KSA Aims to Improve Student Mental Wellness

Student health care plans may soon include support for those seeking better mental health Ashley Hyshka Tanvir Singh, President of the Kwantlen Student Association, wants to change how mental illness is addressed at KPU, as he feels it “isn’t addressed in the open as much as it really should be.” About a year ago, the... Continue Reading

New Sexual Assault and Misconduct Policies to Help Fight Rape Culture on Campus

KPU’s recently passed policies will focus on protecting students and supporting survivors of sexual assault Ashley Hyshka Sexual assault is an unnerving topic for many people. On university campuses, its existence and consequences couldn’t be clearer. According to a CBC report, there were 16 reported cases of sexual assault at UBC between 2009 and 2013.... Continue Reading

What Do We Celebrate?

Remembering 150 years of violent colonialism through the erasure of Indigenous peoples Justin Bige, Contributor Would you celebrate the existence of a culture that claims to own the land that you and your people have lived on for 10 times longer than those who colonized it? How about 100 times? Or 1000? The first of... Continue Reading

New Gun Regulations in the Fraser Valley Don’t Go Far Enough

Legislation targeting recreational shooters is a start, but hunters should also face greater restriction Stephanie Davies, Contributor The Fraser Valley region is home to a great number of rural areas, but its wild and free nature has been greatly abused by certain residents. It’s become a popular spot for gun owners to use as a... Continue Reading

The Living Wage in Fraser Valley is Still Too High

Nuclear and non-nuclear families struggling to make ends meet Stephanie Davies, Contributor A report published by The Abbotsford News reveals that the 2017 living wage in the Fraser Valley is $15.90—a 38-cent difference from last year’s wage of $16.28. $15.90 is the hourly wage that a family of four—two working parents with two children—needs to... Continue Reading

B.C. Election: The Liberals have Failed British Columbians on Climate Action

Justin Bige, Contributor This election, the continued exploitation of B.C. land is at stake. From the constant issuing of permits for projects like the Mount Polley mine, Trans Mountain’s pipeline expansion, and the Site C Dam, to the subsequent lack of consultation with First Nations, this election will determine who makes important decisions regarding the... Continue Reading

David Granirer Talks Comedy and Mental Health

Comic and counselor visited KPU on April 5 Keely Rammage-Scott, Contributor David Granirer came to KPU to give a presentation on comedy and mental health on April 5. Granirer is a comedian, counselor, author, and the founder of Stand Up For Mental Health, a program that teaches stand-up comedy to people with mental illnesses. Granirer’s... Continue Reading

Activists Debate the VPD’s Role in Vancouver Pride Parade

Vancouver Police Department seeks to work with community partners Jesse Pottinger   In response to a push by Black Lives Matter to remove uniformed police from the Vancouver Pride Parade, a group of Vancouver’s veteran LGBTQ2+ activists submitted a counter-petition to the Vancouver Pride Society on Feb. 12. It raises concerns that the removal of... Continue Reading

Nine of 14 Conservative leadership candidates debate in Vancouver

Topics included taxation, housing, and international relations Tristan Johnston, Coordinating Editor & Joseph Keller, Web Editor As the 2019 federal election inches ever closer, the Conservative Party of Canada is searching for it’s new direction. The party is currently at a crossroad after the departure of Stephen Harper who led them for eleven years, nine... Continue Reading

Blackstock Says No to Bribe from INAC

There’s no such thing as just a gift Justin Bige Renowned Indigenous children’s advocate Cindy Blackstock knows well enough not to fall for an obvious bribe, even if it’s offered by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). A $149,000 donation by INAC was rejected by The First Nations Child and Family Services Society (FNCFSP) when... Continue Reading

Whatever You Do, Dodge the Flu

Avoid germ warfare with these simple flu-season safety tips. Paula Aguilar Headaches, watery eyes, sweats, chills, upset stomachs—no, I’m not talking about falling in love. I’m talking about influenza season. It’s an agonizing period, and most would do anything to avoid it. Here are some tips and home remedies to help you get through this... Continue Reading

The Reynolds Legacy

Ryan has a special place in all our hearts, always and forever Staff Writer Alyssa Laube & Web Editor Joseph Keller What would the great institution of Kwantlen Polytechnic University be without Ryan Reynolds? In Vancouver he’s essentially a regional treasure. Every person in the city knew about Deadpool being filmed on the streets. We... Continue Reading

Where Can a KPU Student Get a Bite to Eat?

Your guide to food on the Surrey Campus Joseph Keller, Web Editor & Melissa Pomerleau, Contributor   Students at KPU may have noticed that the food situation on and around the Surrey campus is lacking something. The surrounding area features an A&W, a McDonald’s, a Tim Hortons, several pubs and small family-owned eaterys—all just out... Continue Reading

The Runner's Interviews with the Candidates Running in the KSA By-Election

Running for Students of Colour Representative  (1 seat available) Zahid Dossa Candidate Statement: My name is Zahid Dossa and I want to become your Students of Colour Representative.  I am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Policy Studies.  As your Students of Colour Representative, I will strive to put an... Continue Reading

HUMOUR: Canadians Demand Conservative Party be Screened for Anti-Canadian Values

Kellie Leitch first to be submitted to rigorous surveying Lauren Ipsum Just days after Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch suggested that potential immigrants be screened for “anti-Canadian values” via survey, all of Canada has risen up to demand Leitch be hoisted by her own petard. Citizens from across the nation are calling for members of... Continue Reading