Construction on KPU Design school has been delayed for the last year

Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design on hold amidst budget constraints For the last several months, a third of the Richmond campus parking lot has been a fenced-off dirt lot. In October of last year, The Runner interviewed Gordon Lee, then-vice-president of finance and administration, who said that construction hadn’t started due to being... Continue Reading

From the Editor

The Refugee Crisis in Europe and the Levant Why are so many Syrians and other refugees dying as they make their way to Europe? A plane ticket from Lebanon to London costs around $600 Canadian, which you might think is too expensive for them, but refugees and migrants that cross the Mediterranean by boat do... Continue Reading

Kwantlen to begin offering online medical marijuana course

The first university in the country to offer a marijuana class KPU has recently announced that they will be offering two online courses on medical marijuana. The program, announced Aug. 18, is one of the first of such courses in Canada. The courses will consist of four modules, each one priced at $1250. One will... Continue Reading

Going Global: India’s Neighbourhood

India’s Neighbourhood   Early this month, India and Bangladesh have put to rest what was possibly the strangest border dispute in the world. Along their shared border were more than 160 enclaves—small plots of land that belong to one country but are surrounded by another country, and in some cases, surrounded again by another country,... Continue Reading

From the editors

What does it mean to be a Kwantlen student? I have been coming to KPU for a few years now. I first arrived after changing majors from sciences at Langara, to journalism here. My goal was to earn my degree and get out, and on with my life. This hasn’t changed. I can’t even finish... Continue Reading

From The Editors

77 Days of Election CNN is the news channel of choice for my parents. I often suggest they watch CBC so that they can actually understand what’s happening in their own country, but they would still rather watch American politics. I think it’s because American politics is much, much more entertaining than whatever we could... Continue Reading

Going Global: Balancing Power in the South China Sea

Balancing Power in the South China Sea Disputes over naval territory have been a consistent struggle in the South China Sea since the end of the Second World War. For several years, Japan and China have both claimed ownership over a set of islands between the north of Taiwan and the south of Okinawa. The... Continue Reading

Bank separation law returns to American congress

The Return of Glass-Steagal comes from Democrats and Republicans Early last month in the United States, Republican John McCain and Democrat Elizabeth Warren announced that they were going to work together to pass a new version of the Glass-Steagall Act, otherwise known as the Banking Act of 1933. For the Americans, and the rest of... Continue Reading
The Runner / Danielle George

The Pros and Cons of Couchsurfing

You might save thousands, but it’s not for everyone. “Hello, Tristan? That’s quite a big bag you have there.” This is what David said to me when I showed up at his apartment in the middle of Paris last year, next to the “Hotel du Ville” Metro station. I had never met him in-person before... Continue Reading
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We All Float On, okay?

Vancouver is seeing a resurgence of float centres, and it’s not hard to see why “We were the first commercial float centre in Vancouver in over 20 years,” says Mike Zaremba, co-creator of Float House, a float tank centre with locations in Gastown, Kitsilano, and soon in South Surrey. “There were some back in the... Continue Reading
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KPU president responds to community critiques at public forum

Majority of students, faculty see Trans Mountain agreement as an unwelcome endorsement At a public forum on July 6, KPU president Alan Davis stood in front of professors, students and activists to explain the reasoning behind signing a memorandum of understanding with Trans Mountain, which would grant KPU a $300,000 scholarship contingent on federal approval... Continue Reading

CAUT concludes Capilano University violated academic freedom

Remember that weird artwork in the library a few months ago? Perhaps you remember a strange sculpture that was in the Surrey library for a few months. It depicted a person wearing a cap and holding a poodle, draped in an American flag. The work, titled Margaux & the Monarch, is a satirical piece depicting... Continue Reading

Taming the 21st Century Tiger

A guide to handling exam stress. Ten-thousand years ago, your biggest source of stress as a human being would have been hunger, disease and tigers. Today, for those of us who are students in university, the source is exams and final projects. The world has changed, but our bodies are still calibrated to the brutality... Continue Reading

Campus Couture: KPU students introduce their spring style

As the cherry blossoms begin to bloom, what are students wearing to welcome spring? We asked students two questions: What is your favourite thing you’re wearing today? What do you like best about spring fashion? Ahmed Mansoory “My favourite thing here is this sweater, because my friend designed this himself. He has a poetry outlet... Continue Reading

Graduating KPU students host fashion runway show

The River Rock theatre was overflowing with long lineups to sign-in and will call. Predictably, almost everyone at the event was dressed impeccably. Graduating students of KPU’s fashion program showed off the work of 39 graduate students at the River Rock hotel, a two-minute train ride from Richmond campus. Each designer had three outfits each,... Continue Reading