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The Peak is the independent student newspaper at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, a suburb of Vancouver. It was founded in 1965 shortly after the university was established through the merger of the Tartan and the SF View, and became a fully autonomous student newspaper in 1995. The Peak is published by the Peak Publications Society and funded by student fees and advertising. The print edition is ISSN 1710-0674, while the online edition is ISSN 1710-0682. The newspaper is a member of Canadian University Press.
The Peak is run by a collective of interested students, and has no editor-in-chief. Rather, it has a group of elected section editors who run the paper on a day-to-day basis and a number of volunteer contributors, often called Peakies.
The Peak has been online since 1994, when contributor and communication student Gordon Ross created a website for the newspaper, complete with archiving, as a class project.
Notable Peak alumni include well-known author and interviewing expert John Sawatsky, who was editor of the newspaper in the early 1970s.
The Peak is a weekly newspaper with a press run of 10,000 copies and is distributed throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Thirteen issues are published each semester for a total of 39 per year.
- The Peak
- Press Gangs, by Rick McGrath
- Long Live the Peak Trailers, by Mat X
- Canadian University Press
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