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.

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.

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.

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 […]

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.

Bar band etiquette

No, ‘bar band etiquette’ is not an oxymoron. We know you want to really let your hair down on the weekends, catch some grub and local band and maybe a few drinks. Maybe you’re the laid- back type and you mean well. We know you do. That said, there are some things all patrons should know when it comes to how to address a local band.

A simple cup

I don’t remember how it started, but one day I found myself giving all my dishes away and replacing them with handmade pottery. Not the kind people pay through the nose for – those beautiful, professional pieces made by skilled artisans – but the pieces people tend to make in high school right before dropping art class and diving head first into marriage.