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I Love Lucy now eligible for Old Age Pension

October 15 marks a special holiday for TV fans, celebrating one of the biggest shows in the medium's history. I Love Lucy will turn 65 on Saturday, having started its six-season run on the same day in 1951. It’s a show whose name is ubiquitous, and certainly its influence has passed on to every sitcom on television today.

Don’t close yourself off to online dating

Even if it's tough to put yourself out there, online dating is the cheaper, quicker option. If you're curious, it doesn't hurt to try.
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Soundbite: iamthemorning

Following a couple of solid but not quite "there" releases with ~ and [Belighted, Russian progressive rock / folk / chamber duo iamthemorning seems to have finally hit their stride with Lighthouse. Along with a host of guest musicians, the pair brings new complexity to their sound with a concept album built around mental illness and self-reflection.

Peer Leader Appreciation Week brings sweet festivities

The sweet smell of syrup filled the Student Union Building (SUB) on Monday morning thanks to a pancake breakfast kicking off Peer Leadership Appreciation...

Cutting snack costs with homemade cookie day

A lesser-known holiday on October 1 provides the perfect answer, with Homemade Cookie Day. The event’s origins are unclear, but really, we shouldn’t need an excuse to indulge in a bit of baking. Homemade cookies, in addition to delivering a taste that no mass-produced baking has ever matched, can also be a smart choice for your wallet.

Falun Gong Art Show in the Great Hall

From now until October 1, an exhibit called The Art of Zhen Shan Ren is showing at UFV. The works were created by practitioners of Falun Gong, a heavily persecuted Chinese spiritual practice.

How Survivor Can Help You Survive University

This Wednesday (Sept. 21), television fixture Survivor returns for its 33rd season, 16 years after the cultural phenomenon swept the world in the summer of 2000. For some UFV students, that year may sound like the distant past, perhaps even before their earliest memories.

Wish Me Well

Living in the country isn't all it's made out to be. Yeah, I can't see my neighbours and deer visit my yard every day. Cool. But after 23 years of that, the charm wears off and I just want reliable water. My house has two wells, but they're old and shallow.

Days for doughnuts, dogs, and doubloons

Tired of logging onto social media and being surprised that it's international SOMETHING day? The Cascade has your back with a few upcoming celebrations of the mundane, innocuous, or just weird parts of life.
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Kubo and the Two Strings’ creepy adventure doesn’t miss a beat

Kubo and the Two Strings is the best movie I've seen all year. The points where it stumbles are unfortunate, but they're surrounded by such excellence that you're still bound to have a good time.