From the Editor: How the Catholic Church found new ways to celebrate Easter during COVID-19

Just days before Easter week, B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced a “circuit breaker,” pausing indoor dining, fitness, and indoor religious gatherings. However, the Catholic Church got creative for the Holy Week and the Latino community from Our Lady of Good Counsel parish in Surrey hosted a drive-in for Good Friday and Resurrection... Continue Reading

Sparking the era of a sustainable digital currency in Canada

The future of Canada’s financial technology is getting less foggy as COVID-19 pushes the Bank of Canada to dip their toes in trading in digital currency, and it’s just a matter of time until they are implemented. In February, the Bank’s Governor Timothy Lane said that the pandemic might lead them into accelerating the process... Continue Reading

KSA election chaos

This year marked the first time that the Kwantlen Student Association held its annual general election entirely online. It was also the first time that the vast majority of candidates running were disqualified due to widespread violations of the campaigning rules, with only two candidates successfully being elected. Out of the 24 candidates, 21 were... Continue Reading

From the Editor: Keeping up with the KSA

During on-campus welcome weeks, the Kwantlen Student Association set up tents in order to showcase their services to students eager to get involved in the university. They would play music, and offer games and food in order to attract people and welcome newcomers. Then, once the week was over, it seemed to a lot of... Continue Reading

From the Editor: KPU’s student life is buried under COVID-19

When I first stepped through the large glass doors of the Surrey campus’ main building, I thought university life would be like the movies. I imagined myself attending sports games, parties, and talking to random people as I made my way to class. In my first month at the university, I found out there were... Continue Reading

From the Editor: Biden seems to love trees and so do we

Environmentally speaking, our neighbouring country is having a great start to its year. One of U.S. president Joe Biden’s biggest climate change promises came true when he signed an executive order for the U.S. to rejoin the Paris Agreement within hours of becoming president. And after signing the Paris Agreement, Biden jumped into revoking the... Continue Reading

From the Editor: The Runner’s new year's resolutions

When I think of what 2020 brought for The Runner, I think of many stories with sentences that begin with the phrase “Due to COVID-19,” I think of internet disconnections in the middle of meetings, but I also think about our team producing and posting stories every day like a 24/7 factory. The Runner began... Continue Reading

Embarking on a sustainable 2021

Last year I experienced eco-anxiety. Forest fires, droughts, and plastic pollution began to recklessly smash through the doors of my otherwise gentle thoughts. I could no longer read, watch, or hear about the climate crisis without feeling my jaw tightening. Eco-anxiety or climate anxiety is defined as “mental distress caused by climate change and environmental... Continue Reading

From the Editor: Donating during the holidays now is more important than ever

COVID-19 brought a huge wave of unemployment this year, causing families around the world to experience food and income insecurity, which is why this is the best time to donate what you can to people who need it the most. This holiday season will be different. Some families won’t have the luxury of buying endless... Continue Reading

Editorial: Shedding light on violence against women

Violence against women and girls continues to be a worldwide issue. Let’s educate ourselves and become watchdogs for our family and friends by breaking the chain of gender-based violence. Nov. 25 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Eight in 10 victims of intimate partner violence are women, and COVID-19 is... Continue Reading

The upside of practicing ‘safe six’

Update: New temporary provincial health officer orders for the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal regions mandate that there be no social gatherings of any size with anyone outside individuals’ immediate households until Nov. 23. Apart from being with immediate household members during COVID, B.C.’s Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry suggested over a public Livestream that... Continue Reading

From the Editor: Time management skills are a blessing during midterms and online learning

The end of the fall semester is near, however, we can’t celebrate just yet. There are tight homework deadlines, midterms, and finals, so let’s prevent our time management focus from slipping away. Virtual learning hasn’t been easy. Moodle seems to crash at least once a month. Some professors and students still struggle with using Big... Continue Reading

The no pet policy has finally been removed in Vancouver’s rental housing

Earlier this month, Vancouver councillors Pete Fry and Jean Swanson put forward a motion to prohibit rental contract clauses which ban renters from keeping pets. On Oct. 15, the motion was approved. Now tenants with furry friends can sit back and relax as they caress their companion. Prohibiting these “no pet” policies can reduce pet... Continue Reading

KPU Indigenous Services host online bannock workshop

One cup of flour, one tablespoon of baking powder, one teaspoon of salt, one quarter cup of sugar, half a cup of water, and oil for frying are the ingredients required to make bannock, a fry bread. On Oct. 16, KPU Indigenous Community Coordinator Samantha Daniels, hosted a bannock cooking workshop for THRIVE month. The... Continue Reading

From the Editor: Why elections are important

This is surely an odd time to have a provincial election, but the ball is rolling, and we need to fill you in on all the candidates. Before digging into why elections are important, I should let you know that The Runner also had an election, and guess who their new editor in chief is?... Continue Reading