Author: Abby Van Buren

Administration to increase price of parking permits

Plans for new freeway bridge underway Photo by Sammie Jo Raymond, Frank Young pictured above  Parking pass costs will increase, free purple lots will move and other significant parking changes will be made in the coming years, according to Frank Young, associate vice president of Facilities and Planning at the Student Voice Forum hosted outside the Grande Ballroom Nov. 16. “We are planning a parking increase next fall,” Young said. Annual passes for the yellow lot will increase from $90 to $115. This cost increase is to encourage students to use public transportation, according to Young. Starting fall of 2018,...

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One Stop stopped for good

Illustration by Tyler Carpenter The One Stop circle that has been the main hub for serving students was discontinued as of Nov. 1. “After careful consideration, and in an effort to improve the student experience, the decision has been made to make a significant change to the One Stop area,” said Andrew Stone, associate vice president of enrollment management, in an email to The Review.   What was formerly known as One Stop will now exclusively be used to assist students with financial aid and scholarship questions. Other services previously offered at One Stop will continue to be provided...

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Conforming to social norms contribute to the bystander effect

Resisting norms will likely prevent dangerous situations Illustration by Tyler Carpenter   Conformity, ambiguity and social and cultural norms are reasons people do not intervene, according to Ashley Larsen, the associate dean of students during the It’s On Us event Oct. 31 in the Student Life and Wellness building. The bystander effect is a social phenomena that results in individuals being less likely to offer help to a victim when other people are present. “If you see other people not doing anything you are more likely not to do anything,” said Larsen. “Literally the more people that are around the less...

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The Clothesline Project illustrates violence and hope

Photos by Sammie Raymond   Violence against women, men and children was addressed during the Clothesline Project hosted by the Women’s Success Center Oct. 24-25 in the Grande Ballroom. Since 1998, this event has been held at UVU to help survivors in the healing process, show honor to the survivors and to serve as a memorial to those who have lost their lives.   Those affected by violence have the opportunity to share their emotions by illustrating a t-shirt that is then hung on display. The t-shirt color represents the type of violence that occurred. White represent someone who...

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Candlelight vigil held to spotlight domestic violence

Photo by Abby Van Buren   Students and members of the community walked around campus to bring awareness and show reverence to victims of local domestic violence during a candlelit vigil hosted by UVU and the Center for Women and Children in Crisis Oct. 23. Studies show that one in three Utah women —approximately 500,000 —experience domestic abuse at some point in their life. “It’s just not right, something needs to be done,” Susan Madsen, director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project said. “It is the only violent crime that Utah is higher than the nation,” Madsen said...

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