Cutting Toxic People Out of Your Life Is Hard But Worth It

I was playing Red Dead Redemption 2 when it happened. The phone rang, I picked it up, and a lowly voice answered. “I’m tired. Can I speak with your mom?” Not knowing what to expect, I put my mom on the phone and went back to my game. In the back of my mind, I... Continue Reading

Don’t Let the Winter Blues Stop You From Staying Fit

Nature seems to bestow every human being with an extra few pounds when winter comes. This could be a means of staving off the cold, sure, but don’t let that stop you from hitting the gym or practicing cardio over the break. You might find it’s more fun to run for a few minutes on... Continue Reading

How To Stay Festive But Frugal This Holiday Season

Christmas Frugality is an Art Form, So Get Crafty By Jayne Wright, Contributor ‘Tis the season for peppermint hot chocolate, fuzzy socks, and giving the ones you love gifts of appreciation. But for many of us, the seasonal change doesn’t change the fact that we are still poor students trying to save money by making... Continue Reading

Just Keep Food Truckin’ Along

Food trucks are an awesome addition to any school. They are a breath of fresh air for the famished and a chance for students to experience some wicked food from different cultures. A few food trucks have been on rotation at KPU this year, and some people have grown tired of the repetition. Don’t get... Continue Reading

Comic Books Reflect Society More Than They Affect It

I have a deep love of comic books. My preferred variety of graphic novel is manga, but both of these mediums for storytelling have a special place in my heart. The detail put into each panel, the movement of the characters, the witty dialogue, the love and care put into even the smallest features in... Continue Reading
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It’s Okay to Be Afraid this Halloween (and Year-Round)

Fear is one of the most powerful emotions. It allows us to doubt, to second-guess, and to cower away. Even the strongest individuals in history at one point experienced it in their lives. As formidable as fear is, it can also be the greatest weapon in one’s arsenal. In the same way that it can... Continue Reading

Why Vancouver Shouldn’t Ban Fireworks

Ever since I was a kid, festive October holidays were punctuated with loud explosions and colorful lights in the sky. Any kid who’s grown up in Vancouver, or Delta for that matter, knows that fireworks are an essential part of having fun on Halloween. There’s something that feels adventurous about making loud explosions that echo... Continue Reading

How Self Reflection Leads to Self-Growth

When I was in elementary school, I was reluctant to engage in conversations. Sure, I had friends that I grew up with, but I struggled to have what most people think of as normal social interactions. I refused to invite friends over to my house, instead waiting for them to invite me over to theirs.... Continue Reading

Why Speaking up in Class Can Be Intimidating

Speaking up isn’t easy, especially when the whole class turns to face you. You’re in the spotlight. Stagefright sets in.  This can cause real fear for many students, and it happens regularly in school. We’ve all experienced this: the instructor delivers a lecture and asks if there are any questions that the students might have,... Continue Reading

Keep Calm and Don’t Go “Sicko Mode” This Semester

It’s about that time again. Summer starts fading. Cold weather cascades across the land. Everyone’s cheerful mood darkens, and a dreadful period in every student’s life arises once more.  That’s right, it’s back to school time. It’s a time where stress hits peak levels, and if you’re not prepared, the obstacles you face can be... Continue Reading

What It Takes to Get Banned from Facebook

The phrase “freedom of speech” gains entirely different shades of meaning depending on who is using it and what it is being used for. That being said, whether the First Amendment—or, for Canadians, Section Two of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms—applies to social media platforms has proven to be even more of a divisive... Continue Reading

How to Learn from Your Mistakes

Getting low grades can be a letdown, especially on an assignment you’ve been labouring over. There’s nothing more depressing than pouring your heart and soul into something, only to find out that all your hard work has been dismissed by a single alphabetical letter.  That being said, what many students don’t understand is that with... Continue Reading

Add Some Spice to Your Life by Trying Something New

As students, we often get to feel like we’re making constant progress towards the ultimate goal of getting our degrees. This can be mentally and physically exhausting, but at least it creates a sense of bringing us closer and closer to success. However, there can be days when we have no drive to push forward,... Continue Reading

“I Am a Tandoori Chicken, Swallow Me With a Glass of Alcohol” Addresses Bollywood’s Objectification of Women

Trigger warning: This article mentions physical and sexual violence against women. Bollywood is a massive industry. With over 300 films produced every year, there is little wonder that the industry is hugely successful in cinema. However, for all its glitz and glamour, there lies a dark underbelly to Bollywood’s history and success; one that comes... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Art Collective Re-Launches After Brief Hiatus

After several months of inactivity, the Kwantlen Art Collective has begun holding meetings again. The collective’s new president, Kia Eriksson, says she is proud to offer new and experienced art students at KPU a chance to meet up and hone their craft. In the past, the collective has held a number of high-profile events such... Continue Reading