There Are up to 101 Affordable Theatre Acts to Check out at Fringe Festival

The Fringe Festival will be returning to Vancouver yet again, from Sept. 5 to 15, with most of the performances being featured on Granville Island. With 101 shows available, it’s hard to make heads or tails of what to see, but rest assured, organizers say, there’s something for everyone. The Fringe Festival may be one... Continue Reading

Going Global: The EU’s Neverending Brexit

It was only a few weeks ago that Boris Johnson was selected by the Conservative party of the U.K. to become the Prime Minister, something that has long been anticipated. But as far as the European Union is concerned, they’re likely to get what they’ve been expecting: a politician who sells himself as a hard... Continue Reading

What Are Vancouver's Biggest Contributions to Hollywood History?

Vampires Suck, But Twilight is Actually Pretty Good Kristen Frier, Photo Editor Let’s be honest, The Twilight Saga fed on the insecurity of young girls who didn’t fit the mold. The novels and films empowered teens to seek out older, stalker-y men who have an insatiable taste for human fluids and who they are powerless... Continue Reading

Going Global: The Golan Heights

Late last month, U.S. President Donald Trump declared that the United States considers the Golan Heights—a region of Syria that was annexed by Israel during the Six-Day War—to be part of Israeli territory. This makes the United States the only country in the world that currently recognizes the area as “Israeli.” By all accounts, Trump... Continue Reading

KPU hosts Fifth Annual Symposium on Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

For the fifth year in a row, Kwantlen Polytechnic University hosted the Symposium on Cyber Security and Digital Forensics with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Vancouver. Considering that nearly everyone has experienced data breaches, even with impacts as small as needing to reset their password, it’s hardly a surprise that such an event... Continue Reading

With an Election Looming, Here’s What Each of the Major Parties Need to Worry About

This year’s election landscape looks very different from the one we saw in 2015. Both the Conservatives and the NDP have new leaders, while the Liberals are contending with a fresh set of scandals. So what does every major party need to do to stand a chance? The NDP has not been having a good... Continue Reading

Going Global: The Balakot Airstrike

For the first time since 1971, several aircraft from the Indian Air Force crossed into Kashmir late last month to perform airstrikes on a terrorist group in retaliation for a terror attack two weeks prior. Moments later, Pakistan responded by scrambling several of their own aircraft, causing the Indian aircraft to retreat. In the ensuing... Continue Reading

What Went Wrong with KPIRG?

The Kwantlen Public Interest Group’s days may be numbered, but if a well-organized group of students were to restart a PIRG at KPU, they could learn from the torrid history of their predecessors. For context, KPIRG has spent the past year scrambling to reorganize and reestablish itself after becoming the subject of controversy for filing... Continue Reading

Meet the Candidates in the Upcoming KSA Election

It’s February, which means that KPU students are putting their names forward to run in the Kwantlen Student Association’s upcoming by-election. Right now there are 35 names on the list of potential future politicians hoping to win their say in KPU’s student-funded, student-driven governmental body. You, as paying members of the KSA (check your tuition... Continue Reading

Going Global: Unrecognizing Maduro

With food shortages, mass exoduses, and hyperinflation, Venezuela has been facing hardships for several years. While the crisis arguably began during the last years of the Chavez presidency, things have only gotten worse for the people who live there over time. Unlike other world crises at the moment, the problems in Venezuela aren’t the result... Continue Reading

Going Global: Brexit Negotiations Remain a Mess

Shortly after the Brexit referendum results came in, many were expecting uncertainty in the days, weeks, and months ahead. But almost no one expected that there would be even more uncertainty two years down the road, and it’s looking more likely as we approach March that Brexit might not even happen. The deal that the... Continue Reading

Going Global: The U.S. is Enabling the Yemen Civil War

Yemen is to Saudi Arabia and Iran as Vietnam was to the U.S. and U.S.S.R. in the Cold War. Although there are differences between these conflicts, both saw seemingly endless humanitarian crises with children as prominent victims—all in the name of politics. Despite years of conflicts, not much has changed for Yemen in the last... Continue Reading

Governments Need an Answer to Automation

In the lead up to the 2016 presidential election, when then-candidate Donald Trump toured the Rust Belt—the region of the United States most economically dependent on manufacturing and coal—he told citizens there that immigrants and regulation were taking away their jobs. He was wrong. Robots and energy yields were largely to blame. Jobs that are... Continue Reading

Your Vote Matters in Municipal Politics

With a bunch of people you’ve probably never heard of running for office, it’s no wonder that turnout for municipal elections, especially those in Metro Vancouver, are so low. Despite the anonymous candidates and the seemingly insignificant stakes involved, you should vote in this October’s election and every municipal election that you can. As it... Continue Reading

Going Global: USMCA or “NAFTA 2” is a win-win-win

During a late night session some weeks ago, Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walked outside of an old, wooden-doored building in the middle of the night. Reporters tried to chat with the PM, but all he had to say was that it’s a “good day for Canada.” Though the... Continue Reading