How DIY Projects Can Save You an Arm and a Leg

It’s a new year, which means it’s time for new solutions to everyday problems. For students, one of the most pressing issues we face is a shortage of money. In this day and age, we enjoy an increasingly accessible and convenient lifestyle. Food from practically any restaurant can be ordered for delivery. Even grocery shopping... Continue Reading

Leave the Royals Alone!

Truth be told, I never cared much about the Royal Family. Every time I see both Harry and Megan on the cover of HELLO! Canada for the 900,000th time, I groan. I fail to grasp the importance of the Royals in the wake of far more significant and influential matters, like the Australian wildfires or... Continue Reading

Singles, Stay Realistic This Valentine’s Day

Being single may seem like a blessing to some. Having the flexibility to make your own decisions, to decide where you eat, what you spend money on, is great. The restrictions that come with being in a relationship do not apply to the average single person, but for all its freedoms, single life can feel... Continue Reading

Other Companies Need to Follow Facebook’s Foosteps by Banning Deepfakes

“Deepfakes” are videos of computer-generated images created by artificial intelligence which show people performing acts and saying things which they never did in real life. Recently, Facebook has upped the ante, committing to a full-on ban on sharing deepfakes on the platform. However, even though Facebook has rolled its sleeves up and decided to crack... Continue Reading

Spring Saving Tips From KPU Students

Utilize Disability Advisors and Academic Accommodations Marcus Jones, Contributor It’s a new semester, and for first-year students, an entirely new environment. All of a sudden, you’re a little fish in a big pond. There’s a daunting list of responsibilities to take on. You’re taking a big step to becoming an adult, and making that leap... Continue Reading

Cutting Toxic People Out of Your Life Is Hard But Worth It

I was playing Red Dead Redemption 2 when it happened. The phone rang, I picked it up, and a lowly voice answered. “I’m tired. Can I speak with your mom?” Not knowing what to expect, I put my mom on the phone and went back to my game. In the back of my mind, I... Continue Reading

Don’t Let the Winter Blues Stop You From Staying Fit

Nature seems to bestow every human being with an extra few pounds when winter comes. This could be a means of staving off the cold, sure, but don’t let that stop you from hitting the gym or practicing cardio over the break. You might find it’s more fun to run for a few minutes on... Continue Reading

How To Stay Festive But Frugal This Holiday Season

Christmas Frugality is an Art Form, So Get Crafty By Jayne Wright, Contributor ‘Tis the season for peppermint hot chocolate, fuzzy socks, and giving the ones you love gifts of appreciation. But for many of us, the seasonal change doesn’t change the fact that we are still poor students trying to save money by making... Continue Reading

Just Keep Food Truckin’ Along

Food trucks are an awesome addition to any school. They are a breath of fresh air for the famished and a chance for students to experience some wicked food from different cultures. A few food trucks have been on rotation at KPU this year, and some people have grown tired of the repetition. Don’t get... Continue Reading

Comic Books Reflect Society More Than They Affect It

I have a deep love of comic books. My preferred variety of graphic novel is manga, but both of these mediums for storytelling have a special place in my heart. The detail put into each panel, the movement of the characters, the witty dialogue, the love and care put into even the smallest features in... Continue Reading
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It’s Okay to Be Afraid this Halloween (and Year-Round)

Fear is one of the most powerful emotions. It allows us to doubt, to second-guess, and to cower away. Even the strongest individuals in history at one point experienced it in their lives. As formidable as fear is, it can also be the greatest weapon in one’s arsenal. In the same way that it can... Continue Reading

Why Vancouver Shouldn’t Ban Fireworks

Ever since I was a kid, festive October holidays were punctuated with loud explosions and colorful lights in the sky. Any kid who’s grown up in Vancouver, or Delta for that matter, knows that fireworks are an essential part of having fun on Halloween. There’s something that feels adventurous about making loud explosions that echo... Continue Reading

How Self Reflection Leads to Self-Growth

When I was in elementary school, I was reluctant to engage in conversations. Sure, I had friends that I grew up with, but I struggled to have what most people think of as normal social interactions. I refused to invite friends over to my house, instead waiting for them to invite me over to theirs.... Continue Reading

Why Speaking up in Class Can Be Intimidating

Speaking up isn’t easy, especially when the whole class turns to face you. You’re in the spotlight. Stagefright sets in.  This can cause real fear for many students, and it happens regularly in school. We’ve all experienced this: the instructor delivers a lecture and asks if there are any questions that the students might have,... Continue Reading

Keep Calm and Don’t Go “Sicko Mode” This Semester

It’s about that time again. Summer starts fading. Cold weather cascades across the land. Everyone’s cheerful mood darkens, and a dreadful period in every student’s life arises once more.  That’s right, it’s back to school time. It’s a time where stress hits peak levels, and if you’re not prepared, the obstacles you face can be... Continue Reading