Kwantlen Music Student Association photo Kwantlen Polytechnic University music students line up outside the dean’s office to protest cuts to the program. The Kwantlen Music Students Association posted this photo of students lined up outside the Dean’s office to protest cuts to the program. Web image

LETTERS: Arts programs always the first to go

Editor:

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has suspended intake of music students to the music program, which runs out of the Langley campus, stating that the program is expensive to run and they are attempting to make some money back.

Whatever their feeble reasons, many students and graduates are up in arms about the cuts. Arts always seem to be the first to go. Even students who have been accepted for next term are now being told they can no longer come.

High schools from surrounding communities feed into Kwantlen. It is a smaller school for some students who cannot afford or handle the larger universities. It is like a family there.

There is a demand for classes, so we are very upset that this is happening. The majority of the cuts to save money are coming out of the music program.

Something fishy is going on here. Save the music program. See them on Facebook at Kwantlen Music Students’ Association. #kpumusicmakenoise

Lena Hunter, Surrey

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