Analyzing anime with Bob the boomer

“Are you familiar with cartoons, Bob? No? Not even classic Warner Brothers stuff? You’ve heard of Mickey Mouse? That’s it?” Wow. Explaining anime to you might be harder than I thought, Bob. Well, maybe not. Anime is closer to real-life than the cartoon animals you’re familiar with. Most of the characters are human… or humanoid,... Continue Reading

Blossoms vs. babies: The ‘herbridged’ version

There is a time in everyone’s life when we ask ourselves that proverbial question: should I have a kid or just get a plant? Now, there are many reasons why raising a plant will be easier on your wallet and your mental health, but let’s be honest, you don’t have all day for such a... Continue Reading

To Trace or Not to Trace

All over the world, people are starting to use contact tracing apps. While each app might work slightly differently from the others, the premise is the same: They will alert you if you have been in contact with anyone that has been infected with COVID-19. The Government of Canada is encouraging us to use COVID... Continue Reading

B.C. Should Reconsider Sending Students Back to School This Fall

The government of B.C. has decided to go back to in-school instruction in the fall, a decision which has elicited a lot of concern from many people. There will, however, be some changes to the way that kids are taught in September. One of the biggest changes is the introduction of “learning groups”. The size... Continue Reading

How to Cut Your Own Hair While Socially Distancing

Whoever decided hairdressers aren’t essential workers never had to suffer through an unintentional mullet. The first person I see after this is over will be my hairdresser, so I understand if some of you are itching to give yourself a new ‘do. But before you run to your kitchen and grab those scissors, consider these... Continue Reading

Keep Your Distance, But Make Sure to Keep Your Sanity Too

People everywhere are going through a whole range of situations and emotions during quarantine. Social media is telling many of us to use this time wisely, leaving people with insecurities about how they are handling the COVID-19 crisis. As a person with disabilities who has battled with a great deal of anxiety and depression, I... Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: KPU staff and faculty should treat students better

I have been at Kwantlen Polytechnic University off and on for four years, and I have noticed a trend of students not just being affected by the stress of their course load, but also by the treatment they receive from some faculty and staff. This ranges from staff giving incorrect information and poor communication from... Continue Reading

KPU Disability Services Are Confidential, Free, and More Accessible Than You Might Think

As a student with a disability, it’s always a challenge to figure out what your rights are in a school setting. It’s also not always clear what types of support you can find, as each institution offers something different. The accessibility services department is there to help students with disabilities navigate the different challenges that... Continue Reading