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Discovering the best-kept campus secrets

Discovering the best-kept campus secrets

What makes a good study space? Privacy, silence, natural light? Whatever you like, UFV’s unusual layout means there are lots of comfortable nooks and crannies in every building and outside, perfect for doing your homework, reading, or just curling up with your phone for a few minutes before your next class. We explored the campuses and documented some of our favourite spots in the hopes of making studying for your midterms a little more comfortable. Read more!

News

Mission school re-configuration intends to create better course selection as district waits for new building

Mission school re-configuration intends to create better course selection as district waits for new building

With a recent announcement that the Mission public school system will be undergoing critical reconfiguration, combining its three secondary schools while simultaneously splitting off grades to form the district’s first middle schools, students — as intended beneficiaries — are about to experience some disorienting change. Read more!

Opinion

New liquor laws will cause unemployment

New liquor laws will cause unemployment

With the upcoming change in liquor sale laws in BC, shoppers will be able to buy alcohol with their groceries — or so it seems. Grocery stores that will be able to sell alcohol must be located more than one kilometre away from liquor stores. This is one of the conditions of the new law. According to the Vancouver Sun, only two out of the 53 grocery stores in Vancouver, will actually be selling alcohol. Read more!

Culture

Birdsong captivates audience on opening night

Birdsong captivates audience on opening night

UFV Theatre Department opened the doors to its first production of Birdsong on October 17 with a performance that held nothing back.

Based on the award-winning novel by Sebastian Faulks, Birdsong tells the story of a soldier in love. Lieutenant Stephen Wraysford is injured while fighting in the Great War and falls into his memories of his time with the beautiful Isabella. The performance portrays love in all its flawed glory, from wanting and longing to gritty and animalistic physicality. Read more!

Arts

Superior war scenes outshine lacklustre ending in Fury

Superior war scenes outshine lacklustre ending in Fury

Gruesome violence is common in war films, but Fury shows a seldom-portrayed aspect of the Second World War: a lack of empathy among soldiers.

The film opens with text explaining just how dangerous it was to be in the armoured division of the American forces, establishing its dark, gloomy tone within the opening minutes. Set in April 1945, the film also shows the desperate, suicidal attempts of the German forces to prevail, even after the war has been lost. Read more!

Sports

Basketball teams continue pre-season action

Basketball teams continue pre-season action

The men’s and women’s basketball teams continued their preseason schedules this past weekend, and both had their negatives and positives on display. Read more!

Weekly workshops

Open to UFV students, Cascade contributors and staff, The Cascade offers free weekly workshops!

This week:

Cultural Sensitivity in Journalism, or How Not to Put Your Foot in Your Mouth
Oct 23, 7-8 PM, room B132, Abbotsford Campus
The title says it all. Hosted by Culture Editor Nadine Moedt, this workshop will help you avoid accidentally embarrassing or offending readers from different walks of life.

RSVP at nadine@ufvcascade.ca to register.

All workshops by registration only. No drop-ins.

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