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

Vancouver Would Lose its Charm as a Megacity

Why the city should avoid amalgamation as seen in Toronto and Montreal Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor The area previously known as the Greater Vancouver Regional District took on a new identity last month when it adopted “Metro Vancouver” as its official title. The shiny new name marks the beginning of prosperous branding campaign for the... Continue Reading

Artist Spotlight: Jai Fajardo

Recovery through electronic sound Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor Jai Fajardo was born into the electronic music scene. Her parents met in a club her father owned, where her mother was working as a dancer and her uncle performed as a DJ. That club was still bustling while Fajardo was growing up, and she carried the... Continue Reading

Student Groups Report Issues With Room Bookings

Events have had to be canceled or postponed due to higher frequency requests Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor Booking space has been difficult for KPU community members lately. Several events have either been postponed or cancelled due to complications with reserving rooms, and the Kwantlen Gaming Guild, Women Organizing Opportunities for Women, and KPU’s Creative Writing... Continue Reading

Women’s Collective Consults with KPU on Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy

Recommendations made before public posting draws to a close Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor KPU’s recently published Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy draft has been viewable by the KPU community on the university’s policy blog since Jan. 31. On the blog, viewers are encouraged to provide their feedback to policies that are in development via comment... Continue Reading

KSA Office Broken Into on Feb. 28

While no valuables were stolen, security will increase Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor A crime was believed to be committed on KPU’s Surrey campus on Feb. 28 when burglars broke into the Kwantlen Student Association office. A window in the Grassroots Cafe was smashed at approximately 5:00 that morning, and by the time the security team... Continue Reading

KPU Should Take After UBC on Indigenous Community Planning Program

The university needs to give students the ability to get more involved through school Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning is thrilled to be organizing five more years of its Indigenous Community Planning Program, thanks to a $500,000 grant it received from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. The program began... Continue Reading

The CFS, BCFS, and KSA Butting Heads

Division, separation, and fees between three parties are on the rise Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor While the Kwantlen Student Association was fighting in court last year to leave the British Columbia Federation of Students, the BCFS announced its split from the Canadian Federation of Students. The KSA represents students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, whereas both... Continue Reading

WOOW Gets a FaceLIFT

KPU’s women’s collective is being rebranded this spring Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor With the name Women Organizing Opportunities for Women, the perception of KPU’s feminist collective was scattered. Some wondered if it offered job opportunities or planned community events for self-identified women. Others saw it for what it was—an on-campus feminist club—or conversely, weren’t aware... Continue Reading

The Hospital Revival of Greater Vancouver

Money is being put towards fixing past failures in the local health sector, but what does it mean for Vancouver citizens in need? Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor Canadians like to boast about health care. It’s a relief to walk into a hospital needing medical attention and leave unburdened by debt, but free care doesn’t guarantee... Continue Reading

Over $800,000 in Federal Funds Given to Surrey to Improve the City’s Cultural Infrastructure

Surrey Museum, Fusion Festival, and Old Anniedale School will be recipients of the funding Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the federal government has put aside $822,269 for infrastructure development in Surrey. The money has been allocated for three purposes: the expansion of the Surrey Museum, events at the Surrey Fusion... Continue Reading

Artist Spotlight: Cozy

Debut album representative of Josie Patterson’s creative self-reclamation Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor In her kitchen lit by the early morning sun, Josie Patterson of Cozy slides two plates of fried raspberry jam sandwiches onto a small wooden table. Through laptop speakers, Cozy’s unreleased debut record fills the room. Chirpy notes of ukulele and Patterson’s soft... Continue Reading

KSA to Propose Three-Year Plan, Continuation of Honorariums, and New Internal Committee At Upcoming AGM

Proposals will be discussed at Council meeting on Feb 17 before AGM at the end of March Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor The Kwantlen Student Association is striving to make several changes to their bylaws during their 2017 annual general meeting, tentatively scheduled for March 30. In order to alter the bylaws, at least 200 students... Continue Reading

KSA Hires New Policy and Affairs Coordinator

Nicki Simpson the first to fill the position in six months Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor After nearly six months with the position remaining vacant, the Kwantlen Student Association has hired a new policy and political affairs coordinator, Nicki Simpson. The last policy and political affairs coordinator left in August of 2016 after finding another job... Continue Reading