A Look Back at the History between Kinder Morgan and KPU

The highs, the lows, the rejection of a $300,000 bribe A turbulent history exists between Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. It began in 2015, when the university signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Trans Mountain Expansion Project that would see KPU accept $300,000 in scholarships over 20 years for students... Continue Reading

Artist Spotlight: Tigerchild

Hip-hop and R&B hybrid to release new EP before the year’s end Before Max Hayes and Jordan McCuaig started working together in retail, they were making music alone and online. They started playing as a duo shortly after they met, and have now formed the band Tigerchild to perform their songs live. “Basically, I’m the... Continue Reading

The Borealis String Quartet Performs Out of Darkness, Into Light at SAC

Vancouver quartet invites the audience, immersed in darkness, to focus on the music In the absence of light the imagination has ample room to run wild, especially with a theatrical soundtrack to keep it working. Out of Darkness, Into Light immersed its audience in pitch black on Nov. 21, with only the Borealis String Quartet... Continue Reading

KSA Queer Representative Resigns

Ryot “R” Jey steps down to improve his mental health The Kwantlen Student Association Queer Students Representative has resigned from his position in order to focus on self-care, adding another title to the list of unfilled seats for KSA Council. Now former Queer Rep Ryot “R” Jey filled the position for eight months from April... Continue Reading

Where to Study Abroad Next Year

KPU students can visit Japan, Germany, France, or Columbia for credit Every year, Kwantlen Polytechnic University students have the choice of going away for school. There are annual exchanges to destinations all over the world, and although they can be pricey, they’re always an option for those looking to globe trot while getting an education.... Continue Reading

Artist Spotlight: The Ruffled Feathers

Unique instrumentation meets homegrown talent I’ve always had a passion for brass in the music I listen to, and The Ruffled Feathers have been my local fix for years. The band’s sound is exuberant and gentle at the same time, described by front woman Gina Loes as “heavy on horns, piano-driven, upbeat, and great to... Continue Reading

The Bodies of Film Club Takes a Critical Look at Disabilities in Cinema

The club is a collaboration between KPU faculty and students with disabilities Fiona Whittington-Walsh, a faculty member in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Sociology department, organized the Bodies of Film Club to analyze how people with intellectual disabilities are represented in movies. Five KPU students joined her in the club, all of whom have disabilities themselves, to... Continue Reading

Immigration Consulting Services Offered by KSA

International students can get their questions answered on-campus every Tuesday The Kwantlen Student Association is looking to help international students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University by offering them immigration consulting services. While the university does provide educational advising and support, including organizing events for community-building and networking, there are some questions that they cannot answer. Knowing... Continue Reading

It’s Time for Mary Polak to Resign

The Minister of Environment hasn’t been following through, and Bella Bella proves it Once again, British Columbian waters have been contaminated by corporate oil under the province’s Minister of Environment, Mary Polak. A tugboat containing 200,000 litres of diesel fuel sank off the coast of Bella Bella on Oct. 13, and stormy weather has prevented... Continue Reading

KPU’s Multi-Faith Centre Invites Students to Meet Its New Chaplains

New Christian, Humanist, and Baha’i chaplains join the centre’s ranks The chaplains at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Multi-Faith Centre are devoted to representing and connecting with all of its students, staff, and faculty—whatever their beliefs may be. Religious, spiritual, and secular communities are welcomed into the centres located on the Richmond and Surrey campuses, where visitors... Continue Reading

Why We’re not Proud of our Country

Canadian nationalism is dwindling in Millennials, to no one’s surprise Gone are the days when Canadians sang their national anthem crying tears of pride and joy. Singing the anthem seems more like a chore than a tribute nowadays—an obsolete tradition that we’re all forced through, full of reluctance and lip-syncing. Whereas the Americans flip their... Continue Reading

Artist Spotlight: Phono Pony

On the Vulnerability of Making Music with Shay Hayashi and Micheal Kenyon The cover of Phono Pony’s first EP, Phonography, is eye-catching on the surface and meaningful beneath. Emblazoned boldly on its face are the two nude figures of its members, Shay Hayashi and Michael Kenyon, barely obscured by various pieces of analog technology. Obviously,... Continue Reading

The Runner Debate: CCTV Cameras Will Make for a Safer Campus

Click here to see the other side. Security cameras, a new addition to KPU, have the potential to make the campus safer for students, faculty, and visitors. The impact they will have on safety and security will likely be small, but anything is better than nothing at all, and cameras make it more probable that... Continue Reading

KPU’s Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy Shaped at Consultations

What the meetings lack in numbers, they make up in productivity A Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy meeting was held on Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Surrey campus on the first day of November, with three out of the seven attendees students. Representatives of the university also convened in Main 214 for the consultation, including Consultations Facilitator... Continue Reading

Journalism Graduate Receives KPU Distinguished Alumni Award

Sports Writer Steve Ewen on getting the award, overcoming cancer, and tips for student journalists Steve Ewen’s career in journalism has been successful, eventful, and a source of pride for Kwantlen Polytechnic University for over two decades. He completed his practicum in the program at The Coquitlam Now, eventually moving on to writing sports coverage... Continue Reading