The Vaping Health Epidemic Affects More Canadians Each Day

The use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products are causing health complications in both the United States and Canada. This isn’t stopping people from vaping, however, and the largest demographic of vape users are teenagers and young people. The case making headlines in Canada is that of a 17-year-old boy in London, Ontario, who was... 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

EXPLAINER: BC Teachers Advocate for New and Improved Contracts

At the beginning of October, British Columbia Teachers Federation said they were short almost 400 teachers. And as we near the end of November, not much has changed. Hundreds of teachers gathered outside of the 2019 NDP convention in Victoria, B.C. on Nov. 23 after turning down a new contract offer. The B.C. Teachers Federation... Continue Reading

An Update on KPU’s Student Union Building

Though there has been talk about a student union building being built at KPU for years, the first steps towards building it are taking place now, according to the Kwantlen Student Association. KSA President David Piraquive says that creating the plan to build the SUB has been a long process, and the actual construction of... Continue Reading

The First Annual Tree Planting Film Festival Breaks Ground in Vancouver

The first ever tree planting film festival was about tree planters, by tree planters, and attended by — yep, you guessed it — tree planters. People filed into the Imperial for the festival on Nov. 14, which started with a friendly mixer followed by film screenings, live music, and dancing. The point of the night... Continue Reading

What Lowering the Voter Registration Age Means for Youth in B.C.

Perhaps one of the scariest occurrences that happened this Halloween was the introduction of B.C. legislation lowering of the youth voter registration age in B.C. In case that fooled you at first as it did me, this doesn’t mean that youth aged 16 and 17 can vote. They can just pre-register. “What does this mean?... 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

KDocs Screens Because We are Girls Documentary to a Full House

The KPU Surrey Conference Center was packed with audience members awaiting the KDocs screening of Because We are Girls on Oct. 24. The waitlist exceeded over 200 people who waited in line outside hoping to get a last-minute seat to view the film. Directed by Vancouver-based filmmaker and director Baljit Sangra, Because We are Girls... Continue Reading

Vancouver Podcast Festival Prepares for Its Second Year

Vancouver is hosting its second annual VanPodFest from Nov. 7-10, welcoming guests from podcast series like Dirty John, Secret Life of Canada, The Allusionist, Red Man Laughing, Thunder Bay and Dark Poutine. It will also include local podcasters, master classes, meet ups with creators, panel discussions on podcasting, and a pod fair. Selina Crammond, the... Continue Reading

Spooky Scary S...tuff to do on Halloween

The Aldor Acres experience, a fun fall event for all ages Katherine Charlton, Contributor Aldor Acres Farm is an amazing family-friendly pumpkin patch nestled away in a farming area near Fort Langley. It provides a variety of fun activities and cute animals to see. You can not only pick out your perfect pumpkin in the... Continue Reading

Pieces of Mind Conference Explores “Playing With Anxiety”

Maintaining your mental health may be serious business, but talking about it doesn’t have to be. This year, the theme for the KSA Peer Support Program’s annual Pieces of Mind Mental Health Conference was “Playing with Anxiety.” The event featured a variety of carnival games and snacks including mini donuts and ice cream on the... Continue Reading

KPU Signs Letter Committing to Carbon Neutrality by 2050

The term “carbon neutrality” is used to describe the elimination of as much carbon dioxide as is emitted by an organization, business, and individual. Oftentimes, this is accomplished through reducing waste and energy usage and implementing sustainability-centric policies. At the beginning of October, KPU signed a letter committing to reach carbon neutrality across all campuses... Continue Reading

Riding Profile: Surrey Central

John Werring The Green Party John Werring is a longtime Surrey resident. He resides there with his wife and four kids. Werring obtained a Master’s degree in Animal Resource Ecology from UBC and is a registered professional biologist. He hopes to “build a strong and vibrant community” for Surrey through the use of renewable energy... Continue Reading

The KSA Plans to Join Get Out the Vote Campaign

With the federal election just around the corner, the KSA is ready to help you cast your vote. The Kwantlen Student Association is more than just a non-profit organization designed to assist you with your basic needs as a student. It is also committed to guiding you through the mysterious and confusing world of politics.... Continue Reading

Health Officials Say Evidence Ties Vaping to Lung Damage and Disease

Seeing someone vaping using an e-cigarette at a bus stop or on their walk between classes has become a common occurrence. Originally invented to assist cigarette smokers looking to wean off nicotine, vaping has become a huge trend all across North America. Health officials have speculated that vaping is not a consequence-free alternative to smoking... Continue Reading