A reminder of why college education is important

April 2, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes   The last few weeks of the semester in colleges throughout America are the most decisive times in educational pursuit of many students. It is a period where many students decide to drop out of college. Faced with impending exams and final paper deadlines, many students become overwhelmed and suddenly begin to question the necessity […]

The Benefits of Religion

February 11, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes When God began dying sometime ago during the Age of Reason, many thought this was the best thing to happen to humanity. With the death of God in society, no longer would humans be limited and censored by the Church and its many dictums and doctrines. Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher, declared that God had […]

Opinions matter when they are expressed

February 4, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes Consider pets and how they express their opinions. Dogs, for example, express their opinions by barking or wagging their tails. Cats express theirs when they purr and meow. These animals do not relent until they get attention. We all have opinions, but these opinions matter only when we express them, and we need to keep […]

The NAACP is not just for people of color

January 25, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes   On Jan. 15, 2018, the Utah Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held its annual memorial luncheon in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. A number of students, including two from UVU, received scholarship awards at the event. Due to the words in the organization’s name, perhaps not […]

International students and the challenges with American social norms

January 9, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes UVU is poised to receive a fresh batch of international students for the 2018 Spring semester. With the expected advantages of inclusion and diversity, not to mention the revenue the school stands to gain from the international students, it is easy to overlook the challenges these incoming students will face as new arrivals in America. […]

America: All the lights we do not see

November 30, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tragedy and bad news have a way of exaggerating themselves in our minds until it seems that evil is triumphing over good. With tragedy being the most of what we see and hear, it is easy for many to go blind to all the good things that outnumber the bad. For every life lost, there […]

Personal devices might replace UVU computers soon

October 5, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutes A new Bring Your Own Device policy has been proposed, which might affect the amount of computers available to students. BYOD or Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) is a policy that permits employees or students to bring and use their own devices (laptops, smartphones and tablets) to access work or school applications. If the administration […]