be in the resi-
dences doing cooking demos too.
Food is just going to be a much
bigger deal on campus this year.”
Maharj added that she studied
the results of a survey sent out to
students last year about their opin-
ions about campus food and what
changes they wanted to see, as well
as suggestions from the Ryerson
Students’ Union (RSU). One of the
biggest needs, she noticed, is food
that accommodates a variety of di-
etary needs.
“We’re always going to have a
very steady supply of vegan, veg-
etarian, dairy-free and gluten-free
meals available,” Maharj said,
adding that halal meals would be
available too. She also said that
more “superfoods,” like quinoa
salads, leafy greens, soups and
whole grain breads, will be on
the menus in the fall. In the near
future, a wider variety of cultural
foods including curries, shawar-
ma, fajitas and noodle bowls will
also be added. There will also be
a focus on the seasonal ingredients
from Ontario farms.
In addition, cafeterias will now
be open later so students tak-
ing night classes will have access
to campus food. Students will be
able to give feedback on food dur-
ing town hall meetings that will be
held throughout the year.
The RSU conducted a student
survey that revealed students’ un-
happiness about Aramark, said it
is “cautiously optimistic” about
the change to Chartwells.
“We will be involved in the eval-
uation process over the next little
while to keep the system account-
able to students,” Rajean Hoilett,
RSU Vice-President of Equity said,
adding that the RSU’s survey and
awareness campaign about the
state of campus food helped bring
“food to the forefront” of Ryerson
administrators’ attention.
On top of the RSU keeping close
tabs on the Chartwells deal, Ry-
erson administration will also be
putting together a committee to
help keep track of how well the
new food services are working.
“We are looking for students
who are passionate about this is-
sue to sit on a committee that will
help monitor how Chartwells is
doing on campus,” Hanigsberg
said. “We want to make sure stu-
dent needs are heard.”
Maharj said that she will also
be involved in making sure Chart-
wells does its best to meet its com-
mitments to Ryerson’s students,
but admitted that it will require an
entire reworking of how food ser-
vices at the university work.
“Our challenge is going to be
to... really reroute and rethink the
way we’ve been operating food
services here at Ryerson,” Maharj
said. “[But] I cannot wait until...
we get to a point where good food
is going to live and breathe in a re-
ally beautiful and delicious way on
this campus.”
Chartwells was not available for
comment on this story.
Food is just going to
be a much bigger deal
on campus this year
Chartwells promises to offer students a variety of fresh food options for the upcoming school year.
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It’s easy to feel overwhelmed at Ryerson.
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Don’t let school ruin university
I know that it’s an old cliché, but as
someone who is no longer a post-
secondary student, I can honestly
say that your university years are
the best times of your life. Think
about it, you’re young, experimen-
tal and mostly ignorant to many of
life’s actual hardships.
When I frst came to university,
I was always looking two steps
ahead, scared shitless of what the
future held. Let’s face it, the job
market is looking more and more
like a desolate wasteland and
what’s the point of university if
not to get a stable job in the feld
of your choice?
While this may be the case, I
had my priorities all wrong.
Let me put it in simple terms.
Go out and do things that are stu-
pid ¬– and I mean really stupid.
Like mind-numbingly stupid. The
only thing that is expected of you
is to be somewhat safe, learn from
your many mistakes and make
sure to not repeat them. Take the
information that you’ve learned
and apply it to future scenarios.
No lecture, essay or tutorial will
ever teach you how much alcohol
is too much, but after a sleepless
night next to your toilet you’ll
quickly learn your boundaries.
While your eventual career path
is what brought you to downtown
Toronto’s little slice of paradise,
don’t let your courses overwhelm
you. At least not initially.
Go out on weeknights when you
have class at 8 a.m. the next morn-
ing, skip class to meet up with that
girl you’re really into.
Now’s your chance to get away
with murder (fguratively, not lit-
erally) without any major conse-
What your parents forgot to tell
you is that there’s no better teach-
er than regret, and in university,
regret is practically synonymous
with life experience.
Trust me, I’m a graduate.
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What you missed this summer
Sheldon Levy
Melissa Palermo
Eggy The Mascot
Academic advisor
Levy is the president and vice chan-
cellor of Ryerson. He was one of
the driving forces behind the cre-
ation of the Digital Media Zone,
a hub for entrepreneurs to build
up their ideas, and the mastermind
behind the purchase of Maple Leaf
Gardens, which was transformed
into the Mattamy Athletic Centre.
Palermo is president of the Ryerson
Students’ Union (RSU), which advo-
cates for students’ rights, organizes
events and supports many of the
student groups on campus. Some of
the RSU’s biggest campaigns are to
lower tuition and get students tran-
sit discounts.
Ryerson’s adorable, dancing and
all-around awesome mascot, Eggy,
can be spotted around campus dur-
ing frosh, Week of Welcome and at
sporting events throughout the year.
This is the person who will help you
out if you’re in a tight spot with your
schedule, grades or any academic is-
sues, so it’s a good idea to get famil-
iar with them. Same goes for getting
to know your program’s director.
People to
know at Rye
Unless you were taking summer classes, you probably weren’t spending too
much time on campus over the past few months. Here’s what’s you’ve missed
Flood hits Rye
The massive rainstorm that hit To-
ronto on July 8 during rush hour
fooded parts of downtown Toronto
causing a number of problems at
Ryerson. Thirty leaks and foods in
locations including Kerr Hall and
the Digital Media Projects Offce
(the people who do Blackboard sup-
port) were reported as students, staff
and outdoor vendors scrambled for
Rye partners with
York University
Ryerson has entered a partnership
with York University that will allow
students to take courses at the other
school and apply it towards their
degree at their home university. Ry-
erson students are allowed to take
one course at York per term and can
choose from over 40 classes.
