Inhabitants of Surrey’s Manufactured Homes Deserve to be Heard

Evicting homeowners isn’t worth the consequences Alyssa Laube, Coordinating Editor As Surrey continues to sprawl, the threat to local inhabitants posed by urban development looms. Communities of manufactured and mobile homes in Surrey are dreading being removed from their lots to make room for big developers’ projects like new transit lines and condominiums, just as family... Continue Reading

Artist Spotlight: Casinos

Abbotsford band released “Sean”, their first single in three years, in May Alyssa Laube, Coordinating Editor Casinos, an Abbotsford band that has been cranking out alternative rock tunes for nearly a decade, wants you to know that their hometown “is cooler than you think.” The four piece was born out of Catholic school, back when... Continue Reading

The Growing Importance of International Students (and their Tuition)

KPU values the recent influx of students from around the world, but the transition can be challenging Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor The number of international students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University has increased remarkably over the past nine years, with 1,459 more students enrolled in 2015 than in 2006. According to the university’s most recent accountability... Continue Reading

The Runner Debates: Military Spending: Con

The Trudeau administration is being bullied by Trump, not representing Canadian ideals Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor Read the other side of the debate here As Trump’s America becomes less of an ally and more of a threat, Trudeau’s Canada is being pressured to step up to the plate on defence and foreign affairs. A response... Continue Reading

KSA Attends Slew of Spring Conferences

Delegates were present at meetings for the Canadian Federation of Students, Alliance of B.C. Students, and Canadian Alliance of Student Associations Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor Being able to attend conferences for student lobbying organisations is imperative to the success of the Kwantlen Student Association, as doing so informs and empowers its members. However, the working... Continue Reading

Canada Doesn’t Have an Anti-Christian Bias

Accusations of Liberals being intolerant of Christian groups are unfounded and offensive Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor A small number of Canadians are calling foul against the federal Liberal government, which they allege is full of anti-christian bias. Meanwhile, the world is reeling from unprecedented and widespread Islamophobia, and conflicts motivated by religious beliefs and values... Continue Reading

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