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Make someone fall in love with you

Science may have solved our quest for that rom-com moment. By Kyle Prince [contributor] Can you spare an hour to fall in love? Psychologist Arthur Aron compiled 36 questions which will supposedly create a lifelong bond between you and your chosen subject. All you need to do is follow some simple instructions. First, find a […]

To Be Free

  KPU prof. Russel Ogden faces restrictions on academic freedom By Samantha Thompson [executive editor] & Kier-Christer Junos [coordinating editor] With files from: Awais Mushtaq [contributor] & Tristan Johnston [staff writer] A plethora of posters are taped against the window outside Greg Jenion’s office. A prominent one reads, “Where is Russel Ogden?”, while others provide […]

Student unions critique finance ministry’s potential amendments

Understanding opposition to proposed changes to Society Act. By Kier-Christer Junos [coordinating editor] B.C.’s ministry of finance drafted annotated revisions to the province’s Society Act this past August—and as it’s the legislation which effectively determines student union governance and composition, it’s created quite the stir amongst student groups. In an effort spearheaded in-part by the […]

KSA makes cross-Canada excursions

Student association adds new conferences to 2014 roster. By Kier-Christer Junos [coordinating editor] & Tristan Johnston [staff writer] Members of the Kwantlen Student Association will pay a projected $1.3-million to the organization this year, according to the KSA’s budget. With these fees, the student association takes on a number of roles, including student services (like […]

Kwantlen’s Board of Governors declines divestment initiative

HSBC and RBC files show divestment choices make little change to investment portfolio. By Kier-Christer Junos [contributing editor] April 2014 minutes from a Kwantlen Polytechnic University Board of Governors (BoG) meeting shows that the board defeated a staff-and-student initiative to divest university money from fossil fuel investments. However, research presented by HSBC and RBC showed […]

Be Cool This Winter Break

Relief from the cold…and from exam season. By Daniella Javier [contributor] At this point in the semester you’re probably in desperate need of a nap, coffee, or “drink,” especially after exams and final assignments. Luckily it’s that time of year again, where you can enjoy some down time. That’s right, KPU students—it’s winter break! Whether […]

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  • Bank of Canada drops overnight lending rate to 0.75 per cent

    Bank of Canada drops overnight lending rate to 0.75 per cent

    Students can expect little change. By Tristan Johnston [staff writer] The Bank of Canada recently lowered their overnight lending rate to 0.75 per cent, the lowest rate since 2009, which means that banks now lend to each other for less interest. The previous rate was an already-low one per cent, the current rate likely being […]

  • Five for ‘15: Spring Music Picks

    Music to look forward to in the coming months. By Chris Yee [contributor] Last year was a big year for music, with releases like Taylor Swift’s 1989, Ed Sheeran’s x and Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour. For 2015, take a wander off the beaten track and spend some time enjoying our picks for the […]

  • Eagle Watch: Jonathan Fader

    Kwantlen recreation goes Krav Maga By Awais Mushtaq [contributor] The image of an ex-infantry soldier whose passion includes the study and practice of martial arts isn’t something that would immediately apply to KPU student Jonathan Fader—at least, not at first glance. “I don’t like being called sensei—I hate it actually. I’m very laid back, I […]

  • The best advancements that science has to offer

    The best advancements that science has to offer

    Back to the Future isn’t the future, anymore. By Amanda Paananen In an age where we enjoy our Ups worthy and our Buzzes fed to us on an endless conveyer belt of internet consumption, some of the important stories can occasionally get lost in the mayhem. What chance hath the innovations of science against celebrity […]

  • Oscar Gold for Hollywood North

    Vancouverites pick up awards in advance of the 87th Academy Awards. By Awais Mushtaq [contributor] Yaunna Sommersby [social media specialist] Home to two of the biggest special effects stages in Canada, Vancouver special effects artists are among some of the top industry innovators and talents. With the 2015 award season in full swing, these talents […]

  • Confirmed list of 2015 KSA representative candidates released

    Up to 27 campus, constituency and faculty representatives to vote for. The Kwantlen Student Association’s (KSA) 2015 general election and referendum is on Feb. 18 and Feb. 19, and to properly do your civic/student duty, you’ve got to be in the know. So, Corey Van’t Haaff, the university’s chief returning officer, provided The Runner with […]

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