Author: Jarom Moore

Ryan Muirhead: Passion for photography

For Ryan Muirhead his trip into the world of photography started with a friend asking a simple phrase during lunch, “Hey, take a cool picture of me.”   That simple request from a friend looking for a good photo, launched Muirhead into a love affair of the art of photography.   “Days later I bought my first camera,” Muirhead said of his first experience. “And a month later that was all I wanted to do.”   This moment happened in 2006 and since then Muirhead’s career in photography has taken off.   When he started shooting he came back...

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Two-time teammates

Most people playing a team sport will say their teammates are their best friends. After eight years of playing together, it’s no longer a cliché.   Kaycee Mansfield and Cydne Mason are two juniors starting for the UVU women’s basketball team. They started playing together in seventh grade in American Fork and have continued through their college career.   Mason, at 5-6, is the point guard for the team. Mansfield is listed at 5-10 and plays the swing-forward position, which is either the small or the power forward.   They met in first grade, before most anyone could actually...

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Homecoming tailgate party

There is a lot of tradition that comes from tailgates. They are associated with barbecuing, football and   sometimes even tailgates, none of which were involved at UVU’s homecoming tailgate.   As part of UVU’s homecoming celebration there was a tailgate at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 19, before the men’s homecoming game. This was put on by the MAWL.   The tailgate was held in the West courts at the UCCU event’s center. It was a free event for anyone that had tickets to get into the homecoming game.   The purpose of the tailgate was to create a pride...

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Homecoming Events: Part II

The UVU Student Association will host a series of events that will try to help out students by giving them free things, showing a movie to get them excited about the snow season, an event to show off the dancing talent of students at UVU and a chance for any parents involved at UVU to come and meet the basketball team.   The Polar Plunge is a chance for UVU students to prove something to the world. It might be their overall craziness, their desire for a prize or that they are just more stubborn than other students.   The plunge will be part of Homecoming Week. It will take place at noon in the courtyard on Nov. 17. This event has gone on for quite a while at UVU.   Last year there were 30 people that entered for the chance to win an iPod Touch. This year the Outdoor Activity Center is expecting around the same amount of people to show up. The prize this year will also be an iPod Touch.   This year won’t be so much about endurance under freezing water, but there will be some form of a twist that is being kept a secret so no one can prepare. For anyone who wants to join, there is a sign-up sheet at the OAC. It is free to join and watch, but students...

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The creation of a video game, from a story to concept art

The video game industry is worth $10.5 billion annually. A class at UVU is trying to help students get in on some of that money.   The class is Art 426R or Concept Design I. It was designed by Don Seegmiller and Kevin Scholz, who teaches the class.   The idea behind the class is to create art for three real games that would be a part of downloadable content, or a smaller piece of the story. The three games chosen were the Fallout series, particularly “3” and “New Vegas,” “Mass Effect 3” and the Elder Scrolls series, either...

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