B.C. ELECTION: For a Few Dollars More

Why B.C. has long been considered the wild west of political donation Braden Klassen, Contributor When it comes to regulating the nature of political donations, B.C. has been referred to as the “wild west” by publications such as The Globe and Mail and The New York Times. There are a number of reasons why the... Continue Reading

KPU Brewing Program Recognized by Master Brewer’s Association of the Americas

The recognition will give students a better chance at finding jobs post-graduation Braden Klassen, Contributor   The KPU Brewing & Brewery Operations Diploma Program has received official recognition from the Master Brewer’s Association of the Americas for being one of eight Brewing and Fermentation Science programs in North America to meet the standards and learning... Continue Reading

Massey Megaproject: A Troubled Bridge over Water

B.C. government’s lack of project consultation complicates an already tempestuous situation Braden Klassen, Contributor The province of British Columbia is seeking qualified firms for the Massey replacement project, as announced on its website on June 28. The project will see the construction of a new bridge with lanes for transit, carpoolers, cyclists, and pedestrians, as... Continue Reading

Don’t Spend Your Summer Voluntouring

If you visit impoverished countries, make sure you’re not going for yourself Braden Klassen, Contributor The decision to volunteer abroad isn’t something most people take lightly. There are many things to consider, like where you wish to go and for how long, what you’d need to pack, and what kind of work you’d like to... Continue Reading

British Columbia Uber Alles

The arrival of Uber is inevitable, so the B.C. NDP might as well hitch a ride Braden Klassen, Contributor   It’s more or less official now; ride-sharing enterprises like Uber and Lyft will be coming to B.C., possibly as soon as December. Uber itself hosted an online petition for British Columbians to sign to show... Continue Reading

Gamers Flock to KGG’s Fourth Annual Multiplayer Madness Event

The Kwantlen Gaming Guild remains KPU’s biggest student club Braden Klassen, Contributor   The Cedar Conference Centre on KPU’s Surrey campus was filled with gamers looking to indulge in video games, tabletop games, and free pizza at the Kwantlen Gaming Guild’s fourth annual Multiplayer Madness event. Students were invited to participate in any of the... Continue Reading

Should the Queer Representative Be Called Something Else?

KSA student reps debate “Queer” vs “Pride” Braden Klassen, Contributor The possibility of changing the title of “Queer Student Representative” was raised by the Kwantlen Student Association’s council before its Annual General Meeting in April. The current title was adopted in 2007, when a student came to the constituency representative to express the fact that... Continue Reading

KPIRG Holds AGM, Elects New Director

Braden Klassen, Contributor The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group’s Annual General Meeting was held on March 13 in the Cedar building’s conference room. The purpose of the AGM was to give student members a chance to vote on motions proposed by the PIRG, as well as vote in the new director, Zafreen Jaffer. “I’m really... Continue Reading

Student-Led “Count on Our Vote” Campaign Goes Live

ABCS, KSA hope to encourage students to register to vote in the upcoming election Braden Klassen, Contributor In preparation for the provincial election in May, the Kwantlen Student Association is joining the Alliance of B.C. Students in their Count on Our Vote Campaign. The campaign is an effort to convince students to register to vote... Continue Reading

KPIRG Holds AGM, Elects New Director

Braden Klassen, Contributor The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group’s Annual General Meeting was held on March 13 in the Cedar building’s conference room. The purpose of the AGM was to give student members a chance to vote on motions proposed by the PIRG, as well as vote in the new director, Zafreen Jaffer. “I’m really... Continue Reading

Stay Mad About the Death of Electoral Reform

When it comes to politicians abandoning election promises, time should not heal all wounds Braden Klassen, Contributor When the federal government officially announced that it was breaking a steadfast campaign promise by abandoning its efforts towards facilitating electoral reform, Canadians reacted in delight and dismay, but mostly in disinterest. Those who were upset by the... Continue Reading

KPU’s Environmental Protection Technology Program Receives Official Accreditation

Accreditation means greater access to employment opportunities for students Braden Klassen, Contributor Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Environmental Protection Technology (EPT) program was granted an official accreditation from the Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) organization on Jan. 12. The TAC is a national not-for-profit body that consults with, audits, and oversees the accreditation of engineering technology and applied... Continue Reading

The Great White Terror

Xenophobia has caused Canadians to turn a blind eye to domestic hate groups Braden Klassen, Contributor. In 2015, The Toronto Star obtained declassified CSIS files indicating that white-supremacist ideologies were linked to more “lone-wolf” acts of terrorism than any other hate group or terrorist organization in Canada. Yet the public’s awareness of these groups was... Continue Reading

TransLink is Finally Addressing their Outdated Fare Structure

If you feel the fare isn’t fair, you can help them overhaul the system Braden Klassen, Contributor The South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority—known to most by their brand name TransLink—has provided a myriad of indispensable transit-related services for the population of the Metro Vancouver area. However, in the years since its formation, the transit... Continue Reading

Anti-Fascist Rally in New West Responds to Neo-Nazi Propaganda

Demonstration held after discovery of posters displaying swastikas and racist phrases An anti-fascism rally was held in front of the New Westminster Skytrain station on Sunday, Jan. 29. The rally was staged in response to two pro-Nazi flyers that were found posted at bus stops near the station, as well as the circulation of Ku... Continue Reading