Assault on campus
A 26-year-old Ryerson student
was stabbed seven times on Gould
Street in front of the Campus Book-
store on July 24. He was taken to
the hospital with serious but non-
life-threatening injuries.
A 23-year-old man has since been
charged with aggravated assault
and assault with a weapon in con-
nection to the attack.
Police said that the victim did
not know the attackers and that a
verbal dispute may have led to the
DMZ partners with
stock exchange
The Digital Media Zone (DMZ)
has partnered up with the Bombay
Stock Exchange Institute to create
an India-based DMZ. The project,
which has yet to be named, is aim-
ing to provide entrepreneurs in India
with support in starting their own
technology-based businesses.
Man sniffs feet
A security warning was posted
about a man crawling under tables
in the library and attempting to
touch students’ feet.
The warning says that he specif-
cally targeted “young Asian women.”
SUV strikes
Sally Horsfall
A white Cadillac Escalade SUV
crashed into Sally Horsfall Eaton
Centre on July 16.
The vehicle was traveling on Ge-
rard St. E. in the afternoon when it
swerved, hit another car and then
smashed into the north entrance of
the building.
An SUV crashed into the Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre on July 16, causing damage to the north door
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New Media fnally fnds a home
FCAD is making room inside the RCC by removing desktop computers in some classrooms
the new undergraduate program,
Professional Communication,” said
Gerd Hauck, dean of the Faculty of
Communication and Design.
“To accommodate them, we have
repurposed some of the under-uti-
lized spaces in the building, opened
up closed spaces, and redistrib-
uted faculty and staff offces,” said
The New Media program helps
students develop skills such as com-
puter programming, enabling them
to create digital art, mobile media
and interactive stories.
This will be the frst time in its his-
tory that it has a permanent home.
The email sent to journalism stu-
dents by Graduate Program Direc-
tor Joyce Smith and Undergraduate
Program Director Kamal Al-Solay-
lee stated that approximately 23
different courses would be taught in
new mobile computing rooms.
The email also opened up the pos-
sibility of a laptop becoming a jour-
nalism school requirement in the
RTA Chair Charles Falzon con-
frmed that the school of media
would be following suit, while men-
tioning that there will be some op-
tions for students without comput-
When journalism and radio-tele-
vision arts students walk back into
the far-reaching halls of the Rogers
Communication Centre this Septem-
ber, they’re going to notice one big
difference: computer-less RCC class-
In an email prompting them to
consider purchasing a “compatible
and highly portable” laptop over
the summer, journalism students
were informed that selected courses
would now be using mobile comput-
ing classrooms rather than working
with fxed computers.
This is part of an initiative that
will merge the New Media Program,
formerly housed in various loca-
tions across campus, into the RTA
School of Media starting this Sep-
“We have made changes to our
physical environment on the third
foor of the Rogers Communica-
tion Centre to accommodate more
than 200 frst-year students in the
new School of Creative Industries
and some 65 frst-year students in
“We will also ensure that fxed
computers and editing equipment
will be available especially hard-
ware needed to accommodate ad-
vanced software programs,” said
“Mobile creation is a big part
of today’s media production land-
Attached to the email was a list
of suggested options when pur-
chasing a new laptop, along with
specifc requirements when doing
Meeting all suggested require-
ments brings the cost of a laptop
upwards of $1,300. This is with-
out compulsory software students
use for assignments, such as Adobe
Suite, which costs an additional
$50 a month or approximately
$800 at full price.
For students who commute to
school each day, the idea of com-
puter-less classrooms is a strain.
“Many students also struggle
fnancially and having computers
available for use at school helps a
lot for those who don’t have lap-
tops,” said fourth-year journalism
student and former Journalism
Course Union President Avital
“I would like to not have to car-
ry my laptop around to school, espe-
cially since many journalism classes
right now take place in classes where
desktops existed,” said Borisovsky.
However, Ivor Shapiro, chair of
the School of Journalism, has said
that more than enough mobile com-
puters will be available in the mobile
computing rooms for any students
who don’t bring their own to classes.
They will also be readily available
for students to loan outside of class.
Shapiro guarantees, though the f-
nal details of the loan-out process
are still being fne-tuned, it will
be effcient and as convenient as
Hauck also sees the possibility
of a collaborative media platform
bringing together different media
arts students.
“We have made a signifcant in-
vestment in ‘opening up’ the journal-
ism space to facilitate collaboration
in a new kind of ‘super newsroom’,”
said Hauck.
Places to know
SCC: The Student Campus Cen-
tre’s front desk is where students
can buy discounted transit passes
and tickets to attractions like the
AGO, ROM, Science Centre and
movies. The building also holds the
offce of Ryerson student groups,
the RSU offce, the used bookstore
and a travel agency.
Campus Security Offce: If you
ever feel like you’re in danger or
want to report an incident, hit up
the security headquarters on 111
Bond St. It’s open 24 hours, seven
days a week.
Campus bookstore: Right on the
corner of Gould and Victoria Street,
the bookstore, for the most part,
will fulfll all your course-required
reading needs. They also sell lab kits
and other fun things like Ryerson-
branded swag.
Ryerson Medical Centre: If you’re
sick, need a check-up or want to
get tested for something, head
over to KHW 181. The centre
offers services including blood work,
psychological counselling, re-
productive health exams and
emergency contraception, condoms
and nicotine patches are avail-
able for free. Make sure to bring
your health card and OneCard.
Fees are charged for certain
tests and medical certifcates.
