End in sight as state sets goal for eventual mask removal

February 25, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Despite a significant drop in COVID-19 cases throughout the state, on Utah has renewed the state-wide mask mandate first issued in November of 2020.  Although masks must still be worn, there is a reason to be optimistic for the future; while the state renewed the mask mandate this week, they also issued the necessary requirements […]

Orem thrives despite economic storm of 2020

January 14, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Despite the economic uncertainty that Utah has faced throughout the year due to COVID-19, one city has been able to weather the storm rather gracefully. Rather than have to shut down and close various stores, Orem has seen multiple new businesses relocate to the city. These businesses have popped up everywhere, including the addition of […]

Orem Owlz announce move to Northern Colorado

December 29, 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Nov. 30, Orem’s minor league baseball team announced that they will move to Windsor, Colorado for 2021 and officially become the Northern Colorado (NoCo) Owlz.  The Owlz will join the Pioneer League, a new partner league for the MLB. The eight teams in the Pioneer League will play a 92 game schedule.  Jeff Katofsky, […]

UVU pens letter to students on the election, unity.

November 6, 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute UVU leadership sent out a letter to students and faculty  encouraging unity and inclusion amidst the ongoing election on Nov. 2.  The letter, signed by President Astrid Tuminez and other key leaders, encouraged students to remember the values that make campus a special place.  “We value and encourage freedom of speech and expression, knowing that […]

Students cite coronavirus, safety precautions as reasons gym attendance is down

October 28, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gym attendance at UVU is declining as the coronavirus dissuades some active gym-goers from attending. Students are finding it harder and harder to attend the gym for their daily workouts, mostly due to the panic caused by the thought of contracting COVID-19 while there.  According to DaSheek Akwenye, director of campus recreation and wellness, the […]

Former student handed down life sentence in high-profile drug case

October 28, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes A former UVU student from Cottonwood Heights was convicted of selling illegal drugs online and sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, Oct. 15.  Aaron Shamo, 30, was arrested in 2016 for selling fake oxycodone and Xanax laced with fentanyl through the dark web, allegedly making millions of dollars. Shamo was found guilty of 12 […]