A conversation with Christina Perri

Recently, the song “Jar of Hearts” has become stuck in the heads of many a pop music listener. The writer of that song, Christina Perri, took time to answer a few questions about her fast rise since her song was used on So You Think You Can Dance. Perri is currently touring the United States […]

Questions surrounding the Alta High racial incidents

The State tests its students on English, science and mathematics each year. Social tact and cultural sensitivity are generally things teenagers pick up as they develop, but it’s not something they’re tested on. If there were such a test, however, one Alta High School student would fail horribly. During a “Spirit Bowl” assembly at the […]

Story Problems

Newspaper clippings make up the cover of English Professor Robert Carney’s newest poetry collection, Story Problems, including one clipped photo of salmon crossing the road during a flood in Washington state. The eye moves over the different layers of information scattered on both the front and the back of the book. It’s almost representative of […]

See? Even the mayor gets tested

John Curtis, Mayor of Provo, is getting an HIV Test on Mar, 31. Don’t be worried though. It’s for a good cause, and, as far as we know, everything will be fine. Curtis’ test results will be kept confidential. Curtis’ test is part of a biannual Health fair as well as an HIV prevention and […]

Your constitutional right to be a jerk

The Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church parishioners have spent years shamelessly voicing their opinions of the country, all around the country, including a protest at West High in Salt Lake City this past January. Apparently, we are all going to hell, but the Westboro Baptist Church has the right to tell us that. The WBC has […]

I am woman, and it’s March

March is Women’s History Month and if Susan B. Anthony, Betsy Ross and Amelia Earharts’ stories haven’t been exhausted yet, they probably will be by the end of the month. How many times can we learn about Amelia Earhart before realizing her “amazing story” reinforces the stereotype that women are bad drivers? They are important […]

Freedom, Family, and revelation clash in new polygamy doc

Polygamy and the consequences of living in it have experienced a renewed examination in the past five years. Discussions about the long-shunned practice is growing, and if some kind of genealogical curiosity hasn’t led to an examination of Polygamy, recent court cases involving Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints leader Warren Jeffs will pique it. […]

Events Feb. 14 through Feb. 20

Valentines day Feb. 14 Music: OPEN MIC NIGHT (LOVE SONGS ENCOURAGED) – 7 p.m. at Muse Music, 151 N. University Ave., Provo. MuseMusicOnline.com or 801-377-MUSE. $1. “VALENTINES CONCERT” MINDY GLEDHILL – 8 p.m. at Velour, 135 N. University Ave., Provo. VelourLive.com or 801-818-BAND. Dessert bar. Theater SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK: “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST” […]

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