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Trade, pipelines, and creative approaches to growth: Regional summit shed light on economic future of the Fraser Valley

Trade, pipelines, and creative approaches to growth: Regional summit shed light on economic future of the Fraser Valley

“Now’s the time to set up shop in the Fraser Valley,” said Justin Goodrich, chair of the organizing committee for the Fraser Valley Economic Summit on September 9.

Small business owners and leaders gathered for the one-day event at the Abbotsford Centre to look forward to future development in the region.

It is the second time such an event has been held — the first, a symposium was launched in 2012. Read more!

News

Free Coke on campus draws a crowd — at a cost?

Free Coke on campus draws a crowd — at a cost?

The Abbotsford campus green is usually a quiet, pastoral atmosphere. Students can often be found studying or enjoying the afternoon sunshine between classes, chatting at a picnic table with friends, and cutting across the rolling lawn on their way to the cafeteria or the gym.

On September 11, the first noticeable atmospheric difference may have been the steady beat of music coming from the upper part of the Green. The source was a red van whose queue extended beyond the adjacent red tent and red flying banners bearing Coke’s logo. Read more!

Opinion

Do unions deserve their due?

Do unions deserve their due?

Print Edition: September 17, 2014 The whole country reaps the benefits If you’ve driven past any elementary schools in the past months, you’ve probably seen them: the tired-eyed teachers standing in the September heat, waving union signs and hoping for a honk or a wave as you drive past. Read more!

Culture

Going all the way for the first time: A smorgasbord of stories about how your fellow UFV students lost their virginity

Going all the way for the first time: A smorgasbord of stories about how your fellow UFV students lost their virginity

A lot of us put virginity on a pedestal. We’re nervous or excited for our “first time,” even if we’re not entirely clear on what that entails. Will it hurt? Will I be able to get it up? How will I feel after it’s all said and done?

No two first times are the same, which some UFV students were happy to help illustrate. Below are their stories: what went right, what went wrong, and what we’ll always remember about our first times. Read more!

Arts

Frank shows what the head within the head looks like

Frank shows what the head within the head looks like

On the surface, Frank appears to be the polar opposite of Lenny Abramson’s prior works, which were characterized by naturalistic dialogue and settings that emphasized the grey and drab side of Ireland. In contrast, Frank sports a bright palette and contains a group of incredibly eccentric characters, including the titular Frank, who wears a papier-mâché head. However, as the film progresses, the eclectic tone and colourful visuals gently fall away to reveal a heartbreaking meditation on mental illness.
Read more!

Sports

New faces on the team give Cascades women’s basketball a fresh outlook for the upcoming season

New faces on the team give Cascades women’s  basketball a fresh outlook for the upcoming season

As we get closer and closer to the women’s basketball team’s opening game on September 18, we start to get a clearer image of how the team will look on their opening weekend of pre-season action against the visiting University of Calgary Dinos. Read more!

Weekly workshops

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

This week:

Wordpress 101
Sept 18, 7:00-8:00 PM
Ashley Mussbacher, our Webmaster, will discuss how to navigate Wordpress -- a great primer for anyone who's ever wanted to start their own blog.

Note: Because Ashley needs time to prepare materials for each student, you must register no later than September 14 if you want to take this workshop.

RSVP at ashley@ufvcascade.ca to register.

All workshops by registration only. No drop-ins.

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