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

The Rock and the Hard Place

If the Big One strikes tomorrow, how ready will we be? That fact that our coast is due for a particularly nasty earthquake is not breaking news. We’ve known this for a long time. But with the recent earthquake in late December (albeit of low magnitude) questions of preparedness and emergency planning are at the... Continue Reading

KPU Student Gathers Feminine Hygiene Products for Refugees

Come January, people will be able to make their donations at the Social Justice space When we think of necessities, we first bring to mind food, water, and shelter. We don’t often consider pads or tampons, as they don’t apply to a full percentage of the population. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t absolutely critical... Continue Reading

Providing Refuge

Volunteers in Austria step up to help refugees with files from Tristan Johnston and Louis Marta-Widjaja There’s a little boy in Vienna who wants to be a lawyer when he grows up, because he wants to help people. Unfortunately, he’s going to face significant barriers, because he’s in Vienna as a Syrian refugee. “It’s great... Continue Reading