Author: Tyson Peterson

Big Willy style: the life and times of the wolverines’ mascot

by Tyson Peterson, reporter, [email protected] He can usually be seen dancing at basketball games, hurling t-shirts and other giveaways into the stands, or posing for pictures with fans, but Willy the Wolverine is still seen as somewhat of an enigma to the rest of the Utah Valley University community. Recently there has been talk of a female wolverine – ostensibly Willy’s wife – and a miniature wolverine that following this mindset, could be his son. Students have also asked: How did Willy get his job? What does he do? And why is he so protective of his identity? Tim...

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Love in these clubs

by Tyson Peterson, Sports Writer, [email protected] Here at UVU there are currently 191 registered clubs, 11 of which are sports clubs.  Baseball, cycling, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s rugby, men’s soccer, men’s volleyball, racquetball, rodeo, and fencing are among the many clubs to help students have fun and be active. A few of the clubs have some upcoming events that students should be aware of. The men’s volleyball club will be holding tryouts on September 2 and 7 on the intramural fields. The aikido (martial arts club) will start having weekly practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays from...

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New Intramural Fields coming this fall

    By Tyson Peterson   Four new intramural fields right off of Geneva Road are coming this fall to UVU. Prior to the new development, UVU students had used the fields located on the north side of the Extended Education Building, and the grass fields off of 400 West. The new fields are expected to be completed by the first day of school, August 26, when students will not only have access to four new fields, but also more parking, restrooms, and lights to allow for more night games to be played.   Outdoor soccer, ultimate Frisbee, 3-on-3...

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National make a difference day

Bright and early on Saturday, Oct. 27, about 200 UVU students showed up at 400 N. and 400 W. in Orem with one purpose in mind: to serve the community. As students started to arrive at the field, they either selected which project they wanted to work on or they confirmed ones they had signed up for previously. Students were fed donuts, milk and juice as a schedule for the day was given, then each group split off to its designated area, worked until noon and then headed back to UVU for the wrap up where lunch was served. The groups varied from helping Primary Children’s Medical Center create name tags to cleaning up Provo and Orem parks and serving at the Orem Public Library. There were also groups helping with Habitat for Humanity and Community Action Service and Food Bank. Despite the cold early morning, many students were geared up and ready to serve. One group went to Kids on the Move, an organization that serves local families and young children. KOTM provides early intervention classes as well as early Head Start classes to help children learn and grow. Before beginning service projects, students were shown a short video about the program they were helping. The kid-like atmosphere brought out the kid in all of the participants as they were lead to the play areas and ball pits....

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