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8 Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013
Burnout By BookS
Can you handle this load?
You have a group presentation to-
morrow, an essay due next Tues-
day, a test coming up on Friday,
and six chapters worth of read-
ings to catch up on. Welcome to
university, a place where the text-
books are no longer free and the
amount of homework you have
is going to make you want to cry.
Making the switch from high
school to post-secondary isn’t easy
for everyone. For starters, most
professors won’t buy the whole
“my dog ate my homework” act,
so you’re going to need to come up
with a more convincing excuse for
not having your assignment done.
You’re also going to want to
brush up on your multitasking abil-
ities, seeing as all of your free time
is about to vanish before your eyes.
Read a textbook while dribbling a
basketball, write your essay dur-
ing family dinner, or sleep during
class. Maintaining balance is key.
If you’re worried about the
course load, don’t be. It’ll get eas-
ier eight months from now after
your last exam.
At times, the pressure can be a
If you’re working on writing an
essay, turning off your Wi-Fi will
prevent you from wasting time
looking at photos of kittens on
Try reading your notes out loud.
Research has shown that this
method can help your brain store
information more effectively.
AvoId YoUR bed
This one is pretty straight for-
ward. If you study in your bed,
you’ll be tempted to go to sleep.
You’re in university now. Sleep is
no longer viable.
Quick and dirty study tips
By nicole Schmidt
lot to handle. In extreme cases, it
can feel like you’re being crushed
by a giant foot (or another heavy
object). but there are ways that can
help take some of the pressure off.
“There is help and support ev-
erywhere on campus, from pro-
fessionals, academic advisors or
from upper year students. If you
need anything at all, always al-
ways ask for help,” said niyati
Shah, a former arts and contem-
porary studies academic link.
If you have questions or need
extra assistance, stalking your
professor or T.A is always a val-
id option. If you’d rather not
chance having a restraining or-
der fled against you, they also
have offce hours every week.
“Sometimes students think
making connections to profes-
sors is hard because of class sizes,
but they’re sometimes surprised
to fnd that it’s actually easy to
interact with their professors,”
said Romina Ishani, the academic
coordinator for professional com-
other resources like the learn-
ing support centre can also be
of use. They offer math assis-
tance for those of us that still
use our fngers for counting, as
well as writing help for anyone
who probably shouldn’t have
passed grade nine english class.
Resources can only go so far.
When it comes down to it, it’s
completely up to you to deter-
mine whether or not you funk
out of school after two weeks.
To some extent, failing is actu-
ally pretty easy to do. You have
to remember that in university,
there’s a heavier focus on inde-
pendent learning. This means that
there’s no longer going to be any-
one hounding you to turn in your
papers, or to yell at you to get your
ass out of bed and get to class.
So as long as you show up to
the occasional lecture and write
your assignments in english, you
should manage to survive your
frst year courses.
“There is no short cut to [a
heavy course load]. You have to
give priority to your school work,
but you still have to make time
for other things,” said Shah. “As
school begins, you’ll learn to de-
velop a strategy to balance school
time, personal time and playtime.”
What a balancing act: good luck managing assignments, extracurricular and a social life.
USe Index cARdS
by writing all of your info on in-
dex cards, you can study on the
go. Read them over on the sub-
way, in the elevator, or on the toi-
let (no one needs to know).
SeT goAlS
Figure out what you’d like to ac-
complish in a night and reward
yourself once it gets done. This
will give you some incentive.
TAke A bReAk
When jumping off a tall bridge be-
gins to sound more appealing than
reading another chapter, give your-
self a 15 minute break to help clear
your mind.
The Used Book Room.
A consignment used book store owned and operated
by students, for students.
to serve you better
Period In Effect
Cheques for the sale of
books will not be issued
Cheque Blackout
Search for books or
check your account
September 9 to 20
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SCC-B03, Student Centre Lower Level
A Service of the Ryerson Students’ Union
9 Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013
Do you like sleep? If the answer is yes,
then I’m sorry to have to be the one
to tell you this, but fnding the time to
get some decent shut-eye is about to
become a lot more diffcult.
Late nights spent slaving away at
your desk makes fnding the time to
get a healthy amount of sleep seem im-
possible. Although your intentions for
staying awake may be positive most of
the time, you might actually be doing
more harm than good.
“A lack of sleep causes you to pre-
form poorly. It’s as simple as that,”
said Richard Horner, professor of
medicine and physiology at the Univer-
sity of Toronto. “Studies have actually
shown that people who stay awake for
20 hours preform at the same cognitive
ability as those who are legally drunk.”
Poor performance can occur because
during the later hours of the evening,
the brain naturally begins shutting
down for sleep. Horner said that when
people try to work through this period,
their ability to retain and recall infor-
mation becomes ineffcient because
their regular sleep cycles are disrupted.
“The dreaming and the non-dream-
ing stages and the order in which they
normally happen promotes the effec-
tive incorporation of memory, as well
as the ability to retrieve it,” said Horn-
er. “When people start falling asleep
beyond their normal bedtimes, this dis-
tribution becomes jumbled up.”
For this reason, the best way to
study effciently is to get enough sleep
at night.
But it can be diffcult to know exact-
ly how much sleep is the right amount.
Most would agree that eight hours
sounds right, but that isn’t necessarily
true. Horner says that the amount of
sleep each person needs varies.
“To say that everyone needs eight
hours of sleep is the same as saying ev-
eryone wears a size eight shoe,” said
To judge how much sleep you
should be getting, Horner suggests that
you use your alarm clock. If it wakes
you up gently, odds are, you’re get-
ting enough sleep. If it wrenches you
awake, you should aim for a few more
hours per night.
