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 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 prayer and self-reflection, and provides the opportunity to focus on an individual’s... 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

Kwantlen Music Students Association Coming This Fall

New club will be open to all music-loving students Kyrsten Downton, Contributor Despite the small size of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Music Department, students enrolled in the program will soon be able to connect with each other in a big way. Earlier this month the Kwantlen Students Association approved the formation of the Kwantlen Music Students... Continue Reading

David Granirer Talks Comedy and Mental Health

Comic and counselor visited KPU on April 5 Keely Rammage-Scott, Contributor David Granirer came to KPU to give a presentation on comedy and mental health on April 5. Granirer is a comedian, counselor, author, and the founder of Stand Up For Mental Health, a program that teaches stand-up comedy to people with mental illnesses. Granirer’s... Continue Reading

Celebrated Columnist Gwynne Dyer Visits KPU to Talk Trump

Dyer was KPU President Alan Davis’ latest guest for his President’s Dialogue series Joseph Keller, Web Editor KPU President Alan Davis sat down with Canadian author, journalist, and military historian Gwynne Dyer for the university’s President’s Dialogue talk series on April 10. The talk was held in the conference centre on KPU’s Surrey campus and... Continue Reading

SASA Plants Seeds of Community in Richmond

The Sustainable Agriculture Student Association moves into its second year Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor The Sustainable Agriculture Student Association has been organizing extra-curricular events for students in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Sustainable Agriculture program for over three years. Through initiatives such as skill training, conference trips, and visits to farms, the Association fosters both professional opportunities... Continue Reading

How Ryan Reynolds Became an Honorary Member of the KSA

What started as a joke has led an A-list celebrity to become KPU’s unofficial mascot Jesse Pottinger, Contributor At the Kwantlen Student Association’s annual general meeting on Mar. 30, students took to a vote and appointed Ryan Reynolds as an honorary member of the KSA. “It just started as a joke,” says Landon Charney, the... Continue Reading

KPU Students Perform Agamemnon

Those enrolled in IDEA 1400 get theatrical for their final project Mel Pomerleau, Contributor In almost total darkness, a dramatic monologue has the audience anticipating both the beginning of the performance to come and its plot’s looming, inevitable downfall. Students of Fred Ribkoff’s Expressive Arts through Drama and Theatre class (IDEA 1400) performed Agamemnon, a... Continue Reading

The Faculty of Health Student Association Keeps Student Life Alive in Langley

New club aims to support students in the Faculty of Health Joseph Keller, Web Editor Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s newest student club, The Faculty of Health Student Association, aims to bring student life to the Langley campus while also supporting Faculty of Health students in dealing with unique challenges in their area of study. “I feel... Continue Reading

Anthropology 3502 to Explore Abnormal Human Biological Variation

Students will examine both the archaeological and socio-cultural implications of “the different” Joseph Keller, Web Editor Anthropology students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University will have the opportunity to explore “biological normalcy and the abnormal” as part of Anthropology 3502 this summer. The class, Special Topics in Biological Anthropology, focuses on a new topic each semester as... Continue Reading