B.C. ELECTION: Surrey-Newton and North Delta Riding Profiles

North Delta Liberal Candidate: Scott Hamilton Scott Hamilton has been the Liberal MLA for North Delta since 2013. He is also a member of the Select Standing Committees on Finance, the Cabinet Committee on Strong Economy, and the Select Standing Committees on Aboriginal Affairs and Legislative Initiatives. Before getting involved in politics, he was on... Continue Reading

The Maple Leaf Education MOU is a Disappointment

KPU is disrespecting local students by going forward with the project Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor The term “MOU” hasn’t done much to help the university’s reputation as of late. Back in 2015, President Alan Davis signed a memorandum of understanding with Kinder Morgan’s environmentally damaging Trans Mountain Expansion Project, and was later shamed into terminating... Continue Reading

Let’s Give Surrey LRT a Chance

Mayor Hepner talks about the benefits of light rail transit, and she makes some good points Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor Citizens of Surrey have been calling for more efficient transit for ages. The city’s population is growing at such an incredible rate that it will soon be earmarked as the largest community in the province,... Continue Reading

SASA Plants Seeds of Community in Richmond

The Sustainable Agriculture Student Association moves into its second year Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor The Sustainable Agriculture Student Association has been organizing extra-curricular events for students in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Sustainable Agriculture program for over three years. Through initiatives such as skill training, conference trips, and visits to farms, the Association fosters both professional opportunities... Continue Reading

Artist Spotlight: Jodi Proznick

A decade of stories will be told on Proznick’s upcoming record Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor Jodi Proznick, an instructor in the Music department at KPU, has played with stars like Michael Bublé, performed at the Vancouver Olympics, and is part of an esteemed quartet that practices under her name. This year she will be putting... Continue Reading

New Councillors Elected to the KSA

Queer students, students of colour, aboriginal students, and students from Langley and Richmond are now represented on council Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor Six new councillors were elected to the Kwantlen Student Association at its annual general meeting on Mar. 30, bringing the total number of students on Council up to 20 out of a possible... Continue Reading

Students Struggle to Find Access to Post-Secondary Education in Surrey

A lack of space in post-secondary institutions is forcing residents to achieve higher learning across the Fraser Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor A paper released by the Surrey Board of Trade in 2012 titled “Can the Future Learn in Surrey and in the South Fraser?” raises many questions still relevant to students and potential students living... Continue Reading

Students Elect New Queer Rep to KSA Council

Joseph Thorpe hopes to revamp Pride this year Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor During his time as a student at KPU, Joseph Thorpe has seen Pride’s presence on campus rise, fall, and eventually settle into relative inactivity. The previous two Queer Representatives for the Kwantlen Student Association, Ryot “R” Jey and Kayla England, both left part-way... Continue Reading

KPU, Maple Leaf Education MOU Stirs Up Controversy

Concerns about space and KPU student needs raised by the community Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor An MOU between Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Maple Leaf Education has led to the establishment of the Maple Leaf Education Partnership Opportunity, which was approved by KPU’s Board of Governors on Mar. 29. The initiative will allow non-KPU students enrolled... Continue Reading

Meet the KSA’s New Executive Team

Ramini, Singh, McCutchen, and Reedy begin their year-long terms Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor The Kwantlen Student Association elected their new Executive Committee at a meeting of Council on April 2. Rawan Ramini and Tanvir Singh were re-elected to their positions as VP Finance & Operations and VP Student Services, also referred to as University Affairs,... Continue Reading

Artist Spotlight: Dana I.D. Matthews

The creative collision of spoken word and hip hop Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor It’s easy to draw parallels between hip-hop music and spoken word poetry. Both rely on rhythm, feeling, and the pleasure of listening, but are undeniably distinct genres in their own right. Dana I.D. Matthews, an artist and poet who performed at the... Continue Reading

The KSA’s New Strategic Plan Goes to AGM

Students can vote and provide feedback on the plan on Mar. 30 Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor The Kwantlen Student Association is recommending its recently drafted strategic plan—which is the first comprehensive guide to be used as an organizational framework by the KSA—to its annual general meeting on Mar. 30. The plan will help direct the... Continue Reading

Radio Free Kwantlen is Still a Possibility

Kimberley McMartin is spearheading the push for a radio program at KPU Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor University radio is a beacon of student life on many campuses across the province, but so far in its history, KPU has not produced a program of its own. The idea of Radio Free Kwantlen was approved by the... Continue Reading

The Many Meanings of Intersectional Feminism

Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor Feminism has historically been dominated by privileged voices. Its first and second waves were largely a white, straight, cisgender, middle class woman’s game. Marginalized groups have been continually pushed to the wayside from the early days of women’s suffrage until now, and the pervasiveness of such exclusivity can be witnessed all... Continue Reading

Holi Fest Brings Colour to KPU

The Hindu spring festival was celebrated on the Surrey campus Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colors, is a celebration of new life, love, fertility, and joy. Every year, it occurs on the last full moon of the Hindu lunar month of Phalguna, falling on the 13th and 14th of March in... Continue Reading