Conservatives Should Forget the “Goldilocks Zone” and Commit to Opposing Bigotry

“Can gay people enjoy low tax rates?” ask Tory and GOP Senators Both in the United States and Canada, the dominant conservative parties (the Republicans and the Conservative Party of Canada, respectively) keep bigotry at a peculiar distance—not so close that the party becomes inseparable from it, but not so far that they lose a... Continue Reading

Advanced Directives Help Dying Canadians Control Their Future

Bill C-14 is an Act passed by the federal government last May which legalized medical assistance in dying. Though it was an important accomplishment for Canadian legislatures, the bill fails to address the availability of advanced directives for patients seeking a medically assisted death. Advanced directives are documents which specify what steps should be taken... Continue Reading

When “No” Isn’t Enough, We Need to Speak Up

The never-ending cycle of victim blaming, misogyny, and rape culture needs to come to an end I sat aboard the 319 to Scott Road Station on the side of the road for around 15 minutes one evening before I asked my fellow passengers why we were at a standstill. One lady responded that we were... Continue Reading

Mindfulness Helps Manage Student Stress

How to holistically handle anxiety in school If you already sense the imminent stresses of being a student, the best way to start a successful semester is to acknowledge the need for self-care. To control stress, it’s crucial to understand where it comes from. Solutions come easier once you understand the fundamental issues you are... Continue Reading

KPU’s Cannabis Professional Series May Not Be Good for Surrey

The Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology has become the first institution in North America to offer a certificate program in the production of commercial cannabis. The course is open to any post-graduate student with a degree in the faculty of Horticulture, though potential students must be eligible to apply for an Access to... Continue Reading

A Message to Whistler Mayor: British Columbia Belongs To All British Columbians

Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden thinks Lower Mainlanders shouldn’t visit on the cheap In a recent interview with CBC News, Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden had a couple of complaints about some of the summer visitors to her little piece of our province, and she specifically singled out day trippers from my little piece of British Columbia.... Continue Reading

Plagiarizing Someone Else's Work Should Not be Tolerated in the Literary Community

Former Canadian Poet Laureate accused of stealing from Tupac, Maya Angelou When former Poet Laureate Pierre DesRuisseaux passed away in January of last year, he left behind a legacy as one of Canada’s greatest French-language poets in the modern era. That legacy has now been called into question. DesRuisseaux, who served as the Canadian Parliamentary... Continue Reading

Pull the Plug on Animal Retailing

Surrey is urged to enact a bylaw to stop the retail sale of animals If you are planning to buy an animal at a pet store—particularly a dog, cat, or rabbit—you may want to consider a few things first. According to an article by Maple Ridge News, Kathy Powelson, Executive Director for the Paws for... Continue Reading

Richmond’s Underground Food Market is a Too-Risky Business

Underground food markets and private kitchens in Richmond put consumers at risk with lack of health and safety regulations Something’s growing underground in Richmond, and it’s not just the vegetables. Like several cities before it, Richmond has seen an underground food market spread its roots over the last few years, giving community members easy access... Continue Reading

Decriminalisation Can Save Lives

Canadians should end the stigma towards addiction in order to fight the overdose epidemic In 1971 the U.S. government unveiled a wave of policies aimed at containing the propagation of narcotics like cocaine, heroin, and cannabis and minimizing addiction rates by deterring people from using through punitive enforcement. In the decades that followed, the effects... Continue Reading

The Politically-Motivated Censorship of Chelsea Manning is Wrong

The American whistleblower has lost multiple speaking roles and now is being denied entry into Canada Chelsea Manning is one of the most polarizing figures of the last decade. She’s been the target of both adoration and hate from the public because, in 2010, she leaked hundreds of thousands of classified military documents to a... Continue Reading

What Makes a Good University Instructor?

KPU instructors are at their best when they adjust to the university’s unique environment Picking a university instructor is almost as important as picking the classes you take. A good one can change your academic career for the better, while a bad one can have you dreading your weekly class. During my four years at... Continue Reading
The provincial government has issued a ban on trophy hunting bears in B.C.(RayMorris1/Flickr)

With the NDP Ban, the B.C. Bear Hunt Goes Exactly Far Enough

The NDP has followed through with their promise to ban the trophy hunting of grizzly bears. After this year’s hunting season has ended, on Nov. 30, the ban will officially come into effect. Most studies suggest that the grizzly bear population is safe despite their numbers being a little low. An average of 250 grizzlies... Continue Reading

The Logical Next Step: Naloxone Kits on Campus

KPU should follow other universities’ lead in making overdose prevention methods accessible for students By Braden Klassen, Photo Editor In an effort to prevent deaths due to opioid overdoses, Nova Scotia universities have begun to acquire Naloxone kits for inclusion in their standard first-aid kits, and are training students and staff on how to administer... Continue Reading

Decolonial Discourse: Trudeau Splits INAC in Two

Dividing INAC will not improve the quality of life for Indigenous Canadians Justin Bige, Contributor Where decolonization seeks the demise of colonial hydras, such as the department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Justin Trudeau instead splits one head into two. The Liberal government has divided INAC into the Ministry of Crown-Indigenous Relations and... Continue Reading