Author: Kayla Baggerly

Music to look forward to in 2018

Last year brought a diverse range of music from a variety of artists, from break-out rapper Logic to the long-standing rock outfit Queens of the Stone Age. Indie rookie Declan Mckenna proved he’s much more than a one-hit wonder with his politically and socially charged album, What Do You Think About the Car? Lorde embodied the emotions of hedonism and sorrow in the sleek, gleaming release of her album Melodrama.   Although there is plenty of reflection on the music of 2017, 2018 carries plenty of promise. A new year means a clean slate, and artists are hard at work...

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How to be money smart during college

Money, or the lack thereof, can be a major issue for college students. For some, money disappears much quicker than it appears. However, there is no need to cringe at the cursed “m” word, or the even worse profanity —“debt.” There are ways to make it easier and lighten the burden of loans and payments. Credit card companies seem to have a knack for singling out vulnerable college students. Although it can be tempting to sign up for multiple cards, try to limit it to one if you can. Each card you add lowers your credit score and can lead you to accumulate more debt. If you are feeling like you need a credit card, look into student credit cards, as many don’t have an annual fee, offer lower interest rates, and low credit limit. If you do have a credit card, don’t charge beyond what you can pay. You’ll be surprised by how quickly a Starbucks cappuccino here and lunch there can add up. Limit eating out and random spending because you don’t want small payments to stack up. Buy that laptop used on KSL with cash rather than new with a card. Make sure you pay off charges on your card every month. Ric Eldman, co-founder of Edelman Financial Services, advises paying off a credit card in full monthly to prevent interest stacking up. “Many of the...

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Get out of your comfort zone, join a club

In college, it is easy to get caught up in the usual pattern of shuffling from classroom to classroom, writing essay after essay, and turning in assignment after assignment. It might be the last thing on a student’s mind to spend more time on campus than necessary, but joining clubs can be largely beneficial to students, as well as give them a chance to bond with others over similar interests, or try something completely new. Lightsaber Club president Robyn Nay said, “The positive impact that clubs have for everyone who joins and participates is immeasurable. Lightsaber Club is so...

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Synergy Dance Company presents Sojourn

The Synergy Dance Company captivated audiences during their show, Sojourn, with imaginative dances choreographed by students, faculty and guest artists Justin Bass and Laura Brick-Kempski Nov. 30 in the Ragan Theater. Amazing costuming and lighting added to the show, but it was the talents of the dancers and choreographers that made it memorable. The dancers moved in perfect sync and put passion into every second of each number. There was not a moment where their hard work was not recognized. “It’s been a long journey. We’ve been working on these pieces all semester, so it’s wonderful to see it...

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Sushi Be Rollin comes to UVU

Food trucks have become a fun way for people to try a variety of foods from ethnic fusions and delectable sweets without having to sit down at a restaurant. UVU has joined in on the trend by having food trucks on Monday’s and Thursday’s in the parking lot south of the Fulton Library and in the plaza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Audrey Christensen, senior, said she enjoys having the food trucks come to the school to avoid the long lines at other places on campus, such as Subway and Taco Bell. Among these food trucks is Sushi...

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