The more sleep that you incorporate
into your schedule, the better your aca-
demic performance will be. Although
it’s usually easier to fnd time to sleep
during class than it is during the eve-
ning, shifting your priorities may help
you get in those much-needed hours at
Horner recalls a piece of advice he
was given that has helped him with
managing his sleep. He says that this
advice could be just as helpful for other
students as it has been for him.
“The advice was to stop working at
9 p.m. I followed this throughout uni-
versity and I still follow it. After nine
I do something relaxing, go to sleep,
wake up the next day, and then off I go
again,” he said.
Sleep your way to better grades
Libraries are
Contrary to popular belief, the library is
not the best place to study. Or at least,
it isn’t at Ryerson. But have no fear —
there are tons of places on and around
campus that are much better suited for
your learning needs
50 Carlton St.
Located on the third foor of the MAC, this balcony lined
with tables and lounge chairs overlooks the basketball
court. Not a lot of students think of this as a study spot,
so as long as you don’t try to read here during a game, it’s
pretty quiet.
133 Mutual St.
This former campus eatery has been converted to a lounge
area. Furnished with comfy chairs and big tables, you can
make yourself cozy and study until the early hours of the
99 gerrard St. E.
Most Ryerson students have absolutely no clue where this
building is located. For this reason, it’s always quiet. If you
head up to the sixth foor, there are tons of vacant tables.
2 Matilda St.
Tucked away on a quiet dead end street, Merchants of
green Coffee is the defnition of a hidden gem. It takes
about a half an hour to walk there from campus (or 15
minutes on the street car), but it’s worth the trip. Because
this café is off the beaten path, there are usually only a
handful of people occupying the tables. It’s quiet, it has
tons of study space and there’s free Wi-Fi. Still not quite
convinced? The baristas at Merchants make fantastic cof-
fee — and it’s all fair trade.
27 King’s College Circle
If you’re fxated on the idea of studying in a library, it’d
be in your best interest to visit one off Ryerson campus.
The University of Toronto has not one, not two, but 44
libraries. Although not all of them are Ryerson student ap-
proved, there are a few that you can get into regardless of
whether or not you go to U of T. Be sure to check out the
Hart House Library, the University College Library or the
E.J. Pratt Library.
512 queen St. W.
If the name of this venue isn’t enough to convince you to
check it out, then here are some other reasons — Reason
number one, there’s free Wi-Fi; reason two, it’s open late;
reason three, there’s a great study atmosphere; and fnally,
the best reason of all, if you get sick of drinking coffee, you
can always switch to beer.
On Campus
Off Campus
Sites to make your academic life 10x easier
PHOTO: NaTalia Balcerzak
Writing a bibliography is a pain in
the ass, but this website can help make
doing it slightly more bearable. All you
need to do is enter the resources you
used and then Bibme will take care of
the rest. It does all of the alphabetizing,
citations, and formatting for free!
Not sure if you used a word in the
proper context? Need a synonym?
An antonym? A pronunciation? Look
no further than
This website proofreads text for
the annoying errors that slip through
spell check. It analyzes writing based
on grammmar, originality, punctuation
and style. Unfortunately, the free ver-
sion only tells you if you have errors
and not how to fx them.
Instead of paying hundreds of
dollars for textbooks you’ll barely
open, you can rent them online for a
fraction of the cost at
When the thought of reading over
your notes one more time begins to
sicken you, switch up your study tac-
tics by going onto This
website allows you to create and re-
view fashcards and then quiz yourself
on the information.
Curious to see what other students
had to say about some of your pro-
fessors? Look them up here to fnd
out what’s in store for your upcoming
By Nicole Schmidt
Sleep when the sun is down, not during class.
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Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 11
12 Wednesday,Aug.21,2013
Fast food binges, energy drinks and plenty of beer can burn you out before you hit the books.
For a quick lunch in between classes,
head to theHub (basement of
Jorgensen Hall). Don’t let its less-
than-perfect reputation dissuade
you; Ryerson introduced a new food
services provider over the summer.
Admittedly, we haven’t eaten there
under the new management yet, so
we shouldn’t overstate our optimism.
Located in the Student Campus
Centre, the oakhamCafé is the
perfect place to grab a quick
and inexpensive bite in between
afternoon classes. The prices are
reasonable, its environment is cozy
and the friendly staff won’t look
at you funny when you ask if their
coffee is fair-trade.
Ryerson’s most beloved eatery,
SaladKing is a no-brainer. Portions
are large and affordable, and the
location — Yonge and Gould — is
manageable for even the laziest
students. The communal tables and
noise level may not be everyone’s
idea of a quality supper, but suck it
up — you’re part of the family now.
Start your day at the MutualStreet
Deli(Dundas and Mutual). Despite its
unassuming appearance, the location
is great and so are the prices — a full
breakfast won’t cost you more than
$10. Rumour has it some professors
have a tendency to treat their
students to a free breakfast here at
the end of the year. Encourage this.
No matter what time of day, there’s a cheap place to eat within walking distance of campus.
Here are seven questionably healthy (and one actually healthy) options to get you started
9AM 12PM 3PM 6PM
After a night out, your slightly
intoxicated self is inevitably going to
crave some grease. Walk up Yonge to
BigSlice(at Gerrard), a very literally
named pizza joint. The pizza might
have a subtle hint of cardboard
favouring and texture, but for their
prices, even that much cardboard
would probably still be a good deal.
The morning after calls for Fran’s
(Victoria and Shuter). It may not be
the most original choice, but with
your hangover, you’re probably not
up for thinking too hard anyway.
