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A roundup of some of the shadier — and just plain odd — things that happen around Ryerson’s downtown campus.

Maybe this will bring students to the Ram in the Rye: Security was called three times to the pub on Jan. 14 to take care of who we deem ‘the bottle man.’ On the first visit, security broke up a “shoving match.” The second time the man was threatening that he had a weapon, later producing a broken bottle. On his third attempt back he threatened to shoot people. Police arrested the man for uttering threats. If the cheap beer doesn’t get students to come maybe a bulletproof vest will. Nothing says party like a “shock to the heart.” (Cue Bon Jovi)

A racist anti-Chinese poster was found on a campus pole near the bookstore. The poster was soon covered up and removed by security. The poster should check out the RSU equity campaign on campus.

A female security officer walked in to find a highly intoxicated male in the woman’s washroom of Jorgenson Hall. He asked her what she was doing in the male’s washroom. After she clarified what was going on, the man left.

Think your stuff is safe while you’re working out in the RAC? Even using a lock and stashing a wallet in a jeans pocket didn’t stop this thief. The thief pulled backed the corner of the metal locker, taking both the jeans and the wallet. Too bad the student didn’t work out in the nude.

At 2:45 a.m. on Jan. 16, security was called to residence to break up a fight between two 18-year-old male guests. Toronto police were called to the scene but no arrests were made. One male was treated for minor medical injuries. Turns out the fight was over the last slice of pizza. We now truly know the meaning of ‘sausage fest.’

Security caught 15 students playing hockey in one of the kitchens in the Victoria building. The students denied they were playing. In true James Bond style they hid their pucks and sticks in the corner of the open room. If you’re that stealth, the Eyeopener masthead officially challenges you to a match – 2:30 a.m. in Kerr Hall- or maybe just the night we become most intoxicated.

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— Rebecca Burton

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