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Humans of UVU: 50-year-old freshman

Oscar award-winning sound mixer turned Wolverine sets his sights on medical school as a 50-year-old freshman. It’s 6:16 a.m., and David Parker a freshman studying biology is waiting at the Trax station in Salt Lake City for his ride to the Frontrunner. He will take that train to UVU and back by 3 p.m. to […]

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Symphony Moved Audience to Tears, First of Six Concerts this Season

Good news. The lower price and nearer venue means more art for more people in Utah Valley. Orem, Ut – Students, visitors and the local community in Utah Valley now enjoy unprecedented access to the Utah Symphony with tickets as low as $10 or $20 per performance. The evocative show was the first for the […]

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InterVarsity Faith Discussion lets students get personal

Students freely asked each other questions and took turns sharing their beliefs in small groups Thursday Aug. 5 at the Reflection Center. Faith Discussions is a monthly event designed to facilitate conversation between Latter-day Saint and Evangelical students.  The casual and friendly environment put newcomers at ease as students meandered into the Reflection Center’s convening […]

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Activists and students urge government to “Clean the Darn Air”

Two students, Rebecca Poulsen and Taylor Steed, have been collecting signatures for a proposed ballot initiative. If they collect roughly 115,000 signatures the choice will be up to voters. In locations outside of the Salt Lake Valley, the initiative is going so far as offering $1,000 to gather 1,000 signatures.

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More than one way to disenfranchise voters

According to the Census Bureau, the number of people who are eligible to vote and have actually voted fluctuated between 49 percent and 58 percent in the last 30 years. That number drops to between 30 percent and 40 percent during mid-term elections. Percentages continue to drop at the local level. The number of eligible […]

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Forget ghosts, look to the cosmos this Halloween

  Humans have always been pattern-seeking creatures, captivated by all they do not understand and driven by survival to find truth in their surroundings. With just a simple glance at cave art or a reading of early folklore, one will see the rudimentary attempts of early humans seeking to explain the natural world. Of course, […]

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Becoming climate conscious: reducing your carbon footprint

Category 5 hurricanes, including Irma and Maria, made landfall six times in 2017, more than ever since recording began in 1851, according to Brenden Moses, a researcher at the National Hurricane Center. Millions of US citizens in Puerto Rico are without power and clean water as they face overwhelmed hospitals, extensive flooding, and widespread food […]

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Dean receives honor for research on Mendel

Photo by Mike Terry At the intersection of genetics, art and history stands Daniel Fairbanks, dean of UVU’s College of Health and Science. He was awarded the Mendel Memorial Medal in Brno, Czech Republic March 8. Fairbanks received the award for the combination of his historical research and artwork on Gregor Mendel, a botanist and […]

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