American Politics Are Canadian Politics

The next American presidential election is coming up and Canadians are already being inundated with campaign season news. It is nearly impossible to not know what is happening in the States during any kind of election. If you are one of the very few people who have not seen or heard a single political campaign... Continue Reading

Nisha Patel on Speaking Her Truth at KPU

Kwantlen Poetry Project hosted Nisha Patel, an award-winning Indo-Canadian poet and artist, at the Surrey campus on Feb. 5. Patel is the City of Edmonton’s Poet Laureate and the 2019 Canadian Individual Slam Champion. She has received the Edmonton’s Artists’ Trust Fund Award and is the Executive Director of the Edmonton Poetry Festival. Patel’s poems... Continue Reading

I’m Grateful for the Privilege of Dual Citizenship

I am a dual citizen in Canada and the United States, having lived in the States throughout my childhood and in Canada throughout my adulthood. As I expand my passion for journalism, I gain more and more interest in the topics of politics and social issues. When Donald Trump was elected President of the United... Continue Reading

The Process of Opting Out of the U-Pass Fee is Unfair

Every semester, KPU students have to pay a fee with their tuition of $51 per month per semester for the KSA U-Pass BC program. The U-Pass is offered to all post-secondary schools in Metro Vancouver provided by TransLink. This program gives commuters access to discounted transit. However, drivers, like me, do not need to use... Continue Reading

What to Know About the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Before You Vote

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada aims to facilitate reconciliation for former students, families, and communities that were affected by the country’s residential school system. The TRC report is based on the testimonies of around 7,000 survivors of the residential school system. Residential schools predominantly run by the Catholic church opened in Canada in... Continue Reading

Work by Two Young Indigenous Artists is On Display in the KPU Surrey Library

For the past several weeks, the KPU Surrey Library has displayed works of art by two young Indigenous artists, Atheana Picha and Kelsey Sparrow. Picha is a member of the Kwantlen First Nation, Sparrow’s father is of Musqueam descent, and her mother is a member of the Whitefish River First Nation. Picha creates colourful three-piece... Continue Reading

One Billion Rising Event Aims to Reduce Violence Against Women

As part of a global movement to reduce violence against women, the Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships (NEVR) hosted the annual One Billion Rising event at LA Matheson Secondary School on Feb. 21.   One Billion Rising is an international movement dedicated to improving the safety and wellbeing of women. The name comes from... Continue Reading