Just walking away

Just walking away

Illustration by Trevor Robertson Graduation ceremonies bore me to tears. I have sat through my two older brothers’ college graduations, my oldest brother twice for his Bachelors and Masters degrees. Every single time I would promise myself, and my poor family, that I would not walk at graduation. I’m not much for tradition. Most of […]

R-rated movies for everyone

R-rated movies for everyone

I recently watched “12 Years a Slave.” It was violent, graphic and filled with language that may be argued as offensive. It was also incredibly moving, beautiful and transformative. I was speaking with a friend about the movie and how some scenes made me turn away and wince. She asked me if I felt more […]

The culture of pseudo-communication

The culture of pseudo-communication

Even more annoying than the oblivious herd of college students taking up the hallway is the lone student, walking as slow as molasses, neck craned down to stare at her phone and text. Or Facebook, or Instagraming a picture of her feet. It’s more annoying because at least those large clogs of students are actually […]

Ordain Women’s non-protest protest

Ordain Women’s non-protest protest

Photo credit: Deseret News The Ordain Women organization is nothing new. For the past however long, this group has been asking church leaders for the ordination of women to the priesthood. For their next move, OW is asking for admittance into the Priesthood session of the LDS Church’s General Conference, held at Temple Square on […]

Social anxiety, bullying and the Wolverine

Social anxiety, bullying and the Wolverine

Photo Illustration by Laura Fox Most people don’t view a simple hallway as a terrifying and overwhelming thing. I do. Whether it be overcrowded with bodies or almost entirely empty, it is equally crushing and paralyzing. This is what it is like to have social anxiety disorder. As long as I can remember, I have […]

Wolverine pride in apparel

Wolverine pride in apparel

During the UVUSA election campaign Tyler Brklacich, Student Body President candidate of Team RISE, said he didn’t want to see BYU shirts on campus anymore. Why does this matter and why should we care? Sadly, UVU has a misguided reputation for being “BYU-lite” in Utah valley. Nothing could be further from the truth. UVU has […]

Modesty is not for men

Modesty is not for men

In the March 2014 Ensign Elder Tad R. Callister of the Presidency of the Seventy in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wrote of “The Lord’s standard for morality.” Elder Callister addresses a number of issues, including modesty for the women of the Church. Modesty in dress and appearance is not a new […]

Hey Sports Illustrated, we’re #notbuyingit

Hey Sports Illustrated, we’re #notbuyingit

Sports Illustrated released its annual swimsuit issue this week. The irony of the situation is that all three cover models weren’t wearing swimsuits at all. Well, they are wearing swimsuit bottoms, just nothing else. Perhaps calling the 50th anniversary issue the birthday suit issue would have been more appropriate. The swimsuit issue has a long […]