UVU Athletics department begins random drug tests

UVU Athletics department begins random drug tests

Illustration by Trevor Robertson Although steroid use isn’t an imminent threat at Utah Valley, the athletic department educates athletes on the dangers of drug use and implements random drug testing. Steroid use has been in the sports world limelight for years with high-profile cases like Lance Armstrong, Marion Jones and Alex Rodriguez. Steroid use is […]

Behind the Zion Curtain

Behind the Zion Curtain

Kate Ayer, staff writer   Utah’s Legislature is taking on the liberalization of liquor laws—again. And the LDS Church made it clear—again—that it is strongly opposed to the amendments, which propose increasing the number of liquor licenses, privatizing liquor sales, demolishing the “Zion Curtain” and removing the “intent to dine” requirement.   These proposed amendments […]

A change in the anti-discrimination policy

April 1, 2013   Nearly a year after the on-campus harassment of a gay student in March 2012, UVU has amended its anti-discrimination policy to list sexual orientation as a protected status. The change, which took place Jan. 2013, was an effort championed by Tom Hawkins, UVU family studies major and co-chair of UVU Spectrum, […]

UVU welcomes first ever Special Olympics club

After previous attempts to found a Special Olympics Club at UVU failed due to lack of momentum, Andrew Goates, president of Special Olympics UVU, has finally succeeded. Goates successfully founded Special Olympics UVU two years ago after his volunteer experience with Special Olympics BYU inspired him to start a program on our campus. “To me, […]

A change in the anti-discrimination policy

A change in the anti-discrimination policy

Nearly a year after the on-campus harassment of a gay student in March 2012, UVU has amended its anti-discrimination policy to list sexual orientation as a protected status. The change, which took place Jan. 2013, was an effort championed by Tom Hawkins, UVU family studies major and co-chair of UVU Spectrum, also known as the […]

Spreading the love

Spreading the love

Think of someone you love. Someone you take care of. Someone you protect. Maybe it’s your child. Maybe it’s a little brother or sister. Maybe it’s even a parent. Now imagine that person was born with an intellectual disability. Picture the teasing and taunting they would face. The unkindness of strangers would seem endless. Imagine […]