Author: Ben Paz

Welcome back, James Cottrell

This article is the second in a series, looking into the reentry into civilian life for veterans of the military services. James Cottrell returned from missionary service for the LDS church in Guayaquil, Ecuador and was probably in the best physical shape he ever had been. The Ecuadorian people thought it funny that his spanish was a little shaky, being that they assumed on first meeting he was a native of that country. Cottrell heard the toughest bootcamp experience was with the Marines, he enlisted and served eight years eventually rising to Lance Corporal in the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines....

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Welcome back, Brian Terry

Our campus has more than 600 veterans currently using GI Bill funds to pay for tuition. The UVU Review is in the process of featuring veteran’s stories in this column, and this issue’s focus is Brian Terry, an aviation major now in his third year, and 50 credits away from his goal of a degree that will allow him to eventually fly jet aircraft. Terry is also a member of the Utah National Guard, A-Co. 2-211th GSAB that deployed to Iraq in 2008. His unit was tasked with transport of visiting VIPs. He got to fly many senators and...

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China, olympics and tibet, all ringed in pretty colors

Any time China hits the headlines, I get the distinct feeling that our perception of that country is stalled somewhere around the time of Tiananmen Square or thereabouts. The old saying goes that if it bleeds, it leads. With that filter in hand, you’d be hard-pressed to find media coverage that let the Chinese appear for what they are: a flawed country, for sure, but one that’s also richly textured by a lot of the same things we go through in our country.

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Julian Cardona uncovers hard-to-see humanity

Julian Cardona is a fearless photographer based in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, across the border from El Paso, Texas, who for many years has documented the exodus of the Mexican peasant into the land of the free and wealthy to the north.

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