Loincloths & Groaners

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

On March 21, a male student was walking on Gerrard Street East, just outside of 40 Gerrard. A group of males walking in the opposite direction walked past him, then grabbed his pizza and threw it to the ground. Why are you reporting this? Do you have no work to do? Big Slice is cheap, you can get another one.

At 1:45 a.m. in the morning at ILLC (International Living Learning Centre) a noise complaint was reported. Security arrived to find an alarm clock going off in an empty room. If you’re in someone else’s room, at least do your floormates a favour and turn the alarm off.

Security came across a number of items left behind in a back alley on campus. The collection was a syringe, men’s underwear and a bird cage. We challenge whoever found these items together to make a short play involving all three.

A male was walking on Bond Street on March 24 with a giant piece of tape over his mouth in an ‘x’ shape. He appeared to be trying to startle people by going close up to their face. By the time security arrived the man was gone. Hear no, see no, speak no…crazy?

At 1 a.m. on March 25, a group of three males tipped over a vending machine in the engineering building. The group quickly ran away after the incident. Reports indicate nothing was stolen out of the machine. We wish we had the brawn to tip over something that massive. This means we should probably work out more, since we pay for RAC memberships and aren’t getting refunds any time soon.

A female student was reported causing a disturbance in class in Kerr Hall East. When security came, she was flipping desks over and yelling. She was sent to the student conduct office after the incident. This violence can probably be attributed to the fact that it was Friday.

Security found another collection of strange items on March 26. This time it was a microwave, a scarf and a burnt food wrapper in the Victoria building. The play challenge still stands.

A student was taken to hospital this week after getting hit in the chest with a stage prop. Talk about live theatre.

If you strolled around campus during Earth Hour, you would have encountered what looked like a new Skittles dance party —AHEM— we mean the Image Arts building. All the lights were in full glow at 8:30 p.m. Nice one, Ryerson.

—The Eyeopener news team

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