F*** you, Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Valentine’s Day has changed significantly over the course of history, and it’s time for another revision. Kyle Spencer | Managing Editor | @kyledspencer Photo Credit: Gabi Campbell | @gabicampbellphotos If we were celebrating Valentine’s Day as the pagan party holiday it began as in ancient Rome, the men here would spend part of the day […]

The lifeblood of the independent student voice

November 4, 2014

Reading Time: 3 minutes Photo by Brooke Morill Kyle Spencer | Managing Editor | @kspence With eyes full of naiveté, I walked into the former UVU Review newsroom two years ago this fall. People rushed past me as they were throwing the newspaper together on what was a hectic “build day.” Some gave inquisitive looks without vocalizing any thought, […]

Video games as art

October 20, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kyle Spencer | Managing Editor |@kyledspencer Photo Credit: Brooke Morrill | Photo Director |@brookemorrill   Philosophy professor Thi Nguyen considers the common definition of art to be outdated. Part of that idea comes from the fact that the term is constantly evolving, and now has to make room for video games and other representations of […]

Higher education

October 14, 2014

Reading Time: 4 minutes Kyle Spencer | Managing Editor | @kyledspencer   John’s room inside an apartment built in the 1980s off Orem Center Street is cluttered with bags and boxes of snacks, clothes, video games and school supplies. On top of a bookshelf, littered with textbooks and paperback novels stacked on top of one another, are a bong […]

No more hunger games for NCAA student-athletes

April 21, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes If former U.S. President John F. Kennedy was right when he said, “the war against hunger is truly mankind’s war of liberation,” then NCAA Division I athletes inched closer to actual freedom April 15. The NCAA Legislative Council approved a long-awaited rule to provide both walk-ons and scholarship athletes with unlimited meals and snacks in […]

WAC affiliation paying dividends for UVU

April 14, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sometimes it’s hard to imagine what motivated 8,063 fans to pack into the then-one-year-old McKay Events Center in January 1997 for a National Junior College Athletic Association basketball game. Then again, Utah Valley State College students had the opportunity to experience something relatively new—a state-of-the-art home venue where they could admire the efforts of their […]

Victory at BYU highlights 3-game winning streak

April 7, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo Credit: Gabi Campbell Four runs in the first three innings were enough for Utah Valley starter Devin Nelson to tame host BYU in an 8-3 Wolverine victory to give UVU its third straight win. Nelson, a senior, went 8.1 innings and limited the Cougars to three runs on 10 hits, striking out three on […]

Track & Field continues to break records

April 7, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wolverine track & field maintained its historic momentum in the UVU Collegiate as junior Michael McPherson and freshman Lauren Hicks set new school records. McPherson’s 400-meter dash time of 47.59 seconds was good enough to best the former UVU record, despite it being his first time running the race as a Wolverine. He won his […]

Baseball team returns home after playing 21 of 24 games on road

March 31, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes Utah Valley baseball has played nearly four times as many games in the state of California this season than it has in Utah. The Wolverines finally got to enjoy the confines of Brent Brown Ballpark again as they began a three-game set with Bakersfield March 28, prior to a crosstown trip to BYU. Beginning the […]

March rolls in like a lion for UVU softball

March 29, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photos by Gabi Campbell A difficult beginning of the season has turned into a successful March for UVU softball. In the month known for the beginning of spring, the Wolverines are .500 (7-7) as of March 27. One run decided three of those contests, and UVU only lost two games by more than three runs. […]