Witnessing tragedy can give you more perspective than you asked for

This article contains graphic imagery which may be upsetting to some readers. I saw it on a short drive home from the grocery store. I knew it had happened recently because there were no ambulances yet. Two cars: One on the sidewalk, flipped onto its back, and the other, the entire hood of the car... Continue Reading

Explainer: ICBC’s Money-Saving Measures Ruled “Unconstitutional”

Back in February, B.C. Attorney General David Eby set caps on the number of experts and expert reports allowed in auto insurance lawsuits. However, Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson ruled this to be unconstitutional because, according to his ruling, “it violated the exclusive powers of a court to control its own processes.” The provincial government’s decision... Continue Reading

Riding Profile: South Surrey-White Rock

Gordon Hogg The Liberal Party Gordon Hogg currently serves as a Member of Parliament for South Surrey-White Rock. He also served in the Legislative Assembly for British Columbia as the MLA for Surrey-White Rock from 1997 until 2017 as a member of the Liberal Party and was White Rock’s mayor from 1984 to 1993. “One... Continue Reading

Riding Profile: Langley-Aldergrove

Leon Jensen The Liberal Party Leon Jensen has served as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, and continues his service today as the President of The Royal Canadian Artillery Association. “I will work with and support the local municipal and provincial leaders in order to build the Langley-Aldergrove region of the future,” he says.... Continue Reading

Study Shows Importance of Young Voters in the Upcoming Election

The British Columbia Federation of Students recently released a report entitled The Youth Vote: Why Young Voters Can’t Be Ignored, detailing a number of reasons why the younger demographic of eligible voters in Canada will be more important in determining the outcome of the upcoming federal election. In summary, the report shows a steady increase... Continue Reading

Surrey Art Gallery’s Innovative Exhibition Connects Nature and Technology

The digital world is just as much a part of our lives—and therefore our artist inspiration—as the natural world. In one of the five art installations currently showing at the Surrey Art Gallery, Garden in the Machine, Helma Sawatsky examines what this means in today’s technology-obsessed society. “This exhibition marks 20 years of displaying artists... Continue Reading

Here Are All of the KSA Services You Pay for But Might Not Use

Guess what? You’re probably spending money on a bunch of stuff you’re probably not even aware of. At KPU, tuition fees that go to the KSA pay for access to a wide variety of products, services, discounts, memberships, and other things that most students never end up using. Here’s everything you might be missing out... Continue Reading

KPU is Being “Shortchanged” Compared to Other B.C. Universities, Instructor Says

Here in the Lower Mainland, KPU offers an affordable post-secondary education compared to other schools in the province. However, while other college regions receive an average of over $100 of funding per resident, KPU receives about $72 per region resident according to a report released by KPU instructor Geoff Dean. “We’ve been getting half of... Continue Reading

No End in Sight to the Humanitarian Crisis Afflicting 80 per cent of Yemen’s Population

Out of the 28 million people who live in Yemen, a country at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia, approximately 22 million of them are in need of aid. The United Nations Refugee Agency is calling it “a neglected crisis.” Reportedly, 17 million are going without adequate food, two million have... Continue Reading

After 25 Years at KPU, Music Instructor Don Hlus Has Been Laid Off

KPU Music Instructor and Director of Guitar Don Hlus has “regrettably accepted” a full layoff. The layoff comes after a recent suspension of student intake into KPU’s music program, which is impacting the workload of the music faculty. “Regarding my own situation, I don’t anticipate returning to KPU and part of me simply wants to... Continue Reading

How to Defeat FoMO: Be Your Own Best Friend

Fear of Missing Out, or FoMO, was something I often experienced way before I knew there was a funny acronym for it. Being casual friends with several different circles throughout high school, I didn’t feel like an integral part of any one friend group. I felt like an afterthought, dispensable, unimportant. I’d be invited to... Continue Reading

It’s Okay to be Uncertain of Your Post-Graduation Future

It was a rainy Tuesday morning in the fall of 2013, and I was taking the bus to my first day of English 1100. Summer had ended just as abruptly as most good things tend to. My youth is over, I remember thinking. Time to get serious. Our first lecture was on “rhetorical skills,” a... Continue Reading

Surrey’s Annual Fusion Fest: A Unique Blend of Culture and Tradition

The myriad of cultures that come together for Surrey’s annual Fusion Fest represent the cultural diversity of our community. From Peruvian flute music to Indian cuisine to traditional Chinese dance performances, the variety and authenticity of the festivities there, all within a stone’s throw from one another, is a truly beautiful sight to behold.  “I... Continue Reading

CASA Report Challenges the Idea that Student Voters are Apathetic

A report recently released by a non-partisan, not-for-profit group called the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) explores “what motivates 18-25 year olds leading up to the federal election.” The report addresses the myth that young people are too apathetic to go out and vote. One of its first key findings is that, “contrary to... Continue Reading

New Hotline Launched as Part of a National Effort to Combat Human Trafficking

Content warning: this article discusses issues related to sexual violence and assault. Reachable at 1-833-900-1010, a Human Trafficking Hotline was launched by the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking (CCEHT) in early June. The 24-hour hotline is the first of its kind in Canada, and is available in more than 200 languages and dialects. “The... Continue Reading