Round-Up Cafe Celebrates 70 Years of Serving Surrey

Located only steps away from the new KPU Civic Plaza campus, Surrey Central’s Round-Up Cafe has kept the community well-fed since 1949. For most of its life, the restaurant has been owned and operated by Goldie Springenatic, who purchased it with her late husband Orest in 1959.  “[Our menu] hasn’t changed in all those years,”... Continue Reading

Rolling with the Punches

I didn’t want to be her from the movie Juno, and certainly not her from Hard Candy. No, what I’ve longed for is the will to warrant the kind of badass montage her character gets in the movie Whip It. While the film may not be a 100 per cent accurate depiction of roller derby,... Continue Reading

Celebrate Indigenous People's Day All Month Long at KPU

The summer solstice, June 21, is recognized in Canada as National Indigenous Peoples Day. If one day of acknowledgment and celebration just doesn’t feel like enough to you, you’re not alone. Indigenous Services for Students wanted to spend the whole month celebrating “all the Indigenous culture and resilience on Turtle Island [also referred to as... Continue Reading

Mise-en-Scène Celebrates its Third Anniversary

Mise-en-Scène, a peer-reviewed film studies journal founded and edited by Kwantlen Polytechnic University English instructor Greg Chan, has been publishing bi-annually for three years now. Since its conception in 2015 and the release of its first issue in 2016, Mise-en-Scène has engaged film buffs from all over the globe, accepting contributions from as far-ranged places... Continue Reading

Student-Designers from KPU Address Fashion Pet Peeves with their Pre-Grad Collections

With files from Tristan Johnston, Contributor Nervous excitement filled the air on April 18 as professionals and soon-to-be professionals in the fashion industry took their seats along the catwalk. The Fashion Design and Technology program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Wilson School of Design is renowned for its intensity, but at the cohort’s annual fashion show... Continue Reading

LitFest 2019 Features a Performance Workshop Hosted By KPU Students

As part of Litfest New West—an annual festival that brings together readers, writers, and community members from New Westminster and the surrounding area—a literary performance workshop called “You’re A Performer, But Also A Writer!” is being hosted by KPU students Chelsea Franz and Tawahum Bige. On Saturday, April 27, in Room 411 of Downtown New... Continue Reading

STICKY: A Post-It Note Art Show Makes Fine Art Accessible

STICKY: A Post-It Note Art Show was a free event in East Van that offered three-by-three-inch works of art at the accessible price of $20 a pop. Hosted by Hot Art Wet City on March 30, the night was inspired by a much larger event held at Giant Robot in Los Angeles, and the love... Continue Reading

Don’t Automatically Use “Victim/Survivor” to Describe Women Who Have Been Assaulted

Disclaimer: for the purpose of this opinion I refer to those who have been sexually assaulted as mainly women, and assaulters as mainly men. This is heteronormative and is not the case 100 per cent of the time, but it is most common occurrence. Today, referring to a person as a “victim” comes with boatloads... Continue Reading

KPU Students, Members of the RCMP, and Over 1,300 Children Fight to End Bullying Through Choreographed Dance

The KPU Bhangra team led students from several other schools, as well as officers from the RCMP, in an Anti-Bullying Day flash mob on the lower field of Tamanawis Secondary on March 14. More than 1,300 students from KPU, Beaver Creek Elementary, Boundary Park Elementary, Cougar Creek Elementary, J.T. Brown Elementary, and Martha Jane Norris... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Creative Writing Guild Holds South Asian Femme Poetry Night

Six poets who identify as South Asian femmes performed together for an evening of spoken word which took place at KPU’s Surrey campus on Feb. 20. In this context, “South Asian femme” refers to female-identifying or female-presenting folks whose heritage comes from countries in or around the Indian subcontinent. Focusing specifically on poets of these... Continue Reading

Hop on the Contemporary Art Bandwagon to Chinatown

For only $39.00, a contemporary art bus tour hosted by the Surrey Art Gallery can whisk you away to studios around Vancouver’s Historic Chinatown. Your day begins at 9:00 a.m., Feb. 27, with a probably much needed coffee before SAG Curator Jordan Strom and Interpretive Programmer Cecily Nicholson guide you around the city until 3:00... Continue Reading

Groove Is in the Heart, Not the Spruce Gallery Space

(Kristen Frier) You can dance if you want to, but if you’re doing it in the third-year gallery space in the Surrey campus Spruce building, you might have to leave your friends behind. Recently implemented signage declaring that there should be “No Dancing in the Spruce Gallery” is to ensure the safety of the carefully... Continue Reading

Poets, Artists at KPU Get Insider Tips from Editors of Pulp Magazine

Pulp Magazine, KPU’s on-campus arts and literary publication, has started holding workshops to help polish submissions from emerging writers. “It stemmed from the bio making workshop,” says Chelsea Franz, the managing editor of Pulp and head of the workshop initiative. “We just realized that some people who might want to be publishing had not yet... Continue Reading

Leaf the Meat Off the Menu at Compassion Con 2019

KPU’s Let’s Be Compassionate Club will be hosting its first ever Compassion Con on the Surrey campus on the afternoon of Jan. 31. The 100 per cent vegan, 100 per cent free event is inspired by VegFest, which was hosted by Capilano University. There will be plant-based vendors, lectures by a range of influential figures,... Continue Reading

Slamapalooza Poetry Team Welcomes New Leadership in 2019

The organizers of Slamapalooza, KPU’s monthly poetry slam competition, have some big things planned for the new year. The slam team—as well as the trip they take to the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, where Slamapalooza poets compete with other teams from across the country—has long been helmed by Simon Massey. For years he has... Continue Reading