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

The Perks of Joining a Club

Potential for support network beneficial for mental health By: Kyle Prince and Monica Mah Humans are, at heart, social animals. It comes as no surprise that we tend to gather in groups, that we seek communities and use them to help define who we are. The Kwantlen Gaming Guild, Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s largest student club... Continue Reading

The Darwinism of Kwantlen Clubs

In light of a $90,000 reduction in clubs and events funding, student life at KPU will have to evolve For better or worse, a change is coming to the way student life is conducted at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Prompted by major funding cuts to the Kwantlen Student Association’s clubs and events budget, those who promote... Continue Reading

A Healthier KPYOU

Thrive Week tells us how to stay physically and mentally healthy on campus by Kyle Prince & Monica Mah No matter the campus, all Kwantlen Polytechnic University students face similar problems. But whether you’re looking for good place to eat or a relaxing way to de-stress after exams, there are resources available for the beleaguered... Continue Reading
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Is Religion Relevant in the 21st Century?

Belief is on the decline around the world, what can the church offer us now? “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?” — Friedrich Nietzsche In Canada, the number of people, specifically teens and young adults, who belong to a religion... Continue Reading
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Our home on Native Land

The history of acknowledging unceded territories at KPU It’s more than good form in the administrative circles of B.C. universities to begin a meeting with a formal, explicit acknowledgement of the unceded territories on which they conduct their business. But gauging the authenticity of these acknowledgements isn’t so simple. Sometimes they’re good, sometimes they’re not.... Continue Reading
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There’s Nothing to Fear but Famine and Cordyceps

Ranking end of the world scenarios on their likelihood of occurrence by Connor Doyle (Managing Editor) & Kevin Pare Let’s begin with the end. We are all going to die. Eventually, I mean. We don’t like to think of the absolute end of the world on a day-by-day basis because, if we really thought about,... Continue Reading

A Tale of Two Liberals: Joe Peschisolido in Steveston-Richmond East and Lawrence Woo in Richmond Centre

The moment Canadians had been waiting for arrived when polls began to close in St. John’s. With only a few of the early seats being called, Joe Peschisolido, candidate for Liberal MP of Steveston-Richmond East, was cautious—but given his friendly demeanour and all the hands he was shaking, very optimistic. “I feel great, I think... Continue Reading