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 Jeevan Sangha.

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Community

UBC’s ‘Punjabi in BC’ project preserves the efforts of those who have made the revival of the Punjabi language possible

The oral history project features interviews from community members in the Lower Mainland.
Conversation

Celebrating independence after leaving a household with domestic violence

Why I celebrate the day my mother left my father after 12 years of marriage.
Arts & culture

Why Netflix's controversial film 'Farha' depicting the 1948 Nakba deserves to be watched

It is paramount to keep stories like 'Farha' alive for generations to come.
News

On the floods in Pakistan, "Loss and Damage" fund and understanding climate disasters in the Global South

Two climate activists and scholars from Pakistan offer a complex understanding of the recent floods
Conversation

Navigating the New Year when people praise your body dysmorphia

The pressure to rebuild your body cuts deep in the new year
What's trending

What's Trending: Damar Hamlin, Rolling Stone's “200 Greatest Singers of All Time” list and the Gossip Girl reboot

A quick breakdown of what you might have missed this week
Arts & culture

SZA's ‘SOS’ sounds like the pages from my journal

"You don’t just wake up one day, arrive at self-love and make a home out of it forever."
Arts & culture

Selena Gomez’s ‘My Mind and Me’ is a candid look at navigating mental illness in the spotlight

The documentary dives into the trials and tribulations Gomez navigated since her rise to stardom.
Community

‘Kaur’: The short film centering a British South Asian woman who embraces her Sikh identity

5X Press sat down with the creators to learn more about the inspiration for the film
Community

How a local fundamentals of wealth workshop taught me that financial literacy is the bridge all women need to cross

Gina Judge’s Fundamentals of Wealth Workshop shifted my view of money
Community

5XPress’ Desi Holiday Gift Guide 2022

5X is here to save you from your gift-giving block this holiday season.
Community

An open letter to my city: Our boys are dying, what can we do?

“I can’t help but ask myself: what could it possibly be? What are we supposed to do?”

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What's trending

5X Press' year in review: Pop culture edition

A look at some of the most compelling pop culture moments of 2022
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12/30/22
Arts & culture

SZA's ‘SOS’ sounds like the pages from my journal

"You don’t just wake up one day, arrive at self-love and make a home out of it forever."
Read Article
12/15/22
Arts & culture

Selena Gomez’s ‘My Mind and Me’ is a candid look at navigating mental illness in the spotlight

The documentary dives into the trials and tribulations Gomez navigated since her rise to stardom.
Read Article
12/14/22
Conversation

Why Lilly Singh’s partnership with Johnnie Walker cuts deep two years later

Johnnie Walker is a long-standing symbol in the community, but what does it really stand for?
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12/14/22
Community

‘Kaur’: The short film centering a British South Asian woman who embraces her Sikh identity

5X Press sat down with the creators to learn more about the inspiration for the film
Read Article
12/8/22
Conversation

Anxious mom takes on the holidays, setting boundaries with yourself and presence over presents

"The truth is we set ourselves up for failure when we keep the cycle of needing to do more going."
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12/7/22
Community

5XPress’ Desi Holiday Gift Guide 2022

5X is here to save you from your gift-giving block this holiday season.
Read Article
12/1/22