Millennials Shouldn’t Ignore the Stock Market

Note: This article does not constitute investment advice and should be read as an opinion based on the experience of the writer. The writer has no securities qualifications. Capitalism has left a bad taste in the mouths of a lot of millenials. Bankrate found in a 2016 survey that only one-third of people aged 18... Continue Reading
Farewell Greyhound buses. (flickr/Isriya Paireepairit)

The Public Sector Should Step in as Greyhound Steps Out

The recent announcement that Greyhound is discontinuing almost all bus routes in Western Canada has left people who don’t have access to a car with no way of reaching the rural communities in B.C.’s interior. Thankfully, there are currently plans for BC Bus North to make up for some of the lost network, and there’s... Continue Reading
Keeping a watchful eye on a gang riddled Honduras neighbourhood (EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations)

Going Global: Central America

When the knowledge that migrant and asylum-seeking children were being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border was made public, it made headlines for days. Most North American media focused on the abusive treatment towards these children by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, but little attention has been paid to what... Continue Reading
Some of the produce found at the market is grown locally by KPU students in the Sustainable Agriculture program, the sales of which go back into the program. (Tristan Johnston)
Some of the produce found at the market is grown locally by KPU students in the Sustainable Agriculture program, the sales of which go back into the program. (Tristan Johnston)

The Kwantlen St. Market Moves to a New Location

The Kwantlen St. Market is back once again for the summer, this time in a new location with free parking. It will be held every Tuesday until October from 12:00 to 4:00 pm in Minoru Plaza, just outside of the Richmond Public Library. In the past, KPU’s own farmers market took place in the large... Continue Reading
The KPIRG office at 7380 King George Blvd. in Surrey. The group has been renting out space off-campus since 2016. (Braden Klassen)
The KPIRG office at 7380 King George Blvd. in Surrey. The group has been renting out space off-campus since 2016. (Braden Klassen)

Despite a Hold on KPIRG’s Funding, the Lawsuit Against Its Founder May Still Go to Court

The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group’s current legal dispute with founder Richard Hossein is currently on hold following the Kwantlen Student Association’s revocation of its autonomy agreement. KPIRG Director-at-Large Simon Massey says that he and his team chose not to serve papers to Hossein to initiate a lawsuit against him as they had suspected that... Continue Reading
Tristan Johnston, The Runner's resident devil's advocate and "small c conservative" pundit. (Photo by Braden Klassen, art by Danielle George)
Tristan Johnston, The Runner's resident devil's advocate and "small c conservative" pundit. (Photo by Braden Klassen, art by Danielle George)

Conservative Students Deserve Better Representation in Campus Media

It’s no mystery that, even in some of the most conservative areas, universities tend to be islands of liberalism. Because of this, it’s important to ensure that reasonable conservative voices are heard in student media. It certainly isn’t hard to find reasonable, intelligent and non-bigoted conservatives in broad Canadian media, such as Andrew Coyne, David... Continue Reading
Irani President Hassan Rouhani in a press photo taken after his victory in the 2017 election. (Wikimedia Commons)

Going Global: Iran, Israel and the Deal

The announcement came earlier than expected, but the decision was no surprise. On May 8th, President Trump announced that the United States would be backing out of the Iran nuclear deal. This will be, possibly, the dumbest and most short-sighted political decision made yet by the President, and it will cause damage outside of their... Continue Reading
Some critics have argued that Caucasian people wearing kimonos is a form of cultural appropriation. (Wikimedia Commons)
Some critics have argued that Caucasian people wearing kimonos is a form of cultural appropriation. (Wikimedia Commons)

A Lot of Cultural Appropriation Outrage is Needless

Some years ago, I saw a Facebook post in which someone argued that learning to speak a different language is a form of appropriation. This is a dumb argument, as the very nature of learning another language is contrary to harbouring discriminatory ideals. It takes time and effort, and if you want to get conversational... Continue Reading

Canada’s Senate is Nothing but Dead Weight

The “Senate Question” has an answer, but it will surely go unanswered in our lifetimes. Last month’s near failing of the Cannabis Act, however, has reminded us that this institution is a dead weight on our political system. The Senate is designed to be a chamber of “sober second thought.” Unfortunately, when I was watching... Continue Reading

UNBC Student Publishes Open Letter Urging Engagement with Student Politics

It turns out that the University of Northern British Columbia, like KPU, has a hard time fostering student engagement. Last month, outgoing member of the Northern Undergraduate Student Society, Seth Jex, published an open letter critiquing his university’s student body—a student body that is willing to campaign for divestment, or with unions, or against the... Continue Reading

Free Speech Isn’t at Risk on University Campuses

The slow death of nuance can be exemplified by the last few years of controversy surrounding free speech on campus. We must first define what “free speech” even is, and it’s a little different in Canada and the United States than it is in other parts of the world. Generally speaking, “free speech” means that... Continue Reading

Questions of Lost Money, Alleged Fraud Dominate KPIRG AGM

While the primary purposes of the Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group’s annual general meeting were for the society to review their year, vote in new board members, and update members on future plans, questions relating to recent fraud allegations against founder and former administrative coordinator Richard Hossein dominated the meeting. The AGM, held in the... Continue Reading

Going Global: Postmodern Warfare

War has changed. Years ago, when cyberwarfare became a serious point of discussion within think tanks and state departments, it was believed that there was danger in a hacker being able to shut down a nuclear plant. Even worse, there was the fear that hackers could steal national secrets and destabilize financial institutions the world... Continue Reading

Going Global: Britain’s Response to Russian Poisoning

While the American executive branch rolls over for Russia, the British have shown that foreign governments don’t get to kill someone on their soil and get away with it. Headlines were made across the world when a poisoning in a quiet English village nearly killed a former Russian double agent named Sergei Skripal and his... Continue Reading

The Future of the Olympics Must Be Fiscally Sustainable

With the winter games now over, Pyeongchang will destroy a $78 million USD stadium which was built specifically for the Olympics. In a town of 45,000 people, a 35,000 seat stadium makes very little economic sense. Though there have been many reasons for locals to raise an eyebrow about hosting the games over the years,... Continue Reading