Latin American celebration

Latin American celebration

For the past few years, the Latin American community in Utah Valley has gathered in the Grande Ballroom for an annual celebration with the purpose to honor its members for their various achievements.   The name of the event “Celebracion Latinoamericana” is Spanish for Latin American Celebration.   “This event brings great opportunity for us […]

Salsa Chocolate: Provo’s best-kept social secret

The art of dance is often described as an escape from reality, a tool for individual expression and even the window to one’s soul. But to this man, it’s more than just business and pleasure.   Arieh Alexander Steinlauf is the current owner of the historic Southworth Hall in downtown Provo.  He was born in […]

Haley Hendrickson on American Idol

Haley Hendrickson on American Idol

As she sang her heart out in front Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson she heard those four words every person auditioning for American Idol wants to hear: “You’re going to Hollywood!”   When American Idol first aired in 2002, Haley was excited. People pushed her to try out each season, and finally, after […]

Scarves: The accessory that keeps on giving

Scarves: The accessory that keeps on giving

Scarves are the one fashion accessory that never seem to go out of style. They are worn globally year round. Scarves have proven to be good for more than warmth, they are a statement of fashion worn by both males and females. They are very affordable and can even be made using a simple piece […]

UVU winter fashion do’s and don’ts

UVU winter fashion do’s and don’ts

Whether or not you’re much into fashion, you should know—it’s not going anywhere.  But as you’re getting dressed for the day, whether you’re donning your best outfit or throwing on whatever is comfortable, do you ever wonder what the opposite sex thinks of your fashion choices?  UVU students were asked what they do and don’t […]

Sri Lankan and Singaporean food at The Banana Leaf

Sri Lankan and Singaporean food at The Banana Leaf

Downtown Provo is recognized for many things – its assortment of shops, small-town yet metropolitan feel and its variety of restaurants.  The newest addition, The Banana Leaf, has a “One of these things is not like the other” vibe.   The bright yellow, green and red building has been getting a lot of attention since […]

T-shirts make a loud statement

T-shirts make a loud statement

From a distance, the Grande Ballroom filled with colorful t-shirts seemed like a blissful place to be, but up close the words on the t-shirts took a different toll on those observing.   The Clothesline Project displayed shirts made by survivors of violent acts, encouraging them to tell their stories.  The hanging shirts could be […]

What’s Hot Boutique in Provo gives people what they want

What’s Hot Boutique in Provo gives people what they want

In downtown Provo, there lies a small establishment catering to local and international fashionistas.  It is a place where one can find high-end handbags and prominent brand shoes. It doesn’t just tell you what is hot, it sells you what’s hot.  The name, ironically, is What’s Hot. What’s Hot boutique has been around since 2004.  […]