Introducing KPU’s Student Institutions

Your guide to the big three student-run organizations on campus Joseph Keller, Staff Writer and Ashley Hyshka, Community Reporter University life is about far more than just attending class—it’s also about being part of a community of students, staff, and faculty. Whether you’re just coming to KPU from high school or returning for your final... Continue Reading

How Ryan Reynolds Became an Honorary Member of the KSA

What started as a joke has led an A-list celebrity to become KPU’s unofficial mascot Jesse Pottinger, Contributor At the Kwantlen Student Association’s annual general meeting on Mar. 30, students took to a vote and appointed Ryan Reynolds as an honorary member of the KSA. “It just started as a joke,” says Landon Charney, the... Continue Reading

Students Vote Yes on SUB Debenture, Strategic Plan, New Councillors at KSA AGM

Revisions to the Association’s bylaws postponed due to inability to reach quorum Jesse Pottinger, Contributor The Kwantlen Student Association held their Annual General Meeting on KPU’s Surrey campus on Mar. 30, with the Richmond, Langley, and Cloverdale campuses participating via video conference. Students voted on topics such as the authorization of the student union building... Continue Reading

Surrey’s New Dog Bylaw Will Benefit Both Dog Owners and the Public

Keeping an extra eye on your pooch Daniella Javier, Contributor No matter how friendly your dog may be, keeping it leashed and/or muzzled in public is a smart move. If you do that, you’ll avoid getting fined or restricted. The City of Surrey is in the process of implementing its new Animal Responsibility Bylaw as... Continue Reading

Canadians Are in the Front Lines in the Protests Against Trump

We can’t forget that this is not normal Keely Rammage-Scott, Contributor Canadians have made it clear that Trump will not just be on the front cover of American newspapers for the foreseeable future. He’ll be on ours as well. In the few short weeks of his presidency, Trump has already begun to repeal Obamacare, and... Continue Reading

Meet Your KSA Candidates: Constituency Representatives

Mature Students Representative (1)   Zahid Dossa Previously Students of Colour Rep. Major: Political Science, minor in Policy Students This is your first time running for Mature Students Rep, but you’ve served for a few months now as Students of Colour Rep. Why the change? I ran in the by-election [last October] uncontested, and won.... Continue Reading

What KPU Campus Would Best Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?

Anthropology prof. Sam Migliore weighs in on how the walking dead would affect student life Alyssa Laube Staff Writer & Melissa Pomerleau Contributor   KPU anthropology instructor Dr. Sam Migliore discusses zombies—among many other preternatural things—in his second year anthropology course Religion, Magic and Witchcraft. Migliore’s interest in zombies came from his brother, an actor... Continue Reading

KDocs Hosts Screening of Kombit: The Cooperative

Documentary follows Timberland’s tree-planting initiative in Haiti Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s resident documentary film organization, KDocs, screened Kombit: The Cooperative , a film which follows a tree-planting initiative in Haiti that was backed by the outdoor boot company Timberland, on Oct 27. The goal of the initiative was to plant five million trees in Haiti over... Continue Reading

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at KPU

Alyssa Laube, Staff Writer & Joseph Keller, Web Editor Although rare, the days that paws and claws touch KPU soil are often the happiest ones. There’s nothing like a fuzzy face to make nine hours of gruelling classwork a little easier to stomach, but both pets and wildlife can be tragically tough to find here.... Continue Reading

Haunted Happenings on Campus

This month’s most festive on-campus events Alyssa Laube, Staff Writer & Joseph Keller, Web Editor Pumpkins are being picked, slasher flicks are being watched, and KPU is gearing up for a hair-raising Halloween. There’s enough going on during October this year to get any student ready for the 31st, both in body and in spirit. And... Continue Reading

Birch Renovations to be Completed Late October or Early November

Plans for the renovated space include recreation and social justice rooms KPU Surrey’s Birch building is currently being renovated in order to provide more space for students on-campus, but the project hasn’t been without speed bumps. The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group was initially displeased that they weren’t given any space in the new Birch... Continue Reading

Going Global: Russia struggles to make the best plays with the worst cards

After taking Crimea, addressing dissent in the Caucuses, and playing geopolitical chess with Turkey and Syria, it might appear that the Russian state is strong. It’s not. Turkey, which has squarely been an ally of the West and NATO for the last several decades, is becoming more and more anti-American, going so far as to... Continue Reading

The Runner Debates: Fraternities & Sororities: The Con Side

KPU Doesn’t Need a Frat, and Neither Does Anyone Else Click here to see the other side! Caution: This article discusses sexual assault. The backbone of fraternities is friendship, and that’s lovely. Student morale is indisputably important. It’s an attribute that KPU is notoriously lacking in, and in that regard, a frat house on-campus might... Continue Reading

Lack of Visible Support for LGBTQ+ Community a Problem for Queer Students at KPU

Some students still do not feel comfortable being out on campus Eric Berg Kwantlen Polytechnic University “isn’t necessarily the safe space that people might think it is,” says Kari Michaels, a positive space campaign facilitator and volunteer for KPU Pride. In her time in these roles, she’s heard first hand accounts from KPU students of... Continue Reading

The Runner Debates: Public Schools v. Private Schools

Funding increase to private schools is a symbol of elitism and ignorance by Alyssa Laube Despite receiving over a half-billion taxpayer dollars in public school funding last year, the Vancouver School Board finds itself encumbered with a $24-million deficit. Nearly 30 other districts are facing similar crises province-wide due to a collective funding cut of... Continue Reading