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16 January 2010 @ 05:55 pm
 Hello all,

So I am slightly concerned about my application to Ryerson Journalism. I am a student in the Quebec CEGEP system and therefore in "grade 13". I am nervous because I am in a college setting and therefore am graded much more strictly than in the high school system. I am also in an honours Liberal Arts program. I am curious as to whether or not Ryerson recognizes that I am "a year ahead" and am coming from this honours program when considering my grades (still mid 80s). 

I just sent in my non-academic requirements today, and I am so nervous. Ryerson Journalism has been my dream since I was a little girl and I do not think I will be able to sit tight until May to find out!

Anyways, if anyone has any information on Quebec students applying to Ryerson Journalism, let me know!

01 September 2009 @ 02:51 am

I'm really hoping that this community is fairly active...or that its Watchers are willing to take a look at this.

So I am going into my first year at Queen's University, hoping to do a double major in Psychology (as a Science) and English. I want to apply to Ryerson for a Masters in Journalism later on.

Is my undergrad alright for it? I mean, once I get there, I do plan on participating in writing, editing and publishing the school paper, so I guess I have something to submit for clippings etc.


Thanks for your help!
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19 May 2009 @ 08:17 pm

Hello everyone,

I'm not exactly sure how active this community is, so I hope at least somebody reads this! I'm currently in grade ten, and I'm very determined to get into Ryerson's journalism course. However, I'm uncertain about which courses to take in grade eleven.. I'm completely stressed out because I don't know what they are looking for - only english relate subjects, or sciences as well? I hadn't thought of this when I chose my courses, so as of now I'm taking: Yearbook, Media Studies, French, Print/Broadcasting Tech, AP American History, English and math. I didn't take any sciences, and I'm worried that it's going to affect my chances of getting in.

If anyone could help me with this, I'd REALLY appreciate it. I've had several visits to the guidance office - no luck there, and even a tour at Ryerson. But I still don't feel comfortable. I'd just like to know if the courses I took are okay, and if not which should I switch into (if I have the chance.)

Thank you!

28 January 2009 @ 06:09 pm
Hey, guys. A bunch of you lot talk about how you got accepted with unpublished works or with very few published.

My question is: what exactly does 'unpublished works' include? Specific examples would be awesome!
I'm crazy nervous for applying in 2010 because my school doesn't offer any opportunities to get anything published. Actually, while we're on the subject, would you guys please recommend ways to get stuff published outside of school?
15 May 2008 @ 09:41 pm

I just found out that I'm on the wait list for the journalism program. That makes me really sad...because i HATE waiting. Did anybody get in after being on the waiting list? How long did it take? When can I give up all hope? This is even harder than being rejected. So any positive stories about the waiting list would be very helpful. Thanks!

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22 November 2007 @ 11:04 pm
I'm so sick of this nonsense. I'd like to share with you a small article from today's edition of my town's paper of record, The Enterprise Bulletin. The article appears unsourced, with no byline, accompanied by a stock photo of 3 different models of i-pods:

Gifts for teens!

Teens can't escape them; teens are crazy about them; teens need them to live; without them, life has no purpose... It is fair to say that electronic gadgets are among the most popular gifts to teenagers, both girls and boys. If it hasn't happened already, you can be sure that your teenager will be asking Santa for a cell phone this year! As far as you're concerned, you will be happy to be able to stay in contact and reassured to know that, when needed, he or she can contact you at any time.

Among electronic gifts reigns the MP3 player, continually more advanced, more powerful and always smaller! A wide selection of models is available in surprising shapes and original colours, from a shiny lipstick case to a glittering matchbook. The selection criteria that will satisfy the most discriminating teens style, memory card capacity, downloading speed, weight, and size.

Your teen already has a cell phone and a MP3, as well as a good sound system to listen to his or her favourite music, preferably slam or rap! How would you like not having to put up with the loud music especially at night? You can offer wireless headphones equipped with a distance transmitter that can be connected to the computer, television, or sound system. Your teen is guaranteed hours of fun!"

I've never seen better, more blatant proof of Chomsky and Herman's propaganda model at work. The Enterprise Bulletin exists not to sell newspapers to citizens, but to sell markets to advertisers. And they're apparently not above using fnord-laden ill-written anti-journalistic smegma to ferment the sort of gadget-buying nightmare consumer advertisers want among the population they act like a fifth estate for. Shame.

12 November 2007 @ 01:16 am
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Oakvale Avenue (near Donlands & Danforth)

Subletter wanted from now until August 2008.

Duplex off of Greektown, at the Donlands subway stop but is also accessable from Greenwood and the 31 South bus.

There are three of us; I am in journalism and my two roomates are in film and fashion. We're all in second year at Ryerson.

The room available is a basement bedroom. It is painted yellow, but we have paint (it's required colour.. tannish) but would have to pay for it.

All furniture available for $100:
bed, bed frame, desk, bookcase, dresser, smaller bookcase, and shoe rack. If you want most but not some or some and not most, we can figure something out.

The house is within walking distance of many grocery stores, a fire station, a small park, Shoppers, Starbucks, LCBO and Beer Store, and much more.

We're mainly looking for a female university student around our age, but we're open to others. We hope to find someone who is clean, fairly quiet, and responsible. No pets, no smokers.

All utilities are included, but must help pay for TV, phone, and internet (Rogers).
25 September 2007 @ 09:58 pm

This community seems to have kind of died, so i've decided to both join it and revive it. I'm currently a grade 12 student, and Ryerson for the journalism program is the only place I really want to go. I don't even have a second choice yet. I've been attempting to start a newspaper at my school, but my new principal is extremely cheap, so we'll see how that goes, i have a meeting with her next week. I was wondering, what do you think it takes, in your opinion to get into the journalism program at Ryerson? I have an 88 average so far, and i think i can get it to a 90. In addition to attempting to start the paper (which i really hope works out), I also write for the yearbook, and do a lot of writing on my own time. I'm also part of the literary organiztion at my school, which so far hasn't done much, but we have plans. So there's my story, and any advice for someone who really really really wants to go to Ryerson for journalism, and don't know what else they'd do (me) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, and i really hope this community doesn't die again.

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13 April 2007 @ 07:15 am
Hello ladies and gentlemen of the Ryerson journalism program.

I'm a grade twelve student from Victoria BC where I write a weekly column for the Times Colonist. After much neurotic writhing and squirming all winter, I finally got my acceptance letter last week for admission to RU's Bachelor of Journalism program for Fall 2007. I thought I would pop by and see if LiveJournal had a Ryerson group...so here I am. Any advice anyone can give me as a newbie?

And while I'm here, when do course catalogues come out? Is that part of what will come in my July admissions package? I was talking to Dawn about student health and dental coverage and she said that I'll get a bunch of information in July as part of my "admissions package".

Great to be here. Hopefully I'll see some of you in person later this year.

Take care,

11 April 2007 @ 01:33 am
While I believe the dialectic concept of eternal struggle for darwinian dominance is not really applicable in the dominion of state philosophy where Marx employed it, it is nonetheless a grand description of the relationship between man and machine. Machines use man to their own ends, and all machines evolve from tools of war. Machines are phallic, yin, antipathetic; also divine, in the capacity for their function enabling existence & their constant evolution gestating in the minds of men yet unborn. They are a holographic parasitic non-carbon-based intelligence, an infection of our own fallen consciousness, feeding its base desires. More cars, faster jets, bigger burgers and murderier bombs.