S-STEM scholarship for research

March 15, 2022

Reading Time: 3 minutes Calling all freshman and sophomores: applications are open for Utah Valley University’s Biology S-STEM Scholarship program. This program is an extension of the National Science Foundation’s “Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program” and provides a full tuition scholarship to successful applicants in STEM, in exchange for their participation in guided research with a […]

Rally at State Capitol for Utah Lake

February 8, 2022

Reading Time: 3 minutes Conserve Utah Valley held a rally on Feb. 7 at the Utah State Capitol for locals to express their concerns about new legislation affecting Utah Lake. According to organizers, around 560 people were in attendance.  The rally was intended to educate residents about the events surrounding Utah Lake and inspire them to contact their representatives […]

Don’t pave Utah Lake

January 10, 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes Utah Lake has long been the subject of animated debates between locals, with topics from recreation to conservation to misinformation about the ecosystem. Now these conversations are making their way to the front page, as a new proposal forces the hand of the state legislature. In 2018, House Bill 272, also known as the “Utah […]

Hispanic Heritage in higher-education

September 27, 2021

Reading Time: 5 minutes Mexican Independence Day, Sept. 16, has long been a day filled with celebration of the culture and history of Mexico. This day represents Mexico’s liberation from Spain in 1810, and is celebrated nationwide in a variety of ways. “I was born in Mexico, but I’ve lived here most of my life,” said Jorge Garcia, a […]

Students are concerned about US withdrawal from Afghanistan

September 10, 2021

Reading Time: 5 minutes After two decades in Afghanistan, the US has finally pulled out of the longest war in American history. On Monday, Aug. 30, the last plane with Americans and Afghans left the international airport in Kabul — only one day before the official extraction deadline (Aug. 31) set by President Joe Biden.  When asked why he […]

Tuminez explains campus updates in presidential forum

September 7, 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes Utah Valley University’s recent vaccine mandate stems from the school’s responsibility to protect students, and is an important safety measure to allow campus life to continue in person, said President Astrid Tuminez in the first “Talk with Tuminez” forum of the semester.  “The first thing I want to say is this pandemic has created … […]

IPCC’s latest assessment report and sustainability at UVU

August 29, 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes On Aug. 9, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the sixth Assessment Report (AR6) summarizing the current state of the climate, causes, impacts and options for climate action. The major findings from AR6 show conclusive evidence that human activities are causing climate change, that it is happening in every region on Earth and […]

Orem municipal elections

August 9, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Every two years, cities in Utah County hold municipal elections for their respective City Councils. Orem’s municipal primary elections will take place Aug. 10 with the general election on Nov. 2. Provo’s municipal elections will occur on the same dates; for more information on Provo’s elections, see this article. One can check voter registration, track […]

Back to eating at school

July 29, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes As the fall semester commences it’s back to school once again, and this time it’s literal. “Back to school” also means “back to eating at school” for many students, so it’s important to know what the options are. Between campus construction and the pandemic many things have changed, including dining options, hours and locations.  UVU […]

Health and wellness in the UVU community

July 28, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s easy to think about wellness when physical activities such as hiking, camping, climbing and swimming abound. However, as the summer comes to an end and the rigors of a new semester set in, health often takes a back seat to the seemingly “more important” matters. While it’s important to prioritize education, health and wellness […]