Day: October 13, 2015

Arts & Culture

Modern spin on “Bride of Frankenstein” astounds in its twisted beauty

UVU Theater department chair and director Chris Clark scores again Lee Thomas Lifestyle Editor Photo by Jaron Hermansen   Sackerson Productions’ experimental new version of “Bride of Frankenstein” is now playing in an unassuming industrial warehouse in Salt Lake City. The play is a bizarre, yet bewitching piece of art that is an excellent example […]

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Utah County filmmaker teams with nonprofit to film in and raise funds for Nepal

“Highway to Dhampus” now playing in theaters across Utah Kylie Chilcutt Staff Writer Photo credit Fifty Films Orem moviegoers have a unique chance this week to see “Highway to Dhampus”, a feature length production playing in select theaters. Written and directed by American Fork filmmaker, Rick McFarland, the film is set in Nepal and based […]

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Popcorn Time: “The Overnight”

Sundance favorite pushes boundaries Mark Hanni Staff Writer   Marriage is weird. Sharing a bed may be difficult, joining finances can be hard and making new married friends can feel awkward. It seems that many friends you once had before marriage start to dwindle as the vows are said. “The Overnight” addresses the awkwardness that […]

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UVU anticipates upgrade for the arts

Kylie Chilcutt Staff Writer Since it was announced in February, plans for a new art building at Utah Valley University continue to develop. Over $15 million raised will allow the School of the Arts to move from repurposed classrooms to a building intended for the arts program. Performing arts students say they are ready for […]

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The clash of the titans: FIFA ’16 vs. PES ’16

An inside look into the battle between soccer gaming’s title contenders Ben Roden Staff Writer Since time immemorial, or at least, like, 1995, a battle has raged between two legendary gaming foes: EA’s FIFA series and Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer (the artist formerly known as Winning Eleven). While Konami clearly had the upper hand in […]

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The classic Muppets may not be as recognizable in their divisive new setting

Bryson Roberts Staff Writer Disney and its network television counterpart, ABC, have brought the Muppets back to the small screen. “The Muppets” is the newest iteration of the popular puppet program. As the official trailer for the show states, “They’re all back as you’ve never seen them before.” However, for many this change in direction is seen […]

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Third annual Provo Pride Festival gathers community support

“This is Family” Theme Helps Further Define Utah Valley’s Families Lee Thomas Lifestyle Editor Photo Credit Gabi Campbell   On Saturday Sept. 19, Provo city was host to its own 3rd annual Gay Pride festival. The event continued the success of previous years, drawing an ever visible LGBTQ community and their supporters together to celebrate […]

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The return of Stephen Colbert

Political satirist takes over for Letterman on The Late Show Bryson Roberts Staff Writer Stephen Colbert made his triumphant return to television. Ending a nine month hiatus from the end of his Comedy Central program, The Colbert Report, Colbert has taken over David Letterman’s post on The Late Show. Those who tuned into CBS on […]

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Popcorn Time: “Everest” is thrilling, yet forgettable

Ben Roden Staff Writer Early in the new disaster drama film Everest, journalist and climber Jon Krakauer (portrayed by Michael Kelly), poses questions to fellow adventurers while huddled around a table at Mount Everest base camp. “Why do you do it? Why climb Everest?” After a gravid pause, the climbers respond in boisterous unison with English […]

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Student publishes fantasy novel

Missy Jensen Staff Writer Aaron M. Hall, a junior at UVU majoring in public relations, has recently self-published a novel entitled Foreordained. Completing a process that started seven years ago, Hall has accomplished a lifelong dream. Hall grew up in St. George, Utah, and attended Dixie State University for two and a half years, where […]

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