Author: Nathan Evans

Thanksgiving Top 10 Ideas

Things to do if you’re in the Valley over Thanksgiving:   Prepare for Black Friday and Cyber Monday After consuming all you can on Turkey Day, set up your strategy for how to indulge your consumerism. Every store will be hanging out the holiday deals come the wee hours of Nov. 25. Check fliers and storefronts in the preceding days for the best intelligence on how to plan your shopping spree and incoming debt on Black Friday. Also, prepare for Cyber Monday, aka Black Friday Online.   Go to Velour Although it’s closed on Thanksgiving Day, Velour is having an indie rock concert on Friday, Nov. 26. Luminaire and Ultraviolet Catastrophe will be playing away post-turkey day.   Play Modern Warfare 3 It may not seem Thanksgiving-themed, but given that the new best-selling game of all time came out only two weeks prior to the holiday, it’s a sure thing that this first-person shooter pastime will play a role in a lot of peoples’ holiday plans. Plus, the game is about saving America from invasion, which is something everyone can be thankful for.   Research Turkey The country. Come on, it’ll be fun. Honestly, what do you know about Turkey? Take a couple minutes and discover what “Turk” means and how the North American bird stole the glory.   Have a Thanksgiving movie marathon There are a surprising number...

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Emma Watson’s take on modesty

Vivian Westwood is one of the goddesses on the Mt. Olympus of fashion designers. Westwood is famous for being a major contributor to the 1970s punk scene. One of Westwood’s most famous statements is, “Fashion is about eventually being naked.”   Given the popular trends and direction of the fashion industry worn by celebrities, Westwood was correct. With this in mind, it’s easy to understand why heads turn when an actress says, “I’d never go out in a mini-skirt. It’s just not me.”   Emma Watson has said just that.   In a public statement, the Harry Potter star...

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The Moth & the Flame prepare for album release

 The enigmatic posters that have dotted Utah Valley since late summer read only “11.11.11,” but those six digits have the local music scene in a tizzy. On Nov. 11, local band The Moth & the Flame debut their first album, “Self Titled.”   Co-founders Brandon Garbett and Matt Robbins met in a band and soon started material for their own project, The Moth & the Flame.   The rise of The Moth & the Flame is a story that sounds almost too good to be true. Their first appearance was at Velour Live Music Gallery as a last minute...

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Sasquatch: A lecture by Cryptozoologist Jeff Meldrum

When research on gorillas is mentioned, Jane Goodall’s name invariably comes up. When Sasquatch is discussed, it’s Dr. Meldrum’s name that starts circulating.   After graduating with a bachelor’s in zoology from Brigham Young University, Dr. Meldrum went on to earn a master’s and a doctorate in anatomical science, specializing in biological anthropology. He has since become a reputable source on foot morphing in creatures, coediting the book From Biped to Strider: The Emergence of Modern Human Walking.  He has been published in six journals and coedited over a dozen publications. Dr. Meldrum currently teaches biology and anthropology at...

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Health & Wellness Fair

Esme Anderson can be described as a very happy lady. As a nurse practioner at a local emergency care facility and at the UVU Health Center, she sees the frontline of illnesses both on and off campus. And even during this year’s flu season, she’s still smiling.   “I haven’t seen any cases of flu this year,” Anderson said.   Anderson participated in this year’s Health and Wellness Fair, where both information and services were offered to students and faculty. Flu shots for $10 were available and many people were vaccinated, something Anderson attributes the lack of flu cases...

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