Author: McKenzie Stauffer

Ms. Veteran America finalist advocates for change

Savannah Raskey has many titles: Air Force veteran, opera singer, ballroom dancer and now Ms. Veteran America competitor. She has never shied away from taking chances on herself, trying new things and looking for ways to serve her fellow veteran women. As a competitor in the Ms. Veteran America competition, Raskey is helping to raise awareness of homeless veteran women, who are the largest population of homeless people in the nation. “No one deserves to be homeless, especially women who put their life on the line for our country,” Raskey said. “I love veterans. I’ve always searched for ways...

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Meet two entrepreneurs who will knock your socks off

A gangster walrus dressed in gold chains, hipster seals with do-rags and George Washington’s head on Zeus’s body are just a few of the intricate and crazy sock designs that Zach Porter, exercise science junior, and his brother Alex Porter, Utah State management information systems graduate, have created for the launch of their new sock company FortSox on Sept. 1. “So many people like cool socks and wear crazy socks. … I see them all over campus,” Zach said. “We have a deep love for funky socks.” Alex and Zach were looking for a way to challenge themselves and...

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Jazz Jam Series cures the Tuesday night blues

Jam sessions allow jazz artists to gain experience performing and spontaneously creating music in front of small crowds. Now, with the Jazz Jam Series happening every month on campus, jazz musicians and music lovers can get together at Centre Stage to enjoy a night full of voluntary and free-form jazz music. Each event is hosted by a house band. This band will feature one of Utah’s top jazz professionals along with students. The host band will play songs throughout the event. But, audience members are encouraged to bring their instruments and play alongside the band and the jazz professional....

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Dont be labeled as a “Utah driver”, follow these three tips

Driving in Utah can be a hassle and stressful. Surprisingly, this has nothing to do with the harsh snow storms that cover the road during the winter. Nor the horrible construction that overtakes the roads during the summer season. No. Most of the complaints surrounding driving in Utah are focused on the drivers themselves. Utah drivers have a reputation for being horrible at merging, using blinkers and stopping. It’s hard to not pick up some of those same bad habits, so below are four ways to help you not become a typical Utah driver. Use your blinker. It’s a...

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Boost your resume: Intern in D.C./ NYC

In order to build a high-profile resume and network in the professional world, the UVU Internship Services office offers assistance to students who would like to apply for internships in Washington D.C. and New York City. “In many cases, — especially with an New York City or D.C. internship — students work 40 plus hour work weeks and are exposed to what a high-profile internship really is. It sets your resume apart once you start applying for a ‘real job’ after graduation,” said Mallory Oliverson, High Impact and government internship coordinator. Part of Oliverson’s job in the internship office...

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