Training of the Shrew Thinks Outside the Box(ing Ring)

One line from William Shakespeare’s Taming Of The Shrew—”Knock, sir! Whom should I knock? Is there a man has rebused your worship?”—began it all. “‘Whom should I knock, sir?’— and all of a sudden I pictured boxing gloves,” says Fred Ribkoff, an instructor at KPU as well as the co-director and co-writer of Training of... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Creative Writing Guild Hosts Chapbook Making Workshop

The Kwantlen Creative Writing Guild, a club for writing students at KPU, hosted a chapbook-making workshop with Surrey-based poet Kevin Spenst on Aug. 20. Chapbooks are small paperback booklets which typically contain self-published poems or short fiction. Making and distributing them is an inexpensive way for emerging writers to publish their work. Jennifer Pham, the... Continue Reading

Hot Festivals to Attend this August

Summer is almost over, and for a lot of us that means that it’s time to panic. Having spent most of July thanking my lucky stars that summer had finally rolled around, I neglected to take part in all the festivities that make for a memorable staycation. Fortunately, August in Greater Vancouver has something fun... Continue Reading
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The “First-Year Experience” at KPU Isn’t so Fresh, Man

I can’t blame Kwantlen Polytechnic University students if they feel let down about their first year at university. Rather than a year full of friends, parties, and ramen noodles, we face stress, student loans, and a lack of school spirit. Likely the biggest difference between the expectation that new students have about their first year... Continue Reading

How Much Is The Surrey LRT Going to Cost Anyway?

The final cost of the Surrey Light Rail Transit project has not been released to the public. This is because the cost is dependent on when construction will actually take place—a topic still being debated—and is dependent on the value of the land that it will be built on. The cost of property is always... Continue Reading

Slamapalooza Places 13th at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word

Student and poet Justin Bige says it was “life changing” to see poets in final rounds The Kwantlen Polytechnic University Slam Poetry Team, known as Slamapalooza, placed 13th out of 22 teams from around the country at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. In a poetry slam, writers fuse poetry with performance and compete for... Continue Reading

Arguing the Exile or Excellence of Modern Poetry

Poet and KPU student Al-Hunaidi responds to Solway’s essay “O Poetry Where Art Thou?” In an essay published last month entitled “O Poetry Where Art Thou?” Canadian essayist and poet David Solway, writing for C2C Journal, says that he is “awaiting the return of poetry from cultural exile.” “Most of the poetry written today …... Continue Reading