British Columbians Need to Be Smarter About Winter Preparations

Winter in Canada is brutal. I can’t believe there are actually places in Canada that experience weather that gets colder than -15° C on a regular basis. As someone who lives in Metro Vancouver, I’m pretty sure the coldest winter I’ve experienced is -8° C, and so as much as I understand that I live... Continue Reading

EXPLAINER: The Provincial Inquiry Into B.C. Gas Prices

Gas prices in B.C. are on the rise, and it appears that major companies still don’t know the true reason why. British Columbians are well aware of the high prices they pay at the pump, with Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island receiving the short end of the stick. This past May, Premier John Horgan issued... Continue Reading

How To Stay Festive But Frugal This Holiday Season

Christmas Frugality is an Art Form, So Get Crafty By Jayne Wright, Contributor ‘Tis the season for peppermint hot chocolate, fuzzy socks, and giving the ones you love gifts of appreciation. But for many of us, the seasonal change doesn’t change the fact that we are still poor students trying to save money by making... Continue Reading

Potential New High Speed Rail System to Connect Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland

A summit discussing the possibility of creating a high speed rail system that connects three of the major Northwest Pacific cities was held from Nov. 6-8 in Seattle, Washington. This summit focused on the various studies that have indicated the benefits and possible profits of building the rail system. It also touched on some “important... Continue Reading

Millennial Burnout: Two Student Perspectives

Academic Workism Pushes Students Past Their Limits Jayne Wright There is a new idea emerging in North America: the concept of “workism,” which suggests that the most personal fulfilment can be found through professional achievement. Derek Thompson works for the Atlantic and is a self-professed “workaholic.” He has researched the concept of workism and the... Continue Reading

Vancouver Ranks Among the Most Beautiful Cities in the World

Vancouver is now considered the fifth most beautiful city in the world, according to a ranking published by FlightNetwork, an online travel agency based in Canada. According to the agency, the list was created using input from “Travel Writers, Travel Bloggers and Travel Agencies from all around the globe, who have seen and experienced the... Continue Reading

Riding Profile: Richmond Centre

Steven Kou The Liberal Party Kou currently works as an accountant. He received his Bachelor’s degree in 1991 from the University of Lanzhou, located in Northwest China, and immigrated to Canada 10 years later. Afterwards, he completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of British Columbia in 2006 before receiving his Master’s in law... Continue Reading

Wrist and Hand Scanning Payment Violates User Privacy and Should Not Be Implemented

Remember the days when contactless pay didn’t exist? When you physically had to put your bank card into a debit machine and key in your pin number in order to be approved for a payment? Yes, those days seem so far away, but if you really think about it, it was not that long ago.... Continue Reading

Battle the Freshman 15 with Healthy Alternatives to Emotional Eating

Oh, the freshman 15. Most students know that the freshman 15 refers to the weight gain new students experience during the first year of university due to stress and busier schedules that allow less time for self-care. Most students also want to avoid it like the plague. In order to achieve that, they get gym... Continue Reading

Coexistence Between Old and New Vancouver Businesses Could Help Slow Gentrification

From people protesting it to defending it, urban gentrification has been a hot topic recently.  The term gentrification basically means to renovate a place, usually to make it more middle or upper-class-oriented, while pushing lower-income earners and smaller businesses out of the way. This “renovation” has been happening a lot in downtown Vancouver. The strips... Continue Reading

Decoda Literacy Solutions Is Working to Spread Awareness About Reading in B.C. This September

Decoda Literacy Solutions, an organization that raises awareness on literacy in B.C., has assigned September as literacy month. According to Executive Director, Margaret Sutherland, Decoda Literacy Solutions is the only B.C.-wide literacy non profit organization. They provide support, training, mentorship, and funding to literacy programs throughout the province.  Literacy plays a huge role in every... Continue Reading

Active KSA Announces Exciting Events for Students this Fall

The Kwantlen Student Association’s Active KSA program is coming back this fall with lots of fun activities planned for KPU students, including rock climbing to hiking up Buntzen Lake and Lynn Canyon.  Active KSA is an on-campus recreational organization that prides itself on offering KPU students the opportunity to participate in affordable, memorable experiences. This... Continue Reading
Rabbit in Research for Animal Testing

Why is a Bill to End Animal Testing Still Lingering in the House of Commons?

The Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, also known as Bill S-214, was introduced on Dec. 10, 2015, and there has since been little progress on passing the bill. While any bill takes time to be passed, the S-214 bill has been in the works for almost four years, which is quite disappointing considering the amount of animals... Continue Reading

KPU Students’ Artwork Features at the Surrey Art Gallery

As part of the Surrey Art Gallery’s annual Arts Council of Surrey juried show, ARTS 2019 Summer Exhibition, two KPU students had a chance to share their art with the public. Ryan Broderick, a recent graduate from KPU, won first place for his broken glass ambulance sculpture titled “Distress.” Third-year student Steven Lee placed third... Continue Reading

Greater Vancouver is Not Ready for 24/7 Train Service

Residents of Metro Vancouver rely on and value its fast and frequent train system, and while there are many benefits to this mode of travel, it still has its downsides. The Millennium, Expo, and Canada Line stop running between 1:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m., depending on which day of the week it is. This schedule... Continue Reading