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The grinning guy

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We all know his face. He greets us with his smile every time we log onto the UFV homepage, grinning at his unseen colleague, and by extension, all of us. I can’t help but wonder who he is. His face is iconic, yet mysterious, much like the Afghan woman with the piercing blue eyes on the cover of ***National Geographic.

Who is he? Does he still go to UFV? If not, where is he now? When was that picture taken, and by whom? Would I recognize him if we passed each other in the halls? Was he told that his image would be used on the university’s homepage banner? How does he feel about being the literal face of UFV?

Perhaps someday I or someone else will track him down and find the answers. Until then, the grinning guy must remain a mystery; a man who all of us know, and none of us knows.

Image: Simer Haer/The Cascade

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