From The Editors

77 Days of Election CNN is the news channel of choice for my parents. I often suggest they watch CBC so that they can actually understand what’s happening in their own country, but they would still rather watch American politics. I think it’s because American politics is much, much more entertaining than whatever we could... Continue Reading

Going Global: Balancing Power in the South China Sea

Balancing Power in the South China Sea Disputes over naval territory have been a consistent struggle in the South China Sea since the end of the Second World War. For several years, Japan and China have both claimed ownership over a set of islands between the north of Taiwan and the south of Okinawa. The... Continue Reading

Bank separation law returns to American congress

The Return of Glass-Steagal comes from Democrats and Republicans Early last month in the United States, Republican John McCain and Democrat Elizabeth Warren announced that they were going to work together to pass a new version of the Glass-Steagall Act, otherwise known as the Banking Act of 1933. For the Americans, and the rest of... Continue Reading
The Runner / Danielle George

The Pros and Cons of Couchsurfing

You might save thousands, but it’s not for everyone. “Hello, Tristan? That’s quite a big bag you have there.” This is what David said to me when I showed up at his apartment in the middle of Paris last year, next to the “Hotel du Ville” Metro station. I had never met him in-person before... Continue Reading
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We All Float On, okay?

Vancouver is seeing a resurgence of float centres, and it’s not hard to see why “We were the first commercial float centre in Vancouver in over 20 years,” says Mike Zaremba, co-creator of Float House, a float tank centre with locations in Gastown, Kitsilano, and soon in South Surrey. “There were some back in the... Continue Reading
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KPU president responds to community critiques at public forum

Majority of students, faculty see Trans Mountain agreement as an unwelcome endorsement At a public forum on July 6, KPU president Alan Davis stood in front of professors, students and activists to explain the reasoning behind signing a memorandum of understanding with Trans Mountain, which would grant KPU a $300,000 scholarship contingent on federal approval... Continue Reading

CAUT concludes Capilano University violated academic freedom

Remember that weird artwork in the library a few months ago? Perhaps you remember a strange sculpture that was in the Surrey library for a few months. It depicted a person wearing a cap and holding a poodle, draped in an American flag. The work, titled Margaux & the Monarch, is a satirical piece depicting... Continue Reading

Taming the 21st Century Tiger

A guide to handling exam stress. Ten-thousand years ago, your biggest source of stress as a human being would have been hunger, disease and tigers. Today, for those of us who are students in university, the source is exams and final projects. The world has changed, but our bodies are still calibrated to the brutality... Continue Reading

Campus Couture: KPU students introduce their spring style

As the cherry blossoms begin to bloom, what are students wearing to welcome spring? We asked students two questions: What is your favourite thing you’re wearing today? What do you like best about spring fashion? Ahmed Mansoory “My favourite thing here is this sweater, because my friend designed this himself. He has a poetry outlet... Continue Reading

Graduating KPU students host fashion runway show

The River Rock theatre was overflowing with long lineups to sign-in and will call. Predictably, almost everyone at the event was dressed impeccably. Graduating students of KPU’s fashion program showed off the work of 39 graduate students at the River Rock hotel, a two-minute train ride from Richmond campus. Each designer had three outfits each,... Continue Reading

Going Global: Iran and the bomb, a history

After 12 years of negotiations, the United States mediated a deal with Iran. In exchange for reducing their nuclear capability, numerous sanctions hindering the economy of Iran will be lifted. Shortly after the deal was announced, President Obama said that the guidelines, if fully implemented, would prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. “Iran will... Continue Reading

KSA executives accused of leaving private information online

Members of the Kwantlen Student Association were asked several times to remove club information from the KSA website, which included private and identifiable information of students.... Continue Reading

KSA aims to remove ombudsperson clause from bylaws

Button: Ombudsperson should exist, but not as detailed as in current bylaws. The Kwantlen Student Association is attempting to remove the ombudsperson clause from their bylaws. An ombudsperson is a third party who resolves disputes, typically legal in nature, between other parties without bias. They’re also expected to make sure that organizations operate lawfully. In... Continue Reading

Canada's subverted racism against Aboriginals

Ingrained racism needs to be addressed. Forgiveness for residential schools, disrespect of traditional lands and racism: These are a handful of the many issues facing aboriginal people in Canada today. While we hear a lot about the racism issues in America, we don’t hear as much about the problems faced by aboriginal people in Canada.... Continue Reading

What happens if we vote "no"?

Impact of transit plebiscite South of the Fraser. The last few months of dialogue regarding the TransLink plebiscite have shown that “no” voters are taking the lead by a wide margin. A March 16 Angus-Reid poll suggested that 27 per cent are voting “yes,” while 61 per cent are voting “no.” Sixty-nine per cent of... Continue Reading