Alex Sousa

Alex Sousa is studying journalism in UVU's communication department. He's serving as the managing editor at the UVU Review as well as the editor of the music blog on He's had experience working as a freelance writer and also as a copy writer at a marketing agency. Currently he's working as the Editor-in-chief of the Utah Tech Magazine, an interactive, digital publication. He's a Utah native who's traveled around the world; having lived in Mexico, backpacked through Europe, studied in the Middle East and—for a time—been stranded in the Ukraine. He can be found on Facebook and he's available on Twitter @TwoFistedSousa or by email at [email protected]

The necessity of suffering

On Monday, Sept. 17, UVU hosted an ethics panel headlined by academics and professionals. Students filtered in and out of the event listening to the ensuing topic of discussion, which focused on one central idea: Is it necessary for one to suffer in