Zak Vescera

Since Canada Day on July 1, over 7,000 migrants have claimed asylum in Quebec alone — many of them Haitians who fear their status of “temporary protection” in the US will soon come to an end.

Adi Pick, a fourth-year international relations student, is one of 19 candidates running to replace the nine Vancouver School Board trustees who were fired last year. Along with being an independent candidate, she is also by far the youngest contender.

UBC is a cage, and not just for the Thunderbirds. After a couple months the campus feels like how Buchanan Tower looks; plain, imposing, and vaguely Stalinist.

In 1987, a student walked into CITR with a nifty idea for a broadcast; 24 uninterrupted hours of tapes about the assassination of President John. F. Kennedy. 30 years later, Nardwuar the Human Serviette is CiTR’s most recognizable personality, a local celebrity, and one of the world’s most prominent music journalists.

Previously exclusive to international students, Jump Start is a week-long academic and social orientation session designed to immerse incoming students to UBC’s social and academic life. It now includes domestic students entering Sauder and LFS.

East Van is synonymous with the city’s alternative art scene, the struggle of immigrant communities and the strength of a community historically burdened by poverty. Today, East Van is cooler than ever.

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