Lost in Transition

As Birch room renovations begin, student organizations are getting all turned around Obtaining adequate space at Kwantlen Polytechnic University isn’t a new issue for many of the institution’s most prominent student groups. The Kwantlen Gaming Guild, one of the largest and most successful clubs on campus, was recently moved out of the Social Justice Space... Continue Reading

Making the Leap Towards Climate Justice

Naomi Klein and her team create plan, suggest fifteen steps towards a brighter future “The Leap Manifesto is an unashamedly radical plan to convert the world to 100 per cent renewable energy, fast,” says world-famous activist and author, Naomi Klein. “And you can be a part of it.” Klein drafted the Manifesto during a meeting... Continue Reading

A day in the life of a KSA executive

VP Student Services discusses losing sleep and gaining confidence Allison Gonzalez needed to get special permission from the design school faculty to become a Kwantlen Student Association executive. “I’m not a political person, I’m just a design student. And for a design student who isn’t really interested in playing politics, I just saw an opportunity... Continue Reading

Pour Some Sugar on Me, Baby

Some online dating sites offer new opportunities for aspiring sugar babies   It’s 2016, and most of us are familiar with the concept of the online dating scene. The premise is simple: you pick a site, create an online profile with a description (perhaps slightly embellished) and a picture of yourself, then you search through... Continue Reading

Japan Needs Feminism

While quality-of-life is second to none, life isn’t easy for Japanese women I suppose to someone who’s never been to Japan, it might appear, at least on the surface, to be a wonderful place to live. The trains are always on time, the food is amazing regardless of the price you pay, the music is... Continue Reading

A Day in the Life of a KSA Politician

Outgoing arts representative Simon Massey discusses life in student office, offers advice for new councillors Student councillors have several reasons for taking breaks at Kwantlen Student Association council meetings. Most of the time, the reason is lunch. Other times, the reason is head-butting. The student association and the university have a generally great relationship, great... Continue Reading

Tastes of the Season

Inspiration for your Harvest Box vegetables The Harvest Box program, which delivers approximately 10 pounds of produce twice a week to Kwantlen Polytechnic University students, is an excellent way to have access to healthy, local fruits and vegetables—all at a price that won’t deprive you of that coffee that gets you through the last 90... Continue Reading

Preliminary 2016 KSA results announced

The preliminary results of the 2016 Kwantlen Student Association have been announced. Of the four KSA representatives who were running for re-election to council, two (Alex McGowan and Tanvir Singh) were successful. Once the election results have been ratified, the elected candidates will take office on April 1. So far, one official complaint has been... Continue Reading

Behind The Fabric Curtain

Before the year-end show this April, we spotlight three fashion students readying for their big showcase Along with many of the other students developing their own fashion lines in the 2016 Bachelor of Fashion Design and Technology graduating class, Kate Schreiner is working hard to perfect her ‘Hetki’ woman’s fashion line. Although she has dabbled... Continue Reading

Meet your candidates for the 2016 KSA Election: Faculty Representatives

Tristan Johnston, Coordinating Editor Kier-Christer Junos, Staff Writer Preet Hundal, Contributor Photos by Braden Klassen, Contributor Faculty Representatives Faculty of Arts Representative (max. four to be elected) Sarah Barahmeh I am currently a student who studies English and also loves all forms of art. With that passion and love as your representative and fellow Arts... Continue Reading

Meet your candidates for the 2016 KSA Election: Constituency Representatives

Tristan Johnston, Coordinating Editor Kier-Christer Junos, Staff Writer Preet Hundal, Contributor Photos by Braden Klassen, Contributor Constituency Representatives International Students Representative (one to be elected) Zubair Ahmed “I would like to bring [solutions to] the problems faced by international students. [People should vote for me] because I can . . . solve the problems faced... Continue Reading

Meet your candidates for the 2016 KSA Election: Campus Representatives

Tristan Johnston, Coordinating Editor Kier-Christer Junos, Staff Writer Preet Hundal, Contributor Photos by Braden Klassen, Contributor (unless otherwise stated) Editor’s Note: Candidate statements have been edited for brevity and clarity. Langley Campus Representative (one to be elected) Connor Griffiths “I think the ‘90s one-hit wonder, Hanson sums up my campaign with this quote: ‘Mmmbop, ba... Continue Reading

KSA ousts Kwantlen Model United Nations executives

Former KMUN exec Abu-Haltam believes decision was both “unjustified” and “not politically correct” The Kwantlen Student Association removed former Kwantlen Model United Nations executives on Nov. 27 on the basis of student complaints about conference and workshop planning, and a failure to prove their democratic election. Former KMUN president Saed Abu-Haltam disagrees with the decision,... Continue Reading

Learning to Love Your Blood

I remember the first the first time I got my period. I was 10 years old, and it came right before school. I was sent to class with a note for my teacher, in which my mom explained what had happened. When I nervously handed over the letter, my teacher responded, “Congratulations!” and gave me a hug. Suddenly I felt better—maybe this weird thing that had happened was something I should be celebrating, after all.... Continue Reading

The Ceremony of Myself

A Moon Time testimonial I starkly remember the first day I got my period. I had to go to the bathroom at 4 a.m. in the morning and as soon as I saw red in the toilet bowl, I burst into tears. I felt the beginning of something daunting, as if a new, unexplained responsibility... Continue Reading