Just walking away

April 19, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes Illustration by Trevor Robertson Graduation ceremonies bore me to tears. I have sat through my two older brothers’ college graduations, my oldest brother twice for his Bachelors and Masters degrees. Every single time I would promise myself, and my poor family, that I would not walk at graduation. I’m not much for tradition. Most of […]

R-rated movies for everyone

April 18, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes I recently watched “12 Years a Slave.” It was violent, graphic and filled with language that may be argued as offensive. It was also incredibly moving, beautiful and transformative. I was speaking with a friend about the movie and how some scenes made me turn away and wince. She asked me if I felt more […]

The culture of pseudo-communication

April 7, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes Even more annoying than the oblivious herd of college students taking up the hallway is the lone student, walking as slow as molasses, neck craned down to stare at her phone and text. Or Facebook, or Instagraming a picture of her feet. It’s more annoying because at least those large clogs of students are actually […]

Ordain Women’s non-protest protest

April 7, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo credit: Deseret News The Ordain Women organization is nothing new. For the past however long, this group has been asking church leaders for the ordination of women to the priesthood. For their next move, OW is asking for admittance into the Priesthood session of the LDS Church’s General Conference, held at Temple Square on […]

Social anxiety, bullying and the Wolverine

March 22, 2014

Reading Time: 3 minutes Photo Illustration by Laura Fox Most people don’t view a simple hallway as a terrifying and overwhelming thing. I do. Whether it be overcrowded with bodies or almost entirely empty, it is equally crushing and paralyzing. This is what it is like to have social anxiety disorder. As long as I can remember, I have […]

Wolverine pride in apparel

March 17, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes During the UVUSA election campaign Tyler Brklacich, Student Body President candidate of Team RISE, said he didn’t want to see BYU shirts on campus anymore. Why does this matter and why should we care? Sadly, UVU has a misguided reputation for being “BYU-lite” in Utah valley. Nothing could be further from the truth. UVU has […]

Modesty is not for men

March 3, 2014

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the March 2014 Ensign Elder Tad R. Callister of the Presidency of the Seventy in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wrote of “The Lord’s standard for morality.” Elder Callister addresses a number of issues, including modesty for the women of the Church. Modesty in dress and appearance is not a new […]

Hey Sports Illustrated, we’re #notbuyingit

February 22, 2014

Reading Time: 4 minutes Sports Illustrated released its annual swimsuit issue this week. The irony of the situation is that all three cover models weren’t wearing swimsuits at all. Well, they are wearing swimsuit bottoms, just nothing else. Perhaps calling the 50th anniversary issue the birthday suit issue would have been more appropriate. The swimsuit issue has a long […]

Single Mormon female

February 8, 2014

Reading Time: 4 minutes There was no burning bush. No visitation or concourses of angels. No grand revelation. I’m pretty sure I was just in my bathroom, getting ready one morning. I decided I wanted to attend the temple and receive my Endowment. I was only 24 at the time and had not served a full time mission for […]

The blackfish debate

February 4, 2014

Reading Time: 3 minutes Brittany M. Plothow, Opinions Editor @brittanyplo When I was a little girl, I had an intense love for marine animals. If someone asked a much younger me what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would have said, with intense passion, “a marine biologist!” My dream was to work at Sea World as […]