Author: Tazia Moss

Relieve stress by joining the Yoga Club

In September of 2009, adjunct instructor Russell Lee organized the university’s first yoga club. Lee started the club because he wanted others to learn about yoga, have opportunities for students to take classes and simply because he enjoys teaching yoga. Being interested in all different styles of teaching, he also wanted to learn more about yoga and teaching helped him achieve this. Although Lee teaches most of the classes, he also gives others who have been trained an opportunity to teach classes as well. Cassidi Taylor helps organize and plan for the Yoga Club and Kimberly Reynolds is the club advisor. Students benefit from being in the yoga club in different ways, like getting to learn what yoga is and what it can do for them. Yoga is a well-rounded workout, helping with range of motion, flexibility, strength, muscle toning and stress relief. Yoga also teaches how to breathe deep. “Health isn’t just about looking good; it’s about feeling good. Eventually athletes wear themselves down and need something to counter the pain they feel in their body from working the same muscle groups over and over,” said Lee. “Yoga is the balance and the counter for our lifestyles, there is never a time when you’re not going to need it, whether you’re sitting in a desk or riding on bike.” Members of the yoga club pay a $20 fee,...

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Internships, resumes and job hunting

Getting on-campus help to find an off-campus job Students go to school for several semesters, write hundreds of papers and spend countless hours studying; yet, what happens after graduation hinges on the time taken to sharpen resume and interview skills. The Office of Internship Services and The Career Development Center can assist students with resumes, cover letters and interviewing skills. The staff there is also ready to help students find an internship. If students are wondering what good an internship will do them, Maren Mather, internship coordinator, has an idea. “Internships are professional, engaged learning experiences where students work in their chosen field of study. Interns learn practical, hands-on skills and gain critical networking contacts,” Mather said. According to Mather, internships can be paid or unpaid and provide academic credit. They can also help students to be competitive in the job market and can also play a major role in the development of choosing a career. It might also be of interest that 67.7 percent of employers interviewed hire their interns and 42 percent start an intern at a higher wage. Four out five employers offer internship opportunities, so there are plenty of opportunities for students. (Data taken from National Association of Colleges and Employers 2009.) In a recent article in US News and World Report, it was reported that “Internships are a near necessity in the quest to...

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All about Ology

Across the freeway is a place called Ology, which is a place where students can go to get their math classes done quickly and transfer their credits to another school. Students enrolled in Ology do not have to take and pay for lower level classes that do not count towards graduation and they go to one class that has no more than eight students. Ology has a “pass or don’t pay” promise. If students don’t get their money’s worth, they will get their money back. Ology wants their students to succeed and they want them to pass. The students, however, have to make sure to hand in assignments, take tests, work hard and fulfill the requirements to pass the class. If students do those things and do not pass, they will give the money back or be allowed a retake of the course for free. Ology takes students through BYU’s Independent Study math course and covers material to help them succeed. Once students are done, they can transfer their credits to any other Utah college. Even if they are in Math 950, they are still able to finish in just one class. The courses offered through Ology are 1030, 1040 and 1050 math courses. The 1050 course is for anyone who needs to obtain their general math requirement. For this class, students enroll in BYU’s math 110 course through...

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No means No

Violating rights is dating violence Dating violence comes in the forms of sexual assault, physical violence and verbal, emotional, or mental abuse. When one person on a date or in a relationship violates the other’s rights, it becomes dating violence – something that no one hopes to deal with, but which happens. If someone has encountered violence, “They should first report it to police and also seek a therapist for professional help,” said John Catlett, a mental health therapist at Student Health Services. “Most people keep dating violence to themselves and don’t report it since they feel it is a personal thing, but this doesn’t resolve the problem.” There are ways to decrease the risk of dating violence. “In order for students to prevent dating violence, students should go on more group dates before going on a date alone,” Catlett said. “This will reduce the odds of dating violence. Just because you are referred by someone doesn’t mean that they are always safe.” Most victims of dating violence are women. Men tend to be the ones who are violent in the relationship and most dating violence occurs when there has been a history of violence in their family. Men can also be the victims in the relationship. Some victims pursue a restraining order if they feel endangered; however, it is important to note that to get a restraining order...

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Money for speaking

Annual competition awards best speeches Public speaking is not easy for everyone and it takes a lot of practice. On March 10, the Marie Clegg-Jones Speech Contest will give students a chance to fine-tune their skills. Communications Professor Janet Colvin, who is helping coordinate the contest, commented on the chance for experience afforded by such a competition. “This is an opportunity for any UVU student to practice their public speaking skills, especially those who are in, or who have taken the public speaking course, Communication 1020,” Colvin said. The competition will hold two preliminary rounds on March 10, one at 4 p.m. and the other at 5 p.m. Although these are not open to the public, the final round will be. Each of the public speaking class sections has at least one student participating. Those wanting to compete must be registered by March 7. The winning student will win $500, second place will win $300 and third place will win $100. The speeches may be on any topic as long as they are persuasive in nature and stay within the 5-7 minute time limit. Speeches should be well-organized and well-delivered. “Everyone will need to use public speaking skills sometime in their lives and this is a wonderful way to prepare, practice, and polish those skills,” Colvin said. “We also appreciate the willingness of Marie Clegg-Jones and her family to...

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