Author: Charlie Kaing

Annual Insomnia dance another success

Photo credit: Charlie Kaing   UVU’s 2014 Insomnia dance was a “BOO-tiful” success. Attendees outfitted themselves from simplistic to more extravagant costumes in preparations for one of UVU’s largest dance parties.   The UCCU venue was filled with mesmerizing lights and the loud bass music synced everyone into a rhythmic groove. The crowd was feeding off this energy and continued on building the energy with dance moves from the 80’s to beyond. It was difficult not to be involved in this trance-like party and join in on the fun.   DJ Shawn Phillips provided the necessities with great balance...

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11 questions with Stefania from Shrink the Giant

UVU students have hidden super powers—mad drawing skills, guitar shredding, academic prowess, the ability to just eat a lot. There are plenty of talented students at this school. I was fortunate enough to spontaneously interview one such UVU student, Stefania Barr, singer/songwriter for rock band Shrink the Giant. She revealed her own personal super power.   What is Shrink the Giant? Hmm…Shrink the Giant is quirky indie alternative rock. We started out as a studio band; before playing a single show we wrote and recorded a twelve-song original album. We released it worldwide May, 2012. We’ve opened for Imagine...

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UVU gets served

Photo by Alex Rivera The highly anticipated UVU’s Best Dance Crew competition took place Nov. 13, Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the PE court. The four crews—Offbeat, Swagger Rangers, Low Profile and Intrakids—did well to please the crowds and beyond great dancing, $1 from each ticket sale was also donated to UVU’s Mobility Mission. Before the show began, an electrifying and cool atmosphere was set from perfect lighting and a nice backdrop. Silhouette’s of people dancing to house music hyped the show and created excitement. UVU’s Ballroom Dance Company also added to the excitement by performing a dance...

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Open mic night at Roll Up Cafe

Just outside the entrance of Roll Up Cafe, an enormous owl stands there as if to welcome me to a night of nocturnal mystery. I just arrived at the open mic night and was pumped for some refreshing music. Right when I entered Roll Up Cafe the lighting caught my attention. The room was not bright or too dark, but simply perfect. The lighting mixed with some nice, raw acoustic performances instantly sets a calm mood. Candles are set on every table making this a nice place for some one-on-one dating or a drastically miniature bon fire-talk with your...

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