Decision ’09: Let the race begin

March 2, 2009

Reading Time: 5 minutes Team Engaged Student Body President hopeful, Najibullah Niazi and members of Team Engage say that the $6 million budget student government controls ought to pr ovide the average student with more than just occasional dance parties. They say they want to put UVU on the map by improving the level of student experience and involvement and raising the identity of the campus community to that of a university.

Vino Vidi Vici

February 23, 2009

Reading Time: 3 minutes The placebo values informed by local cultural idiosyncrasies have rendered an unpardonable disservice upon the children of saints. Orwell, Huxley and Carlin all roll in their graves while a population adorned in magic underwear bask in a ludicrous testament of corporate protocol which holds such substances as Ambien, Prozac and Oxycontin beyond moral reproach while holding as objectionable, the very beverage our lord preferred over water.


February 9, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes Since the first publication of Touchstones in the fall of 1997, students whose works of poetry, prose, art and photography were selected earned bragging rights, token prizes and padded resumes and grad school applications. But now, as if those weren’t enough, for a select few, regional and possibly national acclaim may be added to that list.

Touchstones runs the angst gamut

November 24, 2008

Reading Time: 3 minutes His compositions are evocative. The halogen glow of the laptop flickers as J.R. Harper scrolls through cached images of photographs. “Check this one out, I think it’s pretty intense,” he says. A long-haired man, scruffy, unshaven, sits perched on a porcelain throne, sans clothing, mouth agape, taking his next bite of the half-eaten hamburger he clutches in his hand.

Clint Edwards featured in Open Mic event

November 10, 2008

Reading Time: 2 minutes Newsflash — every human being who wears trousers has, at some time, soiled them. But despite the widely accepted cultural conviction that bodily function management is a core component of the social contract, not everyone finds the composure to take a moral lesson away from such foul experience.

Congress had no choice on the bailout Bennett says

October 27, 2008

Reading Time: 3 minutes Woe is the plight of the investment banker and the free market capitalist stricken by the economic crisis of late, according to sentiments expressed by audience members in attendance at a speech given by U.S. Senator Bob Bennett last week. Comprised mostly of Septuagenarian women decked in tweed, floral prints and brightly colored sweaters, the audience of about 20 was invited to meet with Bennett in SC 206a on Wednesday, Oct.

Halloween: A Brief History

October 20, 2008

Reading Time: 4 minutes Last Friday, Oct. 14, marked the passing of the Hunter’s Moon, the first full moon after the Harvest Moon, which, according to pre-Christian Celtic folklore, marks the end of summer. Basic necessities being a year-round given to most modern Westerners, observers of Halloween — which was once the end-of-summer harvest festival — now seek to harvest a bumper crop of candy.

Planned Parenthood club advocates health and education

October 6, 2008

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s a common local misconception, according to community health education major and Voices for Planned Parenthood intern Pam Hatch, that Utah women have no need for cervical cancer screenings and vaccinations, emergency contraception or contraception in general.

New Lab for Forensics majors

September 8, 2008

Reading Time: 2 minutes The difference between ordinary elementary school kitchens and what was once the kitchen in the former Vineyard Elementary-now UVU’s Education Building-is that in ordinary elementary school kitchens hairnets are obligatory and they typically do not have upwards of half a million dollars in equipment. But in EB 136 there is just that. And it’s not a kitchen anymore; it’s UVU’s state-of-the-art forensic science lab, hairnets optional.

Textbook rental now an option

August 24, 2008

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to the National Association of Colleges, as many as 65 percent of students opt to not buy textbooks. At some college campuses in Utah there is now another option.

Last February a pair of entrepreneurs, Ron Akins and Stephen Watkins of Murfreesboro, TN, started the first-of-its-kind textbook rental service website called mybookhead.