Author: McKenzie Stauffer

Sundance Summer Theatre presents a modern twist on a classic musical

What musical theater company portrays a once in a lifetime classic biblical tale with an old western twist? Sundance Summer Theatre presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with breathtaking musical numbers, over-the-top choreography, intricate scenery and a modern twist on an award-winning musical. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is about the prophet Jacob’s youngest son Joseph from the Bible. Jacob has 12 sons, and Joseph is his favorite. The musical follows the story of Joseph and how his brothers, who despise him, sell him into slavery in Egypt. Joseph becomes a servant, is thrown in jail and...

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Four facts that prove sleep is beneficial for our health

With everything that students have going on, it can become hard to get a good night’s sleep. Other things often take priority and sleep takes a backseat to social life, studying and work. Sleep is a good thing that helps refuel our bodies and gives us energy to accomplish tasks. Sleep should become a priority because of how it improves our mental and physical health. Memory Sleep helps improve your memory. If you are trying to learn something new like a second language or studying new material for school, you’ll learn it better if you get a good night’s sleep. The ability to access information, maintain memories and the introduction of new material is also improved when getting a good night’s sleep. “If you are trying to learn something, whether it’s physical or mental, you learn it to a certain point with practice,” said Dr. Rapoport, associate professor at NYU Langone Medical Center, to Health.com. Better mood According to Jodi A. Mindell, professor of psychology at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and author of Sleep Deprived No More, getting a good night’s sleep gives anyone the ability to be in a good mood. Getting enough sleep won’t guarantee a good mood all the time, but it does help. Sleep deprivation can cause crankiness, emotional breakdowns and other forms of irritability. Weight control Leptin is a hormone that plays a...

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Getting too hot? 3 tips to stay cool this summer

Living in a desert can make it hard to stay cool during the summer. Sometimes, it feels like the only relief from the heat is opening the freezer and standing in the chilly air. But, there are other things that can be done to help beat the heat this summer. Drink Water During the summer months, remember to drink enough water before, during and after exercise of any type to prevent loss of fluids. When water is lost through urination and sweat, it is important to drink water to replenish the water that was lost. Once you start to feel thirsty, you’ve already lost about 1 percent of your body water. Not replenishing body water can have negative effects on the body. Water carries heat from internal organs. During the summer months, serious damage like heat stroke and death can occur if there isn’t enough water in the body to take heat away from internal organs. Pool hopping Swimming is the perfect way to stay cool during the summer. There are plenty of apartment complexes around the county that have pools. If you live at home or don’t have a pool where you live, there are some pools that you can get in for free. See if your friends or family have a pool at their apartment or house. You can also go to Seven Peaks Waterpark. The lazy...

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Staying outside for the summer

Utah is not a bad place to spend the summer. There are a number of fun things to do while school is out and the weather is nice. No need to stay cooped up inside wasting away your precious summer days. There are plenty of exciting outdoor activities to do in Utah that require little funds and effort. National Parks Utah’s five national parks, otherwise known as the “Mighty Five”, are famous for their red rocks, breathtaking views, amazing rock formations and fun hiking trails. Zions, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands are all great weekend destination places...

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Bastille wows fans during Wild Wild World Tour

Bastille received an overwhelming welcome of screams and chants as they took the stage for their Wild Wild Word Tour at the UCCU Center on April 13 in honor of their latest album, Wild World. “We are Bastille and it’s so nice to be in Utah. Thank you for having us. … This is definitely the loudest crowd we’ve had this tour,” said Dan Smith, lead vocalist for Bastille. The screams and the chanting turned into singing as Bastille sang some of the their most popular songs like Pompeii, Things We Lost In the Fire, Lethargy and Power. “This...

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