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Sarah Casimong

Sarah Casimong is a Metro Vancouver-based journalist. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and has written for Her Campus, CAVE Magazine and Urban Pie. She is also the scriptwriter for Beautiful Minds Radio on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 FM, and occasionally conducts interviews for the "personal story" segment of the show.

X, Y and Boomers come together to discuss generational issues in the workplace

With more baby boomers choosing to retire later in life and new graduates finding themselves underemployed and drowning in student debt, the  future for the younger generation doesn’t look too...

Women make up one-third of the legislature, but does that mean a win for women in BC?

It's been one week since the BC election, which saw not only the victory of a female Premier, but also 29 women who won seats in the Legislative Assembly. But does having more female representation...

BC Liberal supporters celebrate as party wins unexpected majority

Loyal BC Liberal supporters gathered at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver on Tuesday night and watched as election results trickled in — starting off strong for the Liberals. Supporters were...

When did you choose to be straight?

So...when did you choose to be straight? That's the question that Travis Nuckolls and Chris Baker asked people on the streets of Colorado Springs. It's an argument of nature versus nurture. See what...

Japanese woman spends $100k on plastic surgery to become real-life "French doll"

A 25-year-old Japanese woman who goes by the name of Vanilla Chamu has had over 30 procedures in her quest to look like a French doll. Before and after pictures show how over $100,000 worth of...

Capilano University's $1.3 million shortfall means suspended programs for students

While Emily Carr University makes headlines for the announcement of its new $133 million campus, a $1.3 million shortfall for Capilano University means the institution is planning to eliminate...

One man’s fight to get skin removal surgery covered by health care

Ryan Loriault went from being a rotund 386 pounds (lbs) to a slender 175 in less than two years by diet and exercise alone, but there’s some weight he won’t be able to shift naturally— about 20 lbs....

As delay in childbearing increases, UBC study shows people lack knowledge about fertility

Many British Columbians are waiting until later in their adult life to have children and might not be aware of the reality of fertility.

Emerson Drive prepare to kick off tour with Doc Walker in Vancouver

Juno-nominated Emerson Drive are ready to share the stage with fellow Canadian country band Doc Walker for the CMT Hitlist Tour.
Karl Mattson wears a gas mask.

A two-headed calf, sour gas leaks and a mysterious pipeline bombing

Trouble In The Peace, directed by Julian T. Pinder, tells the story of Peace River residents affected by gas leaks as they fight to make their voices heard.