Author: James Sanford

Wolverine Fund looks to invest in student entrepreneurial ideas

This fall Utah Valley University will launch the Wolverine Fund — a student run venture capital group that provides a hands-on engaged learning experience in entrepreneurial investing. The fund gives students the opportunity to receive money for business ideas they have. And, the “Wolverine Associates,” a student group who will complete the selection and analysis process to vet those business ideas, will also gather business deals from a network of investors around the nation and the community. The students will be engaged in a similar process to that seen on the nationally syndicated television show Shark Tank. “[The fund]...

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Stranger Things Season 2 not as “Upside Down” as Season 1

Netflix released Season 2 of the ‘80s homage show Stranger Things on Oct. 28 and millions of the Netflix subscribers took to their couches to begin the binge of the 9 episode season. Season 2 definitely lived up to its title and to the anticipation built around its release, but one episode raised some eyebrows. A year has passed in Hawkins since the events of the last season. The group of boys, Will (Noah Schnapp), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), have gone back to normal teenage lives after last season’s events by playing video...

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PRSSA wins Star Chapter Award at Boston PR Conference

UVU PRSSA recently returned from a national public relations conference in Boston. Sixteen students were selected to represent UVU at the conference. In order to be considered to go, PRSSA members were required to submit a cover letter, resume and be interviewed by the communications board. During the week-long conference, each student could learn from top professionals in the public relations world, see local professional public relations companies and tour the city of Boston. The PRSSA chapter was awarded the Star Chapter Award, which goes to the school that best exemplifies professionalism in the public relations industry. Each university’s...

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Fear Factory, Haunting Salt Lake City since 1894

Just off the 600 South exit on I-15 sits searchlights, giant demon statues lurking around the top of the factory and Freddy Krueger painted on the giant wall. Sitting on 666 West in Salt Lake City, Fear Factory beckons any brave guest willing to enter. The haunted house experience begins as guests walk through the gates of the factory. They are immediately immersed into the horror as creatures come out to greet them. Live bands play Halloween tunes and cast members walk among the haunted house goers as they wait in line to enter. “I love coming to the...

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The Wolfpack brothers experience real life through movies

Oblivious to the streets of NYC, six brothers reenact Pulp Fiction in a small apartment in the lower east side of Manhattan. On another night, one of the brothers is dressing up as Batman ina costume made out of cereal boxes and yoga mats to act out a scene from The Dark Knight. The brothers have created their own world and it is the only way they have learned to escape from their imprisoned life. The Wolfpack, released in 2015, is a documentary depicting the lifestyle of the six Angulo brothers. They have lived in a small apartment with...

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