Subsistence is Survival

It’s cold out there for a seal When it comes to seal hunting, there’s plenty of mud to sling. Two years ago Ellen DeGeneres called the seal hunt “one of the most atrocious and inhumane acts against animals allowed by any government.” While many of the arguments against the practice are largely emotional, it’s still... Continue Reading

KSA Proposes new fitness centres

Langley & Cloverdale Campuses may get new equipment The Kwantlen Student Association has proposed that $150,000 be allotted for fitness centers to be built on the Langley and Cloverdale campuses, the full amount split roughly between the two. The goal is to extend the amenities already available to students on other campuses to those at... Continue Reading

KPIRG AGM elects new board of directors, discusses space

Khan announces that AGM is squatting in social justice space The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group held their annual general meeting on March 23 in the social justice room on Kwantlen’s Surrey campus. The meeting’s primary focus was to conduct the elections for the society’s board of directors, and to discuss KPIRG’s continuing issue with... Continue Reading

The Department of Political Science Discuss the How and Why of Donald Trump

KPU’s best and brightest assembled to answer, “What is going on?”   What does it say about a man when a panel of academics at a university in another country get together to try and understand his popularity? On March 22, Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s department of political science had a round-table discussion about Donald Trump.... Continue Reading

Low Barriers, Low Standards

How (not) to take care of people Low barrier shelters were recently the topic of some controversy in Maple Ridge. The provincial government was in the process of buying an unused hotel and transforming it into a low barrier shelter for homeless people in the area. On the surface this sounds nice—but what low barrier... Continue Reading

Love in this Club: Muslim Student Association

New club seeks to bring people together for learning and community building The Muslim Student Association is once again active at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. After a hiccup in 2011, the club has reformed and re-registered with the KSA by a new group of students. Naveen Zafar and Zainab Ibrahim, two of the four executives for... Continue Reading

The La Loche Shooting is Not A Part of an American Trend

A tragic, isolated instance should not be conflated with America’s problems A Canadian town already plagued by high suicide rates stepped into the spotlight on Jan. 22 when a school shooting left four dead and seven in critical condition. The shooter, a teenager who cannot be named due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was... Continue Reading
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Is Religion Relevant in the 21st Century?

Belief is on the decline around the world, what can the church offer us now? “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?” — Friedrich Nietzsche In Canada, the number of people, specifically teens and young adults, who belong to a religion... Continue Reading
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The Politics of White Students' Unions

Not everything is so black and white Black students’ unions started in the ‘60s as a way to bring struggling students and people together during hard times. Other groups followed not long after. Fast-forward a few decades and each of these groups is now much more inclusive, allowing anybody to join as they share the... Continue Reading
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Polygamy Is About Freedom of Consent

Marriage between two (or more) consenting adults Polygamy and polyandry are still taboo subjects in most of the western world. However, the recent steps forward in marriage equality, specifically the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage this summer, have been forcing people to reexamine what it means to be in love, and whether love... Continue Reading

Meet The Kwantlen Agricultural Department’s Feline Guardians

Langley Campus is totally cool for cats As it turns out, having a bunch of food in one place is a great way to get mice. The agriculture department at Kwantlen’s Langley campus knows this better than anyone, so in an attempt to rectify their rodent problem, they began adopting cats to patrol the area.... Continue Reading

Video Game Logic: Hydraulic Empire

Hydraulic Empire could have been a simple flash game After two solid hours of slogging through Hydraulic Empire, I’m eight levels in and feeling like I’ve accomplished nothing. The story revolves around you defending(?) your town or country against your own people by attacking(?) areas further and further from the starting point. I use question... Continue Reading