Skin is skin regardless of origin

April 5, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes “Skin Trade,” a documentary exposing the fur industry, had its first screening in Utah County this last Wednesday in LI 120 as a part of the Environmental Ethics Symposium on Animal Ethics. Keith, an animal rights attorney and “Skin Trade” director, was present to explain the film and answer questions. Keith said that her main […]

New Science Building a go

March 29, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes The new science building was approved March 11 through Senate Bill 282 by Utah’s House and Senate and awaits the signature of Gov. Gary Herbert. The new science facility will cost a total of $45 million and will provide 160,000 square feet, including 27 labs, 12 state-of-the-art classrooms and a 400-seat auditorium. Since spring 2009 […]

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

February 8, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s about that time again — February — and Valentine’s Day is knocking at the door. Make this year the best yet by getting the perfect gift for that significant other without ending up with an empty wallet and having settled  for purchasing the stereotypical presents of this hallmark holiday. In this day and age, […]

Will robots replace us?: They are here – robots and technology of the future

February 8, 2010

Reading Time: < 1 minute A symposium on technology and ethics was held on Feb. 2 that hosted three hour-long seminars on ethics, engineering and technology and robotics in the new library auditorium. The auditorium quickly filled with students interested to learn about the topics being outlined. All the seminars discussed the ethical issues that come with artificial intelligence and […]

Consumer guide: Discover the local coffee shop scene

January 19, 2010

Reading Time: 3 minutes Coffee shops are especially difficult to come by in Provo and Orem. Of course, there are the many cafés within book stores and restaurants that offer coffee, but in these caffinated enclaves, the nature of the coffee shop experience is lost. For an ideal experience, there are a few coffee shops which are equally different and […]

Scholarship woes for non-residents

January 19, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes Many UVU groups, clubs, teams and activities supply resident students with funding for their education as support and reward for their participation and achievement. However, non-residential students are not allowed to receive scholarships and waivers from the University for participating in these same activities, even if they are just as deserving and qualified as a […]

Off the beaten path: Washington D.C.

January 11, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes As a college student, many opportunities unique to students become available, especially when it comes to traveling. One of the most popular destinations in the United States is the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. Although D.C. is defined by a rich cultural heritage, the political center of our country offers many alternative attractions most tourists seem […]

I won’t be home for Thanksgiving… Now what do I do?

November 23, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thanksgiving is, for most, a time to spend with family, relax and, most importantly give thanks, but there are  those that have individual circumstances that keep them from having the traditional Thanksgiving holiday experience. This Thanksgiving break, some students will not be going home to their families, but will be remaining in the area. Luckily, […]