SPOOF: The Mascot of the Year

It’s midday on Burnaby Mountain and the air is thin and frosty. With the exam period over and the new semester still weeks away, few of the university’s nearly 30,000 students remain on campus, with most students in residence having gone home for the holidays. The quiet is only broken by the occasional howls and […]

There’s no doubt that 2016 was a frustrating year, but with the beautiful world of The Witness, the puzzle-based game proved to be the best kind of frustrating.

The best video games of 2016

By all measures, 2016 was a good year for gamers. Much as I would’ve liked to try them all, I didn’t get around to some of my most anticipated games — still, I was able to try out some of the year’s best and brightest, all of which stick out in my memory for one […]


The biggest beefs in rap history

Kool Moe Dee vs. Busy Bee (1981) The beef that started it all. Less a genuine rivalry and more a spontaneous rap battle, it started when rapper Busy Bee Starski shot a diss at fellow rapper Kool Moe Dee during a live set at the Harlem World club. Dee, one of the all-time rap legends, […]


Drake vs. Kid Cudi

Drake should win the beef You were the man on the moon Now you just go through your phases Life of the angry and famous Still never been on hiatus You stay xann’d and perk’d up So when reality set in, you don’t gotta face it “Two Birds One Stone” – Drake When I first […]


The Peak is hiring for the spring semester!

Don’t give away your shot: The Peak is hiring for the spring semester. Applicants should send in a resume as well as a brief cover letter. Sample work relevant to the position(s) applied for is highly encouraged. The Peak‘s hiring board is looking for the best and brightest SFU students to help report on stories that are of interest to […]


Halloween is not an excuse to be a jackass

“Since 1983, at Spirit Halloween, we have offered a wide and balanced range of Halloween costumes that are inspired by, celebrate, and appreciate numerous cultures.” This is the pithy excuse of a costume supplier defending its shittiest creations, including indigenous princess “Queen of the Tribe,” Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover, a Day of the Dead […]


New Music Friday

Follow The Peak on Spotify to stay up to date on New Music Friday. “Brightside” – Icona Pop Courtney Miller: This is like ridiculously happy and optimistic and my dark, dark soul automatically pulls away from such sunshine. However, I do enjoy the lyrics and the drive behind trying to cheer someone up. It’s also […]



Sirens by Nicolas Jaar Nicolas Jaar’s second LP, Sirens, does not break new ground with his stark, bass-heavy style. Instead, he incorporates all his previous efforts to create his most cohesive yet challenging record to date. This album moves fluidly through instrumentation, genre, and even language. Take a track like “The Governor,” which combines a […]



We Are the Halluci Nation by A Tribe Called Red – Max James Hill A Tribe Called Red is impossible to ignore. Having steadily gained popularity since its inception in 2007, the band’s latest is its best yet: a visceral and endlessly inventive mix of hip-hop, electronica, and traditional First Nations singing and drumming. But […]



Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Max James Hill Even for a Nick Cave album, Skeleton Tree is dark. Partially recorded after the tragic death of Cave’s son, the album is an unfettered glimpse into the singer’s grief and turmoil. But it’s also as beautifully realized and hauntingly poetic as any […]

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