I’m non-binary and I’m valid

February 8, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes This past December, I decided to come out as genderfluid – an identity on the transgender spectrum that falls under the non-binary category. I was terrified, because I know how common it is for people to lose family and friends over their gender identities, and how prejudice against the transgender spectrum often leads to discrimination […]

Arts Preview

February 6, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes With all the big changes happening in our country, most of us could use a little fun and self-care. Here we’ve compiled a (by no means comprehensive) list of events, workshops and performances happening on and off campus this week to help you maintain your sanity. Feb. 6 the Center for the Advancement of Leadership […]

Keeping up with the Warhols: a preview of the arts

January 26, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the semester comes into full swing, the monotony of academic life may leave you feeling like banging your brain against your desk. But fear not, fellow students, for here we have a (by no means comprehensive) list of activities, workshops and performances happening on and off campus this week: Monday, Jan. 30, the International […]

Panel: border changes don’t dissolve treaties

January 23, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes DAPL more than a domestic issue Understanding the root cause of violence against peaceful water protectors was the main topic of a panel discussion at Woodbury Art Museum Jan. 17. According to panel member Dustin Jansen, assistant professor of American Indian studies at UVU, one key component is understanding sovereignty of Native tribes. “When the […]

Provo rally calls for sustained action to change political climate

January 17, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes Five Provo-based activist organizations rallied to create sustained action between each other and the local community Jan. 5 at the Provo City Library. Devin Willie, former middle school teacher who organized the event, encouraged attendees to make a serious commitment to one or more organizations. “Sometimes we have the idea that activism is going to […]

Finding beauty in the new year through found poetry

January 9, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes As we close the lid on the metaphorical dumpster fire that was 2016, many people are participating in the tradition of making New Year’ s resolutions. My resolutions- to find a single scrap of good left in the world, and to work on improving my poetry- sent me on a journey to search the world […]

Muse Music Celebrates Officer Jenny

November 16, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Muse Music celebrates Officer Jenny Stephen Cope bids farewell to ProvoBeckafer de Faux Junior Copy Editor Stephan Cope, who performs as Officer Jenny and identifies as non-binary preferring the pronouns they/them vs, he/she, played in their first of two farewell shows before moving to Georgia. Provo music lovers feel the loss of a teacher, artist, […]

Muse Music: A venue for all ages

November 3, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Muse Music is an integral part of the Provo music scene; the venue has been around for over a decade, and has hosted a wide range of music genres. The shows that this journalist has attended vary in crowd size, but despite the number of attendees, the energy at Muse has always appeared more authentic […]

UVU students steal spotlight at Vonda’s Halloween Spooktacular

November 1, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes A celebration isn’t complete without a good old fashioned drag show. In due order, Vonda Mandrake, self-proclaimed queen of Halloween and current drag royalty, brewed up a show at City Limits Tavern Oct. 22. An obvious high point was a first time drag performance from Tanner Montierth, a junior majoring in university studies, and Eric […]