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SFU vs. UBC: the decades-old rivalry lives on today

An ongoing, light-hearted feud between my grandfather and I is whose alma mater is better. When I bought him an SFU T-shirt for Christmas, I was pleasantly surprised he didn’t burn it. I was also surprised that when I asked him where this rivalry came from, he wasn’t able to tell me. Despite not knowing […]

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A campus guide to the best and worst coffee

Coffee keeps students running, and students need to know where they can go to get some midnight fuel to help them make it through the day. This is your guide to coffee options on campus. See something missing? Tweet us @PeakSFU to tell us what your favourite coffee on campus is! What are the coffee […]

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Q&A with SFU alumnus and digital cupid, Justin Long

If you’re still swiping left and right on Tinder, looking for a special someone to see this Valentine’s day, have no fear. SFU alumnus Justin Long has developed the artificial intelligence (AI) to help you find your dream partner. Having been consistently identified as one of the leading cities for the technology and innovation, Vancouver […]

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The Canada 150 and colonial legacies: views from the university

As Canada prepares to celebrate its sesquicentennial year, it seems that the fervor of national pride has also reached the university. Simon Fraser University has put forth a number of specially curated courses and invited the community to experience Canada 150 from its campuses. We are often told that Canada has much to celebrate. A […]

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Living wireless: the last day in a week from hell

This is the seventh and final post in a week-long web series that documents Preethi’s day-to-day experiences while forgoing a relationship with her cellphone. On my last day of my challenge, I learnt that birds observe us as much as we observe them. This isn’t as random as you think and has been the best […]

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Living wireless: confessions of a phone-oholic

This is the sixth post in a week-long web series that documents Preethi’s day-to-day experiences while forgoing a relationship with her cellphone. Check back daily for the next article. I fell asleep the night before thinking about using my phone. So, it was only natural that I dreamt about it as well. I’m a lucid […]

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Living wireless: Day five has gone from not fun to just sad

This is the fifth post in a week-long web series that documents Preethi’s day-to-day experiences while forgoing a relationship with her cellphone. Check back daily for the next article. In Hindi, five is called “paanch,” and I’m ready to paa(u)nch someone in the face this Monday. I didn’t sleep very well the previous night and […]

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Living wireless: Day four? Has it really only been four days?!

This is the fourth post in a week-long web series that documents Preethi’s day-to-day experiences while forgoing a relationship with her cellphone. Check back daily for the next article. Sunday was unpleasant. I had a lot of things to get done, but procrastination reigned supreme. My left leg hung loosely off the side of my […]

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