Zak Vescera

Zak Vescera

Web News Editor Zak started at The Ubyssey in August 2017 after he interviewed a prominent local artist and a neo-Nazi in the same week. His work at the paper has been disrupting his sleep schedule since. He's interested in student government, labour contracts, drug policy, and anything else that distracts him from the void. When he's not in the office, he moonlights as a student in the dual degree between Sciences Po and UBC studying International Relations and French. For UBC news, general tomfoolery, and to send him a tip, find Zak on Twitter: https://twitter.com/zakvescera

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The typical Thunderbird doesn’t fly to Hastings-Sunrise very often. In the northeast corner of Vancouver, it’s as far from campus as you can get (without stepping on SFU turf). Luckily “as far as you can get” in Vancouver is about an-hour bus ride, and while Hastings-Sunrise is primarily residential, this relaxed corner of town is well worth the visit.

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