From the Editors: The Runner needs you

Ever since our founding in 2009, the Polytechnic Ink Publishing Society—which funds The Runner and Pulp, and which all current students are members of—has been operating on a budget of $0.75 per credit. With your vote, we’d like to increase this number by 20 cents per credit. Hypothetically, if you’re taking four courses when the... Continue Reading

From the Editors: Trudeau’s political credit card is maxed out

In the moments after the announcement that the Kinder Morgan pipeline project had received governmental approval, leader of the opposition, Rona Ambrose, said that Trudeau and the Liberal Party had “run out of political capital.” She’s right. A friend of mine pointed out that, in some ways, Trudeau approving the pipeline is worse than Harper... Continue Reading

Going Global: All Trumped Up

Trump’s foreign policy could be a disaster If Trump wants to enact the changes that he talked about on the campaign trail, there could be a massive shift in the geopolitical chessboard, and it’s not good. While many consider the United States to be the most powerful country in the world, they’re not the superpower... Continue Reading

From the Editors: Those in or running for public office need to speak to the media

Though I’ve only been doing this for two years, I have already developed a habit of being extremely bothered when I don’t get responses to interview requests. The more damaging that refusing to respond is to the interviewee, the more confused I get. It’s one thing during the Canadian federal election, when my coworkers and... Continue Reading

Going Global: The Philippines

President Duterte pivots towards China Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte made a name for himself when he called U.S. President Barack Obama a “son of a bitch,” and said that he didn’t like Americans. It was little surprise that Obama cancelled their meeting the day of his comments. Duarte might appear controversial from the outside, given... Continue Reading

From the Editors: Mental health must be taken as seriously as physical health

Could you imagine if you told one of your friends that you had a broken leg, and they told you that the problem was all in your head? While most people know that bandages are good for cuts, most people probably don’t know what the appropriate measure would be for those who’re experiencing short term... Continue Reading

What Can a KSA Councilor Accomplish?

Skytrain lines and the return of varsity sports are not reasonable election promises, KSA President argues Some students vying for Kwantlen Student Association council seats have made some bold claims. Neelham Dhanda, who’s running for arts representative, technically didn’t promise to reduce parking fees, but in an interview said “I believe that when students pay... Continue Reading

Student Groups Report Negative Experiences with Students with Disabilities Office

Long wait times for accommodation, difficulty obtaining documentation among complaints Unless you’ve gone through the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office, you might believe that if you have a disability, all you need is a doctor’s note and an appointment. It turns out it’s much more complicated than that. “With DAMN (Disability Action Movement... Continue Reading

Going Global: Cyber Warfare

Data is already the next battlefield World leaders aren’t taking internet security as seriously as they should. You’d think they would after an allegedly American-Israeli cyber weapon—Stuxnet—proved that they could sabotage a power plant in Iran remotely, and after the Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee email servers. While many like to joke that Al... Continue Reading

Runner Debate: Was Harper a Force for Good or Evil? (Pro Side)

Hopefully the last time I’ll have to defend Harper Click here to see the other side! While I certainly didn’t vote for the Conservatives in 2015, I certainly don’t think Harper is as bad as everyone says he was. It should go without saying that Harper wasn’t the best Prime Minister we’ve ever had, but... Continue Reading

Going Global: The relationship between the House of Saud and the U.S. is an awkward one

“The enemy of my enemy is my friend,” is the battle thesis of modern statecraft, and one often applied to the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. No great power gets away with a clean conscience, and that can be seen when the U.S. will, on one hand, completely condemn and act against the... Continue Reading

Editorial: Meet Your New School, Same as the Old School

From the Editors As with all universities, your experience will be what you make of it. When I first came to Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2012, I would do nothing but simply show up for class, take notes, and leave. I wasn’t making many friends, nor did I feel a strong connection to the school.... Continue Reading

From the Editors: News

It’s better than you think Lately the news appears to be much more depressing than usual. Shootings in the U.S. are constantly being reported, Turkey almost had a military junta, and there was another massacre in France. It would appear at first glance that the world is getting worse. I’m not the only one who’s... Continue Reading

Going Global: Turkey

What does a coup d’état mean for Turkey’s geopolitical situation? Editors note: The situation in Turkey is rapidly changing, and as a result, this article will surely be out of date by print time. Two weeks ago, a portion of Turkey’s military attempted to assert control over the country. While there are many longform articles... Continue Reading

KPU breaks ground on new design school building

Project expected to be finished by Fall 2017 Construction has officially begun on the long-awaited Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design building. The building, at Richmond campus, will be 6,000 square metres and constructed with the needs of the design school in mind. The new building has been in the pipeline for a long... Continue Reading