Millennial Burnout: Two Student Perspectives

Academic Workism Pushes Students Past Their Limits Jayne Wright There is a new idea emerging in North America: the concept of “workism,” which suggests that the most personal fulfilment can be found through professional achievement. Derek Thompson works for the Atlantic and is a self-professed “workaholic.” He has researched the concept of workism and the... Continue Reading

The Process of Opting Out of the U-Pass Fee is Unfair

Every semester, KPU students have to pay a fee with their tuition of $51 per month per semester for the KSA U-Pass BC program. The U-Pass is offered to all post-secondary schools in Metro Vancouver provided by TransLink. This program gives commuters access to discounted transit. However, drivers, like me, do not need to use... Continue Reading

It’s PSL Season: Here’s Your Guide to the Trendiest Drink of the Fall

October signifies the beginning of my favourite season: pumpkin spice season. My obsession with the pumpkin spice latte began years ago and has shown no signs of slowing down. With this in mind, I taste-tested the famous fall drink from four popular coffee shops to give you a quick reference guide for where to get... Continue Reading
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It’s Okay to Be Afraid this Halloween (and Year-Round)

Fear is one of the most powerful emotions. It allows us to doubt, to second-guess, and to cower away. Even the strongest individuals in history at one point experienced it in their lives. As formidable as fear is, it can also be the greatest weapon in one’s arsenal. In the same way that it can... Continue Reading

Why Vancouver Shouldn’t Ban Fireworks

Ever since I was a kid, festive October holidays were punctuated with loud explosions and colorful lights in the sky. Any kid who’s grown up in Vancouver, or Delta for that matter, knows that fireworks are an essential part of having fun on Halloween. There’s something that feels adventurous about making loud explosions that echo... Continue Reading

Why the Conservatives Won Where You’d Expect but Nowhere Else

Even though the Conservatives won more popular votes than any other party, the nature of our electoral system ensured that they wouldn’t have the most seats. If they had made a few key choices, they could have had even more. I have been reading posts by many NDP-voting friends on my social media feeds, and... Continue Reading

A Few Suggestions for Other Places you can Learn About Election Issues

Tristan Johnston, Contributor Other than my casual intake of CBC and the Globe and Mail, National Observer is a somewhat underappreciated source of news. Formed in 2015, the National Observer was partially created to avoid the big oil money that was finding its way into other newspapers. This makes their B Corporation status notable, which... Continue Reading

Here’s Why It’s Important to Vote Again and Again

Many of us voted in the federal election in 2015. We got up early or made time in between classes to rush to the voting station and waited in line to fill in the circle beside the party we believed in — the party we felt would be the best government for our future. I... Continue Reading

Divest for the Environment and for our Future

Over 100,000 people from all across the lower mainland participated in the International Climate Strike on Sept. 27. The strikers gathered at Vancouver City Hall and marched down the Cambie Street Bridge to the final gathering space outside of the CBC headquarters to express the need for world governments to take major action on the... Continue Reading

A Beginner’s Guide to the Federal Election

My attention has always fallen short when it comes to politics. It’s exhausting to scrutinize someone whose job is to make themselves more likeable. Politicians lie or tell half-truths because they’re people, and people can be hard to read. However, deciding not to vote simply because it’s the easy choice is not the right response.... Continue Reading

How Self Reflection Leads to Self-Growth

When I was in elementary school, I was reluctant to engage in conversations. Sure, I had friends that I grew up with, but I struggled to have what most people think of as normal social interactions. I refused to invite friends over to my house, instead waiting for them to invite me over to theirs.... Continue Reading

Wrist and Hand Scanning Payment Violates User Privacy and Should Not Be Implemented

Remember the days when contactless pay didn’t exist? When you physically had to put your bank card into a debit machine and key in your pin number in order to be approved for a payment? Yes, those days seem so far away, but if you really think about it, it was not that long ago.... Continue Reading

It’s Time to End the Practice of Reciting Christian Prayers in Government

Following the shootings on Parliament Hill in 2014, Conservative Party leader Andrew Sheer was seen in the House of Commons on national television (HOC) reciting the standard prayer as part of Parliament’s Compendium of Procedure: “Almighty God, we give thanks for the great blessings which have been bestowed on Canada and its citizens, including the... Continue Reading

Daylight Savings Time Is A Useful Lifehack

It’s that time of year again, in which many cheerful Canadians head over to change their clocks for daylight savings time. But not everyone is excited. According to a recently published government poll, over 90 per cent of British Columbians support ending daylight savings time (DST).  There are many misconceptions about DST, and no one... Continue Reading

Friendship Maintenance Services are Borderline Sociopathic

Read the other side of the debate here. Customer relations management is an important part of running a successful business. Like many other aspects of work, it can be automated to a certain extent. You can use apps to keep track of your client engagement and remind you of when you should check in on... Continue Reading