Author: Brandon Peterson

Hot cowboys and winning

An old-fashioned saloon scene took over the ballroom commons the night of Nov. 4, as cowboys and cowgirls gambled the night away during UVUSA’s first Cowboy Casino Night. “Basically, what was projected to happen is exactly what’s happening: good clean fun,” said Joe Jurisic, the special events chair over the event. Jurisic went on to explain that the event had been a “filler” event for the UVU Women’s Expo that was supposed to take place at the same time. Things did not fall into line for the expo to happen, so the special events committee organized Cowboy Casino Night to take its place. The night consisted of Western cowboy- and cowgirl-styled attire worn by those attending, as well as decorations such as balloons, plenty of Southwestern chips and salsa to go around and some classic casino games such as craps, Texas Hold ‘em, roulette and blackjack. Since gambling is illegal in Utah, rather than playing for keeps, students were given a cup full of fake coins at the door, and the event was basically a tournament to see who could collect the most coins by the end of the night. The champion, second place and third place gamblers were each given trophies for their outstanding efforts. For those students that weren’t into the gambling as much as others, there was also a raffle for small prizes that anyone who...

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What does it take to be a true wolverine?

On Oct. 7, hundreds of students gathered under the stars to earn the title of “true wolverine.” Though the night was cold, things quickly heated up. For those unfamiliar with the tradition, a “true wolverine” is someone who kisses another at the top of the courtyard’s fountain at midnight on a specific date. Rather than having it be something that couples do alone, UVUSA officers decided to make an event of it. A DJ played popular love songs while hot chocolate and Kiss Stix lip balm were distributed. Some came with a partner while others awkwardly scrambled to find someone to help turn them into a “true wolverine.” As the clock struck midnight, students began taking their turn at the top of the fountain. Each couple had 10 seconds; some took more, some less. Several found multiple people to kiss throughout the evening, becoming true wolverines a number of times. An event like this has occurred at nearby schools for years, but is new to UVU. Sarah Standing, a student body vice president, said that she was excited for the event while noticing the excellent turnout. Others weren’t so enthusiastic. Trevor Wilson, a junior, said, “I feel like this is encouraging women to be floosies. Events like this might challenge people’s standards.” Regardless of personal beliefs, it looks like UVU has a new tradition that is here to...

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