Artist Spotlight: Mellt

New EP takes a critical look at human nature Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor Dreamy pop cushioned in high-quality production is at the heart of Mellt’s new Visions EP, which explores modern society’s relationship with technology and intimacy. The record is smooth and captivating. Some tracks revolve around strong bass lines and gentle falsettos, and others... Continue Reading

B.C. Needs to Protect its Bears, Not Just its Campers

Leave Yogi alone Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor Watch any promotional video for B.C. tourism and you’re likely to see a grizzly bear with a salmon in its mouth. According to recent events, that’s no more than a marketable symbol for the province. When it comes to keeping bears alive and healthy in B.C., it seems... Continue Reading

KPU Institute Researches Possibilities for Food Self-Reliance in B.C.

Institute for Sustainable Food Systems helps imagine the province’s ability to feed itself Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor Food production in Southwest B.C. is a rapidly evolving industry. Amid environmental concerns regarding the province’s population growth, the B.C. government is considering what the future of food production here should look like in the coming years. A... Continue Reading

KPU Releases Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy

Policy will address the prevention of and response to sexual misconduct at the university Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor As mandated by the provincial government, Kwantlen Polytechnic University published an official sexual violence and misconduct policy for all members of the university community in late April. The document is designed to “support the University’s commitment to... Continue Reading

Artist Spotlight: Willolux

Kristina Emmott Shows Vulnerability on New EP Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor “I feel like everything is changing, but I still feel the same,” sings Kristina Emmott in the chorus to dreamy folk ballad “I Remain”. The track is the first song on Willolux’s new record, and its lyrics sum up the essence of the EP.... Continue Reading
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Voter Turnout for B.C. Election Remains Disappointing

At 57 per cent, we have to ask ourselves what’s going wrong Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor This year’s provincial election was a hot one. Some citizens called for the ousting of Premier Christy Clark while others fought to keep her at the head of the B.C. government. The Green Party enjoyed its biggest following yet,... Continue Reading

Clean Growth and the 2017 B.C. Election Webinar

Mary Polak, George Heyman, and Andrew Weaver talk about climate action on April 20 Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor Climate change is influencing politics more than ever before, particularly in British Columbia. Our province’s resources are an enormous contributor to our collective identity, economy, and culture, and as the globe continues to warm, the resources that... Continue Reading

B.C. ELECTION: John Horgan and the Leap Manifesto

Horgan lashed by competition after supporting the environmental document Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor The Leap Manifesto has been rustling Canadian feathers ever since it was made public in 2015. The document calls for an intense—some say impossible—plan for halting global warming and reverting to community-based economies, eliminating free trade, the fossil fuel industry, and the... Continue Reading

B.C. ELECTION: Your Guide to the Major Parties in the 2017

Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor The Liberal Party, New Democratic Party, and Green Party are going head-to-head in this year’s provincial election, and they’re readily armed with criticisms of their competition and promises to make voters. Contentious issues such as climate action, school funding, health care, and transit are all taking the spotlight in 2017, with... Continue Reading

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