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

The B.C. Hotel Boom has Surrey Soaring to Unaffordable Heights

The forthcoming Civic Hotel is a 52-storey reminder of the high living cost of our city Ashley Hyshka, Community Reporter Rising 52 storeys high in Surrey Central, the $200 million Civic Plaza Hotel is aiming to be the newest crown jewel of the province. And so are the other 20 hotels slated for construction across... Continue Reading

Decolonial Discourse: The Stó:lō Kidnapping of Indigenous People

The Fraser River gold rush kidnappings are symptomatic of violent colonization Justin Bige, Contributor Stó:lō children used to be kidnapped for slave labour during the Fraser River gold rush of 1858, CBC News reported on Aug. 19. A historian named Keith Carlson found evidence that in that year an eight year-old Stó:lō Nation boy was... Continue Reading

We Should Show Understanding Towards Indian Students Coming to Canada Through “Fake” Marriages

Canadians shouldn’t judge international students trying to get an education here, even through arranged marriages Alyssa Laube, Coordinating Editor Newspaper ads in India designed to set up “fake” marriages between Indian and Canadian students have recently been discovered as a method of bypassing the hassle that comes with paying international student tuition and maintaining the... Continue Reading

From the Editor: Juggling your time as a student is challenging, but worth it

Alyssa Laube, Coordinating Editor Every seasoned university student knows what it’s like to be crushed under the burdens of academic stress. Whether it happens an hour before an important exam you forgot to study for, during your first day on-campus, or right before you graduate, the best thing you can do for yourself is to... Continue Reading

The Runner Debates: “Snowflake”: Pro

The word rightly describes a generation who cries before they are even hurt Neil Bassan, Contributor Read the other side of the debate here. The advent of the word “snowflake” as an insult is essentially a way of pigeon-holing the young adults of the 2010s as spineless, coddled, and emotionally vulnerable brats. That’s right—if you... Continue Reading

The Runner Debates: “Snowflake”: Con

Millennials aren’t just sensitive, they’re progressive Tae Whitehouse, Contributor Read the other side of the debate here. In today’s society, the task of being both progressive and palatable can seem borderline impossible. If one simply accepts their situation, making no effort to take control of their own path and place in society, the older generations... Continue Reading
The second annual international LNG in BC conference provides an opportunity to develop responsible government policy and industry best practices.
 This will ensure BC is at the forefront of natural gas production and global LNG supply.  


R.I.P. LNG: The Long and Short of it

The pros and cons of several billion dollars’ worth of proposed liquefied natural gas development going to waste Braden Klassen, Photo Editor After years of deliberations, research, campaigning, and arguments over the benefits and detriments of installing a new $36 billion liquefied natural gas facility in the vicinity of Lelu Island near Port Edward, the... Continue Reading

From the Editors: KPU Should Learn to Love Itself

Alyssa Laube, Coordinating Editor There’s nothing like being far from home to make you appreciate what might otherwise seem lacklustre about everyday life. Midway through a nine-hour flight to Japan, it struck me that Kwantlen Polytechnic University really and truly hates itself—a fact I’ve known since I started here two years ago—but realistically has no... Continue Reading

A Few Thoughts on Chester Bennington

The loss of a voice that connected with millions Joseph Keller, Staff Writer It’s been a couple of weeks since I, along with the rest of the world, found out that an icon from so many of our teen years had taken his own life. I had just landed in Toronto when my phone reconnected... Continue Reading
Premier John Horgan and his Executive Council were formally sworn in by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon. Learn more:

B.C. Should Embrace its Gender Balanced Cabinet

“Merit” isn’t the perfect qualifier for a cabinet position that some would have you believe Braden Klassen, Photo Editor Following the precedent set by the federal government, the B.C. NDP has made their new cabinet gender balanced, meaning that half of its members (11 out of 22) are women. This is a historical first for... Continue Reading