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Aaron Yeung

Aaron is a writer and editorial intern who currently attends the University of British Columbia and hopes to one day graduate. He enjoys frequenting concerts, adventuring through the nooks and crannies of the city, and betting hats on foosball games.

Live at Squamish eclectic and folk-inclusive

Live at Squamish, a three-day event hosted from August 24-26, was a superb combination of two great elements: music and the outdoors. This year's festival procured a distinctly Canadian line-up with...

BC Day long weekend offers excellent opportunity to visit local provincial parks

With an upcoming sun-kissed weekend reaching highs of 30 degrees, it's a perfect time to spend the BC Day long-weekend outdoors. Whether hiking, camping, or having a family picnic, there are...

"Gooks of Hazzard" t-shirt draws sharp criticism from Asian American group

Baker Skateboards' T-shirt parody of The Dukes of Hazzard has angered the Asian American Justice Center for its use of the word "gooks" in a shirt design featuring pro skater Don 'The Nuge' Nguyen (...

How much 2012 Olympic medalists earn for winning

Ever wondered how much Olympic athletes get paid for winning medals? The numbers may surprise you.

Top 10 strangest Olympic mascots

Olympic mascots are meant to represent the cultural heritage of the host city. It's to embody the virtues of the games, and to characterize the event. They are the spokespeople of the world's largest...

Oh, kitty: the Vancouver Observer readers' cute cats

Welcome to our first edition of Cute Cats Pics. Send us photos of your cute feline friends and we'll give them the online exposure and attention they deserve. Meow! Here we go... Cutey #1: Toby -...

The big beauty we share with our non human pals

Take a look at Vancouver and her creatures captured through the cameras of our talented VO Photo Pool members.

Slayage Conference at UBC July 12-15: Joss Whedon fans rejoice

Remember Buffy and Angel? Love The Astonishing X-Men? Here's your chance to mingle with other fans of creator Joss Wheldon, the mind behind the shows.

Vancouver 2011 Stanley Cup riots: a retrospective

One year ago, the Vancouver riot tore the downtown core apart. Here's a retrospective of the stories from the day and its aftermath.