Artist Spotlight: Kylie V

Kylie V’s debut, Lotus Eater, was recorded entirely on their iPhone in their family home. Their dad played the drums on the tracks, and at most of their shows, you’ll see Kylie with their grandpa—also a drummer—close in tow. The high school student has only released one record so far under the eponymous project, but... Continue Reading

Instructors Express Concern over Accessibility Barriers Within KPU’s Complaint Filing Policy

KPU’s policy on filing complaints about instruction, services, employees, or university conduct may be fundamentally inaccessible to vulnerable students, according to two concerned faculty members. Also known as policy AD2, the document lays out a series of principles and procedures that must be followed by anyone using it as a framework to file a complaint.... Continue Reading

From the Editor: The low-down on the KPU Experience from a Soon-to-Be Arts Grad

Sharpen your pencils and charge your laptops, kiddos, because the fall semester is almost here. Soon, we will all be thrust back into the world of constantly approaching deadlines, three-hour lectures, and learning! So, so much learning. Contain your excitement and hold your applause. Scooch back from the edge of your seats, please. I may... Continue Reading

Artist Spotlight: DACEY

Dacey Andrada started her musical career by singing along to VHS tapes of live concerts in her childhood home. Even then, she and her family knew she would go on to do something with her voice, and that didn’t change as she got older. Over a decade later, when she met her current bandmates at... Continue Reading

Editorial: Millennial Coming-of-Age is About Adapting to Oversaturation, Not Memes

With each generation comes a new large-scale disaster to fear, and with each generation comes a new way of coping. The Boomers felt constant tension caused by the civil rights movement, the Space Race, and the Cold War looming over their heads. Generation X lost their faith in government with Watergate, watched the Twin Towers... Continue Reading

News Brief: Kwantlen Student Association Manages Internal Data Breach

The Runner received an anonymous tip that the Kwantlen Student Association had been “attacked by ransomware” and consequently lost “confidential personnel data” on May 31. However, according to KSA Executive Director Ben Newsom and President David Piraquive, there is no evidence to support that such an attack was made against the association in hopes of... Continue Reading

Seeing the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for the First Time was Weird

Like eating caviar or joining a yacht club, buying tickets to see the symphony may seem like an unnecessary indulgence for us empty-pocketed students. I had never seen a classical concert as an adult until I went to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s 100th anniversary performance on June 7, and walking into the Orpheum that night,... Continue Reading

Facing Potential Bankruptcy, KPIRG Holds 2019 AGM

The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group, an organization formerly funded by KPU students that is dedicated to social and environmental justice, held what may be its last annual general meeting on June 27. Unless the Kwantlen Student Association votes to reinstate the group’s funding in the next few months, KPIRG could be shutting down for... Continue Reading

The Institute for Sustainable Horticulture’s Lab is Breaking Barriers in Agriculture

The Runner regrets errors published in the print version of this article in its June 11 issue. This web version is factually correct. Findings from the Institute for Sustainable Horticulture (ISH) laboratory on KPU’s Langley campus have been used to put more biological control into the hands of growers since the summer of 2009. Lisa... Continue Reading

From the Editor: Get tested for safer, healthier sex

Asking a partner or potential partner about when they were last tested for sexually transmitted infections can be intimidating, especially if you don’t know each other well. People can get defensive when you pop the question, or grumpy when you interrupt them right when things are getting hot and heavy. Sometimes it feels like the... Continue Reading

Artist Spotlight: RAG

Echo-immersed screams, hard-hitting guitar leads, and stylistic nuance makes RAG one of the more interesting names to emerge from Vancouver’s underground this summer. Formed by guitarist Mila Krajina and drummer Nigel Young—recently joined by bassist Joshua Jiho Silickas—the project marks a creative departure for three of the city’s seasoned rock musicians, all of whom are... Continue Reading

Beyond the Burger

As the western world’s interest in ethical consumerism has grown, so has the popularity of plant-based proteins. A 2017 article published in the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services found that shoppers have been increasingly factoring ethical concerns into their food purchases, and are becoming more likely to buy organic or locally sourced foods. One... Continue Reading

Beyond Land Acknowledgements

Our campuses reside on unceded land belonging to the Kwantlen, Musqueam, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen, Qayqayt, and Kwikwetlem peoples. If you’ve heard these or similar words spoken aloud on campus, you have already heard a land acknowledgement made at KPU. Across Turtle Island, particularly in environments like post-secondary campuses, making territorial land acknowledgements has become increasingly... Continue Reading

Artist Spotlight: Strange Breed

Strange Breed finds strength in how they fit into this city—even if, at times, they don’t feel like they fit in at all. “We’re always a little bit different on every bill. We’re either the heavy band of the night or the soft band of the night, or we’re the band that sounds too much... Continue Reading

From the Editor: Peek Into the High Risk, High Reward World of Student Entrepreneurship

The scariest and most profound moments of my life as a young professional have been when I’ve had to face myself and admit that I have no idea what I’m doing. There are few feelings more heart-stopping than having your money, time, and pride on the line for a project you’re not sure is going... Continue Reading