New Social Work degree to fill community needs

In the wake of BYU closing their undergraduate Social Work program and amidst legislative budget cuts to programs that hire social workers, it might seem an odd time for UVU to begin offering a bachelor’s degree in that area. Dr. Lars Eggertsen, however, believes that now is the opportune moment. “We wanted to be able […]

Aviation memorial service

Jamie Bennee and David Whitney remembered “All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated…As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon, calls not upon the preacher […]

Fatal crash of UVU plane

Although cause unclear, campus mourns loss A plane crash involving a university-owned Diamond Aircraft DA 20-C1 proved fatal in Payson on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 1:08 p.m. Jamie Bennee, a 34-year-old flight instructor and 25-year-old David Whitney, an Aviation student, were conducting a routine training flight, although it is unclear who was piloting at the […]

Interviews with the Vampires Dracula v. Dracula

Utah’s theater community has had enough. In an attempt to outshine sparkly vampires, two stage productions of Bram Stoker’s Dracula are being performed this October. A third group is presenting a live version based on Orson Welles’ radio adaptation. To get some insight into these dark creatures of the night, The V spoke with two […]

October is for horror

5 frightening films from the last 5 years Going through the month of October without seeing at least one horror flick is sacrilege. Variety has been a prolific spice during the last few years, so no matter one’s taste, there is bound to be something for everyone. With a cast ranging from snakes to serial […]

Where average means failure

Students respond to a potentially depressing culture A single 22-year-old college student with a C-average who attends church a few times a year might be perfectly content and normal elsewhere. In the unique cultural landscape of Utah, however, this person could understandably be in the midst of a major depressive episode. This issue of the […]

Oh, the humanity – or lack thereof

In the United States, long gone are the days of burning and beheading as forms of capital punishment. Lethal injection has become the preferred method, accounting for 98.9 percent of all executions in the U.S. between 2001 and 2005. It has been touted a humane, practical and painless form of execution, allowing the convicted offender […]

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