Author: Melissa Henrie

A Celebration of women

Photo credit: Melissa Henrie On March 8 the world celebrated International Women’s Day—a day for celebrating mothers, wives, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, friends, family and women in general. In honor of the holiday, UVU’s Women’s Success Center held an official Women’s Day conference on Friday, March 7, inviting all women that roam the halls of UVU and from the community to be made aware that they are more than just beautiful and how they play an important role in the world today. In the first session of the event, held at Centre Stage at 1 p.m., women were given the...

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Unbox love

Are you looking to rekindle that fire that you and your lover once had? Have you succumbed to watching season after season of Breaking Bad or The Office on Netflix late at night instead of engaging in a fun date or activity together? Former UVU student and alumnus, Nate Bagley, who is a proud graduate of Speech Communications, has created a service that offers a fun date to be delivered to your doorstep once a month. All you have to do is set aside the time to take part in the surprise that you will find with your significant...

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Downtown Provo gets strung out with Spencer Rainer and his nyckelharpa

As downtown Provo is becoming a culturally evolving place—often attracting artists, romantics and hipsters—there is a unique musician who is livening up the street every Friday night playing an instrument that many of us have never seen before. It’s called a Nyckelharpa; a Scandinavian instrument that originated in Sweden around 1350.  How does an Orem, Utah native such as Spencer Rainer come across such a medieval musical mechanism? Rainer is a man of many musical talents. Having grown up with a lot of musical influence and playing a variety of other instruments—such as the guitar, drums, mandolin, and bass...

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Westward the Tide highlights at Velour

This past Wednesday night you would have seen University Avenue’s sidewalk filling up with people young and old—musicians, friends, fans and the people who just love to hear what talent might be emerging from inside the local favorite music venue, Velour. The anticipation for a show at Velour is always great as you wait in line during the twilight hour as the twinkling lights of the city come out, creating that mood for an evening of good music, as you see the performers who are set to play casually sneak their way in like they aren’t even on time...

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UVU’s first hip-hop dance company

Walking down the hall in the PE building, you pass that dance room that everyone has at least paused to stare at–if not for just a few extra seconds–to see who might be practicing in there, from ballerinas to ballroom dancers. Whether you are a dancer or not, we all love to see dancers right? If you happen to be passing by that well-known strip in the PE building on a Tuesday or Thursday night between 8-10pm, you will see UVU’s very own Hip Hop Dance Company practicing, and it would be worth a peek to see what kind...

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