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

It’s Time to End the Practice of Reciting Christian Prayers in Government

Following the shootings on Parliament Hill in 2014, Conservative Party leader Andrew Sheer was seen in the House of Commons on national television (HOC) reciting the standard prayer as part of Parliament’s Compendium of Procedure: “Almighty God, we give thanks for the great blessings which have been bestowed on Canada and its citizens, including the... Continue Reading

Experts and Politicians Discuss Whether Vancouver Should Become a Megacity

Citizens from around the Lower Mainland gathered at SFU’s downtown campus on April 2 to discuss whether Vancouver should become a megacity. Through this process, Vancouver would amalgamate all of the municipalities in the Metro Vancouver area to become one city under a central government. As one would expect, there are many benefits and drawbacks... Continue Reading

Unlearning Anti-Blackness Workshop Helps Allies Learn and Self-Criticize

A workshop focusing on Black history in Canada was led by best friend activist duo Cicely Blain and Ivan Leonce on March 28. Blain, founder of Black Lives Matter Vancouver, worked with Leonce to create a space conducive to honest conversation about the Black experience in both past and present-day Canada. The workshop, which took... Continue Reading

Documentary The Shadow of Gold Exposes How the New Wave of “Gold Fever” Affects Us All

With glasses of wine and bags of popcorn in hand, the audience in the Vancouver International Film Centre on March 11 were prepared to watch The Shadow of Gold, a documentary by Denis Delestrac, Robert Lang, and Sally Blake. The Shadow of Gold takes an intimate look into the impact of gold mining across the... Continue Reading

Don’t Take Living in Vancouver for Granted

We’ve all heard it before: living in the Lower Mainland is expensive, it’s busy, traffic sucks, and it rains. Oh, how it rains. But if everything about this area is so worth complaining about, what’s keeping us around? I’m brand new to the Lower Mainland, and this is my first semester at KPU. I’m currently... Continue Reading

Music Students Continue to Make Noise for the Future of Their Endangered Program

In protest of the suspension of intake into Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s music program, students took to Spirit Square to express their outrage and fight for a reversal of the administration’s decision. They were joined by friends, parents, alumni, community members, and applicants who had been hoping to enroll in the program before the suspension was... Continue Reading

KPU’s Public Relations Cohort Raises Funds to Support Women in the Workforce

The public relations cohort at KPU held Works of Art, a fundraiser for Dress for Success Vancouver, at Braid Street Art Studio and Gallery on March 7. Dress for Success is an international non-profit organization that provides women the opportunity to gain economic independence by giving them the basic tools they need for success. The... Continue Reading

Member of Kwantlen First Nation Named Vancouver Public Library Storyteller in Residence

According to Kwantlen First Nations member Joseph Dandurand, everybody is born with a gift. His just happens to be storytelling. Dandurand has been many things throughout his life—among them, a poet, playwright, actor, and archeologist. Most recently, he has been granted the position of the Vancouver Public Library’s Indigenous storyteller in residence for 2019. Dandurand... Continue Reading