Authors Posts by Jeff Mijo

Jeff Mijo


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.

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.

A New Student’s Perspective on the NSO

"Wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate attire," said the email detailing the Abbotsford campus' New Student Orientation. Looking out my window on Friday morning, it sounded like a contradiction. Rain was pouring down so hard that gum-boots seemed like the only weather-appropriate option.