Feature

Public art lends a splash of colour to Mission and Abbotsford

Public art lends a splash of colour to Mission and Abbotsford

Public art makes a community more colourful, and gives the public something to talk about and a reference point by which to relate to each other. Mission and Abbotsford have both established policies related to supporting public art and raising cultural awareness in their communities. This has made it so that it is impossible today to walk through the major downtown areas in either city and not come across some work of public art. Here are a few examples. Read more!

News

Budget cut to the bone: UFV struggles to distribute the brunt of slashed funding

Budget cut to the bone: UFV struggles to distribute the brunt of slashed funding

“I hope I am not the second-last president of the University of the Fraser Valley,” Mark Evered said grimly at the 2015-16 budget update forum on October 24. It’s a hope he said he has voiced before when asked about what keeps him awake at night, what troubles him about UFV’s future. Read more!

Opinion

In defense of the “basic bitch”: Is liking average things really worse than being able to enjoy yourself?

In defense of the “basic bitch”: Is liking average things really worse than being able to enjoy yourself?

It’s October, and like most other 20-something women, you’re celebrating by posting pictures of pumpkin spice lattes on Instagram and taking #nofilter selfies in the fallen leaves. Beware — if this sounds like you, you may be the internet’s latest favourite stereotype: a basic bitch. Read more!

Culture

Komagata Maru’s 100th anniversary commemorated with a play

Komagata Maru’s 100th anniversary commemorated with a play

One hundred years ago a ship carrying some 376 immigrant hopefuls of South Asian descent arrived in Vancouver. The ship, named the Komagata Maru, was denied entry into Canada as a result of exclusion laws designed to keep out immigrants of Asian origin. The ship was forced to return to India, where passengers — who were considered political agitators and lawbreakers by the local government — were shot at. Most of those who were not killed were imprisoned. Read more!

Arts

Storyteller beautifully explores coastal First Nations culture

Storyteller beautifully explores coastal First Nations culture

I was first introduced to the enigmatic art of Roy Henry Vickers at the Eagle Aerie Gallery in Tofino. The prints and carving affected me deeply. They spoke with urgency about the cultural genocide experienced by Aboriginal peoples of the Northwest Coast, about the quiet erosion of the interconnectedness of people and land, about families trapped in cycles of abuse. 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:

InDesign for Newbies
Oct 30, 7-8 PM, room C1106, Abbotsford Campus
Art Director Anthony Biondi will teach you how to navigate this incredibly useful desktop publishing program. Class will be held in C building’s Mac lab -- no need to bring your own computer or software.

RSVP at anthony@ufvcascade.ca to register.

All workshops by registration only. No drop-ins.

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