A Call for Palestinian Justice

Nearly a month ago, on Feb. 17, the Stanford University 16th undergraduate senate voted to divest from corporations that were seen as complicit in human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine. This isn’t the first university to pass a resolution that called for a similar divestment. In fact, the University of California, Berkeley, Irvine, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles and Northwestern University have all passed resolutions calling for the university to divest in a similar manner. Loyola University Chicago passed a divestment resolution, but the student president, Pedro Guerrero, vetoed it. ... Continue Reading

Canada's subverted racism against Aboriginals

Ingrained racism needs to be addressed. Forgiveness for residential schools, disrespect of traditional lands and racism: These are a handful of the many issues facing aboriginal people in Canada today. While we hear a lot about the racism issues in America, we don’t hear as much about the problems faced by aboriginal people in Canada.... Continue Reading

What happens if we vote "no"?

Impact of transit plebiscite South of the Fraser. The last few months of dialogue regarding the TransLink plebiscite have shown that “no” voters are taking the lead by a wide margin. A March 16 Angus-Reid poll suggested that 27 per cent are voting “yes,” while 61 per cent are voting “no.” Sixty-nine per cent of... Continue Reading

Return to Roots

The agricultural landscape is one of the most recognizable features about the Lower Mainland and to many who resides here it is also a place juxtaposed with rapid development. British Columbia’s agricultural canvas is one where the developed bleeds into the rural, while at the same time offering a stark contrast in the form of abandoned plots and rusting machinery.... Continue Reading

Fifty Years of Civil Rights

Work of Malcolm X and King a start, but we have far to go Ilyasah Shabazz has spent a lifetime following in the footsteps of her father, Malcolm X. She was only two years old when her father was assassinated by former Nation of Islam members, and she has said in previous interviews that she... Continue Reading
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To Be Free

  KPU prof. Russel Ogden faces restrictions on academic freedom By Samantha Thompson [executive editor] & Kier-Christer Junos [coordinating editor] With files from: Awais Mushtaq [contributor] & Tristan Johnston [staff writer] A plethora of posters are taped against the window outside Greg Jenion’s office. A prominent one reads, “Where is Russel Ogden?”, while others provide... Continue Reading

WHAT1100: Principles of Basic Navigation

A guide to your KPU campuses. By Kier-Christer Junos [coordinating editor] You park your car at the campus and walk lethargically toward a pay station, heels dragging, face sagging. “Damn you, Impark,” you curse under your breath, whilst jamming quarters into the accursed meter. As you shuffle through the hall, you again realize that the... Continue Reading

New black spot for pirates in Canada

Updated copyright laws hope to address internet piracy. Yaunna Sommersby [social media specialist] By now, most people are likely familiar with the anti-piracy warning included on DVDs: “Piracy is not a victimless crime.” Despite its dire words, in 2012 a study of BitTorrent users found that Canadians had the fourth highest amount of unauthorized musical... Continue Reading

KSA makes cross-Canada excursions

Student association adds new conferences to 2014 roster. By Kier-Christer Junos [coordinating editor] & Tristan Johnston [staff writer] Members of the Kwantlen Student Association will pay a projected $1.3-million to the organization this year, according to the KSA’s budget. With these fees, the student association takes on a number of roles, including student services (like... Continue Reading

New black spot for pirates in Canada

Updated copyright laws hope to address internet piracy By now, most people are likely familiar with the anti-piracy warning included on DVDs: “Piracy is not a victimless crime.” Despite its dire words, in 2012 a study of BitTorrent users found that Canadians had the fourth highest amount of unauthorized musical downloads. But even with this... Continue Reading

Be Cool This Winter Break

Relief from the cold…and from exam season. By Daniella Javier [contributor] At this point in the semester you’re probably in desperate need of a nap, coffee, or “drink,” especially after exams and final assignments. Luckily it’s that time of year again, where you can enjoy some down time. That’s right, KPU students—it’s winter break! Whether... Continue Reading
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KPU, Accessibility and You

Making campus more inclusive for students with disabilities. By Monica Mah [contributor] Post-secondary schools should be a place that is accessible to everyone. At Kwantlen Polytechnic University, there are a number of services available to students with disabilities, but is it enough? In their mission statement, KPU says that they promote a “barrier-free environment that... Continue Reading

KPU continues the fight for more money

Institution has a long history of being provincially underfunded. By Kier-Christer Junos [contributing editor] Long-time Kwantlen Polytechnic University faculty member and Surrey resident Geoff Dean describes the South Fraser and KPU’s situations in one word: shortchanged. Dean was the president of the Douglas and Kwantlen Faculty Association in 1985. In those days, he and other... Continue Reading

Re-evaluating My Role as Educator

Kwantlen biology lab instructor and creative writing student Lee Beavington reflects on the education process and his role as an educator. ... Continue Reading

B.C.’s prohibition hangover

Rio Theatre’s struggle points out liquor regulations may be out of date.... Continue Reading