The all-day breakfast menu is a
guaranteed crowd-pleaser, and the
sooner you accept you’ll eat there
often while at Ryerson, the better.
To detox, head to urbanHerbivore,
a made-from-scratch vegan joint
in the Eaton Centre’s Urban Eatery.
Its selection of salads, sandwiches
and other whole foods should help
purge those less-than-healthy food
choices from your body. Go for a run
afterwards and your heart might
even start beating again.
If you plan on doing any cooking
for yourself during your time at
Ryerson, Metro is your go-to grocery
store. Located across from the Rogers
Communications Centre at Church
and Gould, it’s close to Ryerson’s
residences and the best place to pick
up all your basic food groups: bacon,
ramen and Kraft Dinner.
9PM 2AM 11AM 5PM
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Burnout By BooZE
The Beer Store at Yonge and Dundas is the closest and most convenient place to pick up booze, and its wide selection of brews
will ft any budget.
PHOTO: NaTalia Balcerzak
Getting your fx in
caffeine nation
Your new best friend, caffeine, might
get you through the cramming
sessions and all-nighters. But how
much is too much?
For those late-night sessions and
early morning classes, Ryerson
campus has plenty of places to
get your coffee fx — but you may
want to think twice before grab-
bing a second (or ffth) cup.
Though suitable amounts vary
from person to
person, Health
Canada recom-
mends a maximum
daily dosage of 400
mg of caffeine for
healthy adults of
average weight.
To put that in
perspective, a small
cup of Tim Hor-
tons coffee, which
is about 300 ml,
contains 100 mg
of caffeine, while a
600-ml venti Starbucks coffee has
410 mg of caffeine, exceeding the
Coffee, however, isn’t the only
beverage that can get you wired.
While soda’s caffeine content isn’t
negligible — a can of Coca-Cola
has 32 mg — energy drinks are
more likely to push you over the
A standard can of Monster En-
ergy Drink has 160 mg (and more
in its stronger varieties), while a
60 ml 5 Hour Energy bottle con-
tains half of the recommended
daily intake.
And ignoring the
limit won’t come
without side effects.
“Research has
shown that some
sensitive individu-
als experience side
effects such as in-
somnia, headaches,
irritability and
nervousness,” ac-
cording to Health
Canada, which lists
additional risks
of overconsumption as nausea,
muscle tremors, along with rises
in heart rate and blood pressure.
So while caffeine may be a nec-
essary evil during your time at Ry-
erson (if you plan on meeting due
dates), you might be wise to stick
to one cup a day.
GraPHic: SUSaNa GÓMez BÁez
Booze on a budget
Whether you’re clinging to OSAP like
it’s life support, or living the high life
at Ryerson, we break down which
alcohol outlet is right for you.
Begin your search for the cheapest
bottle of wine in existence at the LCBo
in the Atrium on Bay. If it’s not less than
$10, you’re not trying hard enough.
Even with a job, you probably still owe
someone money somehow, so take
advantage of the student debt specials
at the campus bar, the ram in the rye.
Congratulations! You have enough
money to venture off Ryerson property
(sort of). Head to Lou Dawgs’ Ryerson
location at Church and Gerrard.
At least a few of your professors go
to the Imperial Pub (Dundas, east of
Yonge) to blow off steam. This is your
best chance to get drunk with them.
Money is not a factor for you. Head to
3 Brewers (Yonge south of Dundas), a
trendy microbrewery, and buy booze
with names you can’t even pronounce.
Dirt Poor
Prof salary
High roller
15-inch laptops are cheaper than
most lightweight notebooks, but
their lack of portability will eventu-
ally break your back. Look for long
battery lives to get you through
those boring lectures.
MacBook Air
The no fuss appeal of the Air
makes it a student favourite. A
less than ten second startup time
coupled with a lightwning fast
processor means even the highest
quality videos won’t lag.
HP Pavilion g6
This 15-inch laptop is too heavy
for everyday lugging and has a
slightly dated processor. However,
it’s one of the better laptops that
you can scoop up under $500.
Sony VAIO Pro 13
Weighing only 2.4 pounds, this
13-inch laptop can compete with
any ultraportable. It’s pricier than
the MacBook Air ($1249) but it’s
extremely easy to carry around Ry-
erson’s large campus.
If you can’t live without a key-
board but still want a lightweight
device, Bluetooth and USB key-
boards and mouses can convert
your tablet without weighing you
Surface Pro
Selfes become as easy as a quick
swipe once you familiarize your-
self with the operating system.
You also have the ability to switch
to the desktop mode for a classic
Windows feel.
All iPads have access to the inf-
nite iOS app market and 10 hours
of battery life. The iPad’s crisp
retina display makes sharing fun-
ny dog videos during lectures easy.
Nexus 7
This budget-friendly tablet is
perfect for casual use and one-
handed reading. At $229, this
7-inch tablet will probably get
cheaper with the new model
comes out later this year.
Burnt out on tech? We can help!
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Burnout By tech
Sick of your old laptop?Need to blow your minimum wage on something new and shiny?
Get some fresh gadgets to hold you over and get you through the school year.

Warning: following this advice may
cause unnecessary bodily harm, at-
tract unwanted attention, and pos-
sibly scare small children.
Mastering the Toronto transit sys-
tem takes experience, discipline,
preparation, and most importantly,
a willingness to do almost anything
Since commuting is part of a daily
routine for most Ryerson students,
it’s important that each transit user
thoroughly understands how to
safely and comfortably get to their
desired destination. In order to ob-
tain this knowledge, you must read
this article very carefully.
