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The Kwantlen First Nation, From the Early Years to Now

The band’s history, walking tours in Fort Langley, and upcoming events The History At this point in Canadian history, it’s well-known that the Europeans weren’t the first to touch ground here. In many areas of the Fraser Valley, the Kwantlen First Nation—after which our institution is named, with permission from the late Grand Chief Joe... Continue Reading
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Slamapalooza Team Competes in Vancouver Poetry Slam

Fundraising competition brings laughs, tears, and celebration for KPU team It’s a dim, humid evening in Cafe Deux Soleil, and tensions are high. Situated in the heart of Vancouver’s Commercial Drive, the cozy nook is crammed with spectators and performers readying themselves to take the stage. There are four groups of poets here, packed around... Continue Reading
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Kwantlen Art Collective Goes Public with New Exhibit

Work by 14 KPU artists showcased at Newton PopUp gallery The Kwantlen Art Collective is beginning the semester by showcasing some of their members’ finest work. The Collective has been hosting an exhibition titled Private Inquiries from a Public Exposure at the Newton PopUp Gallery from Aug. 30 to Sept. 16, and to kick the... Continue Reading
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A Peek into Pulp Magazine

Managing Editor Brooks Lewis talks paying contributors, goals, and changes Behind the cover of Pulp Magazine, readers will find a cherry-picked fusion of cultivated texts and images. Poetry, prose, interviews, paintings, sculptures, and other works by mostly-local talent can be viewed on every one of its 40-50 pages, with a majority of them distinctly sourced... Continue Reading
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Argel Monte de Ramos is KPU’s Resident Superstar

After winning gold at the “Talent Olympics” he considers his future, at KPU and abroad Over the span of two busy years, Argel Monte de Ramos has done more for KPU than most students will throughout their entire university experience. Born in the Philippines, Monte de Ramos arrived in Canada young and overwhelmed by culture... Continue Reading
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Gamers, Cosplayers, and Voice Actors Converge for Anime Evolution

Vancouver’s longest-running anime con caters to fandoms new and old Vancouver’s Anime Evolution is “for the fans, by the fans,” says Mikal Peterson, the Table-top Gaming Coordinator for the annual Anime convention. “And so we try to put on as best of a show as we can.” Anime Evolution started in 2003 at Simon Fraser... Continue Reading
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Get involved with some of KPU’s most active clubs

If you have a passion, chances are there’s a club for you University life extends well beyond the classroom. Sure, many students can go through their KPU careers only doing what they need to do to earn their degrees, but for those of us looking to find something more out of our time here at... Continue Reading
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Stepping up International Student Orientation

KSA International Students Rep. talks about what KPU could be doing better Going to school in another country is an experience many students look forward to their entire lives, but the culture shock can be damaging in the wrong environment. In order for someone from another part of the world to feel happy and comfortable... Continue Reading
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KPU Students Ask, “Does the Bible Make Sense?”

Weekly group discussion hosted by Kwantlen Christian Fellowship and Multi-Faith Center The mostly empty halls of Kwantlen Polytechnic University on a Saturday afternoon in summer are good place to ask some of the big questions. This is precisely what a group of spiritually-minded students have been doing throughout the summer as they gathered in the... Continue Reading
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Lack of Visible Support for LGBTQ+ Community a Problem for Queer Students at KPU

Some students still do not feel comfortable being out on campus Eric Berg Kwantlen Polytechnic University “isn’t necessarily the safe space that people might think it is,” says Kari Michaels, a positive space campaign facilitator and volunteer for KPU Pride. In her time in these roles, she’s heard first hand accounts from KPU students of... Continue Reading
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KPU Students, Faculty, Come Together to Present Jag and the American

Plastic Theater Company’s debut performance brings together Hemingway classics   A year of hard work came to fruition this month for Plastic Theater Company as the brand new theater troupe, formed by KPU students and english department faculty, gave their debut performance at the Cultch on August 5 and 6. Their play, Jag and the... Continue Reading
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The Future of Virtual Reality

Vancouver is a leader in exploring new VR technology, and applying it to the world around us “People talk a lot, when new technology comes out, that the two industries that drive innovation are gaming and pornography,” says Wren Handman of Hammer and Tusk, a product studio and virtual reality community located in downtown Vancouver.... Continue Reading
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Artist Spotlight: The History of Gunpowder

Writing in India, Hating Ostriches “It’s kind of like Tom Waits married Taylor J. Hawkins and somehow conceived a child that really liked punk music—and then he started playing with a lot of horns and strings,” says Alex James Morison, about The History of Gunpowder. Morison sings and plays guitar in the band, on top... Continue Reading
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KSA announces improvements to campus shuttle, Grassroots Cafe

Free WiFi and purchasable craft beer for all The Kwantlen Student Association recently announced two new quality of (student) life enhancements for the upcoming semester. Come September, intercampus shuttles will feature free on-board WiFi, and patrons of the Grassroots cafe will be treated to craft beer on tap, possibly brewed right here at KPU. Though... Continue Reading
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PREVIEW: Jag and the American premieres this weekend at the Cultch

Plastic Theater Company’s debut performance brings together two Hemingway classics Two Hemingway classics will be reimagined with a South Asian flare this weekend on August 5 and 6 at the Cultch in East Van when a new theater company put together by KPU students and faculty takes the stage. The play was directed by KPU professors... Continue Reading