Langley Eats Local Challenge Ends on a Strong Note at Langley Farmers’ Market

The event encouraged Langley residents to source their food from local farmers for an entire week Mel Pomerleau, Web Editor The Langley Environmental Partners Society has just completed its 9th annual Langley Eats Local Challenge in partnership with the Langley Farmers’ Market. “[The event is] an extra big, special day celebrating all of the bounty... Continue Reading

Rare Solar Eclipse to be Seen From Vancouver

Keep your eyes on the skies on Aug. 21 Ashley Hyshka, Community Reporter For a short amount of time on Aug. 21, day will turn into night. Vancouver will experience a partial solar eclipse, in which 90 per cent of the sun will be temporarily covered by the moon, during late morning that day. Beginning... Continue Reading

Old Piano Finds New Home in Cedar Courtyard

KSA hopes the piano will help to enrich the often-overlooked courtyard space Braden Klassen, Photo Editor The Kwantlen Student Association has purchased an upright piano to be kept in the courtyard of the Cedar building. Charmingly named “Butterfly”, the piano is meant to promote the use of the Cedar courtyard on the Surrey campus. “[The... Continue Reading

KPU’s New Book Club: The Kwantlen Pageturners

Braden Klassen, Photo Editor There’s a new club on campus that caters to KPU’s lovers of literature. The Kwantlen Pageturners was founded earlier this summer by Amanda Grey, who hopes to foster a community for avid readers to come together and discuss literature with other like-minded people. “There’s a certain bond that’s established when you... Continue Reading

KPU Professors Host PHILOsurfer Convergence

Academics from all over the world came to Tofino to talk about their love of philosophy and surfing Braden Klassen, Contributor A pair of philosophy professors from Kwantlen Polytechnic University have combined their love for philosophizing with their love of surfing by organizing and hosting an academic conference that united the two. Dubbed “The PHILOsurfer’s... Continue Reading

Runner Run-Down: Quebec and the Constitution

Alyssa Laube, Coordinating Editor Quebec has never sat comfortably with Canada’s constitution. Even as early as 1763, when the Royal Proclamation that began the country’s journey towards establishing the current constitution was conceived, Quebecers were dissatisfied with the amount of imperial and federal control over their livelihoods. With the Statute of Westminster in 1931 came nearly... Continue Reading
Alexander Chiang (right) practices with David Kong, from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, to prepare for their upcoming matches. Chiang competed in the men's foil category. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee)

KPU Professor and Former Student Present at British Shakespeare Association Conference

Performance-based paper examined racial stereotypes in The Merchant of Venice Joseph Keller, Staff Writer   A performance-based paper that was originally conceived as a guest lecture in a Kwantlen Polytechnic University English class was presented at the U.K.-based British Shakespeare Association Conference on May 23. KPU English Prof. Fred Ribkoff and former student John Rowell... Continue Reading

KSA to Walk with Pride in Vancouver, While Black Lives Matter Protests Police Presence at the Parade

Kyrsten Downton, Contributor The Kwantlen Student Association will be participating again in the Vancouver Pride Parade on Aug. 8, and has released $6000 for marketing and float construction expenses. According to Joseph Thorpe, this year’s float will be the KSA’s best so far, displaying an elaborate tiki-themed design that he feels “we can actually be... Continue Reading

Artist Spotlight: Casinos

Abbotsford band released “Sean”, their first single in three years, in May Alyssa Laube, Coordinating Editor Casinos, an Abbotsford band that has been cranking out alternative rock tunes for nearly a decade, wants you to know that their hometown “is cooler than you think.” The four piece was born out of Catholic school, back when... Continue Reading
KPU student Devon Turkington strikes a pose in the Westerman Garden on Surrey campus as part of an ongoing Yoga summer event series hosted by the KSA. (Braden Klassen)

KSA Hosts Yoga in the Garden on Surrey Campus

  Students can enjoy free, one-hour yoga classes amidst the tranquil backdrop of the Westerman Garden Braden Klassen, Contributor Has the stress of the summer semester made you feel like you’re stretched too thin? Is your work-school-life balance feeling like it’s becoming less and less flexible as time goes on? Have summer midterms got you... Continue Reading
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Surrey Campus Library Soft Launches New Food and Noise Rules

Green means go, red means silence! Kyrsten Downton, Contributor This summer, KPU will be soft launching new rules regarding food and noise levels in the Surrey campus library. The new system will divide the library into three separate zones. Todd Mundle, the KPU University Librarian, says that the idea for the new rules came from... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Street Market Returns at New Venue

The market will be open on the Richmond campus until Oct. 31 Kyrsten Downton, Contributor The small but popular Kwantlen Street Market is back at KPU’s Richmond campus for a new season, time, and location. This year, the Kwantlen Student Association-run market will be held every Tuesday from 12 to 4 until the end of... Continue Reading

Muslim Student Association Hosts Second Annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner

The event united KPU’s Muslim community on June 14 Mel Pomerleau, Contributor The Muslim Student Association hosted their second annual Ramadan Iftar dinner, for KPU students and staff to come together at the end of a day of fasting, on June 14. Ramadan is a fasting month for Muslims that acts as a time of... Continue Reading

KPU Brewing Students Take Home the Gold

U.S. Open College Beer Championship honours two students’ Witbier brew Ashley Hyshka For most university students, beer is a beverage enjoyed outside of the classroom. But for first year KPU brewing students Derek Kindret and Ryan Jurgens, their love of beer was nurtured at school. Kindret and Jurgens won gold in the Belgian category at... Continue Reading

KPU Alumna Self-Publishes New Book

Amrita Lit’s Chasing Kismet follows a young woman challenging the expectations her community has of her Kyrsten Downton, Contributor Growing up, Amrita Lit struggled to find accurate representations for South Asian people in mainstream media. Instead of continuing to wait for that to change, Lit created her own role model in her newly self-published novel... Continue Reading