Advertising vacation travel packages during a pandemic is wrong

Vacations are a thing that everyone needs from time to time —- a blissful escape to a foreign land from whatever troubling situation you are facing in your homeland. Thanks to the pandemic, vacationing and travel is a thing of the past. It feels so long since I’ve been on a plane, and I’m far... Continue Reading

Why immunity passports are a bad idea

2020 has ended, and the new year has offered relief from the COVID pandemic in the form of a vaccine. While this has been seen as the beginning of the end of the pandemic for some, a good portion of us know we aren’t out of this situation just yet. In order to better track... Continue Reading

Positive and healthy ways to embrace the lockdown

Lockdown sucks. The isolation sucks just as much. With all this time spent inside, it’s easy to become bored out of your mind. When the boredom and mundanity get to be too much, we find ourselves doing the most absurd shit we wouldn’t normally do to escape the endless days of doing absolutely nothing. Some... Continue Reading

Lockdown’s green effect on the holiday celebrations

It feels like it was just the start of the year 2020, and now we are already approaching its final month. Because of the threat posed by COVID-19, many luxuries involving socialization have been restricted or cancelled. However, that’s not to say that COVID-19 hasn’t yielded some, if very few, positive changes. For one, it... Continue Reading

The Kardashians aren’t kool

Times are tough, the economy is struggling and people are worried about losing their jobs. Throughout the absolute shitstorm that is 2020, many people are worried about how the pandemic will affect their livelihoods. In a world where people are prioritizing their health and safety, celebrities like the Kardashians who once showed compassion over struggles... Continue Reading

Just keep swimming

It’s felt like forever since lockdown has commenced. Parties packed with friends seem like something of the past. To simply chill with your squad is a desire that remains unfulfilled. Lockdown fatigue has affected us all. And with the second wave inbound, any hopes of things returning to the way they were remain distant. On... Continue Reading

Stay Calm, Cool, and Conscious

Vancouver is notorious for crappy, cold, wet weather. At its worst, the weather curses us with an oppressive greyness that makes you want to do nothing. At its best, it provides warm days dotted with clouds to give you a break from the sunshine. Still, when the hottest months hit in Vancouver, they hit hard.... Continue Reading

It’s Alive (And Not Extinct): The Morality of the Sturddlefish

Quarantine has allowed us to feel the sting of boredom. In this era of uncertainty, the most absurd happenings occur: NASA has released footage of UFOs, monkeys have overtaken Thailand, and Hungarian scientists have bred two endangered fish species to create a ‘frankenfish.’ The Russian sturgeon and American paddlefish are two endangered fish species that... Continue Reading

Canada Can Only Reopen Public Spaces Safely by Taking Baby Steps

A month of quarantine and lockdown has passed and many people seem to be holding up pretty well. However, tension seems to be growing as the economy suffers from lack of business, the populace becomes restless from the inability to socialise in-person, and too many people get worked up about not getting a haircut. As... Continue Reading

Sugar-Coating the Pandemic Won’t Get Us Through It

As COVID-19 spreads, we all need something positive to divert our attention from the death and destruction surrounding us. Still, too much positivity can become a dangerous thing. Preaching positivity is not inherently bad, but if you preach nothing but positivity, things can get very toxic indeed. Say, for instance, you start to suffer panic... Continue Reading

Increasing Access to Gyms Can Help Keep Youth Out of Crime

People may be working out from home during the pandemic, but once social distancing becomes unnecessary, they’ll flood back to their local gyms. One of the demographics that could get the most out of these facilities is vulnerable youth at risk of getting involved in crime. There are several reasons why youth turn to crime,... Continue Reading

Tuition Cuts Could Help Students Deal with COVID-19

It has been a few weeks since COVID-19 hit our world like a thunderbolt. Some people have adapted to it begrudgingly, and others have refused to acknowledge how dangerous the virus could be if it is not properly contained. Industries are undergoing large-scale shutdowns. Non-essential stores are closed, employees have been experiencing layoffs on a... Continue Reading

Use University for Growth, Not Just Grades

It feels like it was yesterday that I first stepped foot on a KPU campus. I attended each of my classes, nervous as hell but also very excited to be there. I woke up every morning eager to learn about new techniques in narrative writing, interviewing, and other storytelling methods as part of the journalism... Continue Reading

Keep Your Cool About Coronavirus Instead of Panic Hoarding TP

It is not a good time to be a Canadian retail worker. Imagine lions and hyenas viciously brawling over a fresh carcass, and you’ll have an idea of what Costco employees have experienced since COVID-19 began to spread. The madness erupted in Canada a little while after the World Health Organization described the spread of... Continue Reading

Ambient Music Can Be a Stressed Student’s Secret Weapon

There are few things that calm me down like the endless droning of ambient music. Whenever academic stress kicks in to the max, listening to ambient music helps clear my head. The continuous, soft noise produced by ambience is something not to be slept on (ironic, because it literally can put you into a peaceful... Continue Reading