Valeria Ryrak

Valeria Ryrak
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Defining the current wave of feminism

Given the recent news of the threat against U of T feminists, after which several classes had to be cancelled as a precaution, I’ve...

Women are from the same planet

In this last installment of the feminism series, I want to continue looking at what others have to say about the topic. One other...

Pop culture welcomes feminism

I was never as excited about TV as I was when I first saw the HBO pilot of Girls. At that time I didn’t...

The cultural worship of marriage

I’m sure many members of all genders would be quick to pointedly ask: why do we still need feminism? What are women lacking anyway?...

Placing third-wave feminism

To be honest, I can’t recall how it began—the sensation that something was changing in our culture.The feeling could have been inspired by any...
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The secret life of student parents

These past few weeks have been a revelation. I was able to research a cohort of UTM students whose presence was unknown to me:...

On constructive satire and the Prophet

The Prophet is crying, and it isn’t hard to see why. Seventeen people killed in his name—the Kouachi brothers yelled, “We have avenged the...

After graduation: service trip to Pakistan

It’s the start of the year, but soon it’ll be that time again, people, when the question of what to do with your future...

Six months on, religious grounds for discrimination are still invalid

Dear Editor-in-Chief, I was browsing through the pages of The Toronto Star a few weeks ago when I came across an obituary for the late...

Seeking literary satisfaction in multiple media

I don’t exactly remember how I came across Daniel Karasik; I may have been reading The Star, where an article about him winning the...

University stresses are not so very unlike adult stresses

Dear Editor, I was intrigued by the large amount of coverage of student mental health last week. But I want to raise matters that I...

Don’t miss out on Sync-Afrique

Wakati translates to “time” in Swahili, and for this year’s Sync-Afrique extravaganza, the Erindale Campus African Students Association promised to take us on a...
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