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

Blockchain Horse Racing Puts the Ethics of the Sport Into Perspective

When it comes to mixing legal gambling and sports, few activities are more popular than horse racing. Nothing beats getting together with some friends, grabbing some popcorn and a drink, and placing your bets on whichever horse you think is going to win. The crowd roars as the horses take off. Adrenaline spikes. The sun... Continue Reading

Overworking Isn’t Cool

Now that you’re part way through your first semester, there’s one thing to keep in mind: work is coming. It’s inevitable, and if you’re not prepared, you could be overwhelmed. While struggles and stress are bound to happen, there is also fun to be had this semester. No matter how heavy your course load is,... Continue Reading

Give Canadian Workers the Right to Bathroom Breaks

Technically speaking, Canadian employees are not entitled to bathroom breaks. All employers are legally required to give their employees 30-minutes of unpaid break time. However, since our bodies are unpredictable, you may not be able to go to the bathroom during that period. Basically, if you have to drop a deuce before or after the... Continue Reading

How DIY Projects Can Save You an Arm and a Leg

It’s a new year, which means it’s time for new solutions to everyday problems. For students, one of the most pressing issues we face is a shortage of money. In this day and age, we enjoy an increasingly accessible and convenient lifestyle. Food from practically any restaurant can be ordered for delivery. Even grocery shopping... Continue Reading

Leave the Royals Alone!

Truth be told, I never cared much about the Royal Family. Every time I see both Harry and Megan on the cover of HELLO! Canada for the 900,000th time, I groan. I fail to grasp the importance of the Royals in the wake of far more significant and influential matters, like the Australian wildfires or... Continue Reading

Singles, Stay Realistic This Valentine’s Day

Being single may seem like a blessing to some. Having the flexibility to make your own decisions, to decide where you eat, what you spend money on, is great. The restrictions that come with being in a relationship do not apply to the average single person, but for all its freedoms, single life can feel... Continue Reading