Author: Camille Beecroft

UVU’s Title IX office wants students to know they’re here to help

A Title IX information session was organized in order for students to better understand how the office functions and how it can help students on UVU’s campus, Apr. 11 in the Sorensen Student Center. Ashley Larsen, the Associate Dean of Students, and two Title IX office representatives organized the event. Though ran almost smoothly, there was an issue the event ran into: a low student reception, with only two students showing up. A communication major and one of Title IX’s student interns, Jarika James, explained her feelings about the importance of the department. “I love being able to help...

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UVU Percussion Ensemble highlights Spain in their Spanish Roots performance

Celebrating this year’s global spotlight country, Spain, UVU Percussion Ensemble performed Spanish Roots at Centre Stage Apr. 11. The performance was intended to highlight the cultural impact of Spanish music and showcase it to the student body through percussion. Doug Smith, professor and percussion coordinator, hosted the evening by introducing each set and giving background about each music piece for the audience to learn more about its cultural origins. As the performance progressed, the audience members were visibly moved by the music and the stories they appeared to tell. While some students in attendance admitted to not knowing a...

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UVU students enjoy crepes and comedy

Comedian Johnathan Burns graced the stage of the Ragan Theater and entertained an audience filled with UVU date-night-goers April 4. The comedian and contortionist was a big hit with the audience as he performed tricks such as juggling, balancing knives on his tongue and eating a lengthy balloon animal. All the while he would simultaneously give snide quips here and there, and celebrate himself for a job well done by grabbing confetti and glitter from his pocket and throwing into the air. Haley Poach, a hospitality management major, said how she loved that he made a mess with everything...

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UVU students celebrate Japanese culture for 9th annual celebration

The Japanese Club and the International Student Council orchestrated the ninth annual Japanese Culture Night March 31. Like Chinese New Year, Japanese Culture Night was a local celebration of a traditional Japanese festival called Natsu Matsuri. This festival is traditionally held during the summer months, typically in August, and is colloquially known as the summer festival. “This festival is like our Chinese New Year. [It’s] where people play games, enjoy [themselves], have fun, and usually gather family together to enjoy a special day,” said Yundong Zhang, vice president of the International Student Council. Aside from a firework show, UVU’s...

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UVU doesn’t give up on taking care of their alumni

The end of the semester is almost here and many graduating seniors are feeling the pressure. All those probing and annoying questions like “What are you going to do with that degree?” or “How are you going to make a living?” or even the age-old “What are you going to be when you grow up?” are knocking on every senior’s door. You might have been able to keep the judgemental comments at bay these past four plus years by convincing them that there are job opportunities out there for you once you have that degree in your hand. Yet,...

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