KSA Hosts Lord of the Rings Marathon, Trivia

Aragorn’s courage could be yours, as could a movie-themed board game It was one trivia game to rule them all. On Tuesday, Jan 17, the Kwantlen Student Association hosted a Lord of the Rings trivia game at the Grassroots Cafe in the Surrey Cedar building. The contest kicked off a three-day-long marathon of the movie... Continue Reading

Surrey’s Ban on E-Cigarettes in Public Places Raises Important Questions

To vape or not to vape? If you ask someone whether they think e-cigarettes are safer than real cigarettes, you’ll most likely hear a strong opinion about it. However, if the person you ask lives in the City of Surrey, the answer you hear may not even matter. For anyone who isn’t familiar with vaping,... Continue Reading

KSA to Hold Campaign on Consent for KPU Students

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault The Kwantlen Student Association says it’s time to have a conversation about consent with students. While they are still in the very early stages of planning, the KSA is making plans for a consent campaign to coincide with Welcome Week in the spring of 2017. The campaign will... Continue Reading

KSA Pushes for “National Coming Out Day” Event

Student association hopes to establish visible support for KPU’s LGBTQ+ community The Kwantlen Student Association is putting forward plans to encourage visible support for KPU’s LGBTQ+ community by submitting a “National Coming Out Day” event. The proposal will be brought to the constituency committee in early September for final approval. If approved, the event could... Continue Reading

City of Surrey Hosts Women’s World Softball Championship

Some of the world’s top softball teams came to KPU’s backyard to play ball The only diamonds these women love are made of gravel and have three bases, a home plate, and a pitching rubber. From July 15 to 24, Surrey hosted the 2016 Women’s World Softball Championship at Softball City in White Rock. It... Continue Reading

Protesters Outside Vancouver School Board Rally Against Budget Cuts, School Closures

“Education is our right. Fight, fight, fight!” After dealing with recent funding shortfalls from the Ministry of Education, the Vancouver School Board held a meeting to finalize their new budget on June 30. They ultimately rejected the province’s budget proposal, and as a result, British Columbia’s minister of education ordered an audit of the school... Continue Reading

KPU Cycles for a Cause

30-person tandem bike raises money for Heart and Stroke Foundation On May 16, a group of 14 Kwantlen Polytechnic University students and staff members woke up early to ride a 30-person tandem bike for charity. The “Big Bike Event” took place at the Home Depot in Strawberry Hill and the participants rode the one ton... Continue Reading

Runner-Run Down: Choosing a leader in Canada and the U.S.

It can get pretty complicated, so here’s a brief refresher At the moment both the Canadian and American political systems are going through an era of upheaval. While the Republicans and Democrats struggle to find their respective presidential candidates, the Conservatives and NDP are preparing to choose their leadership after significant defeats in the last... Continue Reading

International Women’s Day Celebrated on Surrey Campus

KPIRG event educates on gender issues The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group hosted an International Women’s Day celebration on Monday, March 14. The celebration, free for everyone, featured a variety of presenters speaking to the audience and engaging them in workshops. The presenters included Brittany Sharma of the South Asian Women Against Male Violence organization,... Continue Reading

Business students launch charity program

Consumers purchase care packages to help Lower Mainland homeless As part of the Bachelor’s of Business Administration program, senior students are required to do an eight-week project where they have to create their own online business. Both Michelle Lashin and Antony Le, two of the six co-founders of Project Hastings, say their group wanted to... Continue Reading

Exploring the Colonial Problem

KPU prof’s new book discusses issues with indigenous people in the criminal justice system From the moment Lisa Monchalin’s grandmother saw her, she believed her granddaughter would be the one to help make a difference for their people. Now, Monchalin is doing her best to follow this path. Monchalin, who works at Kwantlen Polytechnic University... Continue Reading

Dracula goes steampunk at the Surrey Arts Centre

A modern twist on a classic scary story From Oct. 8 to 10, the Surrey Arts Centre put on a very particular adaptation of Dracula, a play based on the classic novel by Bram Stoker. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” says director Ellie King, who used the original script from... Continue Reading

NDP Candidate Garry Begg’s Sobering Election Night in Surrey

It should have been a celebratory night for the NDP at the Aria banquet hall in Surrey, BC. Supporters, volunteers, and family members of three Surrey-based MP candidates, including Garry Begg of the Fleetwood-Port Kells riding, filled the lobby and main hall. There should have been people embracing and congratulating each other. Aria hall should... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Holds Third Annual Pow Wow in Surrey

Celebration of Aboriginal culture important for all members of KPU On Sept. 19 Kwantlen Polytechnic University hosted its third annual pow wow at the Surrey campus. The main component of the pow wow is a dance competition where members of individual age and gender brackets compete for first, second and third place cash prizes. “It’s... Continue Reading