Author: Kimberly Bojorquez

Researchers say Utah is no. 2 in cosmetic surgery

UWLP lead four-month study According to a recent snapshot study conducted by the Utah Women & Leadership Project, two-thirds of Utah women know someone who have gone under the knife for cosmetic purposes. The study titled, “Cosmetic Surgery and Body Image Among Utah Women,” was co-authored by research fellows Janika Dillion and Robbyn T. Scribner. The study states that Salt Lake City is second in the nation in plastic surgeons per capita, making it second to Miami and ahead of Los Angeles. The four-month long research explored factors such as the high levels of cosmetic surgery, societal standards of...

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Gun discharges near a campus food court, no injuries reported

Photos by Kimberly Bojorquez Reporting by: Kimberly Bojorquez and Adam Dillenbeck A student’s gun discharged shortly after 2 p.m. April 25 in the Physical Education Building’s food court. “We were just sitting here and all of a sudden a loud bang went off and this guy’s gun discharged while it was in his bag,” said Hunter Stookey, a personal financial planning major, who was sitting at a table a few feet away from where the gun went off. “Apparently, he hit his firearm while he was putting the laptop in the bag and it went off.” The bullet travelled more...

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Police blotter

Car Theft An officer responded to a call of a car theft that had occurred in lot L1. After speaking with the complainant, they discovered that they had actually parked the car near the library and not lot L1. Fraud A woman told police that someone had used her debit card again without her permission. The woman stated that this has been going on for over a year and she just filed a case with another agency the day before. She also said that the charges were not made at UVU, but she wanted to make UVU police aware...

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Pro climber pushes envelope

To most people, climbing and skiing down Mount Everest is a risk people deem too dangerous. For Jimmy Chin, editorial photographer and professional climber, it’s like walking down a sidewalk. Chin spoke at UVUSA’s Speaker Series Event April 13, in the packed Grande Ballroom. The Minnesota native, grew up with Chinese parents who wanted him pursue a career in nothing else but being a doctor, lawyer, professor or businessperson. After college, Chin decided to take a year off to climb and ski, much to his parent’s dismay. Chin thought he’d only take a year off and come back and...

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National security studies minor approved

Classes will begin this fall UVU had a long-term vision of going after a national security studies program, according to the director of national security studies and assistant professor, Ryan Vogel. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and University approved the accreditation and certificate of proficiency for a national security studies minor beginning this fall. Vogel says that a wide range of majors would complement the new minor, ranging from the usual political science and criminal justice students, to computer science and behavioral science students. “No one else was doing this in the state or even in the region and [UVU] took advantage of that and invested in it. UVU had a lot of vision going after this kind of program,” said Vogel, who teaches courses on national security and international law. “It gives us a good niche.” According to a UVU press release, the institution is one of the only schools in the state that has a program focused on national security. “The national security studies minor will give students seeking baccalaureate degrees the opportunity to specialize in the national security field, while the certificate is aimed at existing professionals who are looking to enhance their professional experience or specialize in the national security field,” said UVU spokesperson Layton Shumway in a press release. Last month, cybersecurity students secured second place at the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition...

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