Even though the school year has started I’m still planning to write as many articles as I can throughout the year, so bear with me.
Some articles I plan to have up by the end of next week;
– Fall 2012 style trends
– Review on Hollerado at Mississauga Celebration Center, Friday September 7th 2012
– Recipe for peanut butter and jam cookies
– A dummies guide to what is happening/has happened to Rob Ford
Thanks for reading!
– Anna Chorazyczewski
I have decided to make small updates on how my time at Ryerson is going to be throughout the years, hopefully this will be a daily/weekly update.
So I was lurking in the RSU building after my first class ever, Culture of News 120, freaking out because through Facebook and littlemonsters.com, Lady Gaga has announced dates for her North American leg of her Born This Way Ball.
That was probably the most exciting part of my day, but here is how my first class went.
My prof reminds me a lot of my high school English teacher (I then wrote a thankful email to my former English teacher) so I wasn’t exactly phased by her.
I’m happy to say I have survived the hazing of Cathy (for now)! She’s very straightforward- no beating around the bush- and I love that about her! I’m pleased to say that I look forward to JRN 120.
On Thursday I had a class that I’m not too keen on, JRN 199. Not such a surprise though, grammar isn’t exactly known for being liked. Hopefully my time spent reading grammar books during summer vacation will pay off during next weeks test! Fingers crossed!
I unfortunetly have come down with the flu and a sore throat. Despite that, I should be back on my feet this week and posting articles and reviews as promised!
I’ve written an opinion feature article for a class at school, I’ll be posting that. As well as the Lana Del Rey debut album review!
Lots of love (and unlike me, I hope everyone is healthy!),
The year 2012 hasn’t started on the right foot for internet users, or more specifically internet enthusiasts. On October 26th of 2011, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) was presented to the White House, a bill introduced by Lamar S. Smith to expand the American government’s ability to control online trafficking, specifically copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods. Quite recently, a Canadian bill has been put up for consideration, similar to SOPA. In short, Bill-C-11 would restrict not only the internet, like SOPA, but ban the use of PVR’s, ripping CD’s to your iPod and for anyone who has had an encounter of being accused of internet piracy, their Internet Service Provider would be forced to terminate their internet access. If Bill-C-11 goes through, this could result in the shutting down of numerous companies and putting many jobs in danger. For many, especially the youth of this generation, this internet is a place of sanctuary, escape and most of all communication. Passing Bill-C-11 would virtually be taking someone’s identity and life away. Think about all of the social networking done, how often people use Facebook to communicate to family and friends. Is this what the Mayans meant by the end of the world? Because so far, 2012 seems to be the year the internet may potentially come to an end.
I’m going to be uploading a few articles that I happen to have written over the past few months.
Another update, today I bought the newly released albumn “Born to Die” by Lana Del Rey.
So be expecting some music reviews and other news pertaining towards the GTA!
On October 5th, 2011, Hollerado played their sold-out show at the Opera House Theatre in downtown Toronto. Hollerado are known for their breakthrough song, “Juliette” off their debut album “Record in a Bag”. For long-time fans, it was incredible to have this indie band from small town Manotick, Ontario to have bands open for them instead of vice versa. A breath of fresh air is exactly how one would describe this indie-rock quartet. These Ontario natives had two opening bands for their show, Wildlife and The Pack A.D. Wildlife really warmed up the crowd with their synth-pop tunes as well as joking around with the crowd. Their front-man, Dean Povinsky, was the one playing up the crowd with this sense of humour & hilarious stories. The second opening act was the chick-duo from Vancouver, The Pack A.D. Even though they rocked out hard & played their smash hit single, “Sirens”, they didn’t interact with the crowd as much as Wildlife and were forgotten once Hollerado made way to the stage. Opening with their song “Holleradoland”, they got the audience swaying and singing along. When the lead singer & guitarist, Menno Versteeg, started to sing the lyrics to another fan favourite, “Fake Drugs” the crowd went absolutely wild, joining in during the chorus. Hollerado really did impress everyone who was at the show. The interaction with the fans was to say the least phenomenal; during the show their crew threw thousands of glow sticks and hundreds of glowing beach balls and blew up confetti cannons into the audience. Funny childhood stories and sarcastic remarks on behalf of mayor Rob Ford told by lead singer, Menno where definitely remembered. Closing their show with a cover of Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls”, the show was a blast (the confetti cannons sure did help) and the live music was definitely no disappointment.
Hollerado continued on their North American “Meet the Mayor” tour to their final city in Waterloo after their Toronto performance. They have recently released a new music video for their single “Good Day at the Races”.
For more news on Hollerado, check out their website at hollerado.com.
Check out The Pack A.D at thepackad.com and Wildlife at wildlife.ca