First off, you’re going to need
supplies. You must be adequately
prepared for any possible situation
you may run into. Be equipped with
a fashlight, a fre extinguisher, gas
mask and a frst-aid kit. These basic
tools will ensure that you’re ready
to tackle power outages, fres, in-
juries, and whatever other dangers
lurk within the TTC. You should
also wear a helmet. Concussions
and other head injuries that may
result from falling cement are to be
avoided at all costs. This safety pre-
The Eyeopener’s guide to becoming the ultimate commuter
Be easier on your wallet by hook-
ing up with a student cell phone
plan. If you’re getting internet too,
plan bundles offered in September
will help you save big for the frst
few months.
iPhone 5
Another damn Apple product,
we know. Get over your Jobs hate
with help from Siri, an intelligent
vocal assistant and eight mega pix-
el camera. With almost a million
apps, you’ll never get bored.
A full HD screen makes this the
sleekest phone on our list. The four
mega pixel rear camera means pic-
ture quality will be worse than its
Samsung Galaxy S4
If selfes are your thing, it
doesn’t get any better than the S4’s
13 mega pixel camera. Unlike the
HTC One and the iPhone 5, with
the S4 you can add more storage
and remove the battery.
By nicole Schmidt
Even dogs know what you need to survive a lecture
The better way (for the dazed and troubled)
caution is in your best interest.
Aside from staying safe, the num-
ber one goal when riding the TTC
is to obtain as much personal space
as humanly possible. Although ex-
treme, the following methods are
highly effective.
Your frst option is called the in-
visible friend. It’s quite simple, real-
ly. All you have to do is turn yourself
towards the empty seat beside you
and pretend that there’s someone
sitting there. Conversation is key to
making this method work. Be sure
to really engage yourself in what-
ever you and your invisible friend
are talking about. If some brave soul
decides to interrupt and insists on
sitting down, object like your life
depends on it. Express your concern
and be sure to tell that person that
they’re sitting on your friend. If
they refuse to move, have no fear,
there’s a Plan B.
Turn towards this invasive indi-
vidual and make the most horrifying
face that your muscles are capable
of producing. Be sure to stare. If
possible, don’t blink. Hold this face
for as long as it takes. If by some
miracle the intruder is STILL there,
it’s time to take extreme measures.
The frst thing you’re going to do
is put your head on their shoulder.
Next, you’re going to make noises.
Laugh maniacally, purr, cackle, hiss,
sob, do whatever you need to do in
order to reclaim your territory.
Now that we’ve covered safety,
supplies, and maintaining personal
space, there’s only one thing left to
discuss – attire. The number one
thing you must keep in mind while
getting dressed to board the TTC
is sanitation. To stay sanitary, al-
ways wear gloves. Do you know
how many germs there are on that
handrail you touched? Lots. Surgi-
cal gloves are best, but if you don’t
own any of those, rubber dishwash-
ing gloves or mittens will also suf-
fce. If, and only if you follow these
suggestions, you’ll have no problem
surviving the TTC. May the odds be
ever in your favor.
Other important information

Subway, bus, and streetcar fare is
$3 for students. Monthy metropass-
es are $106.
Monday through Saturday, the
subway runs from 6 am – 1:30 am
Sunday, the subway runs from 9 am
– 1:30 am. Check the TTC website
or follow the TTC on twitter for de-
lays and schedules.
15 Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013
Get Carded:Your OneCard isn’t just
a reminder of how hideous you are.
Flashing student ID can snag pretty
sweet deals. Not all places advertise,
so try anywhere students frequent.
The Stag Shop
Getting laid? Frisky toys, lubes
and costumes galore. Not getting
laid? An extensive lotion selection
is calling your name. All non-re-
stricted items are 20 per cent off
for students (restricted are corded
electric items).
239 Yonge St.
Booze, rent and downtown temp-
tations make university pricier than
you probably thought it would be.
If you’re gonna be a broke ass:
Get Uncarded
If Mean Girls has taught us any-
thing, it’s that plastic will screw you
over. While setting fre to your cred-
it cards may be going too far, hav-
ing them on you at all times makes
it easy to go over budget. Carrying
cash instead will limit how much
you spend and make you physically
hand over money, which makes you
rethink some of your impulse pur-
chases. If that’s still too tempting,
going money-free on days you pack
a lunch means that not even your
stomach will get your cash fowing.
Become a thriftster
Don’t let hipsters mislead you –
there are tasteful, non-ironic fnds at
thrift stores. From clothes to furni-
ture, buying secondhand means your
minimum wage can go to more shirt-
staining and sofa-ruining booze.
Let Rye Stuff You Silly
Dorm Kids: Your meal plan isn’t
going to eat itself. Meal plans don’t
rollover to the next year, so be sure
to use it up before then.
Commuters: Sometimes Kraft
Dinner doesn’t cut it and you’ll
be hankering for something more.
Tucked upstairs in the Student
Campus Centre, the Community
Food Room is stocked weekly
with fresh fruit, vegetables,
non-perishables and necessities like
razors. Everything is free for stu-
dents but there are limits per per-
Cheap Flicks
Going to the movies may not
seem that frugal, but buying
your movie tickets from the front
desk at the SCC means that
you’ll pay $2.50 less on a regular
price ticket. You can get another
$2 knocked off if you see the
latest blockbuster at a smaller
Bulk Up
Bulk Barn and Kensington
Market’s Essence of Life offer sav-
ings on nuts, health foods, sweets
and vitamins. Compared to GNC,
Essence of Life’s health section
is considerably cheaper; a protein
powder like VegaOne is $20 less.
Talk Is Cheap (With A Student Plan)
The big tech companies will
suck you dry, but ease the blood-
letting with a discounted student
cellphone or internet plan. If you
plan on getting both, bundling
them will result in a better deal.
