‘Peculiar’ People

January 11, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo by Julie Ostler Missy Jensen Senior Staff Writer @missyjensen19 UVU students Aaron Gates, an English Writing Studies major, and UVU alumni Jack Garcia who majored in English with an emphasis in Creative Studies, have successfully created their own LGBT literary journal, peculiar. The two are looking forward to the second issue, to be published […]

Popcorn Time: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

January 11, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lee Thomas Lifestyle Editor “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is a film with a clear agenda. The filmmakers are helping make the world a more tolerant place by creating this exciting and relatable story about a host of gender fluid characters. The filmmakers not only thwart classical Hollywood cinema by challenging gender and sexuality norms, […]

Spring 2016 School of the Arts

January 11, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alanna Cottam Copy Editor/Senior Staff Writer Each semester, Utah Valley University’s School of the Arts creates a schedule of events to entertain, educate, and delight students and this semester is no different. Highlights from the Theatre, Music, and Dance programs for Spring 2016 include: Jan. 14–30, Mother Hicks, Noorda Regional Theatre, presented by the Theatre […]

Popcorn Time: Victoria

January 11, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo courtesy of Senator Films Mark Hanni Staff Writer “One Girl. One City. One Night. One Take.” This is the tagline for “Victoria”, German director Sebastian Schipper’s fourth film. Unlike last year’s “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”, “Victoria” was actually filmed in one long shot, without any editing tricks. While this may seem […]

Norman Rockwell: An American Classic

January 11, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lee Thomas Lifestyle Editor Norman Rockwell is one of America’s most treasured artists of the twentieth century. His work, now on display at Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art in the “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell” exhibit, is at once nostalgic, commercial and questioning of the status quo. Rockwell’s art transcends generations and […]

Street art club helps change negative view of graffiti

October 27, 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kelsie DeKarver Staff Writer Photos by Landon Deltin A UVU student has started an official street art club in hopes to change the community’s views on street art as well as gain the administration’s support in producing a student mural. Graffiti is often seen as a negative term. Street art, however, is an art form. […]

“An Ideal Husband”: An ideal production

October 27, 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alanna Cottam Staff Writer Photos by Amanda Shaffer “An Ideal Husband”, the second show of the season for UVU’s Theatre Department, addresses the flaws in seeking out and expecting perfection from those around us. Written by Oscar Wilde in 1893, “An Ideal Husband” is set in high society London during the Victorian Era. Faced with […]

Costume creativity now crowdsourced

October 27, 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lee Thomas Lifestyle Editor All Hallow’s Eve is not just an antiquated Christian ritual of remembering lost souls, turned vessel for the terrifying and twisted anymore. Although it’s rooted in the macabre, in recent years it has evolved into a hybrid of its spooky origin and a setting for grown people to dress up in […]

Modern spin on “Bride of Frankenstein” astounds in its twisted beauty

October 13, 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes UVU Theater department chair and director Chris Clark scores again Lee Thomas Lifestyle Editor Photo by Jaron Hermansen   Sackerson Productions’ experimental new version of “Bride of Frankenstein” is now playing in an unassuming industrial warehouse in Salt Lake City. The play is a bizarre, yet bewitching piece of art that is an excellent example […]