Your exes as bad country songs

The one who got away (probably for a good reason) “Achy Breaky Heart” – Billy Ray Cyrus The song says it all. “Don’t tell my heart/My achy breaky heart” that we’ve broken up because “I just don’t think he’d understand.” You let this one go, and while you might still think they’re your first love, […]

Album Reviews

Sick Scenes – Los Campesinos! The UK band, Los Campesinos! (LC!) — advertised as “your ex-girlfriend’s favorite band” — return to the alternative indie-rock scene with their sixth album, Sick Scenes. Sick Scenes is about battling mental health issues, relationships, and the uncertainty and anxiety of ascending past emerging adulthood. In LC! fashion, it’s filled […]

Getting to know the communi-tea

Let me preface this by saying that, all things considered, the third annual Vancouver Tea Festival was an educational, and fun time. With a packed schedule of tea tastings, a companion schedule for workshops that educated the average festival-goer on the tea-making process, and the differences in plants and regions, I can confidently say that […]

URP’s production of Rent hit all the right notes

The 20th anniversary production of Rent by URP wrapped its last show on November 20, and I’m not alone in wishing it would stick around for longer. I already wish I could see it again. Upon entering the theatre, the stage was set elaborately, shifting from brick walls, to dingy apartment, to poster-covered walls on […]

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY

Follow The Peak on Spotify to stay up to date on New Music Friday. “I Feel it Coming” – The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk Jessica Whitesel: The Weeknd is talented, Daft Punk is talented, but when you put the two together you get something that is not greater than the sum of its parts. “Starboy” […]

Rent’s 20th anniversary is here

Is Broadway a little too far and a little too expensive for you? Were you even born when Rent hit the musical scene 20 years ago? Never fear, fans of musical theatre: URP (formerly Uncle Randy Productions) has got you covered. For one week, November 15–20, URP has assembled what director Richard Berg called, “One […]

Birth Control: The good, the bad, and the hormonal

What is birth control? The most commonly discussed form of birth control is the male condom. Male condoms are a thin sheath of material, typically latex, that slides over the penis to prevent sperm from reaching the vagina. Close behind in popularity is the Pill. The Pill is a small maleate tablet which contains hormones […]

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