And don’t forget to haggle! Some-
times all it takes is saying Bell/Rog-
ers has it cheaper to get an “exclu-
sive offer.”
Read Us
Seriously. The Eyeopener holds
frequent contests with prizes like
movie premiere tickets and gift
cards. We also advertise external
contests and deals, so keep your
eyes on us throughout the year.
Cheapskating 101
Black Canary
Does drinking nutella-favoured
coffee while being surrounded by
comic books and life-sized super-
heroes sound like your kind of
study break? This cafe inside of
the Silver Snail comic book store
offers 10 per cent off, for students
as well as a points system and a
stamp card for even more savings.
329 Yonge St.
Students can get a free medium
drink if they get any sub other
than the coveted sub of the day.
150 Dundas St. W. location
Big Fat Burrito
Big Fat Burrito has free foun-
tain drinks with any purchase.
111 Dundas St. W.
Big Slice
Polish off your pub crawl with
a huge greasy pizza done cheap.
With a slice in hand, you can f-
nally enjoy your drunken walk
home. The discount’s 10 per cent
off, but employees tend not to ask
those who look young enough.
385 Yonge St.
Lou Dawg’s
For frosh week, $5 pints and
pulled beef sandwiches. There’s
10 per cent off the rest of the year
from Sunday to Wednesday.
76 Gerrard St. E.
Salad King
We Love Ryerson Happy Hour
gets you 10 per cent off on week-
days from 2-5 p.m.
340 Yonge St.
How to be the
ultimate Rams fan
As the Rams get ready to start the 2013-14 season,
The Eyeopener looks at each team’s most crucial games
Aaron Best, left, was an OUA first-team all-star last season.
Ready, set, Rams!
Check out these tips and you’ll
become the ultimate fan in no time
It’s time to fip the page on last
year and prepare for a new sea-
son of varsity sports here at Ry-
The biggest change this year is
the addition of the baseball club
offcially becoming Ryerson’s
ninth varsity team.
Last summer, head coach Ben
Rich presented his idea of a base-
ball team to Ryerson Athletics
executives, and by year’s end it
became a reality.
The baseball team will play its
frst game as a member of On-
tario University Athletics (OUA)
on Sept. 6, when they host the
Guelph Gryphons at the northern
Howard Talbot Park.
Ryerson’s soccer teams start
their new season on Aug. 31,
with the women’s team playing at
its new feld, Monarch Park Sta-
The new venue will allow both
men and women’s soccer teams to
play in one permanent feld rather
than all over the city as they have
the past few seasons.
Staying on the pitch, the men’s
soccer team will have revenge
on its mind when they face the
Carleton Ravens once again. The
Ravens eliminated the Rams in
last year’s OUA quarterfnals and
Ryerson will get the chance to
pay them back on opening night,
Sept. 1.
Moving to the hardwood,
the womens’ basketball team
will face former captains Kelcey
Wright and Angela Tilk, both of
whom have moved on from Ryer-
son in search of a master’s degree.
The Rams will see Wright on
Sept. 16 when the Western Mus-
tangs come to town, and then
meet Tilk in Ottawa on Jan. 18.
The men’s basketball team will
play a grudge match on Jan. 18
when they face the Ottawa Gee-
gees in the nation’s capital.
The Geegees eliminated the
Rams in the OUA quarterfnals
last season, costing the Rams the
opportunity to contend for the
championship on their home soil.
Moving to the ice, the men’s
hockey team will play heated ri-
val Toronto Varsity Blues on Oct.
18 at the MAC. In three games
last year, both teams earned a
combined for 56 penalties and
174 penalty minutes.
On the women’s side, the Rams
wll play expansion teams in Nip-
pising and Laurentian on Oct. 26
and 27 in northern Ontario.
Back to the hardwood, the
men’s volleyball team will duel
the Western Mustangs on Nov.
16 at home. Western ousted the
Rams in last year’s OUA quarter-
fnals in four sets.
The women’s volleyball team
will look to avenge last year’s
OUA semi-fnal loss to Ottawa
on Jan. 19 at the MAC. But in
making it to the OUA fnal four,
last year marked the team’s most
successful season to date.
In the second semester,
Ryerson’s fgure skating team will
host the OUA Championship at
the MAC from Feb. 12-13. The
team placed fourth at the event in
Kingston, Ont., this past season
and posted its highest fnish ever
with six medals.
The Rams will also compete
in four other OUA champion-
ships, including golf (at Water-
loo, Oct. 20-22), men’s fencing
(at McMaster, Feb. 1-2), women’s
fencing (at RMC, Feb. 8-9) and
badminton (at Waterloo, Mar.
Now that you’re all set with
the big dates, don’t forget that
the Ryerson Rams website simul-
casts every game, and if you miss
the game, pick up a copy of The
Eyeopener to read all about it.
Be Loud
Rams fan are known for be-
ing boisterous when it comes
to voicing their opinion in the
stands. Whether it was when they
cheered on the men’s basketball
team in last year’s OUA fnal four
or just about any time the men’s
hockey team plays in Toronto,
Rams fans love to lose their shit.
If you’re showing up, make sure
to bring a vuvuzella, or some
instrument of equal loudness, be
it a tambourine or a drum. When
the Rams score, make sure to
sing some of our favourite chants
like, “Let’s Go Rams,” “Ry-er-
son,” or “De-fense,” and if you
don’t know ‘em yet, just join in
with the rest of the fans.
Dress Well
Since blue and gold are the
offcial Rams colours, make
sure to wear as much of them as
possible. Blue jeans or a tee and
you’re already half way there!
