The sweet sounds of piracy

By Jeff Groat [Entertainment Bureau Chief] This is the digital age in which anything you could possibly imagine you could probably find on Google. Unfortunately, the music industry is full of dinosaurs and fossils that drive expensive cars, drink lattes, and have gold records hanging on their office walls in downtown Manhattan. These are the... Continue Reading

Music piracy: Hurting creativity

By Adam Vincent [Creative Writing Bureau Chief] Music piracy takes money from all bands/ artists and can hurt up and coming bands. Downloading takes money out of the nearly empty pockets of up and coming bands.  It prevents many bands from being able to actively tour and put out new music. Independent bands put their... Continue Reading

The ‘ol Ball and Chain: cellphones

Ever consult a lawyer prior to signing your new cell phone contract? No? Maybe you should. Entering in a contract with a cell phone company feels like the same type of commitment as marriage. To bad you can’t opt for a prenupt or divorce though.... Continue Reading

Opinion: Radio at Kwantlen - a great way to build community

By Chris Yee [Contributor] You might not think so right now, but you’re probably going to love having a radio station at Kwantlen. Student radio is an integral part of the student culture at practically every school in BC. Even a cursory look at Wikipedia’s list of Canadian campus radio stations shows a decent number... Continue Reading

Costume don’ts

Halloween costumes to avoid, unless you want people to hate you forever... Continue Reading

Olympic apathy

Lately, I have been hearing much apathy regarding the Olympics coming to town, and can’t quite seem to understand why. Most my friends that I talk to talk about how they are going to leave town for those two weeks of “hell” in February. I’m not exactly sure where this apathy comes from, but I think it’s time that someone sheds a bit more light on the subject.... Continue Reading

All Hallow's Eve: A tradition gone wrong

There was a time when Halloween was about tradition.. The history of Halloween dates over 2000 years ago when it was first celebrated by the Celtic people. The Celts believed that on Oct. 31st of every year, the barrier between the real world and the after world blurred, and the ghosts of the dead returned to Earth. Living people and spirits would walk together. ... Continue Reading


This is Jeff Groat. He’s the Runner’s sex columnist. He has only one qualification for the job: his last name sounds like a dirty word. That’s good enough for us.... Continue Reading

Meddling in Nostalgia

Many of us are too young to remember much of the 1990’s. When in 1991, the music world was changed drastically by one song, and subsequently by an entire scene of music by a little corner of the world in the Pacific North West.... Continue Reading

“Swine Flu” doesn’t have to be catchy: beat the H1N1

Swine flu is the catch phrase of 2009. Unlike the uplifting catch phrase of 2008 “Yes We Can” “swine flu” sounds bad. Barack Obama rode his catch phrase to the White House. Many Canadians will think “swine flu” when they get a runny nose.... Continue Reading