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

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

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

Essay Writing Services Don’t Make the Grade

Every student has been there. It’s the night before a big essay is due and the stress is slowly taking over. Sweat pours from your brow as you stare at a blank Word document and slowly press “next episode” on Netflix.  There are, however, certain services that claim to offer a way out for students... Continue Reading

Rolling with the Punches

I didn’t want to be her from the movie Juno, and certainly not her from Hard Candy. No, what I’ve longed for is the will to warrant the kind of badass montage her character gets in the movie Whip It. While the film may not be a 100 per cent accurate depiction of roller derby,... Continue Reading

Beyond the Burger

As the western world’s interest in ethical consumerism has grown, so has the popularity of plant-based proteins. A 2017 article published in the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services found that shoppers have been increasingly factoring ethical concerns into their food purchases, and are becoming more likely to buy organic or locally sourced foods. One... Continue Reading

Beyond Land Acknowledgements

Across Turtle Island, particularly in environments like post-secondary campuses, making territorial land acknowledgements has become increasingly common. Still, they have already been widely criticized as hollow and ineffective as a standalone measure. The purpose of these often pre-written statements has been questioned by those who feel that they lack thoroughness and sincerity, leaving many Indigenous... Continue Reading

More Trees in Surrey Campus Forest at Risk of Getting the Axe

Despite the fact that nearly 70 trees in KPU’s Surrey campus forest were taken down last year, Director of Facilities Service Andrew Chisholm says that permits for more tree removals will likely need to be obtained. For every tree removed on KPU property, a risk assessment report needs to be completed. This document details each... Continue Reading

Time is Running Out to Address Canada’s Changing Climate

A report titled Canada’s Changing Climate Report released by Environment and Climate Change Canada has found that the climate in Canada is warming twice as fast as the global average. In addition, temperature increases are occurring even faster in areas of Northern B.C., the Prairies, and the Territories, and these changes are already beginning to... Continue Reading