Where is the Snow in Utah?

January 16, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes Growing up in a country with a temperature that seldom dropped below 100 degrees should make the sight of snow something to dread.   But for me, I had mixed feelings. As much as I love the hot weather and dreaded living in a state where it snows like crazy, I wanted to experience seeing […]

Tip your hat

November 14, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes The season for berets, beanies, caps, trilbies, boots, scarfs and hats has come. And it’s hard to keep up with fashion especially when the cold won’t permit, but guess what has taken over the fashion industry and making winter clothes more stylish? Fedora hats.   Fedoras dates back to the 19th century and it became […]

Utah fires at-will

October 10, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes For people who are not looking at the contract or agreement they sign when they get a new job, it’s time to start looking closely because the words “at will” may be embedded somewhere in there.   Utah is one of the states with at-will employment laws, meaning an employer can fire an employee without […]

Quick Response codes not so quick to be used

October 3, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes With social media over taking traditional media, everyone seems to follow trends on Twitter, status updates on Facebook and LinkedIn updates, but there is one aspect yet to be fully explored. The square, pixilated bar-code type graphics, which can be found on just about anything, are becoming more popular.   Quick Response, QR, codes stand […]

Let the international student voice be heard

March 29, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes With spring drawing to a close, outdoor activities become the order of the day and hiking, hunting, fishing, swimming and vacationing to places like Hawaii, the Bahamas, Europe, Africa and Asia become the desire of almost everyone. One vacation spot that seldom crosses the mind, especially for those who love the outdoors, is the country […]

Beauty is international

March 15, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes Clothes, shoes and accessories are often used as much to increase physical appeal and beauty as to serve any pragmatic purpose. The International Modeling Club at UVU is proud to give international students the opportunity to use traditional dress and adornments to display the beauty of their countries and cultures. “This is the first international […]

Let the international student voice be heard: Yu Higashiosaka

March 8, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes Japan is a county known for its impressive technology and respected brand names like Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Kawasaki. Slightly less celebrated is its rich history and culture which Yu Higashiosaka, a senior in Hospitality Management, is  proud to share with us. Higashiosaka realized after six years in the United States that while  living in Yokohoma, Japan, she was not always very appreciative of her culture  and country. “Coming to the United States has made me appreciate my country more. I now notice the good in Japan and I want to maintain and […]

Let the international student voice be heard

March 1, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes Proud to be from a country with many significant religious sites, where Jesus Christ himself was baptized, freshman accounting major Ibrahim Tashman shares his culture and explains how important Jordan is to the Christian community. Jordan is located in the Middle East and shares boundaries with Syria, Iraq, Israel and Saudi Arabia. Jordan River is […]