Oversimplifying company logos takes away their meaning

The magic of a good company logo can help set it apart from other companies that sell similar products and stay in a customer’s mind. They play a part in our everyday lives. We pass by them every time we visit the store, and they are the trademark symbols that we seek out whenever we... Continue Reading

No, I didn’t need to see that ad

Ads are meant to promote things, and convince people they’re worth thinking about. The best ones are able to utilize creativity to grab their audience’s attention and to encourage them to buy the product being advertised, while the worst ones can come off as cringey and pretentious. One of the most notable forms of ads,... Continue Reading

Long standing dress codes need to change

A grade 12 student was sent back home from Norkam Senior Secondary School in Kamloops for breaking the district’s dress code of conduct, creating a contentious debate on B.C. dress code ethics. Karis Wilson was wearing a black knee-length dress layered over a white turtleneck when she was told that her outfit was distracting to... Continue Reading

Recent medical assistance in dying amendments don’t go far enough

I remember the last time I held my grandfather’s hand. His skin was wrinkly from old age and cold to the touch from the hospital’s low temperature. He was pale and thin from weeks of unintentional self-neglect. It had been about five months since my mom had been trying to arrange a home for him,... Continue Reading

The NASA space program gives us all something to root for

As a young girl, I dreamt of becoming an astronaut. I’d even planned the physics, mathematics, and engineering courses I’d have to take to have a chance of being blasted into outer space. I soon realized, however, that I’m not good at any of them. Needless to say, that dream never got off the ground,... Continue Reading

Why cloning is beneficial for us

The world of science has expanded our horizons. We gain knowledge of what can be seen with the naked eye or even of the tiniest unit of life through microscopes. It is a constant search for new ideas that can shape our lives for the better. As the years have gone by, there is one... Continue Reading

KPU needs reading break in the fall

Conversations around mental health have become louder in the pandemic, which is why KPU needs a fall reading break. It might not be coincident that reading week falls in the same week as family day. Reading week is not limited to having a week off from school, and can be spent picking up on abandoned... Continue Reading

It’s time to put fur farming to a stop

Fur farming is an industry that involves farming animals for the use of their fur in luxury products, and its practice should be banned in B.C. Mink can spread and contract COVID-19 to and from other mink and people, which increases the health risk for our populations already struggling to cope with the pandemic. From... Continue Reading

Using facial recognition tech is necessary for public safety

Back in 2017, coming to terms with using facial recognition for something as simple as an iPhone lock was a bit difficult to digest. Since it provided fool-proof security, however, I scanned my face from all angles to create a secured lock on my phone. Within a year, everyone was storing the geometry of their... Continue Reading

A shameful display of shaming

There’s an innate thrill to doing bad things. Whether that’s getting petty revenge against your neighbours by dumping the leaves they pushed into your lawn back onto theirs, or doing small passive-aggressive things to aggravate your annoying roommate, the allure of being bad is sometimes hard to ignore. With the pandemic stretching into 2021, everyone... Continue Reading

Debate: Valentine's Day is silly, unnecessary, and pointless

Read the other half of this debate here. February is famous for having the fewest days of all the months of the year, as well as the only month to change its total number of days, causing every four years to get an extra day during a leap year. Like all other months, however, it... Continue Reading

Debate: Spread the love on Valentine’s Day in 2021

Read the other half of this debate here. ‘Tis the season of love. By the time Christmas is over, retailers are already gearing up for Valentine’s Day. There’s no doubt that Valentine’s Day is indeed commercialized — much like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. However, it’s still worth celebrating as a special day of its own.... Continue Reading

Euthanizing aggressive wildlife can be necessary for public safety

I imagine that, while doing an activity such as jogging in a place like Stanley Park, the possibility of a wild animal attack may not be something that crosses the minds of most people. Unfortunately, it happened to one jogger recently in Stanley Park, which resulted in injuries that required medical attention. This is not... Continue Reading

Removing free parking in Vancouver is in the best interest for the environment

With the unique scenery and colourful atmosphere, Vancouver has always been an attractive city to travel to or live in. If you can afford it, you will likely experience a unique lifestyle like no other. However, even a place like Vancouver has a few problems. One of them is finding a parking spot. With little... Continue Reading

Why deplatforming can be a necessary last resort

In 2018, a manager at The Teahouse restaurant in Vancouver was fired after refusing to serve a customer wearing a MAGA hat. In a public statement justifying the decision, Sequoia Company of Restaurants said they “cannot discriminate against someone based on their support for the current administration in the United States or any other bona... Continue Reading