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Construction on the DTES is Endangering Trans Sex Workers

Gentrification putting trans sex workers at risk, study by KPU prof finds Recent construction on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside has endangered trans sex workers by forcing them into more dangerous and inhospitable locations. Criminology Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Tara Lyons, contributed to a study published this month by the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS... Continue Reading
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Artist Spotlight: Douse

Art rock trio’s new LP is a sentimental debut The title of Douse’s first full album, The Light In You Has Left, encapsulates the band’s bittersweet sound. Pensive and plodding, the art rock trio write profound songs often centred around subjects like relationships and personal growth. Where some experimental bands push musical boundaries to the... Continue Reading
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KDocs Will Be Screening Fresh Films this February

Annual documentary festival brings new content and structure in 2017 Some of the most topical issues of the year will be studied through documentary and dialogue at this February’s KDocs festival, running in Vancity Theatre from the 16th to the 19th. As it has since it began, the festival will focus heavily on social justice,... Continue Reading
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CFS Buys Anti-CFS Domain Names

In 2008 and 2013, 15 domains were registered under the Federation’s treasurer   After receiving an anonymous tip about the Canadian Federation of Students purchasing anti-CFS domains, Toronto University’s The Varsity conducted a reverse Whois lookup of the email address it@cfs-services.ca which confirmed that the tip was true. The search revealed that 15 domains were... Continue Reading
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Why We Can’t See the Stars

Light pollution is more dangerous than it sounds Earth and outer space lovers have been protesting light pollution since before the 21st century began. The push against excessive artificial light got its big break with the dark-sky movement, spearheaded by astronomers afraid of losing sight of the stars. Since then, the movement has welcomed activists... Continue Reading
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Canada’s Biggest Pipelines

CORRECTION: We initially reported the quoted value of the Woodfibre LNG Limited pipeline as $11.4 billion. The actual figure is 1.6 billion. We apologize for the error.   Developments from the 2000’s to-date The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association has laid claim to approximately 119,000 kilometres of pipeline—enough to circle the earth three times. Those projects... Continue Reading
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New Club Calls for “Compassionate” Eating Ethics

“Let’s Be Compassionate” club president welcomes all nature lovers Without being vegan-exclusive, KPU’s new “Let’s Be Compassionate” club aims to unite students with a passion for nature. That includes advocacy for plant-based eating and anti-factory farming efforts, which vegetarians and vegans may find themselves gravitating towards, but omnivores are welcome and encouraged to sign up... Continue Reading
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Kate Bird’s New Book Provides a Glimpse into Vancouver’s Past

A collection of images from the city in the 1970’s tells one-of-a-kind tale   CORRECTION: We initially wrote that there were 49 photographs in the book. There are actually 149. We apologize for the error. As seen through 149 photographs in Kate Bird’s Vancouver in the 70’s, life in the city four decades ago was... Continue Reading
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Frustrations with the Canadian Federation of Students Remain Following Annual Meeting

The KSA remains dissatisfied, but will continue to attend meetings in good faith The Canadian Federation of Students has partially addressed a list of concerns put forward by a coalition of their members, including the Kwantlen Student Association, at their national general meeting last month. Some members feel dissatisfied with the outcome of the meeting... Continue Reading
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KSA Proposing Bylaw and Regulation Changes to Titles, Compensation, and More

The association hopes to get at least 200 students to vote by referendum in March The Kwantlen Student Association is aiming to alter its bylaws and regulations this year, and will need 200 students to vote in person at its annual general meeting in March to do so. Most of the changes being made are... Continue Reading
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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