Finish it! Infinite Jest

November 9, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes INFINATE JEST is enormous in many regards. THE INTIMIDATION FACTORS: Its sheer girth — it’s nearly the size of a phone book, and thicker than some. 1079 pages stare you down, laughing at the amount of your assigned pages for homework. 388 must-read footnotes spanning 96 pages. Wallace himself once said the novel is structured […]

Pay the costume to be the boss.

October 26, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes Whether it is a three-month dedication to becoming the spitting image of Jack Sparrow or a quick thrift shop run on the eve of Hallow’s Eve, the Halloween costume has its own version of dedication and bravery. The costume, a sort of mask away from normalcy and everyday living, allows for a day/night escape from […]

Jack Attack: Fevers and Mirrors

September 21, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes I am CRIME AND PUNISHMENT – Facebook told me so via me telling myself so. Many of us here in America are infinitely obsessed with technological advancements. Web sites, iPhones, video games, never-ending gadgets etc. This is not Wikipedia-educated rocket science news for anyone. Generally, we like to put the ‘ovation’ in ‘innovation.’ So it […]

The Sonosopher: Alex Caldiero in Life… In Sound

September 15, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes Current and former UVU students and filmmakers, Travis Low and Torben Bernhard, are soon screening their film, “The Sonosopher: Alex Caldiero in Life… in Sound” at UVU, documenting an unusual teacher and his unconventional relationship with language, art and life. The film is based around the creative process of Alex Caldiero, and the duo plans […]

Choose the used

August 3, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute There’s something perfectly pungent about a used bookstore. That combination of dust, history and shelves has a sort of aroma bordering aphrodisiac. Some books carry a few generation’s worth of acid-free paper, carbon-dating the literacy of former owners only according to a body’s natural oils mixed with the subtle impressions of many fingers swabbed by the tongue to turn page corners.

Wilson Sorenson, second president of UVU, passes away at 92

August 3, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes [note of print publication to readers of this story — due to publication deadlines, the Wilson Sorenson announcement and tribute will be featured in the first issue of the fall semester, on stands Aug. 24]

Wilson Sorenson, former president of UVU, has passed away at 92, a few days before his 93rd birthday.

Whistling in the new age

July 20, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute A whistle gathered the athletics department staff for the announcement years in the making – that of the notification from NCAA officials informing UVU Director of Athletics Mike Jacobsen of the unanimous approval to lift UVU from provisional status to full-fledged membership.

East coast pizzeria offers Utah Valley a slice of fresh air

July 20, 2009

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Boston stares away from Orem at a roughly 2500 miles. Italy, much farther. Luckily, a man named Nicola DellaCioppa Jr. has transplanted a little slice of both to the happy confines of the Orem/Provo area. That slice, (offering slices) is Nicolitalia Pizzeria, which provides – per its tagline – “Homemade Boston Italian Style” pizza.

Reyes set to be the glue of campus

July 6, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute Kyle Reyes has accepted the position as Director of Student Success and Retention. Reyes moves into his new position enthusiastically, though with tongue-in-cheek analysis he says, “My job really shouldn’t exist.” His reasoning is that every office around campus does a fine job specializing in its particular facet; each office supporting every aspect along each student’s educational pathway.

University key passed to Pres. Holland

June 22, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pres. Matthew Holland was given the ceremonial key to the university last Wednesday as another finishing touch in his transition to his role as president. The key was passed to Holland by Elizabeth Hitch, who served as interim president in place of Pres. Bill Sederburg, who made the decision to move onto his new role as Utah’s Commissioner of Higher Education last summer.