A new president

The bitter cold wasn’t enough to stop 1.8 million Americans from attending the inauguration of the United States’ new president, Barack Obama. “Today, I say to you that the challenges we face are real,” Mr. Obama said in his inaugural address, delivered from the west front of the Capitol, to over nearly two million people.

News briefs

Campus Briefs: PROFESSOR WINS COVETED AWARD – The UVU Foundation recently presented its 2008 Distinguished Faculty Award to David Heldenbrand, chair of computer science and pre-engineering. The Distinguished Faculty Award is an annual honor first given in 2006.

In memory of Amanda Marie Clifford 1988-2008

On Nov. 11, UVU student Amanda Marie Clifford, 20, of Lindon passed away at Utah Valley Hospital from injuries sustained in a car accident. According to reports Clifford was cut-off in traffic by another driver at around 8 a.m. Clifford swerved right to avoid the collision, then swerved left into a semi-truck.

Local Limelight: Les Sages

For local band Les Sages (pronounced lay-SAWJ, as in Taj Mahal), “Free Music at a Fraction of the Cost!” is more than just a clever album title; it’s a way of life. “Free Music at a Fraction of the Cost!” released Aug. 21, marked a pivotal point in the band’s musical career as their first full-length album.

Staff infection

What is your favorite thing to not commit to? I would like to quote Mark Twain, “I don’t like to commit myself about heaven and hell — you see, I have friends in both places.” -Jack Waters, Editor-in-chief I like to commit to not answering these kinds of questions -LaVerl Christianson, Opinions writer I don’t like to commit to two-year gym contracts.

National News Briefs 10-8-08

California gay marriages surpass Massachusetts – During the first three months since legalization of gay marriages in California, a study found that nearly 11,000 couples have wed, compared to 10,385 in Massachusetts. The research was released Oct. 6 by the Williams Institute at UCLA.

Intramurals: the antidote to boredom

Being a university student is an opportunity and challenge. It entails more than achieving your credit hours; it’s a prerequisite to engage in activities outside of the class to complete the university experience. UVU Intramurals provides students with a way to get involved with activities outside the classroom.

World news briefs

ANCIENT CAMBODIAN ARTIFACTS STOLEN
Ancient cultural artifacts in surrounding areas of the Angkor Wat temple site in north central Cambodia are being stolen. The demand for artifacts has risen dramatically over the last few years as technological advances in the study of ancient civilizations have grown. Cambodia’s culture and fine arts ministry has made the protection of the Angkor Wat artifacts a major priority. Digging has been a main source of finding valuable artifacts while less valuable, monetarily speaking, bowls and vases are being tossed aside as looters find expensive things to take away. In villages approximately 40 miles away from the temple, desolation of protectors has left the area a prime digging spot for thieves.

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