The lost humanity of modern slavery

Modern-day slavery, also known as human trafficking, occurs everywhere. According to Aaron Cohen in Slave Hunters, slavery didn’t disappear when it was abolished by law. “It more like fell off our radar,” he says, “went underground and changed its face.”

New liquor laws could slow border beer-runs

As the new law allowing grocery stores in British Columbia to sell liquor gets closer and closer to reality, there is no point in wasting time complaining about it. We can however, focus on how this could help the economy of the local stores in our community and in our province.

Merry Christmas, Kim Jong-Il

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il made international headlines this holiday season by passing away. According to state television the ‘Dear leader” suffered a myocardial infarction on December 17, brought on by stress and exhaustion.

Entertainment industry’s desperate attempt to regain power only proves irrelevance

Widespread Internet blackouts on January 18 have finally brought oppressive new internet regulation bills SOPA and PIPA (currently being tabled in U.S. Congress) into the public eye. A number of critical co-sponsors have dropped their support and President Obama has pledged to veto the bill (as it stands) should it pass through Congress. But that doesn’t mean the fight is over.

Pink Shirt Day rallies students against bullying

Pink t-shirts and wristbands have been on sale in the weeks leading up to the event and will be for sale in Alumni Hall until 4:00 p.m. as well as information and resources about bullying in post secondary institutions. Following that, Sheldon Kennedy will be speaking in B101 about his experiences with bullying while in the NHL.

SUS approves new scholarship, plans advocacy trip at board meeting

Representative-at-large Thomas Davies spoke about the creation of a new “Premier Entrance Scholarship.” The scholarship, intended for entering undergrad students, will give individuals the opportunity to have $10,000 a year put toward their education for up to 3 years.

Remembering the Sevenoaks water clock

As it turns out, the water clock is safe and sound in the city of Abbotsford. It was donated by Sevenoaks mall to the Abbotsford airport in the year 2000. Many travellers pass the clock, either not recognizing or remembering it, due the years of it being out of the public eye and having forgotten what it looked like.

Increase the shuttle fee or wait for a public connector?

Over the past month, UFV has found itself in the middle of a transit tizzy – and that’s a good thing.

Enter the dragons: CBC’s hit show comes to Abbotsford

The conference room is hushed. Comfortable red chairs are lined up in seven or eight meticulous rows, about a dozen people scattered throughout the room. Some are gathered in small groups, leaning their heads together to talk in low voices. All together, they look like a well-behaved audience politely waiting for a keynote speaker to arrive.

Active cell phones outnumber humans

According to the Cisco Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast the likelihood of you seeing someone on their cellphone is about to rise. They predicted that by the end of 2012 there will be more active cell phones on this planet than people.

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