Author: Loraine Glueck-Gholdston

Matheson: Bailout “not well thought out”

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson visited UVU’s new library for the first time since its dedication on Thursday, Oct. 9. The Q & A conversation was dominated by the hottest and most frightening topic of recent days — the economy. Matheson first discussed the breaking news of possible national banks — a historic move not taken since the days of Alexander Hamilton.

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The “feminine” sexist

I was sitting in a language class in a discussion about miscommunication last term when a female student commented, “I’m such a girl: I never say what I mean.” There are so many problems with this far-reaching sexist assumption that it’s hard to know where to begin.

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Mixed media messages

I am one of those self-proclaimed health nuts who scours the news every day for stories about the benefits of vitamins, exercise, what foods to eat for what effects, etc. It’s a confusing hobby. Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, they throw another curveball. One day, green tea is a panacea, the next day, the results of all these studies were “compelling, but not conclusive,” according to health guru Tom Venuto.

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Revenge of the nerd

I don’t listen to much morning-show radio. When I’m flying up the freeway, late for school, I prefer listening to something loud and obnoxious, like old-school Ozzy or Rob Zombie. So I was rather surprised and pleased when a friend of mine informed me that a popular Utah radio station’s morning talk show hosts had commented on one of my articles. And called me a nerd. "Nerd" is a rather illustrious title, compared to what I’m used to. Especially coming from folks who are paid to insult people at length for five hours every morning. You see, I started out as a born loser. I grew up in Southern California in a horrible little meth town where weakness was not tolerated. Even the nerds had an edge: brains. I was just a space cadet and was unfortunate enough to have a mom who dressed me in bell-bottoms in the early ’80s. The bus stop was the second-most miserable place in the world besides school, the bus rounding out the top three. I had a lot of rocks thrown at me there. These days, all the schools are cracking down on bullying, thanks to studies that show the horrible long-term effects on the bullied. Took them long enough to figure it out. Maybe someone should have clobbered a social scientist with a rock a bit sooner. But I digress. Eventually...

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Holy matrimony … on a stick

Honestly, I wasn’t quite sure what to think when a good friend of mine, who was a bridesmaid at my Renaissance-themed wedding, asked me to be her maid of honor at her wedding, which was to take place in a Provo hot dog shop.

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