Jeremy Fisher rocks the Fox Cabaret

Singer-songwriter brings melody and humor to Vancouver venue. By Yaunna Sommersby [social media specialist] Vancouver’s stormy weather was not going to rain on Jeremy Fisher’s parade when he was set to perform at the Fox Cabaret on Oct. 25. Despite the rain, the Canadian singer-songwriter put on an excellent show that left his crowd soaking... Continue Reading

Space behind the art

KPU art gallery a hidden gem. By Awais Mushtaq [contributor] In an eggshell-white room with a grey, tape-marked, paint-spattered floor and a chorus of buzzing ceiling lights, a guest book carries comments such as, “Awesome,” “Cool,” “Amazing,” “Very Impressive” and “Beautiful.” If you are unfamiliar with this description, or unaware of such a room at... Continue Reading

Vancouver’s indie math-pop, Tommy Alto

Band reflects on their past with launch of new EP. By Monica Mah [contributor] “The way the industry is, is very unpredictable,” says Thor Vanderkam, lead vocalist for Tommy Alto, a Vancouver rock indie band. “We never expected our van to roll over, and all sorts of things, good or bad, can happen which will... Continue Reading

Insights from authors

Highlights from the Vancouver Writer’s Festival. By Tristan Johnston [staff writer] For its 27th year, the Vancouver Writers Festival returned to Granville Island for a six-day festival. Over one hundred writers, authors, spoken word performers and poets, mostly from Canada, but also many from around the world, stopped by to discuss aspects of their literature.... Continue Reading

From the Editors

The choice is in the vote. By Samantha Thompson [executive editor] In high school, I was that persistent kid that told everyone they needed to vote. All the time. My 18th birthday was a time to celebrated solely because it meant I could vote in my first election, and I was in fact annoyed that... Continue Reading
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Show me the money

Following student dollars through Kwantlen Polytechnic University. By Kier-Christer Junos [contributing editor] You’re the biology major crying on the umpteenth edition of your new, million-dollar textbook; the black suit walking to a entrepreneurial leadership class; the creative-writer scrawling notes in a remote campus nook. It matters not who you are. To make this ship sail,... Continue Reading

Love in this club

Politics club returns, launches new events. By Tristan Johnston [staff writer] “You have to understand that everyone has a reason for believing what they believe and you have to respect that,” says Alex McGowan, president of the Politics Club of Kwantlen (PCK). Although the club is generally non-partisan, they aim to help students who do... Continue Reading
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Came for the pizza, stayed for the democracy.

KPIRG reaches quorum at special general meeting. By Tristan Johnston [staff writer] On Oct. 23, the Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group (KPIRG) had its special general meeting. More than one hundred students showed up to participate, which meant that KPIRG reached their quorum—the amount of members they needed in order to pass any motions. Free... Continue Reading
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Where did my youth go?

They’re definitely not at the voting booth. By Kier-Christer Junos [contributing editor] The youth inherit this world one retiree at a time. But it’s hard to say how they’ll shape their future when they have the lowest voter turnout of all Canadians. Voters throughout B.C. will cast their ballots for their municipal elections on Nov.... Continue Reading
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Writing Program enjoys continued success

KPU departments jump on board.               By Tristan Johnston [staff writer] “What I like to do is connect people,” says Fatima Zaidi, a Kwantlen Student Association faculty of arts representative and peer mentor, “Because I feel that different departments and different people bring together more skills and experiences.” Zaidi... Continue Reading

Wilson School of Design Construction delayed

Budget concerns prolong design school creation.... Continue Reading

Where's the funding now?

Alliance of B.C. Students works on organizational reforms.... Continue Reading

Court rules in favour of student associations

McGill directed to hold referendum on continued membership.... Continue Reading