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

When B.C. Goes Up in Flames, Rural Communities Need the Most Support

In 2017, British Columbia was swallowed by a wildfire season that left the skies hazy, rural communities devastated, and families displaced. The province declared a 70 day-long state of emergency, the longest in its history and the first to be declared since the similarly sized wildfire season of 2003. More than 65,000 residents were displaced... Continue Reading

An Update on the Surrey Langley SkyTrain Extension

Every month, millions of people use the SkyTrain to move across the Metro Vancouver region. People value being able to travel through multiple cities in order to reach their school or workplace, to visit family and friends, or to spend time exploring the many parks, venues, libraries, museums, and other attractions that the Lower Mainland... Continue Reading

A Critical Look at ABA, a Dubious Autism Intervention Method

In 1961, Ole Ivar Løvaas began working with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute, where he practiced techniques derived from applied behavioural analysis — or as it’s more commonly known today, ABA. Today, ABA is considered by many to be the most effective treatment for ASD, to the point where it... Continue Reading

KPU’s General Studies Degree Is Now Completely Textbook Cost-Free

KPU’s Zero Textbook Cost programs now include an entire arts degree in which students won’t have to pay a single penny for their textbooks — ever. The Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies program at KPU is the first four-year program to introduce the new ZTC framework, thanks to its utilisation of Open Educational... Continue Reading

Game On, Boys

Gears 5, once known for being a “bro-shooter” game franchise, now features a fully realized Mexican lead female character: Corporal Kait Diaz. Although Diaz’s rise to lead character was planned over a number of years, many industry watchers saw replacing their former lead character Marcus Fenix with Diaz as a bold move by the developer,... Continue Reading

A Personal Take on Vancouver's Psychic Circuit

Five hundred years after the death of Christ, using crystal balls to detect messages from the spirit realm was outlawed in the Roman Empire, and the once-commonly accepted practice of crystallomancy faded from the mainstream Western world. Crystallomancy, or seeing meaningful visions in reflective or clear materials, is one of many purported ways of seeking... Continue Reading

Sugar Babies in School are Skipping Out on Student Debt

“You + SeekingArrangement = No Student Debt”. So says the advertisement for Sugar Baby University, the collective of post-secondary students using the sugar dating website SeekingArrangement. And apparently, in many cases, that equation adds up. According to the site, over 4.2 million students worldwide are on SeekingArrangement to find sugar daddies and mommies, and the... Continue Reading

Here Are All of the KSA Services You Pay for But Might Not Use

Guess what? You’re probably spending money on a bunch of stuff you’re probably not even aware of. At KPU, tuition fees that go to the KSA pay for access to a wide variety of products, services, discounts, memberships, and other things that most students never end up using. Here’s everything you might be missing out... Continue Reading

Low Tide Renovictions Lead to the Loss of Independent Art Spaces

The name Chip Wilson is probably familiar to most people in Vancouver. Born in California and having graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor’s degree in economics, Wilson is a businessman who is responsible for a number of Vancouver-based retail apparel companies, most notably the athleisure wear brand Lululemon. He and his wife... Continue Reading

Majority of KPU Students Surveyed Feel Driven to Try Ridesharing, Put the Brakes on Using Taxis

I can count the remarkable taxi cab rides I’ve had on one hand.  The sad truth is that, 90 of the time, when I call for a cab in Vancouver, the service doesn’t always meet my expectations. I’ve had rude drivers who barely say a word to me, drivers who show up 20 or 30... Continue Reading

Hungry for Victory

I like noodles quite a bit. I would go so far as to say that noodles are probably the food that I’ve consumed the most, aside from Cheetos and mayonnaise (not at the same time). On September 9, I watched a man named Step Daddy J try to take down the biggest bowl of noodles... Continue Reading

The Addictive Allure of Paying to Play

For today’s post-secondary students, video games have long been a part of everyday life. And for many of us, myself included, there was no greater joy as a child than coming home after a long day at school, finishing up your homework, and rushing over to the nearest TV to turn on whichever console you... Continue Reading

Where the Grass is Greener: The Impact of Growing Weed on B.C. Farmland

A recent bulletin released by the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) of B.C. now classifies cannabis production as “farm use” on Agricultural Land Reserves (ALR), but the city of Delta fears new and more lenient regulations around cannabis growth will undermine the importance of local produce. In an interview with The Tyee, the Mayor of Delta... Continue Reading

Inside KPU’s Plan to Reduce Plastic Waste

Most people agree that, ideally, single-use plastics should be disposed of in ways that limit their impact on the environment. Plastic recycling—which uses broken-down components of certain plastic products to create new goods instead of sending them to a landfill—is the most popular method for doing this, but it’s still not being used commonly enough... Continue Reading