NEWS

Dr. Joanne MacLean welcomed as new president of UFV

Dr. Joanne MacLean was installed as the University of the Fraser Valley’s eighth president and vice chancellor May 11. Government officials, other university’s representatives, Stó:l? community representatives, faculty, staff, students, administrators, friends, and members...

Fall first instructional day suspended

A day slated for activities and orientation is now scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 4, previously the first day of classes in the fall semester. At the May 4 Senate meeting, the UFV Student Union Society...

RCMP and UFV collaborate for mental health week

UFV’s Faculty of Health Sciences teamed up with the RCMP Pacific Region Training Centre for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual Mental Health Week from May 7 to 13. This is their first collaboration...

UFV to host wrestling championships

UFV will host the 2019 Canada West wrestling championships, as decided at the Canada West conference Annual General Meeting last week in Kelowna. The championships will be held Feb. 8 to 9 at the Envision...

CULTURE & EVENTS

Hear and See healing in our community

The amount of creative outlets popping up around Abbotsford is a breath of fresh air for struggling members of our community looking for help. An example of such is the Communitas Supportive Care Society....

Scrolling through history

The sun is finishing its daily arc through the sky as the doors open on the Mennonite Heritage Museum for viewers to come witness local artist Christopher Friesen’s new exhibit. This exhibit originally debuted...

Discovering new muses

Graphic design is a growing and happening industry with a supportive community full of creative people. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that more and more creative individuals have begun to pursue a...

Arts festival livens up UFV’s Friday evening

Over 200 staff, students, and alumni attended UFV’s first ever collaborative event between the creative writing, visual arts, and theatre programs. The Interpret Creative & Performing Arts Festival featured works and presentations from UFV...

OPINION

Straight outta context

I wonder if anyone at any point in the idea’s development stopped and thought, “Hey, maybe referencing a rap song that promotes gang violence and murder, and adopting a uniquely hip-hop / culturally black...

New banks on the digital block

You’re a broke student with expenses piling up, a job that doesn’t pay nearly enough to cover them, and a busy class schedule that leaves little free time. The last thing you need is...

Mennonite madness

Friesen, Klassen, Reimer, Dueck. Chances are, if you spend any time at all in Abbotsford, you’ve met someone with one of these last names. Mennonites, man. We like our borscht, we like our paska,...

Salsa salvation

A number of weeks ago I lamented in a Snapshot the guano labeled as salsa by celebrity chef Guy Fieri. I haven’t watched his show, but the big fellow strikes me as a man...

ARTS IN REVIEW

Beach House string together a comfortable, synthy black hole on 7

7, the seventh album to come out of Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand’s collaborative project, sees Beach House take the sprawling, muddled guitars and keyboards which so characteristically reverberated near the point of distortion...

CIVL Shuffle – May 16, 2018

CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy is shocked and impressed by Childish Gambino's latest representation of what he sees America as being. For more on that, watch FX's Atlanta, seasons one and two now complete.   Childish...

Leon Bridges stops trying to be Sam Cooke and becomes himself

Leon Bridges made waves in 2015 when his debut album, Coming Home, capitalized on the emerging popularity of R&B throwbacks in pop music by embracing them wholeheartedly. The result (which proved a good and...

Soundbite: Soccer Mommy – Clean

While not exactly dream pop, Soccer Mommy’s latest record is an excellent exercise in bringing the pop in pop rock to the forefront of the genre, while still retaining (and reveling in) a distinct...

FEATURES

Academic Superheroes: Maintaining a posture of humility in places of authority

Every September the leaves fall and a new ream of babies become students. In this moment they go from being educated by parents and Sesame Street, and enter into the world of Academia. Their...

Atangard Community Project

In a dimly lit lobby, immediately through rustic brown French doors off Essendene in downtown Abbotsford, there’s an upright bar piano where Beethoven’s Sonata No. 8 anticipates and sits anticipated. A hangboard (a pull-up...

The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg Review

Upon entering the second floor of the Vancouver Art Gallery, a gold leaf wall with the mega black title: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg marks the threshold of the journey through the oeuvre...

SUS Elections: a breakdown

What is the Student Union Society? The Student Union Society (SUS) is a student lead, non-profit organization on the University of the Fraser Valley campus that is funded by student fees. It is run by...

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