The Runner is student owned and operated by Kwantlen Polytechnic University students, published under Polytechnic Ink Publishing Society (PIPS).

Funds are collected by the university and channelled to PIPS via the Kwantlen Student Association.

Student Publication Fee opt-outs are available by appointment Monday – Friday with our Operations Manager. Student ID and proof of registration and payment are required.

Meet The Team:

Abby Luciano
Editor in Chief

Abby (she/her) is a journalism and history student at KPU. She enjoys listening to music, playing video games, and hiking around the Lower Mainland.

Claudia Culley
Managing Editor

Claudia (she/her) is a journalism and public relations student at KPU. In her spare time, Claudia enjoys hiking, baking, and making pottery for her Etsy shop.

Nyamat Singh
Associate Editor

Nyamat (she/her) is a journalism student at KPU. She loves reading, writing, listening to Billy Joel, going on walks, and watching documentaries in her free time.

Emma Bolzner
News Writer

Emma (she/her) is a journalism and English student at KPU. Outside of school, Emma enjoys spending time with her dog Schatzie, watching movies, singing, and doing Pilates.

Suneet Gill
Community Reporter

Suneet (she/her) is a journalism and creative writing student at KPU. She loves cats, reading, film photography, and watching a good show or movie.

Mikayla Croucher
Production Manager

Mikayla (she/her) is a graphic design for marketing student at the Wilson School of Design at KPU. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, playing games on her switch, and snuggling up with her dog and cat.

Christina Tran
Art Editor

Christina (she/her) is a graphic design for marketing student at the Wilson School of Design at KPU. When she's not illustrating for The Runner, Christina is going out to eat with her friends, playing video games, and taking long walks around her neighbourhood.

Austin Kelly
Photo Editor

Austin (he/him) is a journalism student at KPU. He spends most of his free time playing video games, watching the same three sitcoms over and over and generally being a politics nerd.

Sukhmani Sandhu
Social Media Reporter

Sukhmani (she/they) is a journalism and history student at KPU. In their spare time, she enjoys baking, reading, spending time with her dog, Jimmy, and collecting an absurd amount of tote bags. 

Rachel De Freitas
Web Manager

Rachel (she/her) is a graphic design student at the Wilson School of Design at KPU. You can usually find her enjoying nature, discovering new music, or designing something. 

Devaki Mathivanan
Operations Manager