LGBTQ+ Parties Are Moving Online

While we try to protect ourselves and those around us from COVID-19, it is essential that we comply with social distancing. Some folks thrive in isolation and are using this time to better themselves, learn something new, or take a lot of baths — but others who are more socially needy are going bananas without... Continue Reading

Spring Saving Tips From KPU Students

Utilize Disability Advisors and Academic Accommodations Marcus Jones, Contributor It’s a new semester, and for first-year students, an entirely new environment. All of a sudden, you’re a little fish in a big pond. There’s a daunting list of responsibilities to take on. You’re taking a big step to becoming an adult, and making that leap... Continue Reading

Cults are Taking Advantage of an Increasingly Digitized Culture

When most of us think of the word “cult”, we think of Jonestown. We think of Scientology. We think of a group of dudes with neckbeards tiptoeing into the woods at night in matching cloaks to murder squirrels and talk about how cool it would be to sacrifice a female virgin if only they could... 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

Riding Profile: Delta

Carla Qualtrough The Liberal Party Carla Qualtrough was born in Calgary, Alberta and raised in Langley. She is the current incumbent MP of Delta. Qualtrough has competed as a swimmer in the Paralympic Games in addition to studying political science at the University of Ottawa and human rights law at the University of Victoria. “As... Continue Reading

A Breakdown the Major Parties’ Platform Promises

I believe that before you commit to a relationship with a very special someone for four years—or potentially longer—you should get to know them first. The 2019 Canadian federal election is approaching quickly, and many folks have already decided on which party their values best align with. Climate change, education, and healthcare are all key... Continue Reading

Hungry for Victory

I like noodles quite a bit. I would go so far as to say that noodles are probably the food that I’ve consumed the most, aside from Cheetos and mayonnaise (not at the same time). On September 9, I watched a man named Step Daddy J try to take down the biggest bowl of noodles... Continue Reading

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