The Surrey Latin Festival Helps Teach the Public More About Latin America

Note: This article uses the terms “Latino” and “Hispanics” as gender-neutral labels for Spanish-speakers from Central and South America. As someone who was born in Panama and is half Venezuelan, many people approach me and ask where I am from. I usually respond with, “I’m from Panama” but, there’s always a 98 per cent chance... Continue Reading

Evaluating “Eco-Terrorism”

It’s no secret that pollution and environmental contamination is changing the planet. Industry pollutes the environment, and each day that goes by, machines release toxins like carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide into breathable air. Slaughterhouses can contribute to pollution immensely through irresponsible wastewater disposal, which can leak manure, grease, and fat into rivers and... Continue Reading

Investing in a Murder House Might Actually Be Worth It

If you’re thinking about buying a murder house, the first thing you should do is find someone like Randall Bell.  Bell is a real estate appraiser who specializes in “stigmatized properties.” According to an article published by The Hustle, Bell has priced and sold dozens of murder houses, including the home where Nicole Brown Simpson... Continue Reading

Canada Will Finally Break Free from Relying on Single-Use Plastics

Plastics are one of the many sources of pollution devaluing and poisoning our oceans, forests and cities. Animals, including humans, suffer from this common unnatural enemy, but thankfully, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on June 10 a plan to ban all harmful single-use plastic items as early as 2021. These items include straws, bags, cutlery,... Continue Reading

Active KSA Visits Bad Axe Throwing in Surrey

Axes aren’t generally considered sports equipment, but that’s just what they were for KPU students when Active KSA visited Bad Axe Throwing on June 7. Axe throwing is a sport in which competitors—just as the name implies—hurl axes through the air at a target while trying not to lose a limb. Bad Axe Throwing, located... Continue Reading

KPU Psychology Prof Dispels Evolution Myths at Science World

If humans evolved from monkeys, why do monkeys still exist? Isn’t the eye too complicated to have evolved naturally? Kwantlen Polytechnic University psychology instructor Dr. Farhad Dastur addressed these and eight other commonly held misconceptions about evolution as part of a presentation at the Telus World of Science on May 29. His talk, titled “Moths,... Continue Reading

Student Advocacy Group Calls for more Sustainable and Ethical Shopping

Six KPU students have created a group with the goal of spreading awareness about the consequences of “fast fashion,” an industry based on the cheap and rapid manufacturing of trendy clothing. The organization, Women Against Fast Fashion, is dedicated to educating people about the negative ethical and environmental effects of selling inexpensive and disposable items... Continue Reading