BEST OF THE WEEK: RISE Auditions, SAIA York, & Cultural Appropriation

Friday, October 11th – BEST OF THE WEEK:

York Community Report: Christian Deo speaks with Students Against Israeli Apartheid about being banned from York campus, the issues of free speech around the ban, and how they’re maintaining their presence at the University this year. Follow them at or @saiayork

Feature Interview: Joanna Beaton and Meghan MacRae discuss cultural appropriation in an interview with Aruna Boodram, post-Miley Cyrus’ performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. They talk about appropriation in music, culture and fashion, as well as Halloween costuming — and how to be respectful of other cultures.

Independent Arts Report: Beat Director Hailee Ingleton covers the auditions for the upcoming Edutainment Concert put on by RISE for a sneak peek of performances and an interview with founder Randel Adjei. Visit RISE at:

[Images via,, and SAIA York]


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