David Granirer Talks Comedy and Mental Health

Comic and counselor visited KPU on April 5 Keely Rammage-Scott, Contributor David Granirer came to KPU to give a presentation on comedy and mental health on April 5. Granirer is a comedian, counselor, author, and the founder of Stand Up For Mental Health, a program that teaches stand-up comedy to people with mental illnesses. Granirer’s... Continue Reading

Activists Debate the VPD’s Role in Vancouver Pride Parade

Vancouver Police Department seeks to work with community partners Jesse Pottinger   In response to a push by Black Lives Matter to remove uniformed police from the Vancouver Pride Parade, a group of Vancouver’s veteran LGBTQ2+ activists submitted a counter-petition to the Vancouver Pride Society on Feb. 12. It raises concerns that the removal of... Continue Reading

Nine of 14 Conservative leadership candidates debate in Vancouver

Topics included taxation, housing, and international relations Tristan Johnston, Coordinating Editor & Joseph Keller, Web Editor As the 2019 federal election inches ever closer, the Conservative Party of Canada is searching for it’s new direction. The party is currently at a crossroad after the departure of Stephen Harper who led them for eleven years, nine... Continue Reading

Blackstock Says No to Bribe from INAC

There’s no such thing as just a gift Justin Bige Renowned Indigenous children’s advocate Cindy Blackstock knows well enough not to fall for an obvious bribe, even if it’s offered by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). A $149,000 donation by INAC was rejected by The First Nations Child and Family Services Society (FNCFSP) when... Continue Reading

Whatever You Do, Dodge the Flu

Avoid germ warfare with these simple flu-season safety tips. Paula Aguilar Headaches, watery eyes, sweats, chills, upset stomachs—no, I’m not talking about falling in love. I’m talking about influenza season. It’s an agonizing period, and most would do anything to avoid it. Here are some tips and home remedies to help you get through this... Continue Reading

The Reynolds Legacy

Ryan has a special place in all our hearts, always and forever Staff Writer Alyssa Laube & Web Editor Joseph Keller What would the great institution of Kwantlen Polytechnic University be without Ryan Reynolds? In Vancouver he’s essentially a regional treasure. Every person in the city knew about Deadpool being filmed on the streets. We... Continue Reading

Where Can a KPU Student Get a Bite to Eat?

Your guide to food on the Surrey Campus Joseph Keller, Web Editor & Melissa Pomerleau, Contributor   Students at KPU may have noticed that the food situation on and around the Surrey campus is lacking something. The surrounding area features an A&W, a McDonald’s, a Tim Hortons, several pubs and small family-owned eaterys—all just out... Continue Reading

The Runner's Interviews with the Candidates Running in the KSA By-Election

Running for Students of Colour Representative  (1 seat available) Zahid Dossa Candidate Statement: My name is Zahid Dossa and I want to become your Students of Colour Representative.  I am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Policy Studies.  As your Students of Colour Representative, I will strive to put an... Continue Reading

HUMOUR: Canadians Demand Conservative Party be Screened for Anti-Canadian Values

Kellie Leitch first to be submitted to rigorous surveying Lauren Ipsum Just days after Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch suggested that potential immigrants be screened for “anti-Canadian values” via survey, all of Canada has risen up to demand Leitch be hoisted by her own petard. Citizens from across the nation are calling for members of... Continue Reading

How to Save Money as a Student

Alleviate your student debt one home-cooked meal at a time Isabella Scholda According to the Canadian Federation of Students, 65 per cent of the province’s full-time undergraduate student population is in debt. Whether you’re amongst them or not, here are some handy tips on how to save money during your time at KPU. It may... Continue Reading

From the Editors: On Diversity

The Runner Editorial Board Institutions need to be representative of the communities they serve. We see the importance of this concept reflected daily, when reports of predominantly white police forces failing to protect and serve largely black neighborhoods fill our newspapers and feeds. The need for accurate representation is particularly crucial in media, where groups... Continue Reading

Learning to Love Your Blood

I remember the first the first time I got my period. I was 10 years old, and it came right before school. I was sent to class with a note for my teacher, in which my mom explained what had happened. When I nervously handed over the letter, my teacher responded, “Congratulations!” and gave me a hug. Suddenly I felt better—maybe this weird thing that had happened was something I should be celebrating, after all.... Continue Reading

What’s up, KDocs?

A sneak peek at three documentaries featured in KPU’s upcoming festival KDOCS is KPU’s annual documentary festival, wherein a variety of documentary films are screened in order to engage with “various and varied communities” through dialogue and critical thinking. Ivory Tower By Awais Mushtaq, contributor Ivory Tower, one of the documentaries to be featured at... Continue Reading

A Healthier KPYOU

Thrive Week tells us how to stay physically and mentally healthy on campus by Kyle Prince & Monica Mah No matter the campus, all Kwantlen Polytechnic University students face similar problems. But whether you’re looking for good place to eat or a relaxing way to de-stress after exams, there are resources available for the beleaguered... Continue Reading
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The Runner Debate: The Niqab

Demanding niqab removal threatens charter rights Harper’s suggestion is fundamentally flawed by Alyssa Laube The Tories seem to love repressing Canadians’ freedom of religion and expression. This year, they supported Quebec’s Bill-62, which aimed to ban “face-covering religious garments for public servants.” Now, their gaze has fallen on niqab-wearing women swearing in as Canadian citizens.Back... Continue Reading