SUS to keep AfterMath open through November; EGM to determine fate

After a heated debate, the SUS board voted to keep AfterMath open through the end of November. While funding was secured to keep AfterMath open through the end of fall classes, students will be able to decide whether to move funds from other areas of the SUS budget to keep AfterMath open for the rest of the year in a General Meeting set for November 21 at the Abbotsford campus.

CIVL’s Mood Swings receives national distinction

Delegates from CIVL Radio returned from the National Community and Campus Radio Association Awards in Halifax last week with even more hardware to add to their growing collection. Not only did UFV’s campus radio station bring home the trophy for Community Development but one of the station’s most popular weekly programs, Mood Swings, received honourable mention in the category of Best Music Program, beating out submissions from many of the NCRA’s 80 other member stations.

Scarves: The Basics

Scarves will defiantly be an essential, as the cold front rolls in this year. And if you’ve looked around UFV, you’ll see students have already adapted to the idea of these woolly neck-warmers. In fact, some of them are wearing them around campus as if they have been conveniently sewn into their jackets. There are many different ways to wear a scarf, so I’ve come up with some dos and don’ts that go along with them.

Triumph on the court: UFV basketball teams move on to CIS...

On to the next one. The Cascades women’s basketball team is on to the Canada West final four next weekend, after a hard fought series at the Envision Athletic Center (EAC) over the weekend.

The Good, The Bad and The UFV Shuffle

Winning tracks from Crystal Castles, System of a Down, Teen Daze and Dizzy Gillespie!

New library approved

At an Abbotsford city council meeting on November 2, council voted unanimously to build a new library. The new branch will be a joint development with School District #34 and will be built on land already owned by the city. The new library will be attached to the new Abbotsford Collegiate facility, in what some residents consider to be a controversial move. The new library, set to open in 2012, will spell the end for the downtown Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) branch, MSA Centennial. This decision has upset members of the public.

Album review: McFly – Above the Noise

You might not know who they are, but if you do you’ll be excited to know the British band McFly has a new album that’s just been released. It’s called Above the Noise, and it’s their fifth studio album. It’s a completely new sound for the band. They started out as a punky-pop group trying to imitate a little of Blink 182 and the Beach Boys, but they’ve taken more of a pop-rock almost hip hop like twist, and it’s left something to be desired.

Heat Report: December Update

It’s been a while since you have had your Abbotsford Heat update due to the holidays, so I will fill you in on what you missed. The month of December was a very important month for the Heat due to all the divisional match ups that they had to endure to stay competitive with the rest of the North division and stay in the playoff race. The Heat played eight of their thirteen games in December against divisional rivals and needed to have a strong month.

The truth behind textbook price-rises

This fall, textbook inflation in North American universities has skyrocketed, and the University of the Fraser Valley has been no exception. As reported in the Globe and Mail, textbook inflation has been outpacing overall inflation since the 1990s, but has recently seen a considerably large increase. According to Statistics Canada, textbook and tuition inflation have grown at approximately 10 times the rate of overall inflation in the last year.

Book Review: 1982 by Jian Ghomeshi

Better known as the host of CBC radio’s cultural-affairs talk show Q and former member of ‘90s folk-rock band Moxy Früvous, Ghomeshi focuses his debut book, a memoir, around his formative fourteenth year. In 1982, the first-time author describes in fresh and exacting terms his attempt to fit in in the deeply conservative (and mostly white) Toronto suburb of Thornhill as a UK-born teenager of Iranian descent.