Finding something yellow can be
harder, but a yellow towel over
your back, like a cape, works.
If you really pride yourself in
being a fan, you’ll buy offcial
Rams apparel from the Ryerson
bookstore on Gould St. You can
buy cheap toques and hats for
about $20, but if you’re feeling a
little less thrifty you can purchase
a Rams hoody for over $50. If
you’re not going to wear colours,
wear something casual. You’re
not going to a wedding, so a
polo or skirt works. And because
it’s an arena, the MAC tends to
get really cold so take a backup
sweater just in case.
Be the Geek
Did you know that Jahmal
Jones averaged 15.3 point per
game, while grabbing 77 boards
in 20 games last season? Do you
even know who Jahmal Jones is?
The ultimate fan is a statistician
geek, you’ve got to know every
single players frst name and last
name, the good players and the
bad ones. Knowing how they
take their coffee may be a bit far.
See, Rams fans are hardcore.
16 Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013
The perfect regimen
With two fully functional gyms at Ryerson, we tell you
the pros and cons of working out on campus
Let’s go clubbing!
With so many different clubs and intramurals to chose
from, we let you know which ones worth check out
So you’re thinking of working
out, eh? The choice for where to
rock the ultimate workout comes
down to the Mattamy Athletic
Centre (MAC) and the Recre-
ation and Athletic Centre (RAC).
The RAC had been the only
facility on campus for decades,
until the MAC opened its door
last year.
If you’re already on campus
and looking for a quick workout,
the RAC’s close proximity to Ry-
erson makes it a better option. It
has four dance studios, six hard-
wood gyms and a supervised ft-
ness cenre.
If you plan on swimming, tak-
ing a run on the track, or book-
ing out a room, the RAC’s your
best bet. It’s also the king of in-
tramural sports or clubs, as the
badminton club, cheerleading
team, and many others are there.
Featuring a world-renowned
facility, the MAC has an NHL-
sized hockey arena and a multi-
purpose gym, which can be
booked out for private use.
Its ftness centre is better
suited for longer, more physical
workouts given its technologi-
cally savvy machines, such as the
skate treadmill, which teaches
you how to skate.
If you’re going to watch a
Rams game anyway, it’s the ideal
place to workout, since you’re
one minute away from the rink
or court.
The MAC has just one dance
studio, has no pool, and doesn’t
have a track. But if you’re look-
ing for a pure workout, its the
closest thing to an actual gym
“More of our club programing
is at the RAC but if you want to
train, come to the MAC,” said
associate athletic director Steph-
anie White. “It really just comes
down to a feel for which facility
you like to use. The differences
are fnite.”
Both facilities are included
in your tuition fee so try to use
both of them while you’ve got
the shot.
The quad and Lake Devo are
also great places to get your
workout fx. When it’s not flled
with rain, Lake Devo is perfect
place to play soccer or skate-
board, and when it’s frozen solid,
get some friends to play a pick-
up game of hockey. The quad the
ideal place to play fag football or
ultimate frisbee.
So if you’re going hardcore,
choose the MAC but if you’re
going to be around campus, use
the RAC. Both can do the trick.
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Burnout by Rams
File Photo
Photo: : Charles Vanegas Man, above, works out at raC ftness centre.
Ryerson Athletics offers many
different intramural sports and
clubs so there’s no excuse to not
attempt to become the best athlete
Although intramurals and clubs
differ in their competitive nature,
both provide worthwhile experi-
ence depending on the time you
can afford to put in.
“Intramurals are usually 30
minutes to an hour long and hap-
pen once a week. You’re there
mostly for the fun and the recre-
ational part of it,” says Nick As-
quini, athletics and club coordina-
Conversely, he says clubs have
a higher commitment level of usu-
ally three to four total hours a
“Whereas intramurals is more
or less like a pick-up game your
friends organize, clubs are more
competitive but it’s a larger in-
vestment in terms of learning the
sport and meeting new people.”
Ryerson offers 12 intramu-
ral sports and 16 clubs, which
will start in the second week of
September and take place in the
MAC, RAC, and quad.
The clubs are divided into com-
petitive and non-competitive,
says Asquini. Clubs like baseball
and cheerleading are more com-
petitive, meaning they compete in
Ontario championships and only
eligible members can join. Other
clubs like trampoline and cricket
aren’t as competitive so that any
novice member can join without
having any prior experience.
If you’re looking to join a team,
here are some of the clubs to take
a look at:
The equestrian club is one of
Ryerson’s most renowned sports
clubs. Hopping on a horse might
just sound like a walk in the park
but it’s no breeze. Given their high
fnishing in last year’s champion-
ship, it might be harder than you
think to make the team.
The baseball club competes in
the OUA but is still regarded as
a club. Tryouts will take place in
late August so if you think you
have what it takes to swing a bat
and throw a ball, give it a shot.
The cricket team plays out of
Kerr Hall Gymnasium. This Indi-
an-Asian sport is played with high
passion but you can be of any
level to join.
The dance pack is another com-
petitive club, but you don’t have
to be a dance student to try-out. If
you want like preforming in front
of big crowds at Rams games,
learn the moves and you’ll be the
main attraction at half-time.
The kendo club is one of four
mixed martial arts clubs. The goal
of the game is to whack your op-
ponent with the shinai (a bamboo
stick) in four main areas, while
exerting as much force as you
can. All four martial arts clubs are
instructed by black-belt leveled
coaches so the knowledge gained
is invaluable.
The golf club is great for those
that like relax and hit the ball on
a nice day at the greens. Anybody
can join this club.
the kendo club in action.
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