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Introducing UFV’s new writer in residence: Emily Pohl-Weary

Introducing UFV’s new writer in residence: Emily Pohl-Weary

Every winter semester, the English department at UFV welcomes a Canadian author to be writer in residence. The writer in residence works on her writing during her stay at UFV, as well as helps students with their own. She provides inspiration and guidance by visiting creative writing classrooms, as well as working one-on-one with students.

This year’s writer in residence is young adult (YA) author and poet, Emily Pohl-Weary. Emily has written six books and a comic book series, and has published her own literary magazine. Some of her most popular works include Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl and A Girl Like Sugar, and Ghost Sick, her newest collection of poetry, will be released in February.
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News

Should UFV students be allowed to openly carry hunting knives on campus?

Should UFV students be allowed to openly carry hunting knives on campus?

Should UFV students be allowed to openly carry hunting knives on campus? It’s a question UFV security recently grappled with when a student complained after spotting someone with a blade on their belt.

Both Michael Martin and Daniel Holmberg carry knives as tools used to “trim loose threads, eat, and [open] packaging.” Both of the knives carried by Martin and Holmberg are hunting knives designed for slicing — Holmberg uses his to skin moose in the fall. Read more!

Opinion

Debate around “Elastic Heart” video raises questions about how far art can go

Debate around “Elastic Heart” video raises questions about how far art can go

Sia recently released her music video for “Elastic Heart,” a song she wrote for 2013’s Catching Fire soundtrack. The video features Maddie Ziegler, who also appeared in Sia’s previous hit music video for “Chandelier,” starring alongside Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf. Similar to Sia’s previous video, this video is populated largely by flowing footage of interpretive dance.

The video’s content has stirred controversy across social media platforms and elsewhere. Commenters claim that it conveys a pro-pedophilia message and that the exchange between LaBeouf and Ziegler encourages child-predation. I disagree. Read more!

Culture

Film series elicits discussion on evolution of slavery

Film series elicits discussion on evolution of slavery

Approximately 30 people filled B121 on Thursday, January 22, to watch the documentary Slavery By Another Name as part of the ongoing Slavery, Race, and Civil Rights in the Americas film series. The series, which started with 12 Years a Slave in November, is put on by UFV history professors Ian Rocksborough-Smith and Geoffrey Spurling. This year marks the 50th anniversary of landmark civil rights legislation being passed in the US. Read more!

Arts in Review

A brief preview of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

A brief preview of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

There’s something thrilling about strapping on a load of heavy equipment, wielding giant weapons bigger than a cow, and fighting monsters so fearsome they can tear the landscape to pieces. Monster Hunter has always been a series of big ideas and big battles. They took the concept of cool boss fights and made a game that is always hitting the high notes.
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Sports

Kadeem Willis wants to give back, play ball

Kadeem Willis wants to give back, play ball

Kadeem Willis transferred to UFV from Lakeland College in 2012. After two years at UFV, Willis will be done his five years of post-secondary basketball.

Willis is a power forward who leads by example and brings energy to the court. Hedsy down with The Cascade to talk about his experience at UFV and his team’s impressive season — the men’s team has kept up a Canada West regular season 28-game streak. Not only that, but last weekend in their game against the MacEwan Griffins, UFV reached a 123-point high. Read more!

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