Gender: why does it matter?

From the moment we are born, we are assigned a gender based on what the doctor sees at birth. But what if the little boy or little girl does not choose to follow those predetermined stereotypes?... Continue Reading

Why is our government trying to scrooge on the spirit of giving?

By Mae Velasco [current events bureau chief] Every Christmas I’m into the spirit of giving, but this Christmas it’ll be a different story. I’m a starving student, and on top of that, the government hasn’t been paying me properly. I’m a behavioural interventionist who works for autistic children. All my paperwork, service hours, rate of... Continue Reading

Opinion: WikiLeaks: A great idea, but where’s the responsibility?

Meet the Kwantlen Political Science Society (KPSS). They have hijacked our political column. Every week they will talk about a different political issue and explain how it relates to you. Every week will feature a guest columnist. Check it out.... Continue Reading

Opinion: Bank bailouts: a necessary evil or a moral hazard?

Meet the Kwantlen Political Science Society (KPSS). They have hijacked our political column. Every week they will talk about a different political issue and explain how it relates to you. Every week will feature a guest columnist. Check it out.... Continue Reading

Opinion: An examination into why the new drinking and driving laws are an attack on our civil liberties

Meet the Kwantlen Political Science Society (KPSS). They have hijacked our political column. Every week they will talk about a different political issue and explain how it relates to you. Every week will feature a guest columnist. Check it out.... Continue Reading

Dear KSA Council

Former KSA executive member Steve Lee writes a letter to KSA council voicing his concerns.... Continue Reading

Pay it forward (or don’t pay at all)

I hate paying for parking at Kwantlen and so do you. There, at a university as diverse as ours, we already have something in common. So what do we do about it?... Continue Reading

“It gets better” only goes so far

Teenage bullying happens everyday, in every school, in every town. Kids tease and abuse each other for the slightest difference – being overweight or underweight, too smart and nerdy, or not smart enough and a jock, or for having too many pimples or big breasts. Sometimes they attack more sensitive subjects, like race or sexuality.... Continue Reading

Politics and the Media: Upholding the fourth pillar of

Meet the Kwantlen Political Science Society (KPSS). They have hijacked our political column. Every week they will talk about a different political issue and explain how it relates to you. Every week will feature a guest columnist. Check it out.... Continue Reading

Get over it: New drinking laws a good thing

A new law–one of the strictest in the country–came into effect on Sept. 20, 2010. The new drinking and driving laws are in effect to reduce the number of injuries and deaths, which are especially high in B.C.... Continue Reading

Opinion: HST and the invalidity of the “everybody hates it” argument

Meet the Kwantlen Political Science Society (KPSS). They have hijacked our political column. Every week they will talk about a different political issue and explain how it relates to you. Every week will feature a guest columnist. Check it out.... Continue Reading

Bad press is bad press

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been all over the news in recent months. The KSA’s Beat the Bus race, wherein both cycling and running proved to be faster than taking transit between the Surrey and Langley campuses, prompted a spate of media coverage about TransLink’s shoddy bus service south of the Fraser. ... Continue Reading

Three cheers for The Zalm

Since former premier Bill Vander Zalm started his crusade against the Harmonized Sales tax, B.C. has seen a grass roots political movement that has been desperately needed in this country.... Continue Reading

Letter from the editors

We at The Runner value maintaining the integrity of the newsmagazine that we work so hard on. To do this we must remain as transparent as possible, since you, the student population, are the only reason we are here.... Continue Reading

KSA flushing dollars down the drain

One thing caught my eye during the big Sodexo controversy of the last few weeks, something that slipped under the radar, that no one seems to have really commented on. A single line in Emery Warner’s contentious polemic: “The Grassroots café is a yummy food provider that does not seek to gain profits over people. They hire students and purchase locally. They were snubbed out of the contract to occupy the space that Sodexo is currently in.”... Continue Reading