Fifty Years of Civil Rights

Work of Malcolm X and King a start, but we have far to go Ilyasah Shabazz has spent a lifetime following in the footsteps of her father, Malcolm X. She was only two years old when her father was assassinated by former Nation of Islam members, and she has said in previous interviews that she... Continue Reading
Rosaura Ojeda / The Runner
Rosaura Ojeda / The Runner

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... Continue Reading

WHAT1100: Principles of Basic Navigation

A guide to your KPU campuses. By Kier-Christer Junos [coordinating editor] You park your car at the campus and walk lethargically toward a pay station, heels dragging, face sagging. “Damn you, Impark,” you curse under your breath, whilst jamming quarters into the accursed meter. As you shuffle through the hall, you again realize that the... Continue Reading

New black spot for pirates in Canada

Updated copyright laws hope to address internet piracy. Yaunna Sommersby [social media specialist] By now, most people are likely familiar with the anti-piracy warning included on DVDs: “Piracy is not a victimless crime.” Despite its dire words, in 2012 a study of BitTorrent users found that Canadians had the fourth highest amount of unauthorized musical... Continue Reading
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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... Continue Reading

New black spot for pirates in Canada

Updated copyright laws hope to address internet piracy By now, most people are likely familiar with the anti-piracy warning included on DVDs: “Piracy is not a victimless crime.” Despite its dire words, in 2012 a study of BitTorrent users found that Canadians had the fourth highest amount of unauthorized musical downloads. But even with this... Continue Reading

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... Continue Reading
Mark Stewart / The Runner
Mark Stewart / The Runner

KPU, Accessibility and You

Making campus more inclusive for students with disabilities. By Monica Mah [contributor] Post-secondary schools should be a place that is accessible to everyone. At Kwantlen Polytechnic University, there are a number of services available to students with disabilities, but is it enough? In their mission statement, KPU says that they promote a “barrier-free environment that... Continue Reading

KPU continues the fight for more money

Institution has a long history of being provincially underfunded. By Kier-Christer Junos [contributing editor] Long-time Kwantlen Polytechnic University faculty member and Surrey resident Geoff Dean describes the South Fraser and KPU’s situations in one word: shortchanged. Dean was the president of the Douglas and Kwantlen Faculty Association in 1985. In those days, he and other... Continue Reading

Re-evaluating My Role as Educator

Kwantlen biology lab instructor and creative writing student Lee Beavington reflects on the education process and his role as an educator. ... Continue Reading

B.C.’s prohibition hangover

Rio Theatre’s struggle points out liquor regulations may be out of date.... Continue Reading
Nina Arsenault went under the knife over 60 times to achieve her feminine physique. Photo courtesy of David Hawe.
Nina Arsenault went under the knife over 60 times to achieve her feminine physique. Photo courtesy of David Hawe.

The Silicone Diaries offers a cutting gaze

Nina Arsenualt, star of the Silicone Diaries, talks identity, beauty and spirituality.... Continue Reading
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Stereotypes of First Nations

A short video on the role that stereotypes play in our media and what affect they can have on a person’s identity. ... Continue Reading
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Video: Farrier training at Kwantlen

The Runner visited Kwantlen’s Cloverdale campus to check out the farreir training program.... Continue Reading

Canada’s spotty record of electing women

Taking on the challenge of gender stereotypes in a nation tuned in to media and tuned out of critical thinking.... Continue Reading