About 5X Press

Culture, community and conversation. 5X Press is the essential South Asian youth culture magazine in Canada, covering all things arts & culture, trending topics, news, & so much more. We connect our community to one another, and to the world. 5X Press is written and published in Surrey, BC, by a team of 14 writers. Edited by Rumneek Johal.

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Arts & culture

My reflections on Mississippi Masala and Anti-Blackness in the South Asian community

Dismantling anti-Blackness by unlearning what we’ve been taught
Conversation

You can keep your Rainbow slacktivism this Pride month

PRIDE has gone from a radical celebration to a corporate ploy for money, and we aren't here for it.
Community

A local woman’s reflection on how access to abortion in B.C. impacted her life

Healthcare in the province is still falling short.
What's trending

Why Love Island is my not-so-guilty pleasure

And I don't feel bad about it one bit.
Community

Meet the performers: Aanam’s music blends cultures and sounds from all around the world

Aanam shares everything about her musical journey from her influences, role models and more.
Community

Ruex Cafe and Bar— a must-try brunch spot and lounge in the heart of Surrey

Check out Surrey’s newest Australian inspired brunch spot on King George
Arts & culture

Meet the performers: Rehma, a dreamy artist making her own space in the music world

Rehma will be hitting the stage at the 5X Blockparty on June 11
News

The never-ending cycle of bad news shouldn’t cost you your mental health

You are paying an emotional tax every time you give allow yourself to get consumed by negativity.
Community

Alok Menon provided more than just laughs during Vancouver tour stop

Non-binary artist does comedy show at Rio Theatre for LGBTQIA + fans
News

“There’s never going to be another Moosewala”

The passing of of Sidhu Moosewala is an immeasurable loss.
News

“You are terrorists, we are patriots,” chant protesters outside Trudeau fundraiser in Surrey

Understanding the link between "patriotism" and racism.
Community

Meet the performers: Ikky, a charismatic producer who melds genres and brings artists together

Ikky is a music producer and songwriter who has worked with some of the biggest artists.

All ARTICLES

Conversation

No exemptions from Reconciliation: my reflections as a child of immigrants

As settlers on this land, reconciliation is our responsibility too. Time to learn and take action.
Read Article
6/29/22

Diljit sells out arenas and makes history as a Punjabi artist

Diljit’s Born to Shine tour takes over Canada and leaves everyone with an unforgettable experience.
Read Article
6/28/22
Conversation

My mom did my Palla ceremony and I have no regrets

The choice to have my mother complete the Palla Rasam became very controversial within my family
Read Article
6/20/22
Conversation

You can keep your Rainbow slacktivism this Pride month

PRIDE has gone from a radical celebration to a corporate ploy for money, and we aren't here for it.
Read Article
6/15/22
Community

Meet the performers: Aanam’s music blends cultures and sounds from all around the world

Aanam shares everything about her musical journey from her influences, role models and more.
Read Article
6/8/22