The Quebec Student Strike Against Unpaid Work Is Long Overdue

I’d like to preface this by make it abundantly clear that “unpaid internships” are not a legal practice in British Columbia. However there are two exceptions. If your internship is part of your formal educational requirements, it is counted under the “student exception” and considered a practicum, and you are not entitled to any pay.... Continue Reading

How I Cured My Road Rage With Self Care

Road rage has been a huge part of my life since childhood. Watching my dad pull the car over to get into physical altercations with people, ultimately smashing their windows and fleeing the scene, ensured that some of his bad driving habits were passed onto me. For years, I wouldn’t think twice about hopping out... Continue Reading

Make Your Volunteering Count This Holiday Season

The months leading up to Christmas tend to put many folks in a charitable mood. Many enjoy helping the less fortunate, whether by making contributions to toy and food banks or doing hands-on work in their community. It feels good to give, and it can be a source of personal pride and fulfillment to volunteer.... Continue Reading

Provincial Diversity Contributes to Canada’s Strength in Education

Year after year, Canada has been recognized as a world leader in education, with students performing better than their contemporaries in the U.S or the U.K in subjects like math, science, and reading. When it comes to schooling, one of the main differences between Canada and these countries is that we don’t have a federal... Continue Reading

Killer Fascination: How Serial Murderers Become Celebrity Icons

Sometime over the course of your life, morbid curiosity may have taken you down the rabbit hole that is learning about serial killers. Although it’s not often discussed openly, a casual interest in serial killers is fairly common among people; otherwise, the success of contemporary big-budget projects exploiting fascination with the subject, such as The... Continue Reading

An On-Campus Mental Health Clinic Would Help KPU Students in Need

There are currently 90 walk-in mental health clinics in B.C. Anyone suffering from high levels of stress, depression, anxiety, and other mental health maladies can drop into these clinics without the hassle of having to make appointments or get a referral from a doctor. Recently, the University of British Columbia opened a mental health clinic... Continue Reading

Students Should Stop Romanticizing Sleep Deprivation

A study published last year by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) shows that the best way to maximize performance on final exams is to study and get a good night’s sleep. For students entering their midterm exam season, it can be difficult to identify if your classmates are suffering from exhaustion and sleep... Continue Reading

Governments Need an Answer to Automation

In the lead up to the 2016 presidential election, when then-candidate Donald Trump toured the Rust Belt—the region of the United States most economically dependent on manufacturing and coal—he told citizens there that immigrants and regulation were taking away their jobs. He was wrong. Robots and energy yields were largely to blame. Jobs that are... Continue Reading

Politicians Unfaithful to Their Partners Will Likely Be Unfaithful to The Public

It seems like infidelity, once a rare topic of discussion, now plagues our media. Whether it’s a famous politician, singer, or actor, being unfaithful to a partner has essentially been normalized these days. You can tell that the times have changed by comparing scandals from the past and the present. It took the world a... Continue Reading

Queer Representation Doesn’t Work if LGBTQ+ Roles Aren’t Meaningful

According to the GLAAD Media Institute, more queer characters than ever are joining the casts of some of today’s most popular TV shows. Members of the LGBTQ+ community can get excited about seeing someone who shares an identity with them on screen. However, accompanying this increase are even more negative and stereotypical depictions of LGBTQ+... Continue Reading

KPU Should Have More Staff, Equipment at its First Aid Office

With the news that an SFU student died recently while writing an exam, it’s a good time to take a look at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s first aid office. While it’s there for students in case of certain medical emergencies, such as cardiac arrest, it might not always be able to help students with chronic illnesses,... Continue Reading

Attend a Ceremony this Remembrance Day, 100 Years After the End of WWI

A century ago, on Nov. 11, 1918 at 11:00 am, the war to end all wars came to an end. At home, the idea of fighting for one’s country was glorified, but being on the battlefield was something no one could prepare for. In WWI, soldiers suffered from trench foot (now known as athlete’s foot),... Continue Reading

In Post-Election Brazil, Hate Overshadows Reason

On Oct. 28, Jair Messias Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party was elected president of Brazil with 55 per cent of valid votes. His opponent, Fernando Haddad of the Workers Party, left the race with only 44 per cent of valid votes. That’s a difference of about 10 million votes, though around 42 million people... Continue Reading

They’re Sexy, They’re Sweet—But They’re Also Your Instructor

Most students have been attracted to a teacher at some point in their lives, but relationships between the two have been a controversial topic for a long time. In most of Canada, student-instructor relationships are not banned, but the age of consent does prohibit younger students from being involved in romantic or sexual relationships with... Continue Reading

Reach Out to Your Campus Community

My journey to engaging with KPU’s on-campus community was not an easy one. I was filled with anxiety about meeting new people and always worried about how I would look to others if I reached out. Would they accept me? Would someone tell me that I didn’t belong there? Maybe it was better if I... Continue Reading