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

Proposed bill pushes post-secondary institutions to create sexual assault policies

KPU working towards increased campus safety “for the past two years” Kier-Christer Junos, Staff Writer, with files from Daniella Javier, Contributor Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver has introduced a bill in the B.C. Legislature that demands post-secondary institutions act effectively on cases of sexual assault. If enacted, the bill will create legal obligations for colleges... Continue Reading

The Runner Debates: Minimum Wage

Minimum wage should stay where it is Merit, not entitlement by Kyle Prince The minimum wage is being reconsidered in BC as people push to raise it once again to $15 an hour. Only problem is, minimum wage isn’t meant to be living wage. It’s meant to put a bit of spending money into high... Continue Reading

Meet KPU’s Student Ambassadors

Helping build university culture, one student at a time by Kyle Prince and Monica Mah You may have noticed a group of Kwantlen Polytechnic University students flooding your social media accounts with pictures and promotions for everything related to the institution. These are KPU’s Student Ambassadors, and their mission is to “represent the university from... Continue Reading

The Runner Debates: The Road More Travelled

LRT is the future of transit in Surrey by Kyrsten Downton Surrey is one of the largest municipalities in B.C. and it is steadily rising. Many people are moving there because of its affordability, but it’s difficult to get around. To help build a stronger city, Surrey is looking into expanding the public transit system.... Continue Reading

“You’re putting your life in the horse’s hands”

A look inside KPU’s farrier program By: Monica Mah & Kyle Prince Have you ever sat on Santa’s lap and asked for a pony? Well, you might not get to bring the horses home with you, but in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s farrier program you’ll learn to care for horses’ hooves by trimming their nails and... Continue Reading

Meet your candidates for the 2016 KSA Election: Faculty Representatives

Tristan Johnston, Coordinating Editor Kier-Christer Junos, Staff Writer Preet Hundal, Contributor Photos by Braden Klassen, Contributor Faculty Representatives Faculty of Arts Representative (max. four to be elected) Sarah Barahmeh I am currently a student who studies English and also loves all forms of art. With that passion and love as your representative and fellow Arts... Continue Reading

Meet your candidates for the 2016 KSA Election: Constituency Representatives

Tristan Johnston, Coordinating Editor Kier-Christer Junos, Staff Writer Preet Hundal, Contributor Photos by Braden Klassen, Contributor Constituency Representatives International Students Representative (one to be elected) Zubair Ahmed “I would like to bring [solutions to] the problems faced by international students. [People should vote for me] because I can . . . solve the problems faced... Continue Reading

The Ceremony of Myself

A Moon Time testimonial I starkly remember the first day I got my period. I had to go to the bathroom at 4 a.m. in the morning and as soon as I saw red in the toilet bowl, I burst into tears. I felt the beginning of something daunting, as if a new, unexplained responsibility... Continue Reading

The Perks of Joining a Club

Potential for support network beneficial for mental health By: Kyle Prince and Monica Mah Humans are, at heart, social animals. It comes as no surprise that we tend to gather in groups, that we seek communities and use them to help define who we are. The Kwantlen Gaming Guild, Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s largest student club... Continue Reading