Author: Jamie Ghormley

Black Friday Shopping Survival Guide

Black Friday. The name alone sounds ominous and alarming, but for many the day after Thanksgiving is set aside as a special day, a day dedicated to shopping.   While some would rather stay at home, warm and safe from the frenzy of dedicated Black Friday shoppers, others like to be in the middle of it all, preparing days in advance for their early morning hunt.   In interviews with students around campus, handy tips and original ideas shed light on how to beat the crowds and get a hold of the best deals.   When it comes to waiting in line, there is nothing really comparable to the time spent in a Black Friday checkout line. Alexis Sagen and her friends found a way to beat the system: she brings her dad to wait in line for her. That or another friend waits in line while the others run around the store holding things up, asking each other if anyone is interested. Taking turns holding a place in line is an effective way for everyone to get what they want, without getting held up for too long.   An experienced Black Friday shopper of three years, Bailey Furmanski said her favorite place to shop is the Park City Outlets. “They’re the best ones I have been to,” Furmanski said. She finds great deals on apparel, shoes and electronics....

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Outreach to UVU’s combat veterans

UVU and Provo Veterans Center offer free counseling To see war from afar is one thing, but to experience war first hand is another entirely and for those men and women who risked their lives for their coun- try’s sake, the Student Health Center has teamed up with Pro- vo Veterans Center to offer free group counseling for war zone veterans every Wednesday. In SC 221 on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m., war zone veterans have the opportunity to meet with other veterans to discuss problems they deal with from their experiences at war.   new group leader...

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Pants are not the only option

Getting dressed for winter this year is going to be different. My favorite pair of blue jeans is starting to look worn and they may not survive the winter. But that is okay, because I have another new found favorite: skirts and tights. The combination, when worn with boots offers another palette to paint any winter wardrobe wonderfully.   The skirt is a piece that is ageless, and for that matter, season-less. Not to be confused with Sunday best only, skirts can be casual and warm with skinny corduroy or wool. The 50’s styled skirt, with its slim waist...

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Treasures Antiques Mall unites old and new

Sifting through bookshelves of richly colored bound books, armoires made with hand-stitched clothing and tables of tea cups and candleholders, one becomes full of wonder and intrigue at the stories and history these pieces hold.   Treasures Antique Mall in Springville opened 13 years ago and has been buying and selling timeless pieces since. The antiques mall, owned by brother and sister team John Taylor and Penny Morris, began when one of their two buildings stood empty after housing Tandy Leather Crafts. Through the encouragement of the siblings’ friend, Treasures Antique Mall replaced the vacant space and eventually occupied...

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