Kenny Chui / The Runner

Is Religion Relevant in the 21st Century?

Belief is on the decline around the world, what can the church offer us now? “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?” — Friedrich Nietzsche In Canada, the number of people, specifically teens and young adults, who belong to a religion... Continue Reading
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Our home on Native Land

The history of acknowledging unceded territories at KPU It’s more than good form in the administrative circles of B.C. universities to begin a meeting with a formal, explicit acknowledgement of the unceded territories on which they conduct their business. But gauging the authenticity of these acknowledgements isn’t so simple. Sometimes they’re good, sometimes they’re not.... Continue Reading
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There’s Nothing to Fear but Famine and Cordyceps

Ranking end of the world scenarios on their likelihood of occurrence by Connor Doyle (Managing Editor) & Kevin Pare Let’s begin with the end. We are all going to die. Eventually, I mean. We don’t like to think of the absolute end of the world on a day-by-day basis because, if we really thought about,... Continue Reading

A Tale of Two Liberals: Joe Peschisolido in Steveston-Richmond East and Lawrence Woo in Richmond Centre

The moment Canadians had been waiting for arrived when polls began to close in St. John’s. With only a few of the early seats being called, Joe Peschisolido, candidate for Liberal MP of Steveston-Richmond East, was cautious—but given his friendly demeanour and all the hands he was shaking, very optimistic. “I feel great, I think... Continue Reading

NDP Candidate Garry Begg’s Sobering Election Night in Surrey

It should have been a celebratory night for the NDP at the Aria banquet hall in Surrey, BC. Supporters, volunteers, and family members of three Surrey-based MP candidates, including Garry Begg of the Fleetwood-Port Kells riding, filled the lobby and main hall. There should have been people embracing and congratulating each other. Aria hall should... Continue Reading

Tory Ed Fast retains his seat in historically-Conservative Abbotsford

No one cried over the numbers at the election night party in Conservative Ed Fast’s campaign office. They at least had one win to smile at. But there were tears in the true blue hearts of Tory supporters across the nation, as the Red Wave washed over Canada on Oct. 19. So ends the decade,... Continue Reading

Liberal MP John Aldag’s ecstatic win in Cloverdale-Langley City Riding

In the Charcoal & Woodz restaurant in the heart of Cloverdale, John Aldag wrings his hands as he watches the election results roll in on a wall-mounted T.V. “I’m nervous,” he admits. “The Conservative voters still have some time to mobilize.” It’s 6:41 p.m. and the polls close in 19 minutes—but in a race this... Continue Reading

Staying Safe at KPU

Kwantlen’s Security Manager discusses security, precautions following alleged sexual assault in Richmond “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” These words come from manager of security at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Harry McNeil, as he addresses the importance of making sure KPU students keep safe on campus. Students are increasingly some of the... Continue Reading
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WOOW and KSA to launch self-defence classes in response to KPU sexual assault

Forthcoming class a step towards making people feel safer on campus An alleged incident of sexual assault on the Richmond campus has sparked change at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, beginning with the desire to foster a safer environment for female-identifying students. Kwantlen’s administration got in touch with Women Organizing Opportunities for Women and the Kwantlen Student... Continue Reading
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Housing a Tax Dodge in Richmond and Vancouver

Why some of the most upscale neighbourhoods report poverty-levels of income Some might be surprised to learn that certain areas of Richmond and Vancouver, despite being thoroughly decorated with mcmansions, monster homes, and incessantly rising land prices, are actually inhabited by low income residents that make up a surprising per cent of the population. Conservative... Continue Reading

Which way will the vote swing?

Riding dynamics explained, through last election Surrey, Richmond, and Langley have all voted, historically, in a mostly Tory-blue hue that’s visible from outer space. No really, Google Maps-it. But that’s not saying there aren’t some splashes of orange and red. The KPU Surrey campus, for example, happens to be in a riding which was a... Continue Reading

Fall Fashion at KPU

It’s that time of the year again. With temperatures dropping for classic Vancouver weather, out come the thick coats and scarves. Here are students at KPU who have some unique style. Students were asked: A: What’s your favorite piece of clothing that you’re wearing today? B: What do you like most about fall fashion? Madison... Continue Reading
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KSA awaits ruling in case against Canadian Federation of Students

Bylaw amendments cause uncertainty over membership The Canadian Federation of Students and the Kwantlen Student Association have once again returned to court. On Feb. 12, the KSA filed a petition to the court stating that on Feb. 6, the KSA’s membership in the CFS and CFS-Services was validly terminated. The CFS refuted this claim in... Continue Reading

If Kwantlen’s Campuses Were Students in Your Class

By: Connor Doyle & Danielle George Cloverdale is…The Tech Geek. Furrowed brow says he’s probably the hardest working member of class.  Power glove gives Cloverdale +2 to welding, masonry. Constantly fiddling with wires. Rumours that he is in fact a cyborg remain unfounded. Most Likely To: Test his Kerbal Space Program theories out in real... Continue Reading

KSA student life budget to shrink next year, reducing funding for clubs

Student association criticized for still funding KPU events Clubs at Kwantlen Polytechnic University may need to find alternative revenue sources to finance their endeavours in light of tighter realities in the Kwantlen Student Association’s budget, and newly implemented policies on club funding. According to Manpreet Bassi, the KSA vice-president of student life, there will be... Continue Reading