Keep UVU unique and open

April 21, 2014

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s difficult to succeed if no one will give you the chance. This basically sums up my feelings about UVU’s open admissions. UVU is in a unique situation. We are sandwiched between three major universities: BYU, the University of Utah, and Utah State. All of them have their strengths and particular cultures but nothing like […]

The haunting norm of police brutality

April 14, 2014

Reading Time: 3 minutes I’m driving down I-15 and catch a glimpse of a police vehicle parked on the side of the road. My heart rate goes up. I check my speed. I involuntarily push the brakes out of pure instinct. I then realize I was on cruise control at exactly the speed limit. So, what am I so […]

Protests at Temple Square

April 7, 2014

Reading Time: 3 minutes Photo credit: Huffington Post The Ordain Women movement is planning to collect their efforts to be heard at this April’s LDS General Conference. One way they are trying to be heard is by getting seated at the Priesthood session. In recent years, when technology and resources would allow, this session is held privately at the […]

Peace and Justice department screens “Inequality for All”

March 31, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Mar. 26, as part of the First Annual Film Series: Just Films, the Peace and Justice Department screened the 2013 documentary, “Inequality for All.” Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Dr. Michael Minch, was present to introduce the film and answer any questions regarding it. The film focused on the wealth gap, the major topic […]

Andrew Hales, experimenting with awkward

March 24, 2014

Reading Time: 4 minutes A tweet and a day later, I walk into study room 407 to Andrew Hales resting his head on the tabletop. “Just getting a little rest,” Hales says as he looks up. As we speak about his experiences filming around Utah and around the globe, he is smiling ear to ear while recalling those memories. […]

Tech in the lecture hall

March 17, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes There used to be a time when all you needed when you arrived to class was a notebook, pen and your textbook. Those days have gone the way of the dinosaur. Nowadays, you would be considered lucky if you don’t sit behind some student surfing Buzzfeed, tweeting, or check out his or her significant other’s […]

Celebrity Drug-Related Deaths

March 1, 2014

Reading Time: 3 minutes Celebrities and the public’s feelings towards them is a mixed bag of praise, adoration and worship with a good helping of judgment, scrutiny and laughs. We give them awards and our money, but at the same time make them the butt of our jokes. Without them, magazines and other news outlets wouldn’t have anything or […]

Hype never lives up

February 22, 2014

Reading Time: 3 minutes Illustration by Trevor Robertson For those who follow video games like I do, you will notice that Respawn Studio’s futuristic metal-bot first-person shooter “Titanfall” has been headlining all gaming blogs. The beta version, a small version of the game that the public can test out, has been building hype and excitement around this new franchise. […]

Redefining beautiful

February 15, 2014

Reading Time: 3 minutes NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” wrapped up its 15th season with their most controversial winner to date. No, it’s not because she was the most disliked of the show or because another contestant was robbed of the $250,000 prize. It’s because the viewers, and even her own mentors, believe she lost too much weight. 5-foot-5 winner […]

Cupid’s pressures on men

February 10, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m just going to say it. As a married man, Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean much. To me, it’s a day to commercialize love. It’s an opportunity for Hallmark greeting cards and florists to make a pretty penny. Although the overstocked red and pink merchandise is what I see at its surface, the commercialization isn’t what […]