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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

We need to talk: period

I'm sure we all have hazy memories of sitting in our sixth-grade biology class, starting the chapter that we'd all been sheepishly looking forward...

Mike de Jong acted in the clear on the foreign-buyers tax

By: Mark Westwood If all goes as planned, finance minister Mike de Jong will be out of office by the end of the month. But...

What the NDP and Green parties could have in store for BC

By: Sarvin Samei On May 29, NDP leader John Horgan and Green Party leader Andrew Weaver shocked the province by announcing a joint partnership and...

Tim Hortons’ possible closure deserves more student input

As you might’ve heard, SFU’s sparking a hardcore internal makeover of its available set of eateries. This includes potentially canning the Burnaby campus Tim...

Animal research and torture are not the same thing

By: Lyz Boyd, Peak Contributor When you hear “animal experimentation,” are you conjuring images of sad animals suffering unspeakable horrors? Are they locked in tiny...

TSSU motion is discriminatory and a threat to academic freedom

By: Rachel Altman, SFU Professor During the week of May 15–19, the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) will vote on whether to amend their bylaws...

The food and beverage closures show why you need to watch what you’re funding

Before I started writing for The Peak, I admittedly paid very little attention to student politics. When I voted for my preferred Simon Fraser...

Suicide prevention means more than a net under a bridge

There’s a big gap between the amount of time/money/effort we wish organizations poured into mental health resources and initiatives, and the amount they actually...

Don’t use age as an excuse to dismiss me

Last week, I was sitting in a French class outside of school. I was by far the youngest in the seven-person group: I stood...

Dog meat: a matter of cultural dissonance, not cruelty

Dog videos make their way around Facebook faster than you can say ‘inspiration porn.’ One more serious story I’ve seen recently is the tale...