Letter to the Editor: No, Canada Does Not Need to Spend More on Defence

An opinion piece titled “Canada Needs to Spend More on Defence” published recently in The Runner criticizes outdated service pistols, calls to rectify Canada’s underfunding of its NATO defence-spending commitments, and laments that some navy officers “don’t know if they will even get the opportunity to serve on an actual vessel.” Excuse me while I... Continue Reading

MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture

New VAG exhibit explores how art mixes with art MashUp, the new multidisciplinary and collaborative exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery, is dedicated to artistic techniques of remix, collage, sampling, quotation, and appropriation. The exhibit is an architectural maze of artistic form created inside the building—the largest show in the gallery’s history occupying all four... Continue Reading

Review: The Holy Body Tattoo & Godspeed You! Black Emperor

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Queen Elizabeth Theatre The dancers stand on small podiums, still. Time rises from the band behind them. The Holy Body Tattoo is a Vancouver-based dance company, founded in 1993 by Noam Gagnon and Dana Gingras, who haven’t performed in ten years. A repetition of hands, bodies scratching at themselves, at... Continue Reading

From the Editors

In response to: “Refugees: At Home and Abroad” Let’s just get this out of the way: the homeless situation in Canada isn’t the same as what refugees are experiencing. Any inference that the experience of Canada’s homeless is somehow analogous with that of Syrian refugees is a simplification and strikes me as deeply problematic. Complex... Continue Reading

A Case of Kwantlen

Why not showcase KPU Beer on every campus? Like many workplaces, the staff of The Runner conformed to annual holiday tradition and conducted an office-wide Secret Santa, wherein each staff member gives a single gift to a randomly selected coworker. My past experience with Secret Santa means I know that I can expect one of... Continue Reading