Culture 2 - OPP

KPIRG Teams with Organizing for People Power

Community-based organization comes to KPU to ask “You down with OPP?” Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor “It’s an organization that is aimed at uniting sections of our society that are very disempowered, to find their strength and unity together, and demand fundamental changes to this society, starting locally in Newton,” says Tom Warren, about Organizing for... Continue Reading
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KPU Students Look to Help Save the Bees Both In and Out of the Classroom

Solitary beehives will soon be buzzing on-campus In response to predictions that bees may face extinction due to a phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder, the KSA Special Committee of Environmental Sustainability is working to create beehives on KPU’s Surrey campus. Unlike most bees, however, the ones in these hives will prefer a little privacy.... Continue Reading
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What’s KPU Reading? This Year It’s The Parcel

KPU reading series turns to Anosh Irani’s story of transgender sex work For its second year, KPU Reads has brought the community at Kwantlen Polytechnic University together to read an engrossing novel. While last year’s readers were united by Aislinn Hunter’s The World Before Us, which was set in London, this year they travel across... Continue Reading
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KPU Business Students “Give the Gift of Light”

Under company Shaseux, proceeds from care products fund charity in Africa KPU Business Students “Give the Gift of Light” Under company Shaseux, proceeds from care products fund charity in Africa Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor As a sustainable, local, and charitable company, a group of KPU business students are proud to call Shaseux their brainchild. The... Continue Reading
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Surrey’s Film Industry Booms in 2016/17

Filming & special events representative predicts more success this year Last year brought great prosperity to Surrey’s film industry, doubling the number of permits issued to high-end productions like Supergirl. Arnold Schwarzenegger even made his way into the suburbs in 2016 to film a movie about a group of assassins out to murder him, Why... Continue Reading
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Fourth-Year Art Students Show Surrey Their Collective Unconscious

Soon-to-be graduates display their artwork at Surrey campus library Paula Aguilar, Contributor Throughout the past few weeks, fourth-year art students have been exhibiting some of their work in the Arbutus gallery on the Surrey campus. The exhibit, Collective Unconscious, includes a number of powerful artworks ranging from oil paintings to sculptures, and offers a hint... Continue Reading
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KSA Hosts Pub Night to Fight Fentanyl

Proceeds from fundraiser support the Overdose Prevention Society The Kwantlen Student Association gave KPU students a chance to help with one of the most serious humanitarian issues in the Lower Mainland, all while enjoying some burgers and brews. The fundraiser to fight fentanyl was held on Friday, Jan. 13 at Brewsters Pub, not far from... Continue Reading
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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
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WOOW and KSA to Offer Free Self-Defence Classes

The program, which will be open to all KPU students, begins Jan. 23 Paula Aguilar, contributor Student-led feminist organization Women Organizing Opportunities for Women, in tandem with the Kwantlen Student Association, is giving KPU students the opportunity to learn self-defence techniques for free. The program, entitled “Lunch and Learn,” will begin with a 45 minute... Continue Reading
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New Club Calls for “Compassionate” Eating Ethics

“Let’s Be Compassionate” club president welcomes all nature lovers Without being vegan-exclusive, KPU’s new “Let’s Be Compassionate” club aims to unite students with a passion for nature. That includes advocacy for plant-based eating and anti-factory farming efforts, which vegetarians and vegans may find themselves gravitating towards, but omnivores are welcome and encouraged to sign up... Continue Reading
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Kate Bird’s New Book Provides a Glimpse into Vancouver’s Past

A collection of images from the city in the 1970’s tells one-of-a-kind tale   CORRECTION: We initially wrote that there were 49 photographs in the book. There are actually 149. We apologize for the error. As seen through 149 photographs in Kate Bird’s Vancouver in the 70’s, life in the city four decades ago was... Continue Reading
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KFA and Pride Kwantlen Host Panel, Screening of The T Word, in Surrey

Both film and panel discuss societal issues facing transgender people Pride Kwantlen and the Kwantlen Faculty Association hosted Queer Voices @ KPU on the Surrey campus on Nov. 24. The event featured a screening of an MTV documentary entitled The “T” Word produced by actress Laverne Cox, as well as an informal Q&A discussion with... Continue Reading
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KPU Student and “GIF Artist” Creates Art in Motion

Philip Intile has gained thousands of followers on Tumblr for his daily animations A Kwantlen Polytechnic University student has gained a significant following online for his work with animated art. 18 year-old Philip Intile is in his first year of studying information technology and has been creating GIFs for his Tumblr page, PI Slices, since... Continue Reading
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Artist Spotlight: Tigerchild

Hip-hop and R&B hybrid to release new EP before the year’s end Before Max Hayes and Jordan McCuaig started working together in retail, they were making music alone and online. They started playing as a duo shortly after they met, and have now formed the band Tigerchild to perform their songs live. “Basically, I’m the... Continue Reading
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The Borealis String Quartet Performs Out of Darkness, Into Light at SAC

Vancouver quartet invites the audience, immersed in darkness, to focus on the music In the absence of light the imagination has ample room to run wild, especially with a theatrical soundtrack to keep it working. Out of Darkness, Into Light immersed its audience in pitch black on Nov. 21, with only the Borealis String Quartet... Continue Reading