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Electoral Reform Needed for True Democracy

It’s time for FPTP to go, whether the Liberals or the electorate make the decision It’s been speculated that a preliminary survey, which will be conducted in early December, might be the precursor to a national referendum on whether or not the electoral system should change. While a referendum result that opposes the change would... Continue Reading
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Sustainable Living: The Bathroom

How to green your bathroom routine From using ethically sourced ingredients to picking out bathroom decor, there’s always a way to be a little friendlier to the environment in your life. As with any switch to a new product or routine, work within your means and make choices that reflect your goals as an individual.... Continue Reading
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Legal Cannabis Means More Pleasure

What is the harm in pleasure seeking if we are so drawn to it by nature?    As the recreational use of marijuana is legalized, to say that we must strike a balance between allowing and regulating the substance on university campuses would be to make a stale and uninteresting argument about policy. After all,... Continue Reading
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Going Global: All Trumped Up

Trump’s foreign policy could be a disaster If Trump wants to enact the changes that he talked about on the campaign trail, there could be a massive shift in the geopolitical chessboard, and it’s not good. While many consider the United States to be the most powerful country in the world, they’re not the superpower... Continue Reading
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It’s Time for Mary Polak to Resign

The Minister of Environment hasn’t been following through, and Bella Bella proves it Once again, British Columbian waters have been contaminated by corporate oil under the province’s Minister of Environment, Mary Polak. A tugboat containing 200,000 litres of diesel fuel sank off the coast of Bella Bella on Oct. 13, and stormy weather has prevented... Continue Reading
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Why We’re not Proud of our Country

Canadian nationalism is dwindling in Millennials, to no one’s surprise Gone are the days when Canadians sang their national anthem crying tears of pride and joy. Singing the anthem seems more like a chore than a tribute nowadays—an obsolete tradition that we’re all forced through, full of reluctance and lip-syncing. Whereas the Americans flip their... Continue Reading
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The Runner Debate: CCTV Cameras Will Make for a Safer Campus

Click here to see the other side. Security cameras, a new addition to KPU, have the potential to make the campus safer for students, faculty, and visitors. The impact they will have on safety and security will likely be small, but anything is better than nothing at all, and cameras make it more probable that... Continue Reading
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The Runner Debate: CCTV Cameras Create The Illusion of Security

Click here to see the other side An ongoing commitment to the safety and security of all its members by our fine university sounds like it might actually lead to something useful, but instead has caused KPU to install external closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras at our Surrey campus. Perhaps they forgot about the level... Continue Reading
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From the Editors: Those in or running for public office need to speak to the media

Though I’ve only been doing this for two years, I have already developed a habit of being extremely bothered when I don’t get responses to interview requests. The more damaging that refusing to respond is to the interviewee, the more confused I get. It’s one thing during the Canadian federal election, when my coworkers and... Continue Reading
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Aspiring Parents Should Be Required to Obtain a License to Have Children

It takes a village to raise a child, especially when the parents happen to be village idiots You’ve heard it before—being a parent is hard. Extremely hard. For many people it may be the most difficult thing they ever have to do. In the confines of modern society, it seems like there are an infinite... Continue Reading
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From the Editors: Mental health must be taken as seriously as physical health

Could you imagine if you told one of your friends that you had a broken leg, and they told you that the problem was all in your head? While most people know that bandages are good for cuts, most people probably don’t know what the appropriate measure would be for those who’re experiencing short term... Continue Reading
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Stop Sending in the Clowns

Intense horror is the only appropriate emotional response to clown sightings Recent reports from the U.S., Canada, and Europe detail a disturbing rise in both the number and creepiness of so-called evil clown sightings. Most reports feature misplaced clowns—many modeled after Pennywise, the clown from Stephen King’s It—posing as part of some bizarre scare tactic... Continue Reading
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The Federal Liberals Have Let Down Their Electorate with Support for LNG

Sustainability is not a spectrum In a disappointing move that contradicts their earlier promises of championing environmental sustainability, the federal government has given their authoritative approval of the Pacific NorthWest Liquified Natural Gas project, a $36-billion natural gas liquefaction and export facility that would play a role in the processing and overseas exportation of gas... Continue Reading
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KPU Students Deserve a Safety App of Their Own

Apps allow users to report and be notified of dangerous or emergency situations in their area In conjunction with AppArmor—a company that specializes in mobile safety apps—Capilano University, BCIT, Thompson Rivers University, and UBC Okanagan are among many post-secondary institutions worldwide that have established campus safety apps for their students. These apps are designed to... Continue Reading
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Crime and Punishment and Creep Catchers

The pitfalls of vigilante justice It seems that there has always been a special place for the extrajudicial vigilante in our culture. From Batman to Dirty Harry to that masked dude from V for Vendetta, popular narratives have run wild with gritty, vindictive anti-heroes that endeavor to take justice into their own hands for better... Continue Reading