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Public transit discussion comes to Langley: New shuttle may beat Fraser Valley Express

Public transit discussion comes to Langley: New shuttle may beat Fraser Valley Express

The past year has seen a number of changes in student transit options: the Student Union Society (SUS) initiated a Chilliwack-Abbotsford Campus connector shuttle, for which service was later expanded, and BC Transit has been on campus multiple times with surveys about proposed service changes. And more is coming. Read more!

News

SUS creates non-student position to oversee services, fills position with former president

SUS creates non-student position to oversee services, fills position with former president

Last March, SUS’s presentation of its 2014-15 budget included a brief listing of its permanent staff (non-student) positions, one of which was newly created: services director. SUS president Ryan Petersen says the role needed to be added to handle a large number of student union responsibilities. Read more!

Opinion

Free expression or free explosion? Why the art wall in C building attracted chaos, not creativity

Free expression or free explosion? Why the art wall in C building attracted chaos, not creativity

This fall, the visual arts department approved a request from VA students allowing them the use of one of the walls in C building for the purpose of free expression. The request was approved for the entire academic year in hopes of fostering a place that would encourage students to express themselves through an ongoing conversation.

But what started off as a blank canvas quickly morphed into a magnet for vandalism. After it was made clear to students that the wall was a free-for-all, brainless comments, vulgar sketches, unkempt penmanship, and rotting food smattered the wall in a little under a week. Read more!

Culture

Cozy fall hats add flair on the coldest days

Cozy fall hats add flair on the coldest days

As our West Coast winter approaches and UFV’s sketchy heating system begins to labour, outer layers become the only visible signifiers of personal style. Your one winter jacket doesn’t allow for much variance in wardrobe, and almost every attempt to add flair ends up with extra layers of ungainly bulk that has to be removed once inside and in class.

Lillie and Cohoe — local hat-makers based in Nelson, BC — have the solution to this style conundrum. Read more!

Arts

Dracula Untold has no bite

Dracula Untold has no bite

It appears that Hollywood has finally given up trying to rehash the same old horror flicks. Entities like I Frankenstein, The Mummy, and now Dracula Untold are no longer just icons of horror. They must now be harbingers of action in this generation. But while it is at least a change of the norm, almost none of them have been anything more than loud, incoherent noise. Read more!

Sports

Cascades women’s basketball falter in preseason tournament

Cascades women’s basketball falter in preseason tournament

The Canada West basketball season will be starting very soon, so inevitably all the teams are looking to get some last minute action in before the season tips off next weekend against both Queens University and UBC.

The Cascades women’s basketball teams preseason tournament definitely highlighted some errors in the Cascades game that need to be worked on before they’re challenged next season. 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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