If you’ve read any of the three campus newspapers, you already know that Ryerson has a Quidditch team. But the Eyeopener, both amazed and bemused by this story, decided to go one step further and challenge the team to a match of epic proportions. It would be a classic case of the amateurs versus the veterans. It would also be a way to get us out of the office for something other than free food and parties.
The Urban Hip-Hop Union at Ryerson strives to prove that hip-hop not only a lifestyle, but a culture. They definitely made a believer out of first-year journalism student Christina Dun, who let the Eyeopener get a sneak peak into the world of UHHU by allowing us to document her audition for UHHU’s very selective dance team. If selected, Christina would go on to compete at the Ontario University Competition for Hip-Hop with the rest of the team.
There’s a tradition we have here at the Eyeopener: every year the sports editor tries out for a bunch of teams to get to know the players and coaches. But more importantly, they make a complete and utter fool of themselves and put it into print.
Sports Editor Rob Moysey tried out for Ryerson’s dance team, The Dance Pak. Believe it or not, Rob has never danced before…
Canadian hip hop musician Shad performed on Friday during the Ryerson Students’ Union parade and picnic. A graduate of Wilfred Laurier University, Shad recorded his first album in his last year of studies and recently was nominated for the Polaris music prize. His latest album, TSOL, has spawned numerous hits including Rose Garden and Ya I get it. The Eyeopener’s community editor Allyssia Alleyne caught up with Shad before he went on stage. Check out the video below.
Inspired by the Harry Potter books, Muggle Quidditch is a sport that is growing all across the globe and especially in university sports. A cross between manhunt, dodge ball and basketball, Muggle Quidditch is an extremely physically demanding sport that requires some athleticism to play. Perhaps surprisingly, it is a contact co-ed sport with full body tackles. If you are interested in joining Ryerson’s team, practices are every Sunday from 4-6 p.m. in the quad and everyone is welcome to come out and play.